Remastered from the Original Tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London Under the Guidance of the Band with Bonus 7" Single
Recorded at Dave Gilmour's Astoria studio on the river Thames and the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, 2000's Howdy! was produced by the band themselves. Officially a five piece in the studio for the first time, keyboardist Finlay Macdonald adds an extra dimension to the group's trademark sound here. Tracks like "Dumb Dumb Dumb" which Blake cites as one of his favorites, "My Uptight Life" and "Near You" make Howdy! a quintessential Teenage Fanclub album made as their long-standing label Creation was being incorporated into major label Sony. It remains a charming collection where the three-part harmonies and impeccably arranged songs create a positive, uplifting experience.
Remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London under the guidance of the band and packaged in a faithful re-production of the original vinyl artwork. The band has also selected rarities, favorites and tracks previously unavailable on vinyl to include as a bonus 7" with the album. The 7" single features two tracks and will only be available with the initial pressing of each album.