The invisible band, the Scottish rock band’s multi-platinum album Travis, should be reissued to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The Deluxe Edition includes the original album remastered by GRAMMY-winning engineer Emily Lazar, all original B-sides, and a selection of completely unreleased demos, live sessions and alternate takes. The project is slated for release on December 3 on Craft Recordings. The group created “Swing”, an unreleased first working version of their British single “Sing”.
A special limited-edition 20th anniversary box set includes the material on two CDs and two ultra-clear, ultra-clear 180 gram vinyls, engraved at Air Studios in London. The set includes a complete book with unpublished session photographs, handwritten lyrics and group essays as well as contributions from original producer Nigel Godrich. A limited number of hand-numbered prints, signed by the four band members, are available for purchase. pre-order through the official Travis store.
The invisible band will also be reissued on standard black vinyl, available for the first time on the format since its original release. A limited green vinyl pressing is available from independent record stores, as well as a standard 2 CD edition.
The band also announced The Invisible Band in Concert tour across North America and the UK in April / May 2022. This is the first time that the flagship album will be played in its entirety, along with the 2020s material 10 songs and more from the group’s vast catalog of successes. Tickets for UK dates are available now; existing tickets for UK dates remain valid. Tickets for the US tour go on sale Friday, October 8.
Leader Fran Healy said: “The invisible band at 20 years !! It had been a while since I had listened to the entire album. It’s a beautiful work, from great singles like “Sing” and “Flowers in the Window” to “Afterglow” and “Last Train”. Sounds good at 20! We also take him on the road. We are really looking forward to playing live again.
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