Supergrass have today released a cover of Neil Young’s ‘The Loner’. The track was originally released in 2003 as a b-side to ‘Seen The Light’, the bands third single from their fourth album ‘Life on Other Planets.’
‘The Loner’ will be available as part of the deluxe reissue of the critically acclaimed album, set for release via BMG on August 25th. Pre order here.
The album peaked at number 9 in the UK charts back in 2002, continuing an astonishing run of critical and commercial success for the band. In January 2001 the band took a break from live performing and, armed with wine, cigarettes and acoustic guitars, barricaded themselves into a villa in the South of France. Here they revelled in the relaxed atmosphere, star-gazing and exploring the musical odyssey that would become Life On Other Planets.
This 2023 re-issue has been fully remastered from original sources and includes the hit singles ‘Grace’ (UK #13), ‘Seen the Light’ (UK#22), ‘Never Done Nothing Like That Before’ & ‘Rush Hour Soul’. It will be released as 1LP black heavyweight vinyl; 2LP white 12”, green and black 10” vinyl and 3CD with demos and live versions.
The gatefold 1LP is a faithful reissue of the original album. The 2LP artwork has startling new white-on-black reverse artwork plus a bonus 10” EP ‘Live Forms’ inspired by original Supergrass collectors item ‘Live 2002’. Also included is a 20 page booklet featuring band photos and new sleeve notes by BBC Radio stalwart Mark Radcliffe. The 3CD comprises of Disc 1: remastered album, disc 2 ‘Extras Terrestrial’: unreleased demos and all the related B-sides and disc 3: a comprehensive rendition of the album live, along with acoustic and cover versions. Both the 3CD and 2LP formats include previously unreleased tracks and versions.
– 2LP Colour vinyl (1 x 12”, 1 x 10” mini-album) (US: AEC indie store exclusive)
– 1LP Black heavyweight vinyl
– 3CD Digipack
– HD Digital
– SD Digital