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GARBAGE’s 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Version 2.0″

Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record. We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still”.
Shirley Manson
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Garbage are delighted to announce the release of the 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. Released on Stunvolume/PIAS on the 22nd June, the package features the whole original album, as well as a second, ten song disc of bonus tracks, including B-sides from the era. The typically visceral Lick The Pavement is the first offering from the reissue and is out today. Listen HERE.
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Upon its initial release in May 1998, Version 2.0 charted at Number 1 and was certified double platinum in the UK with over 500,000 sales. The record went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Version 2:0 was also nominated for four Grammys including Album Of The Year and three MTV Europe Awards. It produced 5 top 20 singles in the UK alone, including the Top 10 singles Push It and I Think I’m Paranoid.Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band’s drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains:
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Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album”.
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Garbage will be playing a series of live dates in support of the Version 2.0 reissue, including two headline shows at London’s Brixton Academy on the 14th and 15th of September. The shows will see the band perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides included on this release. Full dates for the tour are listed below.
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Shirley Manson recently won the NME’s prestigious ‘Icon’ award at their Brixton Academy ceremony in February. A suitably fitting tribute to one of rock’s great pioneers and provocateurs, the award serves as further indication of the impact Garbage have already left in the alternative rock landscape and on the mainstream.
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Pre – order the album below:

Digital – http://smarturl.it/V2.0DigitalDeluxe
Visit Garbage.com for updates on US standard and deluxe Vinyl formats.
UK Physical formats (3LP / 2LP / 2CD / CD) – http://smarturl.it/GarbageV2.0
“Lick The Pavement” – http://smarturl.it/lickthepavement

Album Tracklist:
1. Temptation Waits
2. I Think I’m Paranoid
3. When I Grow Up
4. Medication
5. Special
6. Hammering in My Head
7. Push It
8. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
9. Dumb
10. Sleep Together
11. Wicked Ways
12. You Look So FineDeluxe formats only:
13. Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
14. 13x Forever
15. Deadwood
16. Get Busy With The Fizzy
17. Soldier Through This
18. Thirteen
19. Lick The Pavement
20. Medication (Acoustic)
21. Tornado
22. Afterglow

Upcoming Tour Dates

EU Tour Dates:

Aug. 31 – Sep. 2 – Electric Picnic – Laois, Ireland
Sep. 4 – Edinburgh Festival Theatre – Edinburgh, UK
Sept. 5 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, UK
Sep. 7 – St. Phillips Gate – Bristol, UK
Sep. 8 – Digbeth Arena – Birmingham, UK
Sep. 9 – Academy 1 Manchester – Manchester, UL
Sep. 11 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
Sep. 12 – Northumbria SU Institute – Newcastle, UK
Sep. 14 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
Sep. 15 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
Sep. 17 – E-Wek – Cologne, Germany
Sep. 18 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Sep. 20 – Bataclan – Paris, France
Sep. 22 – Rockhal – Esch-sure-Alzette, Luxembourg
Sep. 23 – Tivoliverdenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands

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