THE LIBERTINES - UP THE BRACKET VINYL RE-ISSUE (LP)
Release Date: 2014
"In addition to a remaster of the original ‘Up The Bracket’ album, produced by Mick Jones (The Clash), the Super Deluxe Edition - available to independent retailers, along with a red coloured vinyl double LP format - also includes a remarkable 65 previously unreleased recordings, including many original demos, radio sessions and live recordings all helping to chart the making of ‘Up The Bracket’, plus a live recording from the 100 club in 2002. It also contains a 60-page book with a forward by Matt Wilkinson, new interviews with the band by Anthony Thornton and many unseen photos and memorabilia. Can the debut album from London dandies The Libertines live up to the hype? with the Clash's Mick Jones at the production helm, gravelly tracks such as horror show and the boy looked at johnny rattle along like first-gen punk classics. But like the Strokes, The Libertines manage to imbue snotty garage rock with a sort of wistful romanticism that adds genuine soul to their raucous clatter. Although there's no sign of what a waster, the single that made their name, there's no shortage of excellent tunes here. "