November 23, 2010 12:00

Primal Scream releasing 'Screamadelica' remastered by Kevin Shields

Reissue of 1991 album set for March 7 release

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Primal Scream's seminal 1991 album 'Screamadelica' is set to be reissued next year - remastered by the band and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields.

The reissue will be out on March 7, in the 20th anniversary year of the record's original release.

A collectors' edition of the album will come with four remastered CDs and a gatefold vinyl release of the band's 'Live In LA, 1991' set. A CD of remixes by contributers including Andrew Weatherall will be included, plus a remastered version of their 1992 'Dixie-Narco' EP.

A half-hour documentary DVD, The Making Of 'Screamadelica', will also be included, as well as a 50-page book including a contribution from Loaded's founding editor James Brown.

Frontman Bobby Gillespie, speaking about why they enlisted friend and sometime collaborator Shields to help out, told NME: "He's just really good with sound and frequencies, we thought it was a fun thing to do."

He added: "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!"

See Screamadelica20.com for more information.

Meanwhile, Primal Scream are about to kick off a series of 'Screamadelica' gigs.

Get the new issue of NME for the full Bobby Gillespie interview. It's on newsstands across the UK from tomorrow (November 24), or available digitally worldwide right now.

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