- 15 Sep 23
The sixth annual National Album Day, presented in association with Bowers & Wilkins and BBC Sounds, will take place next month on October 14. This year’s 1990s theme means special reissues of the golden albums that defined the decade.
Blur, R.E.M., Garbage, The Cranberries, Idlewild, Fatboy Slim, Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang Clan, and Jeff Buckley are just a few of the long list of decade-defining artists whose albums are to be reissued for this year’s National Album Day. First started in 2018, this year marks the event’s sixth annual edition and will take place on Saturday, October 14.
This year’s theme is ‘90s, aimed to bring retrospective attention to the impactful and diverse range of musical voices of a decade the split the industry into tiny, glorious pieces. Special reissues of albums for National Album Day have been announced (see the full list below). Other artists to re-grace us with their sound include Dannii Minogue, S Club, Dinosaur Jr. and Jeff Buckley.
This year’s National Album Day ambassadors are industry icon Gabrielle, young UK artist Declan McKenna, Tricky and Nuno Bettencourt. Last year’s ambassadors were none other than Sam Ryder of Eurovision and the imitable Franz Ferdinand.
National Album Day is presented in association with official audio partner Bowers & Wilkins and official broadcast partner BBC Sounds. The week leading up to the event on October 14 can be expected to offer an array of music-related activities including listening parties like Classic Album Sundays, Pitchblack Playback, The Record Club, Tape Notes and Tim’s Listening Party.
Keep an eye out for announcements regarding live performances, in-store artist appearances, street art exhibitions and more.
The sixth annual edition of National Album Day is an event which sees the music-loving community unite to celebrate and bolster the long-cherished art of the physical album. With this year’s special ‘90s theme, it will shine a retrospective light on the colourful texture of an adventurous decade in music which skipped from dance and house to R&B and rap, from reggae to grunge and punk rock.
Full list of albums set to be reissued below:
808 state – ‘ex:el’ (2LP)
Ace Of Base – ‘Happy Nation’ (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Babybird – ‘Ugly Beautiful’ (2LP)
Belinda Carlisle – ‘Live Your Life Be Free’ (Picture Disc Vinyl)
Blur – ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ (2LP Transparent Orange Vinyl)
Bob Dylan – ‘Time Out Of Mind’ (2LP Clear Gold Vinyl)
Catatonia – ‘International Velvet’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Dannii – ‘Girl’ (2XLP / 4CD Box Set)
Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Where You Been’ (Limited Edition Double Splatter Vinyl)
Duster – ‘Stratosphere’ (25th Anniversary Edition) (1LP Clear & Black Splatter Vinyl)
Eternal – ‘Always And Forever’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Fatboy Slim – ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ (2LP Half-Speed Remaster)
Gabrielle – ‘Rise’ (1LP)
Garbage – ‘Version 2.0’ (2LP Blue Colour Vinyl)
Ginuwine – ‘The Bachelor’ (2LP Red Vinyl)
Hole – ‘Live Through This’ (1LP)
Idlewild – ‘Captain’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
James – ‘Laid’ (2LP)
James – ‘Gold Mother’ (2LP)
Jeff Buckley – ‘Grace’ (1LP Lilac Wine Vinyl)
Leftfield – ‘Leftism’ (2LP White & Black Marbled Vinyl)
Lighthouse Family – ‘Ocean Drive’
Marc Almond – ‘Tenement Symphony’ (2LP / Deluxe 6CD/DVD)
Melanie C – ‘Northern Star’ (1LP)
Nas – ‘It Was Written’ (2LP Gold & Black Vinyl)
Neneh Cherry – ‘Man’ (1LP)
Paul Weller – ‘Wild Wood’ (1LP)
REM – ‘Automatic For The People’ (1LP Yellow Vinyl)
Robert Miles – ‘Dreamland’ (2LP)
S Club – ‘S Club’ (1LP)
Shola Ama – ‘Much Love’ (2LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Simply Red – ‘Blue’ (1LP Blue Vinyl)
Siouxsie – ‘The Rapture’ (2LP)
Songs: Ohia – ‘Songs: Ohia’ (Colour Vinyl)
Songs: Ohia – ‘Axxess & Ace’ (Colour Vinyl)
Stereophonics – ‘Performance & Cocktails’ (1LP)
Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Purple’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Core’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Teenage Fanclub – ‘Bandwagonesque’ (1LP Transparent Yellow Vinyl)
The Corrs – ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
The Cranberries – ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ (1LP)
Tricky – ‘Maxinquaye’ (3LP, 1LP & 2CD)
Various Artists – ‘The Virgin Suicides (Music From The Motion Picture)’ (1LP Recycled Colour Vinyl)
Various Artists – ‘HELP’ (12”)
Various/V4 Visions – ‘V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids’ (2LP Clear Smoke Vinyl)
Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1LP Gold Marbled Vinyl)