The Shins releasing remastered ‘Oh, Inverted World’ 20th Anniversary Edition
Pre-order the 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Oh, Inverted World' on blue and white marbled vinyl in the BV shop
The Shins' Oh, Inverted World turns 20 this year and to celebrate, Sub Pop is releasing a remastered vinyl 20th Anniversary Edition on June 11, which is just 10 days shy of the album's actual 20th anniversary. We've got the special 'Loser Edition' on light blue & marbled vinyl on pre-order now.
The classic album -- which includes Garden State's life-changing (and McDonalds ad soundtracking) "New Slang," not to mention "Caring is Creepy," "Know Your Onion!," "Girl on the Wing" and seven other great songs -- has been remastered by Bob Ludwig and approved by The Shins' James Mercer, while the reissue's artwork color scheme has been "inverted" and comes in a die-cut jacket. There's also a new booklet featuring vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, liner notes, and more.
“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have," says James Mercer. "It opened me up to the whole world and gave me validation. It’s also something that stands as a bit of a pinnacle for our band. You release that first record and it’s so well embraced, but you’re always trying to get that magic back, I think. We’ve done well, certainly, but the fervor that happened around Oh, Inverted World we never quite reached again. It’s a special moment when you’re a new band and you’ve got what was apparently kind of a new sound. This record symbolized a very special moment in my life, a watershed moment for sure.”
You can pre-order the 20th Anniversary Edition of Oh, Inverted World on light blue with white marble vinyl in the BV shop.
Sub Pop notes there will also be 20 copies of the 20th Anniversary Edition that are the "Golden Ticket" editions of the album, which includes a 7”x7” classic photo of the band signed by Mercer that's been tucked into 10 Loser Editions of the album as well as 10 standard black vinyl editions.
Listen to the original album below.