Primal Scream have just announced that they will we releasing a remastered version of their seminal 1991 album Screamadelica in March next year to mark the 20th Anniversary of the album’s release. Exciting as this is, turns out that not only have they remastered the album, but they got legendary My Bloody Valentine guitarist Kevin Shields to help out in the process along with original producer Andy Weatherall.
Speaking to NME, singer Bobby Gillespie said that Shields was an obvious choice for the project. “He’s just really good with sound and frequencies, we thought it was a fun thing to do. Kevin, Andrew [Innes,Primal Scream guitarist] and myself went down to the mastering room. Kevin’s the one person in the world that all remastering engineers would hate to see walking into the studio, when we walked in the guy nearly had a fucking heart attack!”
Shields has worked with the group before, playing with them live from 99 to 06 as well as working on their album Xtrmntr and Evil Heart.
The reissue that will see see the album repacked with bonus material, falls in line with the band’s Screamadelica live shows, that will see the band play the album in it’s entirety for the first time, the show landing on our shows in January as part of this year’s epic Big Day Out festival.