GOMEZ – ” Bring It On ” 20th Anniversary Edition

Posted: March 1, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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_Brantley Gutierrez_

UK indie-rock quintet  Gomez will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Bring It On with a special remastered edition. Available May 18th via UME, the super deluxe four-CD boxset will include rare demos, sessions recorded by the BBC, unreleased tracks and the band’s entire 1998 Glastonbury set. Some of the new material includes covers of Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend” and T-Bone Walker’s “Mean Old World.” The double LP edition of Bring It On will be pressed on both classic black and red/yellow vinyl.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, Bring It On will be re-mastered and reissued on May 18th, 2018 as a super-deluxe 4CD set with an accompanying remastered double LP release. The 4CD 20th Anniversary edition of Bring It On contains the original, classic album remastered by Frank Arkwright @ Abbey Road studios and 35 previously unreleased tracks including 25 demos (recorded between January 1996 and August 1997) – 13 of which are appearing on an official Gomez release for the first time.


Additionally, this spring and summer, the band has scheduled a world tour in support of the re-release, playing Bring It On in its entirety. No other record captures that period so perfectly,” says Elbow’s Guy Garvey. “The concerns of the songs, the stories, the experimental sounds. It was so brave for a band to record themselves at that time: it allowed a direct and undiluted account of the band as aspirational, big-hearted friends in love with making music and each other. It dared us to record ourselves. But they did it first. It’s the most deserving recipient of the Mercury Prize in its history: a breathlessly ambitious and lovingly crafted masterpiece.

You can pre-order the 20th anniversary edition of Bring It On and buy tickets for Gomez’s upcoming tour at their official website.

Released By UMe On May 18th, 2018

Bring It On went on to win 1998’s Mercury Music Prize, beating Pulp, Massive Attack, Cornershop and The Verve, with the judges describing the album as “an intriguing blend of swamp blues, bar-room rock and eerie power”.


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