Wolf Parade Apologies To The Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition) on 3LP + Download
Deluxe Edition of the Band's Acclaimed 2005 Debut w/ Original Album Remastered on 2LP Plus Bonus LP of Pre-Sub Pop Self-Titled EPs
Sub Pop presents Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition), a reissue of the group's acclaimed first album, worldwide on triple vinyl. The reissue features the original album, now as a much-better-sounding 2LP-set, along with the band's pre-Sub Pop, self-titled EPs (released in 2003 and 2004), both of which are making their vinyl debut.
The package also includes the previously unreleased track "Snakes on the Ladder" from the Apologies sessions. The album was remastered for this release by the band's longtime associate Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering. This reissue comes on the heels of Wolf Parade's recently-announced reunion. The band will be touring in the summer of 2016.
Wolf Parade was founded in 2003 in Montreal, Quebec. After the aforementioned self-titled EPs, the group released Apologies to the Queen Mary to much fanfare in September 2005. The album was recorded by Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock and engineer Chris Chandler at Audible Alchemy in Portland, OR. The album was an entirely collaborative effort, barreling headfirst and breathlessly through songs written during Wolf Parade's early years together as a band.
Pitchfork gave Apologies to the Queen Mary a 9.2 rating, saying, "Wolf Parade's true talent is transforming the everyday into the unprecedented." And The Guardian raved, "Magnificent, all told." The album has sold over 100,000 in the U.S. alone to date.