On February 1st 2019, the celebrated Swedish quintet will be issuing all six of their albums on the format, two of which will be available on vinyl for the very first time: the band’s head-turning debut ‘Emmerdale’; plus, the last album of their spellbinding 1992-2005 creative output: ’Super Extra Gravity’.
The collection will also feature world-dominating titles from their illustrious back catalogue, including ‘Life’ (1995), ‘First Band On the Moon’ (1996), ‘Gran Turismo’ (1998), and ‘Long Gone Before Daylight’ (2003). All albums have been remastered at Sterling Sound studios in New York and will be pressed on gatefold 180g gram vinyl.
The announcement directly follows the band’s triumphant UK shows this Winter, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the platinum-selling album: ‘Gran Turismo’. Their first dates in the country since 2006, media including The Guardian praised these ‘glorious’ live highlights, testifying to a band who’s enduring appeal continues to shine today.
Formed in the small village of Jönköping, Sweden, in 1992, The Cardigans are a Swedish pop rock band who met as teenagers and would go on to find world-wide success. With six critically acclaimed studio albums to their name, the band have sold over 15 million albums worldwide to date, scoring multiple hit singles and award nominations in the process. The band’s music has featured on numerous film soundtracks including ‘A Life Less Ordinary’, ‘The X Files’ and perhaps most prominently on ‘Romeo + Juliet’, which featured groundbreaking international hit “Love Fool”. Taking a hiatus after their 2006 tour, the band reunited in 2012 to play several concerts and continue to perform to dedicated audiences across the globe. The Cardigans will re-issue their entire back catalogue on vinyl, some for the first time ever, in 2019.
The Cardigans 2019 vinyl re-issue series will include:
‘Emmerdale’ – ** 1st time on vinyl **
‘First Band On The Moon’
‘Long Gone Before Daylight’
‘Super Extra Gravity’ – ** 1st time on vinyl **