1997 was a huge year for music – Radiohead released their epic album, Ok Computer (which they’re releasing an anniversary version of), The Verve released Urban Hymns, Supergrass released In It For The Money and Super Furry Animals released Radiator.
And now, the band are reissuing their classic album for all of the fans who miss the pants off of them. I.e everyone in the entire world.
Their 1997 Radiator album was an incredible change-up for the Welsh band who had previously been just about successful. With their new and improved, quirky and creative music and artwork (courtesy of Pete Fowler), this album skyrocketed them into album history and made Super Furry Animals a household name. So it’s only fitting that they reissue their most famous album for its 20th anniversary. And this time, it’s going to be even bigger and better (as if that is even possible) as all of the original analog tapes will be remastered for vinyl, CD, and downloads.
The band has released a statement:
For three, contented months we lived in a house in constant earshot of military aircraft, to make ‘Radiator’ the album that it was. The original album sounded great when we emerged from our exile on Anglesey, and still does, but technology moves with the times, and now we can hear it in higher-resolution, as nature intended. We’ve forgotten as much as we ever knew, so the rarities, demos, and b-sides on the second disc are as much a surprise to us as they are to you.
The new remastered CD will also come complete with a bonus disc featuring their Ice Hockey Hair EP, as well as demos, and outtakes. There will even be a cover of The Smiths ‘The Boy with the Thorn in His Side’ – and we can’t wait to hear it all! Both CD and Vinyl are out on July 28 and you can pre-order it on Amazon now.