Britpop stars Suede will be releasing a deluxe edition of their 1996 album ‘Coming Up’. The release, which is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the record, will include five discs featuring b-sides, live performances and bonus material.
Suede were one of the foremost British indie bands of the 1990s and pioneers of the sound that would go on to be known as ‘Britpop’. The band formed in 1989 and obtained an almost immediate cult following, thanks to their grungy guitar tones and shocking explicit lyrics. By 1993 Suede had made worldwide headlines by winning the second ever Mercury Music Prize for their self titled album.
‘Suede’ peaked at number 1 in the UK albums chart and featured the hit songs ‘So Young’, ‘Animal Nitrate’ and ‘Metal Mickey’. The songs were penned by the brilliant songwriting duo of singer Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Butler.
By 1996 Butler had left the band and been replaced by guitarist Richard Oakes. Suede began to take a noticeably different musical direction which culminated in the release of ‘Coming Up’. ‘Coming Up’ brought with it the band’s second number 1 album and spawned five Top 10 singles including: ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Trash’, ‘Filmstar’ and ‘Saturday Night’.
The upcoming deluxe edition is set to be released on September 30. It will include all of the band’s b-side singles between 1996 and 1997, an entire disc of previously unheard demos, a full 15 song live performance from Amsterdam, and a special fifth disc that will feature the band’s performances on Top of the Pops, The Jools Holland Show and the Mercury Music Prize ceremony. It is also set to include an exclusive interview with the albums producer Ed Buller.
For the hardcore Suede fans there will also be a limited edition version of the boxset that will go on sale for £60. Only 750 of these are being released and will be exclusive to amazon.