Remastered from the Original Tapes at Abbey Road Studios, London Under the Guidance of the Band with Bonus 7" Single
On release, Thirteen (1993) was unfairly maligned in the press but still reached No. 14 in the UK Charts, their highest charting album at the time. This was the band's ‘difficult' album following the global success of the masterful Bandwagonesque (1991). Crafted in studios in Glasgow, the band's hometown, and Manchester, the underrated affair stands up today alongside anything in their catalog, confirmed by the power pop majesty of "Radio," one of their biggest hits. Although named after the number of tracks, the title is a clear homage to Big Star, a relatively obscure reference point at the time, but a key influence. Another touchstone is The Byrds which is proudly worn on their sleeves with the closing track "Gene Clark."
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.