OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS PLACEBO WILL RE-RELEASE THEIR MILESTONE ALBUMS REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON HIGH QUALITY VINYL VIA UNIVERSAL MUSIC
2016 marks 20 years since Placebo released their eponymous seminal first album. To mark the anniversary year the band are embarking on a two year period of celebratory retrospective activity.
For the first time Placebo’s entire back catalogue will be available on streaming services worldwide. From Monday 16th February, over the course of a week the band will release one album each day - rollout as follows:
Monday 16th February – Placebo
Tuesday 17th February – Without You I’m Nothing
Wednesday 18th February – Black Market Music
Thursday 19th February – Sleeping With Ghosts
Friday 20th February – Meds
Saturday 21st February – Battle For The Sun
Sunday 22nd February – Covers (Originally released on ‘Sleeping With Ghosts’ as a bonus disc)
As part of this rollout, Placebo are being profiled as part of the Deezer Elite UK launch, a section of Deezer that allows users a high-resolution audio streaming service.
The band’s self titled first album helped pave the way for a strong shift in British music acting as an antithesis to Britpop, inspiring a generation of bands to follow them. Placebo went on to claim their place in British music history with five top ten albums in the UK, collaborating with music legends including amongst others David Bowie, Robert Smith + Michael Stipe and playing sold out tours and festival headline slots across the globe.
Over the next twelve months Placebo will re-release their milestone albums, remastered for the first time on high quality 180 gr vinyl. The first release will be their debut album on very limited edition red vinyl, as part of Record Store Day celebrations on 18th April. More details of these re-releases and other catalogue activity, special events and exclusive archive material around the 20 Year anniversary will be announced in due course.