Two classic compilations from Scottish shoegazers The Jesus And Mary Chain are set for vinyl reissue in 2013.
According to Exclaim, 1972 Records will issue two of the band’s compilations on vinyl. The first will be 1988′s ‘Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides And More)’, which contains a collection of limited singles, rarities and B-sides from the band’s early career and material from their 1985 album ‘Psychocandy’ and 1987’s ‘Darklands’. The second will be 1993′s ‘The Sound Of Speed’ – which contains material from around 1989’s ‘Automatic’ and 1992’s ‘Honey’s Dead’.
Earlier this year, The Jesus And Mary Chain reformed for a US tour, playing a string of shows in March including South By Southwest festival.
In September last year, frontman Jim Reid uploaded a previously unreleased track titled ‘Black And Blues’ online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.
The band released their last studio album ‘Munki’ in 1998. The band also re-issued their entire back catalogue in 2011.