The Reissues Will Release November 26th
A 3-lp coloured vinyl issue, as well as a fantastic boxset are available to pre-order now
Ahead of their major UK tour later this year, acclaimed leading lights of Britpop Shed Seven have announced 25th-anniversary editions of their celebrated album ‘A Maximum High’ for release on November 26th.
‘A Maximum High’ 25th Anniversary 3LP is a Bowling Bowling Ball Coloured Triple Vinyl reimagining of the album’s long-out-of-print Special Edition CD, newly remastered at Abbey Road. The Special Edition CD was originally released following the album’s final single on September 16th 1996, fortifying the record with a bonus CD featuring all the band’s 1994-1996 B-sides along with two newly recorded tracks. A Maximum High 25th Anniversary 3LP’s artwork has been faithfully reproduced from the exact Special Edition CD’s layout. Also available to pre-order is the A Maximum High 25th Anniversary Box Set, which includes the A Maximum High 25th Anniversary 3LP, In Colour – Shed Seven Live At The Hanover Grand LP, Max-HiRange – Demonstration Tape CD, an exclusive signed art print and A Maximum High UK tour laminate, all in one lidded box.
Originally released on 1st April; 1996, ‘A Maximum High’ is Shed Seven’s crowning recorded achievement to date, charting at number 8 and remaining on the Official UK Album Charts for a triumphant 37 weeks. The record spawned five hit singles: ‘Where Have You Been Tonight?’, ‘Getting Better’, ‘Going For Gold’, ‘Bully Boy’ and ‘On Standby’, with the York band making appearances on Top Of The Pops no less than four different times during a momentous year.
‘A Maximum High’ 25th Anniversary Box Set and ‘A Maximum High’ 25th Anniversary 3LP are available to pre-order here ahead of their full release on November 26th. A Maximum High Single Coloured Vinyl edition will also be made available exclusively at HMV.
About the upcoming release Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter said: ‘It’s been great revisiting the album for this special 25th Anniversary release. As well as reminiscing about those heady days in the mid 90’s it’s also great to hear the album remastered. The special edition b side collection was only ever available on CD back in the day so it’s nice to be able to finally make it available on vinyl. It’s time to immerse yourself in a 2021 Maximum High’
Shed Seven follow the 25th-anniversary release with a 21-date tour performing all their greatest hits and fan favourites. Since getting back together in 2007, Shed Seven have continued to sell-out shows across the UK including their first-ever headline arena date at Leeds First Direct Arena in 2019 where they performed to a 10,000 strong sold-out crowd. Joining Shed Seven on tour are special guests MCH – the new venture by Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Nigel Clark (Dodgy) and Chris Helme (The Seahorses) who have come together as Morriss, Clark and Helme. The three-piece, who, between them, have had multiple platinum-selling records and a string of Top 10 singles, have been busy recording new music which will be revealed later this year. Tickets are onsale now via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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