The KOOKS – ” Inside In, Inside Out ” (15th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Posted: August 27, 2021 in MUSIC
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Inside In, Inside Out (15th anniversary expanded edition)

Originally released mid-January 2006, The Kooks debut album “Inside In Inside Out“, Virgin records/UMC celebrate it’s 15th anniversary in 2021 with a Deluxe Edition featuring the original album remastered plus thirteen previously unreleased tracks. Originally released in 2006, the quadruple-platinum-selling album spawns timeless hits including BRIT nominated “She Moves In Her Own Way,” “Seaside,” and the band’s top five single “Naive.” With over 1.3 billion streams on Spotify today, the unstoppable Inside In / Inside Out is a record that fizzes with the exuberance of youth and a certified staple of British indie which continues to win over new fans as its remarkable streaming figures prove. Inside In / Inside Out became an essential classic and remains so today.

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, The Kooks today unveil the long-awaited reissue of their seminal debut album “Inside in / Inside Out”. Repackaged for new and old fans alike, the deluxe edition features the original album remastered and thirteen previously unreleased tracks.

The release is coupled with a nostalgic visual for “She Moves In Her Own Way” featuring unseen footage from the iconic music video in 2008, directed by Diane Martel (The Killers, The 1975, The White Stripes). The new video shows a fresh band from Brighton celebrating their successful debut album on the road; a wholesome time capsule that is reminiscent of an unforgettable era in pop culture for British Indie bands.

Speaking about the reissue, The Kooks say: “We’re delighted that Inside In/Inside Out has been reissued to celebrate its 15th anniversary” said Luke. “It brings back so many fond memories of our early days as a band and we can’t wait to celebrate it again on tour next year.”

It’s a record that fizzes with the exuberance of youth, “Inside In Inside Out” is a certified classic of British indie which continues to win new fans as it’s remarkable streaming figures prove. highlights from the Deluxe Edition include: 4 alternative versions of hits Seaside, Ooh la, She Moves In Her Own Way and Naïve taken from the original album recording sessions by producer Tony Hoffer (tracks 1, 2, 9, 12 from disc two) unheard demos that range from acoustic jams such as “Inaudible Melodies” (a Jack Johnson cover) + theory of a pop star to full-blast studio demos such as “Sofa Song” and Matchbox” that capture the youthful exuberance of this quintessential indie band. 8,000 word sleeve notes based on new interviews with the original band members written by former Q magazine editor Niall Doherty. remaster of the original album by John Davis (metropolis) all tracks previously unreleased on the bonus disc (except ‘In My Opinion’)

It’s also packed with unheard demos that range from acoustic jams such as Jack Johnson’s “Inaudible Melodies” and “Theory Of A Pop Star” to full-blast studio demos such as “Sofa Son” and “Matchbox” that capture the youthful exuberance of this quintessential indie band. Other features include an 8,000-word sleeve-note based on new interviews with the original band members.

The Kooks have enjoyed an impressive rise to fame since the release of their debut album, which reached Number One in the U.K. Album Charts. Since then, they’ve gone on to release four further albums with their most recent Let’s Go Sunshine achieving top ten status in the U.K. Album Charts in 2018. 

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