The Boo Radleys / Giant Steps 30th anniversary

2LP vinyl and CD

The Boo Radleys‘ 1993 album Giant Steps has been remastered for a 30th anniversary reissue.

An attempt, perhaps, to break out of the ‘Shoegaze’ scene for which they were best known, the 17-track Giant Steps exhibited a wider range of influences and was the band’s second album on Creation Records. This genre-hopping long-player was the one before their 1995 breakthrough album Wake Up! which tends to be associated with Britpop.

The formats for this reissue are 2LP vinyl and expanded CD. The 2LP edition is also available pressed on purple and orange vinyl at indie shops and comes with a bonus vinyl 10-inch featuring Saint Etienne remixes of both ‘Lazarus’ and ‘Rodney King’. The 20-track CD offers both of those remixes and ‘Peachy Keen’.

Writing about the album, drummer, Cieka reflected on Giant Steps, stating: “Creation loved it, people’s reactions seemed really positive. I do listen to it from time to time and still find great moments I’d forgotten about. I think it stands up pretty well today. I’m always left feeling happy to have been a part of the record”.

Giant Steps will be reissued on 1 September by Brighton-based label Two Piers.

The coloured vinyl 2LP set, with bonus 10-inch, is available at indie shops including Rough Trade


Giant Steps The Boo Radleys / 30th anniversary edition

    • LP 1
      1. I Hang Suspended
      2. Upon 9th and Fairchild
      3. Wish I Was Skinny
      4. Leaves and Sand
      5. Butterfly McQueen
      6. Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce)
      7. Thinking of Ways
      8. Barney (…and Me)
    • LP 2
      1. Spun Around
      2. If You Want It, Take It
      3. Best Lose the Fear
      4. Take the Time Around
      5. Lazarus
      6. One Is For
      7. Run My Way Runway
      8. I’ve Lost the Reason
      9. The White Noise Revisited

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