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HOWDY! (REMASTERED) (LP + 7" single)

HOWDY! (REMASTERED) (LP + 7" single)

by Teenage Fanclub
$49.99
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing + 7” single.



The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. Recorded at Dave Gilmour's Astoria studio on the river Thames and the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, Howdy! Was produced by the band themselves. The band was officially a five piece in the studio for the first time with keyboardist Finlay Macdonald adding an extra dimension to their trademark sound. Tracks like 'Dumb Dumb Dumb' which Blake cites as one of his favourites ("I like the song just because of how it's structured. It has an offset drumbeat."), 'My Uptight Life' and 'Near You' make Howdy! a quintessentially Teenage Fanclub album made as their long-standing label Creation was being incorporated into major label Sony. It remains a charming album where the three-part harmonies and impeccably arranged songs create a positive, uplifting record.


TRACKLISTING

LP

SIDE A

1. I Need Direction

  2. I Can't Find My Way Home

  3. Accidental Life

  4. Near You

  5. Happiness

  6. Dumb Dumb Dumb

 

SIDE B

1. The Town and the City

  2. The Sun Shines from You

  3. Straight & Narrow

  4. Cul de Sac

  5. My Uptight Life

  6. If I Never See You Again

 

7”

SIDE A

1. Thaw Me

 

SIDE B

1. One Thousand Lights

Songs From Northern Britain (REMASTERED) (LP + 7" single)

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing + 7” single.

The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. The album gave the band their highest ever UK Chart placing (#3) on release in 1997. Cited by Nick Hornby as one of his favorited albums in his book, 31 Songs, the album shifts focus to a cleaner pop sound than their previous albums, adding lush orchestrations to tracks like 'Planets' while retaining their ability to blend beautiful harmonies and gives it an optimistic and happy mood - as close to a summer album as they have made. Songs... is the sound of a band maturing and being totally comfortable with their own sound. It has a classic contemporary sound that ages extremely well and tracks like the UK Top 20 hit 'Ain't That Enough' and 'Your Love Is The Place Where I Come From' remain firm live favourites.

TRACKLISTING

LP

SIDE A

  1. Start Again

  2. Ain't That Enough

  3. Can't Feel My Soul

  4. I Don't Want Control of You

  5. Planets

  6. It's a Bad World

 

SIDE B

  1. Take the Long Way Round

  2. Winter

  3. I Don't Care

  4. Mount Everest

  5. Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From

  6. Speed of Light


7”

SIDE A

  1. Middle of the Road

 

SIDE B

  1. Broken