Three decades after The Jesus and Mary Chain first appeared on the scene in an explosion of noise, leather and attitude, it was announced that one of the most turbulent bands in pop history would be performing their classic debut album, ‘Psychocandy’, live for the first time in its entirety to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release.
To mark this monumental occasion, on the 31st July, Demon Records are pleased to announce the release of The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Live at Barrowlands’, a 10” + LP + CD deluxe edition which chronicles the band’s homecoming gig at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowlands in November 2014. Full track listing below.
The deluxe edition is housed in a 40-page hardback book, and includes the LP of the ‘Pyschocandy’ performance cut to 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl along with the 7-track prequel set containing key singles and fan favourites including ‘April Skies’, ‘Head On’ and the monstrous ‘Reverence’ cut to 10″ by legendary engineer Noel Summerville (My Bloody Valentine / The White Stripes) exclusive to the package. Also included is a CD of the entire performance, a candid interview with Jim and William Reid and Alan McGee along with unseen photography from behind the scenes. A 1CD version of Psychocandy Live will also be made available separately.
As part of the ATP Season at the Roundhouse, Camden, the band will perform ‘Psychocandy’ in full on the 5th July for only the second time in the capital since their reformation.