Pre-sale of the week: The Libertines – Up The Bracket (20th Anniversary), out 21 October

The Libertines - Up The Bracket (20th Anniversary)

Up The Bracket, the astonishing debut album by The Libertines, is being reissued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its original release, in a remaster produced by Mick Jones (The Clash). Up The Bracket arrived like a raging bull in a tired post-Britpop china shop and introduced the world to The Libertines, a new gang of London bohemians, whose ragged tunes, red military tunics, opiated poetry and ‘live now, pay never’ lifestyle came to define the millennial angst of the early noughties.

In addition to the remaster of the original album, the super-deluxe edition also includes a remarkable 65 previously unreleased recordings including many original demos, radio sessions and live recordings charting the development and making of Up The Bracket, plus a live recording from the 100 Club in 2002. It also contains a 60-page book with a forward by Matt Wilkinson, new interviews with the band by Anthony Thornton and many unseen photos and memorabilia.

Note: The LP is initially available on red vinyl, exclusive to independent shops.

Click here for more details and to order your copy.


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