SUEDE Announce the Release of the 25th Anniversary Silver Edition of Iconic Debut Album ‘SUEDE’

SUEDE Announce the Release of the 25th Anniversary Silver Edition of Iconic Debut Album 'SUEDE'

Suede has announced the release of the ‘Suede 25th Anniversary Silver Edition’ boxset. Released on Edsel records on the 30th March, the deluxe, 4 CD and DVD set features the band’s original, iconic debut album, B sides, demos and monitor mixes, several of which are unreleased, as well as Suede’s first BBC radio session and a live gig at The Leadmill in Sheffield from February 1993.

Widely heralded as one of the best debuts of all time, Suede’s self-titled album came to define a generation, winning the 1993 Mercury Music Prize in the process and ushering in the Britpop era.

Dubbed ‘The Best New Band in Britain’ by Melody Maker in 1992, Suede’s arrival on the British music scene came at the perfect time. Driven by a primitive, sexual energy and a brazen confidence, the band swept up droves of young, passionate fans, turned off by the diluted grunge music they had become accustomed to. British music had an identity again and Suede was very much at the vanguard of it.

Many still believe Suede’s debut was their album with the most cultural resonance and the one that left the biggest legacy. Talking about the recording of the album, Brett Anderson explains:

“I only have sunny memories of those days. It was a wonderful time for us when we were all still young men; wild-eyed and passionate and heedless, when we were still united and mutually purposeful and when it felt like the world could be ours”.

The boxset’s DVD features six contemporary TV performances (including Suede’s first ever TV appearance), and an hour-long film of Brett and Bernard Butler discussing the writing and recording of the album, all issued for the first time. Also included is a new note by Brett about his memories of the recording of the album, along with the lyrics, hand-written lyric drafts, tape boxes, and photos from the band’s collections.

At the time of its initial release in March 1993 Suede’s chart-topping, ‘Suede’ was the fastest selling debut album in British history. Featuring four incredible singles ‘The Drowners’, ‘Metal Mickey’, ‘Animal Nitrate’ and ‘So Young’, the record received rave reviews across the British music press and is still regarded as a hugely influential album twenty-five years later.

In addition to the ‘Suede’ 25-year anniversary set, March also sees the release of Brett Anderson’s first book. ‘Coal Black Mornings’ is published on 1st March by Little, Brown.

CD 1:

SUEDE

1. So Young

2. Animal Nitrate

3. She’s Not Dead

4. Moving

5. Pantomime Horse

6. The Drowners

7. Sleeping Pills

8. Breakdown

9. Metal Mickey

10. Animal Lover

11. The Next Life

CD 2:

THE B-SIDES

1. My Insatiable One

2. To The Birds

3. He’s Dead

4. Where The Pigs Don’t Fly

5. Painted People

6. The Big Time

7. High Rising

8. Dolly

9. My Insatiable One [piano version]

10. Brass In Pocket

CD 3:

DEMOS, MONITOR MIXES, BBC RADIO 1 SESSION

ROCKING HORSE DEMOS, October 1991

1. The Drowners

2. He’s Dead

3. Moving
4. To The Birds

ISLAND DEMOS, January 1992

5. Metal Mickey

6. Pantomime Horse

7. High Wire (My Insatiable One)

8. The Drowners

9. To The Birds

EAST WEST DEMO, March 1992

10. Sleeping Pills

SINGLE MONITOR MIXES, March 1992

11. The Drowners

12. To The Birds

13. My Insatiable One

BBC RADIO 1, MARK GOODIER SHOW, April 1992

14. Metal Mickey

15. The Drowners

16. Sleeping Pills

17. Moving

BONUS TRACKS

18. Diesel [instrumental] [studio outtake]

19. Stars On 45 [rehearsal room recording]

20. Sleeping Pills [strings]

CD 4:

LIVE AT THE LEADMILL, February 1993 first time on CD

1. Metal Mickey

2. Moving

3. My Insatiable One

4. Animal Nitrate

5. Pantomime Horse

6. The Drowners

7. Painted People

8. So Young

9. Animal Lover

10. Sleeping Pills

11. To The Birds

DVD:

BBC TV APPEARANCES

THE LATE SHOW [7.5.92]

1. The Drowners

TOP OF THE POPS [24.9.92 & 27.5.93]

2. Metal Mickey

3. So Young

LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND [4.6.93]

4. So Young

5. The Next Life / Brett in conversation with Jools

6. My Insatiable One

BONUS DVD FEATURE

Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler discuss “Suede”, track-by-track, with Pete Paphides

*Bold denotes previously unreleased material

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