“Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record. We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still”.
Garbage are delighted to announce the release of the 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. Released on Stunvolume/[PIAS] on 22nd June, Version 2.0 has been remastered for the 20th anniversary and the package features the whole original album, as well as ten B-sides from the era.
The standard remastered album is available on CD or orange 2LP, while the deluxe edition with bonus tracks is available in a very special 3LP package with poster and stickers, or as a double CD. Both the standard edition and the deluxe edition will also be available digitally to purchase or stream.
The typically visceral Lick The Pavement is the first offering from the reissue and is out today. LISTEN HERE
Upon its initial release in May 1998, Version 2.0 charted at Number 1 and was certified double platinum in the UK with over 500,000 sales. The record went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Version 2:0 was also nominated for four Grammys including Album Of The Year and three MTV Europe Awards. It produced 5 top 20 singles in the UK alone, including the Top 10 singles Push It and I Think I’m Paranoid.
Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band’s drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains:
“Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album”.
Shirley Manson recently won the NME’s prestigious ‘Icon’ award at their Brixton Academy ceremony in February. A suitably fitting tribute to one of rock’s great pioneers and provocateurs, the award serves as further indication of the impact Garbage have already left in the alternative rock landscape and on the mainstream.
1. Temptation Waits
2. I Think I’m Paranoid
3. When I Grow Up
6. Hammering in My Head
7. Push It
8. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
10. Sleep Together
11. Wicked Ways
12. You Look So Fine
B-sides (deluxe formats only):
1. Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
2. 13x Forever
4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
5. Soldier Through This
7. Lick The Pavement
8. Medication (Acoustic)
Photo credit: Joseph Cultice