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GIANT STEPS - 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Limited Gatefold 180gram LP


Release Date: 20 November 2015

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Diverse Records


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On 31st August 1993, an album was released that would go on to become both NME and Select's album of the year, and stand up through the years as a modern classic! Happy 20th Birthday to Boo Radley's "Giant Steps" album.

Diverse Records announce their first ever LP reissue, marking the 20th Anniversary of this modern classic! Working closely with Martin Carr and the original sleeve designer, we've put together a superb heavyweight deluxe version of this long out of print classic, available NOW!

Giant Steps was the third album by the Boo Radleys, released in 1993. NME and Select named it as album of the year. It reached the UK Top 20, quite a mean feat for an indie band with a “difficult” concept album!
The title is inspired by John Coltrane's album of the same name, and like its namesake was a similar watershed in popular music, challenging the indie pop scene of the time with an ambitious and progressive album with a huge array of influences.

Liverpool’s Boo Radleys were never comfortable fitting into any of the easily defined categories that Pigeon-holed so many British bands in the early 1990s. Arriving on the scene as shoe-gazing My Bloody Valentine wannabes, they signed to Alan McGee's hip-to-the-times Creation Records, They surprised everyone by releasing Giant Steps in early '93. Living up to its title, the album is indeed a step above and away both from what their peers were doing and what was expected of the band themselves. The album is a cornucopia of varying influences from the Smiths-y Wish I Was Skinny to the lovely brass arrangement in Lazarus.

With updated artwork by original sleeve designer Simon Wood.

Featured Tracks:
Side 1
I Hang Suspended - 3:57
Upon Ninth and Fairchild - 4:50
Wish I Was Skinny - 3:37
Leaves and Sand - 4:25

Side 2
Butterfly McQueen - 3:28
Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce) - 2:45
Thinking of Ways - 3:48
Barney (...and Me) - 4:42

Side 3
Spun Around - 2:31
If You Want It, Take It - 2:47
Best Lose the Fear - 4:12
Take the Time Around - 4:07
Lazarus - 4:38

Side 4
One Is For - 1:36
Run My Way Runway - 2:20
I've Lost the Reason - 5:17
The White Noise Revisited - 5:02