It’s been announced that Mogwai’s Come On Die Young will be released as a deluxe edition on 16th June. More details and a stream of Ex Cowboy below.

15 years after its initial release, Mogwai’s iconic second album is to be reissued as a 4LP boxset and 2CD, with over an hour of bonus material on 16th June, 2014 via Chemikal Underground Records. It will also feature more than an hour of bonus material.

‘Come On Die Young’ was – and remains – a hugely accomplished, elegant and important album, setting a benchmark for the fierce intelligence that would characterise Mogwai’s future body of work.

The reissue of ‘Come On Die Young’ – fifteen years after it originally hit the shelves – recognises the vital role this album played in Chemikal Underground’s development as the label approaches its 20th anniversary in 2015.

This deluxe edition of ‘Come On Die Young’ has been painstakingly put together by the band and label, unearthing more than an hour of bonus material including:

  • Previously unreleased takes from early Chem19 sessions of ‘Waltz For Aidan’, ‘Christmas Steps’, ‘Rollerball’ and ‘7-25’ which featured on ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’.
  • Seven remixed and remastered album tracks from CAVA sessions pre-dating the final Tarbox recording sessions (see stream below).
  • Two previously unreleased tracks ‘Satchel Panzer’ and ‘Spoon Test’.
  • Rarities ‘Nick Drake’, ‘Hugh Dallas’ and the 3 track ‘Travels In Constants EP’.
  • The original, previously unreleased version of ‘Helps Both Ways’.
  • A1 ‘San Siro’ poster for Mogwai’s Barrowland Ballroom show from October ’99.
  • Boxset includes 4 x 180gsm LPs featuring the original 2LP and 2LP of bonus material.
  • Two Chem19 Demos are exclusive to the boxset: ‘Christmas Steps’ and ‘7-25’.
  • Boxset includes a download code for all audio within the box set.

By way of an amuse bouche check out Ex Cowboy below, one of the extras from the CAVA Sessions. Full track list below that.


Double CD Tracklisting:

Disc’s 1 and 2:

  • Punk Rock:
  • Nick Drake
  • Cody
  • Waltz For Aidan (Chem19 Demo)
  • Helps Both Ways
  • Rollerball  (Chem19 Demo)
  • Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
  • Cody (Cava Sessions)
  • Kappa
  • Ex Cowboy (Cava Sessions)
  • Waltz For Aidan
  • Spoon Test (Cava Sessions)
  • May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
  • Punk Rock: (Cava Sessions)
  • Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
  • Helicon 2 (Cava Church Live)
  • Ex Cowboy
  • Satchel Panzer (Cava Sessions)
  • Chocky
  • Kappa (Cava Church Live)
  • Christmas Steps
  • Untitled (Travels In Constants EP)
  • Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist
  • Quiet Stereo Dee (Travels In Constants EP)
  • Arundel (Travels In Constants EP)
  • Helps Both Ways (Original Version)
  • Hugh Dallas

Boxset Tracklisting:

Original Come On Die Young 2LP and Come On Die Young Bonus 2LP:

  • Punk Rock:
  • Nick Drake
  • Cody
  • Waltz For Aidan (Chem19 Demo)
  • Helps Both Ways
  • Christmas Steps (Chem19 Demo)
  • Boxset Exclusive
  • Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
  • Rollerball  (Chem19 Demo)
  • 7-25  (Chem19 Demo) Boxset Exclusive

LP 1 and LP 2 : Side Bs

  • Kappa
  • Untitled (Travel In Constants EP)
  • Waltz For Aidan
  • Quiet Stereo Dee (Travel In Constants EP)
  • May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
  • Arundel (Travel In Constants EP)

LP 1 and LP 2 : Side Cs

  • Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
  • Cody (Cava Sessions)
  • Ex-Cowboy
  • Ex Cowboy (Cava Sessions)
  • Chocky
  • Spoon Test (Cava Sessions)
  • Punk Rock: (Cava Sessions)

LP 1 and LP 2 : SIDE Ds

  • Christmas Steps
  • Helicon 2 (Cava Church Live)
  • Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist
  • Satchel Panzer (Cava Sessions)
  • Kappa (Cava Church Live)
  • Helps Both Ways (Original Version)
  • Hugh Dallas

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