LONG BLONDES, THE

Someone To Drive You Home (15th Anniversary Edition)

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The home of a host of indie disco classics with its noir atmospheres and vivid storytelling – qualities that saw the record inspire recent, generation-capturing movie Giddy Stratospheres which takes its name from The Long Blondes’ iconic single – the Sheffield band’s first album managed that rare trick of capturing the 2000s zeitgeist while leaving a timeless artistic mark for the ages.

Featuring of the aforementioned ‘Giddy Stratospheres’, ahead of the new deluxe edition’s release a remastered version of song, along with the track ‘Never To Be Repeated’,’ are being released today as a new digital single boasting brand new artwork painted by The Long Blondes’ front woman Kate Jackson. They are available now via all good streaming services.

Initially inspired by the frisson of the indie disco – now, fittingly, a classic of low lit dancefloors everywhere – ‘Giddy Stratospheres’ is The Long Blonde's sophisticated calling card. A swirl of razor sharp guitars and vivid storytelling, waltzing melodies and burning vocals, the Sheffield band's 2000s single fizzes with dancing, desire and the most stylish sing-a-long you'll ever hear.

The anniversary edition of ‘Someone To Drive You Home’, which was originally released in November 2006 and was produced by Pulp member Steve Mackey, will come as a limited edition, double gatefold LP. Pressed on to red and yellow vinyl to mirror the album’s artwork – a picture of actress Faye Dunaway also painted by Jackson – the edition will feature the original record, plus 11 additional tracks that the band used on B-sides.

 

Tracklisting 

  1. Lust In The Movies
  2. Once And Never Again
  3. Only Lovers Left Alive 
  4. Giddy Stratospheres 
  5. In The Company Of Woman
  6. Heaven Help The New Girl
  7. Separated By Motorways 
  8. You Could Have Both 
  9. Swallow Tattoo 
  10. Weekend Without Makeup 
  11. Madame Ray 
  12. A Knife For The Girls 
  13. Five Ways To End It 
  14. Fulwood Babylon 
  15. The Whippet Fancier 
  16. Who Are You To Her? 
  17. Never To Be Repeated 
  18. All Bar One Girls 
  19. I'm Coping 
  20. Last Night On Northgate St 
  21. Platitudes 
  22. Melville Farr 
  23. The Unbearable Lightness Of Buildings