The Charlatans get the deluxe treatment
The Charlatans and Univerrsal Music are proud to announce the release of the band’s sixth album Us And Us Only as a deluxe edition on March 28th 2011. Originally released in 1999, this deluxe edition features a collection of bonus tracks that include b-sides, live recordings, radio sessions and rare remixes.
The release of Us And Us Only in October 1999 marked a new chapter for the band, not only was it their first release for Island Records following the end of their contract with Beggars Banquet but significantly, this was to be The Charlatans' first album without keyboardist Rob Collins, who had tragically died in a car crash in 1996. The album was recorded at the band’s own Big Mushroom Studio’s in Cheshire with engineer and mixer Jim Spencer who had previously worked on Johnny Marr’s Electronica outfit. The album is still as popular today as it was on it’s release, debuting at No.2 in the charts, reached Gold status after a few days and went on to spend 10 weeks in the UK top 40.
The bonus tracks on this deluxe edition comprise the B-sides to 'Forever, My Beautiful Friend' and 'Impossible', include hard to find remixes by Lionrock and Jagz Kooner plus radio sessions from Mark Radcliffe and The Evening Session, a Later With Jools Holland version of 'A House Is Not A Home' and a potent performance from 1999’s Reading Festival headlining show - the group opened up with a rousing version of 'Forever'. '