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Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix //Creation Records// (Released 10th August)

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£21.99 – LP & Bonus 7″

Released in 1995, Grand Prix is arguably the definitive Teenage Fanclub album and their most critically and commercially successful album. For many this album surpasses the genius of Bandwagonesque, something not many thought possible. The record firmly establishes the band’s sound and their individual songwriting ability hits rarefied heights – Love’s “Sparky’s Dream”, Blake’s “Mellow Doubt” and McGinley’s “Verisimilitude”, each a colossus in the Fanclub canon. Grand Prix is the sound of a band of considerable individual talent, and yet one that is greater than the sum of its parts, at their peak. The album has appeared in the Greatest British Albums Ever lists in Q magazine and the Observer Music Monthly and the reference book 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die.

“not only are the Fannies back but they are back with the record of their lives” – Q magazine, 1995

“breathtakingly superb” – The Independent, 1995

“you’d struggle to find a more perfect pop album than this. Grand Prix still sounds as fresh as it did on first listen; perhaps even better.” – BBC, 2008

“It’s got incredible warmth and makes me feel fantastic. I think it’ll eventually be seen as the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo of its day.” – Bernard Butler, Suede

Having long been out of print, Teenage Fanclub will re-release their classic Creation Records albums on vinyl. Each album has been re-mastered for the first time from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. They will be packaged in faithful re-productions of the original vinyl artwork and available on heavyweight 180g single vinyl. The band have also selected rarities, favourites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include on a 7” with each album.  These 7” singles will each feature two tracks and will only be available with the initial pressing of each album.

Also available are the albums Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Songs From Northern Britain, and Howdy!

 

Tracklisting:

A1. About You

A2. Sparky’s Dream

A3. Mellow Doubt

A4. Don’t Look Back

A5. Verisimilitude

A6. Neil Jung

A7. Tears

B1. Discolite

B2. Say No

B3. Going Places

B4. I’ll Make It Clear

B5. I Gotta Know

B6. Hardcore/Ballad

 

Bonus 7” Single:

A1. Every Step Is A Way Through (B-side from Neil Jung)

B1. Some People Try To Fuck With You (B-side from Mellow Doubt)

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LP & Bonus 7"

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