The SHINS – ” Oh, Inverted World ” 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition

Posted: May 27, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC

Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)

“Oh, Inverted World” is turning 20!!! This June is the 20th Anniversary of the release of Oh, Inverted World and we’re celebrating by releasing a remastered version of the album on all formats! On June 11th you’ll be able to hear the newly mastered songs but today you can go to our web store and pre-order at Sub Pop Records  the 20th Anniversarywill be out in this inverted world. Watch the video above for “Know Your Onion” now in HD and remastered audio!

Signature “Loser Edition” first run limited pressing of the album on light blue with white marble vinyl. Remastered by Bob Ludwig, the new front cover features an ‘inverted’ colour scheme on a die-cut jacket and includes a booklet filled with vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, liner notes, and more. Ten copies in this limited run include a “Golden Ticket” item, a 7”x7” classic photo of the band signed by James Mercer.

Many, many moons ago, a 2004 independent directed by a sit-com lead introduced the world to The Shins in a sort of cinematic meet-cute. In reality though, the “indie band” from Albuquerque, New Mexico released their debut album Oh, Inverted World three years earlier. Now, twenty years later, the group is celebrating their breakthrough album with a remastered version on fancy blue-swirled vinyl. If you’re not into that, you can also get it on black vinyl, CD, or cassette.

“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have,” said vocalist James Mercer. “It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation. It’s also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band. You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think. We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervour that happened around Oh, Inverted World we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolized a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”

If the swirly blue vinyl wasn’t enticing enough, there will be 20 copies of anniversary edition that hold a “golden ticket,” a.k.a 7″x7″ classic photo of the band signed by Mercer. Ten editions of blue swirly vinyl will have a ticket, as well as ten of the black vinyl.

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