* The Jesus And Mary Chain’s fifth studio album was originally conceived as an acoustic album. Mutating over the course of the recording to incorporate electric performances played by a live band, it is nevertheless their most mellow and intimate collection. Incorporating elements of Cosmic Country, Americana and 60s West Coast Pop into their signature sound, the brothers Reid redefined what the band were capable of once again. Their collaboration with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval on "Sometimes Always" was their biggest chart hit in the USA and the album also features guest vocals from The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan. * This deluxe expanded edition features all the non-album b-sides, the pre-Stoned & Dethroned Sound Of Speed EP (including the classic Mary Chain track "Snakedriver" recorded for the film 'The Crow'), previously unreleased material including a 1994 BBC radio session, an alternate version of "God Help Me", and a radio interview with Jim and William Reid discussing the making of the album. There are also outtakes, previously uncompiled material (including the band's rendition of the Cramps' classic "New Kind Of Kick", and a complete 1995 live set. * The 55-minute DVD features the promo videos for all the singles including the first time on DVD for the video for "Something I Can't Have" and previously unreleased archival TV appearances, including their 1993 appearance on Later with Jools Holland, four studio performances shot for MTV and a revealing 1994 interview with Jim and William Reid. * The 24 page booklet contains exclusive new interviews that tell the band’s story in their own words, alongside lyrics, rare memorabilia and previously unpublished photos.
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