The Shins are set to release a 20th anniversary reissue of their debut album, Oh, Inverted World, on June 11th via Sub Pop.
The forthcoming reissue sees Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig mastering it, and it’s got a new inverted colour scheme for the cover. The Oh, Inverted World reissue will also come with a booklet filled with photos, handwritten lyrics, and more.
“This record gave me the life that I never really dreamed I would have,” frontman 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.”
Check out the reissue and pre-order it below.
Oh, Inverted World is turning 20! On June 11th we’ll be celebrating by releasing a 20th Anniversary remastered edition of the album but you can pre-order it today! https://t.co/MSqhYw19uT pic.twitter.com/DqA9b6ExIE
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