Franz Ferdinand to release dub version of latest album

'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand''s 'Blood' set for full release

Franz Ferdinand at last night's NME Big Gig. Playing a set that mixed old favourites with songs from new album 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand', the highlight of the set proved to be the close of 'Outsiders' as the band dropped their guitars, grabbed drumsticks and hammered Paul Thomson's kit to create a frenetic tribal sound. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Franz Ferdinand's 'Blood' version of latest album 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' is to be released properly on June 1.

The 'Blood' recut of the record features dub mixes of the band's songs. It was originally released along with limited edition early copies of 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' back in January.

Exactly 500 vinyl copies of 'Blood' have already been released to independent record shops throughout the UK to mark Record Store Day (which took place last Saturday, April 18).

Frontman Alex Kapranos told NME.COM the 'Blood' version has become his "favourite" way of listening to 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. The album was mixed by producer Dan Carey.

"What you're hearing is Franz Ferdinand through Dan's filter," Kapranos explained. "There's a lot of his personality in there and a lot of his own experimentation too."

The new version of 'Blood' will include an additional song, 'Be Afraid', a version of 'Dream Again', which did not appear on the copies made available back in January.

To read the full interview with Kapranos about 'Blood', see this week's NME (out on April 22).

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