The Teenage Fanclub Essentials Collector's Series (180G Vinyl)

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We've bundled together the 5 best charting albums of Teenage Fanclub's discography. Take a gander at the goods!  ALL 180G AUDIOPHILE VINYL!

Included in this bundle:

Bandwagonesque (Ltd. Ed. 180g)

  • Remastered
  • Import - UK
  • Includes 7" single

The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. 1991 was a year of bona fide classic albums: Nirvana - Nevermind; My Bloody Valentine - Loveless; U2 - Achtung Baby; REM - Out Of Time; Primal Scream - Screamadelica, to name but a few. Sitting more than comfortable alongside all of these is Bandwagonesque, one of Teenage Fanclub's defining albums. Hugely influential (Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard released his cover of the entire album in 2017) and with an unforgettable sleeve, a cartoon money bag in punky pink and yellow (which Gene Simmonds is rumored to have sued the band's US label over for copyright infringement) the album continues to be a firm favorite of fans, critics and artists alike.

Thirteen (Ltd. Ed. 180g)

  • Remastered
  • Import - UK
  • Includes 7" single

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing + seven inch single. The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. On release, Thirteen reached #14 in the UK Charts, their highest charting album at the time. This was the band's 'difficult' album following on from the global success of Bandwagonesque but they crafted an album across several months in studios in Glasgow, the band's hometown, and Manchester. The album stands up today alongside anything else they have done, confirmed by the power pop majesty of 'Radio', one of their biggest hits. Although named after the number of tracks on the album, the title is a clear reference to Big Star, a relatively obscure reference point at the time, but a key influence for the band. Another key influence for the album is The Byrds, a reference proudly worn on their sleeves with album's closing track 'Gene Clark'.

Grand Prix (Ltd. Ed. 180g)

 

  • Remastered
  • Import - UK
  • Includes 7" single

The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. Arguably the definitive Teenage Fanclub album and their most critically and commercially successful album. For many this album surpasses the genius of Bandwagonesque, something not many thought possible. The record firmly establishes the band's sound and their individual songwriting ability hits rarefied heights - Love's 'Sparky's Dream', Blake's 'Mellow Doubt' and McGinley's 'Verisimilitude', each a colossus in the Fanclub canon. Grand Prix is the sound of a band of considerable individual talent, and yet one that is greater than the sum of it's parts, at their peak. The album has appeared in the Greatest British Albums Ever lists in Q magazine and the Observer Music Monthly and the 1,001 Albums To Hear Before You Die book.

Songs From Northern Britain (Ltd. Ed. 180g)

  • Remastered
  • Import - UK
  • Includes 7" single

The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. The album gave the band their highest ever UK Chart placing (#3) on release in 1997. Cited by Nick Hornby as one of his favorite albums in his book, 31 Songs, the album shifts focus to a cleaner pop sound than their previous albums, adding lush orchestrations to tracks like 'Planets' while retaining their ability to blend beautiful harmonies and gives it an optimistic and happy mood - as close to a summer album as they have made. Songs... is the sound of a band maturing and being totally comfortable with their own sound. It has a classic contemporary sound that ages extremely well and tracks like the UK Top 20 hit 'Ain't That Enough' and 'Your Love Is The Place Where I Come From' remain firm live favorites.

Howdy (Ltd. Ed. 180g)

  • Remastered
  • Import - UK
  • Includes 7" single

The album has been remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band, and is packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has selected rarities to include on a 7" with the album. Recorded at Dave Gilmour's Astoria studio on the river Thames and the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, Howdy! Was produced by the band themselves. The band was officially a five piece in the studio for the first time with keyboardist Finlay Macdonald adding an extra dimension to their trademark sound. Tracks like 'Dumb Dumb Dumb' which Blake cites as one of his favorites ("I like the song just because of how it's structured. It has an offset drumbeat."), 'My Uptight Life' and 'Near You' make Howdy! a quintessentially Teenage Fanclub album made as their long-standing label Creation was being incorporated into major label Sony. It remains a charming album where the three-part harmonies and impeccably arranged songs create a positive, uplifting record.