Listen to early take of Stereolab classic as influential legends announce tour and major reissues

You can even own some of the albums' original master tape

Nineties legends Stereolab are heading out on tour to coincide with a new tour and major reissue campaign.

Seven of the band’s albums will be reissued, starting on May 3 with their 1993 second album ‘Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements’ and the influential ‘Mars Audiac Quintet’ from the following year.

The initial reissues will be followed by an 11-date UK and Ireland tour in June, followed by Green Man festival in August. Full dates are below.

French Disco [Early Version Mix]

French Disco [Early Version Mix], an album by Stereolab on Spotify

The expanded reissues will include limited editions of 500-clear vinyl copies and 250 CDs. Each will come with a hand-numbered strip from the original master-tapes of the accompanying album. These can be pre-ordered from Stereolab’s website.

Following the initial two reissues, three more albums are reissued in August. These are ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’, ‘Dots And Loops’ and ‘Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night’. A further two albums are reissued in November – ‘Sound-Dust’ and 2004’s ‘Margarine Eclipse’. There are two subsequent Stereolab albums, ‘Chemical Chords’ and their most recent album from 2010, ‘Not Music’.

The reissues in May add a host of extra tracks. on ‘Transient…’, these are:
‘Fragments’
‘Jenny Ondioline [7″/EP Version – Alternative Mix]’
‘Drum – Backwards Bass – Organ [Jenny Ondioline Breakdown Full Version]’
‘Analogue Rock [Original Mix]’
‘Pause [Original Mix]’
‘French Disco [Early Version Mix]’
‘Jenny Ondioline Part 2 [Breakdown Mix]’
‘Fruition [Demo]’
‘I’m Going Out Of My Way [Demo]’
‘French Disco [Demo]’
‘Lock-Groove Lullaby [Demo]’
‘Jenny Ondioline [Demo]’
‘Pause [Demo]’

The extra tracks on ‘Mars Audiac Quintent’ are:
‘Ulan Bator’
‘Klang Tone’
‘Melochord Seventy-Five [Original Pulse Version]’
‘Outer Accelerator [Original Mix]’
‘Nihilist Assault Group – Part 6’
‘Wow And Flutter [7″/EP Version – Alternative Mix]’
‘Des Etoiles Electroniques [Demo]’
‘Ping Pong [Demo]’
‘The Stars Our Destination [Demo]’
‘Three Longers Later [Demo]’
‘Transona Five [Demo]’
‘Transport√© Sans Bouger [Demo]’

Stereolab’s June tour dates are:
Shepherds Bush Empire (June 12)
Bristol SWX (June 15)
Birmingham Institute (June 16)
Sheffield Leadmill (June 18)
Manchester Albert Hall (June 19)
Newcastle Boiler Shop (June 20)
Leeds Uni Stylus (June 21)
Glasgow SWG3 (June 22)
Belfast Empire (June 24)
Dublin Vicar Street (June 25)