Super Furry Animals have announced they will play landmark albums Fuzzy Logic and Radiator back-to-back throughout December – and the Welsh rock legends will stop off in Edinburgh as part of their tour.
As well as a visit to the Usher Hall on Monday, 12 December, Super Furry Animals will take in two nights at the London Roundhouse and a Welsh homecoming in Cardiff, on a celebratory tour to mark a brace of re-evaluated, restored and re-issued releases out on Friday 4 November 2016.
In good news for Furries fans, young, old and in the middle, but perhaps bad news for record dealers stocking high-value originals, the band has announced a multi-format reissue of their 1996 debut, Fuzzy Logic on BMG.
Twenty years on, high definition, heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital releases are re-mastered from the original tape reels, including top 20 hits, ‘Something 4 The Weekend’ and ‘If You Don’t Want Me to Destroy You’. A bonus disc of essential tracks, titled ‘Lost On The Bypass Road’ also emerges from the deep well of the Furries archive to accompany the release.
Enlisting the help of Furries official archivist Kliph Scurlock and mastering expert Donal Whelan, the recordings have been meticulously ‘sonically rediscovered’. Amongst the last of the high-profile, truly analogue, albums to be produced in a pre-Pro Tools age, Fuzzy Logic has been re-mastered to clearly capture the straight-to-tape ethos of their sessions at the legendary Rockfield Studios.
Laboratory conditions have been maintained for the development of a new CD and digital release, ‘ZOOM! The Best of Super Furry Animals, 1995 – 2016’, taking the highs of their chart-climbing singles and adding the promise of yet further, elevated experiences through selected album tracks, personal band favourites, B-sides and those that somehow strayed out of collective memory, only to be recently rediscovered. Full track listings for all releases are soon to be revealed.
“We were a young family and found ourselves parents to two, boisterous albums, suddenly born between 1996 and 1997,” the band said in a statement. “It was our doing; we took full responsibility and endured the sleepless nights.
“The time goes so fast and they are all grown up now, old enough to be taken on the road again and let them stay up late. Before that excitement begins, we find ourselves rediscovering the thrilling alchemy found in the Fuzzy Logic vault and delve yet deeper to decide what makes the final ‘ZOOM’ collection.”
Super Furry Animals’ Fuzzy Logic/Radiator Tour presale begins Wednesday, 10 August at 9am.
Sign up at superfurry.com/tickets before 5pm on Tuesday, 9 August to receive the pre-sale access code. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, 12 August at 9am and takes in the following venues:
Wed 30 Nov – Belfast Limelight
Thu 1 Dec – Dublin Olympia
Sun 4 Dec – Norwich UEA
Tue 6 Dec – Bristol O2 Academy
Wed 7 Dec – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thu 8 Dec/Fri 9 Dec – London Roundhouse
Sat 10 Dec – Birmingham 02 Academy
Mon 12 Dec – Edinburgh Usher Hall (tickets from www.gigsinscotland.com)
Tue 13 Dec – Brighton Dome
Thu 15 Dec – Leeds 02 Academy
Fri 16 Dec – Nottingham Rock City
Sat 17 Dec – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena