In the run up to releasing the 20th anniversary edition of their second album Version 2:0, Garbage release the rare Fun Lovin’ Criminals remix of the album track You Look So Fine, which was commissioned during the original Version 2:0 cycle. The band’s seminal 1998 album Version 2.0, which is being reissued in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, is out 22nd June.
Speaking about the remix Garbage’s Butch Vig said:
“I love how they completely changed the vibe to a steamy jazz nightclub. It sounds like it could be in a film noir soundtrack from the ‘50s!”
Released on the band’s own independent label Stunvolume/ [PIAS] on 22nd June, Version 2.0 has been remastered and repackaged, featuring the entire original album as well as ten rare B-sides from the era. The standard album is available on CD or on orange vinyl 2LP, whilst the deluxe edition with bonus tracks is also available on orange vinyl in a limited edition 3LP package with “Special” movie poster and a set of garbage stickers, or as a double CD. Both the standard edition and the deluxe edition will also be available digitally to purchase or stream. Pre-order the album here.
Upon its initial release in May 1998, Version 2.0 charted at Number 1 and was certified double platinum in the UK with over 500,000 sales. The record went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Version 2:0 was also nominated for four Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year and three MTV Europe Awards. It produced 5 top 20 singles in the UK alone, including the Top 10 singles Push It and I Think I’m Paranoid.
Garbage will be playing a series of live dates in support of the Version 2.0 reissue, including two headline shows at London’s Brixton Academy on the 14th and 15th of September. The shows will see the band perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides included on this release. Full dates for the tour are listed below.
4th – Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Theatre
5th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
7th – Bristol, St. Phillips Gate Arena
8th – Birmingham, Digbeth Arena
9th – Manchester, Academy 1 Manchester
11th – Nottingham, Rock City
12th – Newcastle, Northumbria SU Institute
14th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
15th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Shirley Manson recently won the NME’s prestigious ‘Icon’ award at their Brixton Academy ceremony in February. A suitably fitting tribute to one of rock’s great pioneers and provocateurs, the award serves as further indication of the impact Garbage have already left in the alternative rock landscape and on the mainstream.