Life On Other Planets (Remastered Edition) - 3CD Digipack
Wallowing in international success and critical acclaim generated by their three previous albums, Supergrass released Life On Other Planets (L.O.O.P.) in 2002, their fourth top 10 album.
Eight years of touring had established Supergrass as one of the most highly regarded and accomplished live bands in the world. In January 2001 the band took a break and, armed with wine, cigarettes and acoustic guitars, barricaded themselves into a villa in the South of France. Here they revelled in the relaxed atmosphere, star-gazing and exploring the musical odyssey that would later become Life On Other Planets.
Returning two months later with mini-discs full of ideas, they set to work giving structure to the music before hiring Tony Hoffer (best known for his work with Beck and Air), to produce the album.
The final result, with singles ‘Grace’, ‘Seen The Light’, ‘Never Done Nothing Like That Before’ and ‘Rush Hour Soul’, was a triumph. The album’s vitality, variety and humour still resonate over 20 years later.
Mojo magazine original review said: “This sounds ace! Their instinct is allowed full flower on this record. Lush, summery music-for-pleasure that sounds effortless. This record will make you smile.”
Allmusic.com original review: “Life On Other Planets is a smashing return to form, an album teeming with life and giddy with the sheer pleasure of making music. Supergrass haven't offered such pure, unabashed pop pleasure since their debut; there hasn't been an album that's this much fun in a long time!”
This new, deluxe expanded Supergrass Life On Other Planets reissue is released on 1LP black heavyweight vinyl, 2LP colour vinyl and 3CD digipack, on 25 August. The original album has been remastered from original sources and cut from new lacquers.
The 3CD digipack contains the remastered original album, single B-Sides, demos and live versions, many of which are rare or previously unreleased. Also includes a 20-page CD booklet with sleeve notes by Mark Radcliffe and previously unreleased imagery.
All additional audio and re-packaging overseen by Mick Quinn with full band approval.
Disc 1: Life On Other Planets album 2023 remaster
02. Rush Hour Soul
03. Seen The Light
04. Brecon Beacons
05. Can’t Get Up
06. Evening Of The Day
07. Never Done Nothing Like That Before
08. Funniest Thing
10. La Song
11. Prophet 15
Disc 2: Extras Terrestrial
01. Dark Star
02. Za (Helioscentric Demo)
03. Rush Hour Soul (Helioscentric Demo)
05. Seen The Light (Helioscentric Demo)
06. I Told The Truth
07. The Loner
08. Brecon Beacons (Helioscentric Demo)
09. Can’t Get Up (Helioscentric Demo)
10. Evening Of The Day (Helioscentric Demo)
11. Funniest Thing (Helioscentric Demo)
14. Electric Cowboy
15. Tishing In Windows (Kicking Down Doors)
16. That Old Song
17. La Song (Helioscentric Demo)
18. Prophet 15 (Helioscentric Demo)
20. Life On Other Planets
Disc 3: Live Forms
01. Za (Elysée Montmartre)
02. Rush Hour Soul (Elysée Montmartre)
03. Seen The Light (Elysée Montmartre)
04. Brecon Beacons (Elysée Montmartre)
05. Can’t Get Up (Heineken Music Hall)
06. Evening Of The Day (Wembley Arena)
07. Never Done Nothing Like That Before (Elysée Montmartre)
08. Funniest Thing (Wembley Arena)
09. Grace (Wembley Arena)
10. La Song (Wembley Arena)
11. Prophet 15 (V2002)
12. The Loner (Elysée Montmartre)
13. Run (Elysée Montmartre)
14. Rush Hour Soul (Live Acoustic)
15. Seen The Light (Live Acoustic)
16. Evening Of The Day (Live Acoustic)
17. Can’t Get Up (Live Acoustic)