Friday, 13 July 2012

Carter USM - 30 Something / 1992 Remastered For 2012


One of my all-time favourite bands. I fell in love with 1992: The Love Album on first listen and it remains one of my favourite albums to this day. Caught the guys when they played at the Melbourne Big Day Out (which was January 1993 if you can believe it) and also went to the Prince of Wales gig in February of the same year. We were standing at the back of the room while one of the supports were playing and who should I spy standing right behind us but Jim Bob himself. Me and my mate Dave plucked up the courage to go and talk to him (well, Dave did first, I was way to chicken until after he did) and we both managed to get our Carter t-shirts signed. Still got mine up in the cupboard somewhere - hasn't been washed since that fateful day almost 20 years ago.

Needless to say, I will definitely be getting both the remasters when they come out.

Continue on after the jump to see the official announcement details (along with some concert info for those of you in the UK)...


Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce EMI have confirmed plans to release remastered editions of both 30 Something and 1992: The Love Album. We don't have the exact date yet, but it will be early October.

These re-releases will be two CD sets with the second CD containing extra and bonus tracks. The keenest collectors among you may have most of the extras (We don't have much left lurking in the archives!). We do have some great nuggets though, from a live gig at The Kilburn National to the giveaway single 'Christmas Shoppers' Paradise'.

EMI will be remastering both albums at the famous Abbey Road studios with my good self overseeing proceedings. They will sound fantastic! To tease you there will be an additional song on 1992. The album was always meant to be this way and its great it can finally come out as Jim and I originally intended.

And, for those of you who prefer, the remastered albums will be available as downloads via the usual digital stores. Myself and Mr Bob will also be recording a full audio commentary for both albums, details on how to grab that in the next action-packed email.
I will also let you know the release date and the full tracklisting very soon.


Fruity x

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