Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Placebo re-issue ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and ‘Meds’

Trans-atlantic alt-rockers Placebo have announced they will be re-issuing their ’00s albums ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ and ‘Meds’ on 180gm vinyl.  ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ is out now while ‘Meds’ will see a release on April 8th.

Fronted by Brian Molko, Placebo first tasted success wit their 1996 self-titled debut, just in time for the Brit-pop boom. Their sound – heavily influenced by The Smiths, David Bowie and The Pixies – grabbed the attention of the alt-rock scene in the 1990s. Yet it wasn’t until their 2003 single ‘The Bitter End’ (taken from ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’) that they received ‘stadium rock star’ status , charting just outside the UK album top 10.

After a ‘best of’ was released,2006 follow up ‘Meds’ was one of the most anticipated albums of their career. This album became a favourite amongst Placebo fans and indie-lovers alike.’Meds’ even reached number 7 in the UK album charts.  Featuring guest vocals by The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and REM legend Michael Stipe, this is considered the ‘hidden gem’ of the Placebo back-catalogue.

Since the 20th anniversary reissue of their debut album last year, Placebo have re-released their landmark albums every few months on both limited run coloured vinyl and permanent standard 180gm black vinyl. These are the last two in the series.

Sleeping With Ghosts

Side A
1.       Bulletproof Cupid
2.       English Summer Rain
3.       This Picture
4.       Sleeping With Ghosts
5.       The Bitter End
6.       Something Rotten

Side B
1.       Plasticine
2.       Special Needs
3.       I’ll Be Yours
4.       Second Sight
5.       Protect Me From What I Want
6.       Centrefolds

Meds

Side A
1.       Meds
2.       Infra-Red
3.       Drag
4.       Space Monkey
5.       Follow The Cops Back Home
6.       Post Blue
7.       Because I Want You

Side B
1.       Blind
2.       Pierrot The Clown
3.       Broken Promise
4.       One Of A Kind
5.       In The Cold Light Of Morning
6.       Song To Say Goodbyeds

Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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