Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ Turns 20 with New Reissue

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie

Next March, Primal Scream will mark the 20th anniversary of their 1991 breakthrough studio effort, Screamadelica, with a fantastic new reissue, NME reports.

The 11-song classic earned the Scottish psychedelic alt-rock outfit the first-ever Mercury Music Prize in 1992 and reached No. 8 on the UK Album Charts. My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields — who's been working on and off with the band since 1999 and appears on 2000's XTRMNTR and 2002's Evil Heat — mans the remastered package.

"He's just really good with sound and frequencies, we thought it was a fun thing to do," frontman Bobby Gillespie said of Shields' knob-twiddling skills.

"Kevin, [guitarist] Andrew [Innes] and myself went down to the mastering room," Gillespie added. "Kevin's the one person in the world that all remastering engineers would hate to see walking into the studio, when we walked in the guy nearly had a fucking heart attack!"

Fans will be able to get their hands on a terrific collectors' edition that includes four remastered CDs plus the band's monumental Live In LA, 1991 set on vinyl. Other goodies include a newly re-cut version of their 1992 EP Dixie-Narco, The Making of Screamadelica DVD, and more.

Here's some "Movin' On Up" for your Wednesday morning:

by MacKenzie Wilson