Turn On The Bright Lights is now fully remastered in a beautiful deluxe hardbound book with unreleased photos and a second disc of bonus tracks, many unreleased, plus the demos and B-sides and a DVD. Packaging includes super-deluxe hardbound book, with 28 pages of photos, ephemera & liner notes. Also included are 17 bonus tracks, many never before on vinyl, including one previously unreleased song, four previously unreleased demos, eight B-sides and pre-album EP tracks, four peel session tracks (two unreleased) and a DVD with all three music videos and bonus live footage from May 2000 at The Mercury Lounge and September 2002 at the Troubadour.
Turn On the Bright Lights is the debut studio album by American post-punk revival band Interpol. It was recorded in November 2001 at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, and was co-produced, mixed and engineered by Peter Katis and Gareth Jones. It was released on August 19, 2002 in the United Kingdom and August 20 in the United States, through independent record label Matador Records. Upon release, the record peaked at number 101 on the UK Albums Chart. It reached number 158 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, as well as spending 73 weeks in the Billboard Independent Albums, peaking at number five.
To make music marked distinctly of a specific period that's somehow so compelling as to be timeless is no mean feat. Interpol initially sounds as if they must have been roaming about Manchester as the 1970s screamed to a close, yet they emerged across the ocean in New York City some two decades-plus later...
Critical favorites Music Machine are one of the most underappreciated legends of Garage Rock. This L.A. rock quintet had their biggest hit in 1966 with "Talk Talk", which rose to #15 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. This CD is a real treat. It contains some of the best nuggets of the Psychedelic era.
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" became particularly popular in the early 1990s (…) which led to EMI re-issuing the track as a single in September 1991. The original pressing also featured a German-language version of "The Lumberjack Song", though this was quickly withdrawn and is now a collector's item.