Out of print for more or less fifteen years, we’ve finally welcomed The Delgados’ landmark third album back into the vinyl fold. Opting for the quality + economy approach we decided to bodyswerve the lavish (and expensive) multi-vinyl deluxe reissue and went straight for a 180gsm vinyl, singlefold sleeve with 320kbps MP3 download code.
Nominated for a Mercury Prize back in 2000 alongside the likes of Coldplay’s ‘Parachutes’, Death In Vegas’ ‘The Contino Sessions’, Doves ‘Lost Souls’ and – the eventual winner – Badlly Drawn Boy’s ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’, ‘The Great Eastern’ was an unassuming, untucked shirt of an epic.
With ‘American Trilogy’, ‘No Danger’ and ‘Thirteen Gliding Principles’ all on here, high volume and headphones should prove to be just the ticket. Its rather unhinged opener ‘The Past That Suits You Best‘, complete with Dave Fridmann dropped bar-bells, Tony Doogan soundbites and a ludicrously OTT ending pretty much sums up the whole crackpot venture – enjoy!