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Lush announce the vinyl reissue of their three studio albums

11 July 2023, 16:48 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Having been unavailable on vinyl since the '90s, Lush have announced they will be releasing a series of reissues.

Built around the songwriting talents of Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush defined a myriad of '90s scenes such as shoegaze, dream pop and Britpop before they disbanded in 1998. The band briefly reformed in 2016, and in recent years has seen a new, young audience fall in love with their music after discovering it via TikTok, and DSPs.

Lush have been working with renowned engineer/producer Kevin Vanbergen to help them remaster their catalogue, starting with their studio albums.

Famously working with 4AD’s inhouse designers on every release, album art has always been central to Lush. For these represses, the first two albums will come housed in their original designs while Lovelife uses the art from their 2016 boxset so that 1996’s collectible tracing paper sleeve is kept exclusive to that initial pressing.

With a few EPs and a mini-album – Scar – having set the scene, Spooky is Lush’s 1992 debut studio album. A key text for British indie music after the turn of a decade, it was produced by label mate Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and features the singles "Nothing Natural", "For Love" and "Superblast!".

Split is the second full studio album by Lush, which was produced by Mike Hedges – famed for his work on The Cure’s Seventeen Seconds & Siouxsie and the Banshees’s A Kiss in the Dreamhouse – and mixed by Alan Moulder.

Lush’s final studio album, Lovelife, was produced by Pete Bartlett (Therapy?, Kitchens of Distinction), and it features three of the band’s biggest singles in "Single Girl", "Ladykillers" and "500 (Shake Baby Shake)", with Jarvis Cocker also featured on "Ciao!".

The reissues of Spooky, Split & Lovelife will be released on 11 August, and are available to pre-order now.

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