National Album Day today announces the exclusive list of limited edition 90s albums that are being released for the annual event celebrating the art of the album on Saturday 14th October. The special titles will be available to purchase in retailers across the UK on NAD itself, and can also be pre-ordered from 9am on Wednesday 13th September.
Held on Saturday 14th October, National Album Day will celebrate the 90s and the milestone of 75 years of the album format. National Album Day is presented in association with official audio partner Bowers & Wilkins and official broadcast partner BBC Sounds. Last week, music icons Gabrielle, Declan McKenna, Tricky and Nuno Bettencourt were announced as this year’s NAD artist ambassadors.
Albums being reissued or released for National Album Day (See full list at end)
One of the UK’s most successful and beloved artists, National Album Day ambassador Gabrielle has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in recent years. To mark the start of her huge ‘30 Years of Dreaming’ headline tour, Gabrielle’s No.1 third solo album Rise is being reissued on vinyl. A huge commercial success, the album spent three weeks at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart and achieved 4× Platinum status, with the iconic title track also topping the UK Singles Chart.
You've Come a Long Way, Baby proved to be Fatboy Slim’s global breakthrough album on its release in October 1998, peaking at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart and earning him a Brit Award. To mark its 25th anniversary, the album has been remastered at half speed in the best available audio quality possible for National Album Day.
It’s been 30 years since the release of blur’s second studio album Modern Life Is Rubbish, regarded as one of the defining releases of the era which saw the band continue to revolutionise the sound of English popular music. This National Album Day, fans can get their hands on a special limited edition of the record on 2LP transparent orange vinyl.
R.E.M.’s eighth studio album Automatic for the People received widespread critical acclaim upon release in 1992, when it reached No. 1 in the UK and went on to top the UK Albums Chart a further three times the following year. The record produced some of the band’s best-known songs including ‘Everybody Hurts,’ ‘Man on the Moon,’ and ‘Nightswimming’. A limited edition 180-gram yellow LP reissue of the album will be released exclusively on National Album Day.
Originally released in 1997, Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Bob Dylan's best albums, going on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998. The record will be re-released on limited edition 2LP clear gold vinyl.
Garbage’s second studio album Version 2.0 was heralded as a bold progression from their self-titled debut album upon its release in 1998, and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, matching the success of its predecessor. This 2LP Gatefold Vinyl comes as an exclusive for National Album Day, and is the first time the record has been pressed on transparent blue coloured vinyl.
Dannii Minogue’s hit third studio album Girl, which featured the UK Dance Chart topping singles ‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘Everything I Wanted’ and ‘Disremembrance’, has been remastered and reissued for National Album Day, and will be available on 2LP and as an expanded CD box set, featuring a wealth of exclusive material.
Pop group S Club are releasing a picture disc edition of their platinum selling debut album ‘S Club’ on vinyl for the very first time, featuring the smash hit singles ‘Bring It All Back’, ‘S Club Party’ & ‘Two In A Million / You’re My Number One’.
Dinosaur Jr. celebrate the 30th anniversary of the indie rock classic Where You Been with an exclusive limited edition reissue on double splatter vinyl. It received widespread critical acclaim on release and was the band’s first UK Top 10 album.
Grace is the only studio album by American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, originally released on August 23, 1994. Frequently cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time, it features Buckley’s definitive cover of Hallelujah. The album will be reissued on lilac wine coloured vinyl.
Legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan released their iconic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on November 9, 1993. Its gritty, distinctive sound created a blueprint for hardcore hip-hop during the 1990s and is regarded as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. The record is being pressed on limited edition gold marbled vinyl for its 30th anniversary,
Full list of National Album Day titles below:
808 state - ex:el (2LP)
Ace Of Base - Happy Nation (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Babybird - Ugly Beautiful (2LP)
Belinda Carlisle - Live Your Life Be Free (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (2LP Transparent Orange Vinyl)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (2LP Clear Gold Vinyl)
Catatonia - International Velvet (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Dannii - Girl (2XLP / 4CD Box Set)
Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been (Limited Edition Double Splatter Vinyl)
Duster - Stratosphere (25th Anniversary Edition) (1LP Clear & Black Splatter Vinyl)
Eternal - Always and Forever (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby (2LP Half-Speed Remaster)
Gabrielle - Rise (1LP)
Garbage - Version 2.0 (2LP Blue Colour Vinyl)
Ginuwine - The Bachelor (2LP Red Vinyl)
Hole - Live Through This (1LP)
Idlewild - Captain (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
James - Laid (2LP)
James - Gold Mother (2LP)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1LP Lilac Wine Vinyl)
Leftfield - Leftism (2LP White & Black Marbled Vinyl)
Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive
Marc Almond - Tenement Symphony (2LP / Deluxe 6CD/DVD)
Melanie C - Northern Star (1LP)
Nas - It Was Written (2LP Gold & Black Vinyl)
Neneh Cherry - Man (1LP)
Paul Weller - Wild Wood (1LP)
REM - Automatic For The People (1LP Yellow Vinyl)
Robert Miles - Dreamland (2LP)
S Club - S Club (1LP)
Shola Ama - Much Love (2LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Simply Red - Blue (1LP Blue Vinyl)
Siouxsie - The Rapture (2LP)
Songs: Ohia - Songs: Ohia (Colour Vinyl)
Songs: Ohia - Axxess & Ace (Colour Vinyl)
Stereophonics - Performance & Cocktails (1LP)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque (1LP Transparent Yellow Vinyl)
The Corrs - Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1LP)
Tricky - Maxinquaye (3LP, 1LP & 2CD) *Released Friday 13th October*
Various Artists - The Virgin Suicides (Music From The Motion Picture) (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Various Artists - HELP (12”)
Various/V4 Visions - V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids (2LP Clear Smoke Vinyl)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) (1LP Gold Marbled Vinyl)
Now in its sixth edition, National Album Day sees the music community come together each year to celebrate and promote the art of the album. This year’s 90s theme will look to shine a light on a profoundly rich decade for music and album making that skipped between Britpop, Dance and Hip Hop; gave us national treasures Take That and global phenomenon the Spice Girls; and saw diverse genres ranging from dance, house and techno to R&B, rap and reggae and to grunge and industrial rock, among many others, rise to reach their full cultural expression – in the UK and globally.
National Album Day is again presented in association with official audio partner Bowers & Wilkins and official broadcast partner BBC Sounds, and will pay tribute to artists who tell their stories behind these significant and influential bodies of work. Artist ambassadors tied into the theme – both those that came to the fore during the 1990s and current new and emerging talent that are inspired by its music; specially reissued albums and new releases; and promotional events and other activities will be announced in due course alongside further updates.
Since its launch in 2018, NAD has been supported by a broad range of artist ambassadors, including Kylie Minogue, Joy Crookes, Sharleen Spiteri, Lewis Capaldi, Mark Ronson, La Roux, Elbow, Paloma Faith, Blossoms, Alice Cooper, Novelist, Tom Odell, Mahalia, Toyah Willcox and Jazzie B. Last year Franz Ferdinand, India Arkin, KSI, The Mysterines, Sam Ryder, and The Staves were the latest talents to add their voices as passionate advocates of the long player.
Typically benefitting from around a week-long build up, NAD has hosted a variety of activities such as listening events with album platforms including Classic Album Sundays, Pitchblack Playback, The Record Club, Tape Notes and Tim’s Listening Party; live performances; in-store artist appearances and record store promotions, street art murals; and album sleeve artwork exhibitions.
Renowned audio brand, Bowers & Wilkins, continues its support for National Album Day as official audio partner. Built on a passion for music, Bowers & Wilkins has been on an unrelenting pursuit of the highest quality listening experiences for music fans for over 60 years, always delivering sound that remains true to how the artist intended their album to be heard.