Arab Strap - Philophobia (Deluxe Edition) - 2CD Album Reissue (2010))
UK Release Date: 23rd August 2010. (Originally released 20th April 1998)
Arab Strap's classic follow-up to their debut 'The Week Never Starts Round Here' was, of course, 'Philophobia' and it's also being reissued in a deluxe, double CD package.
We'll repeat the warning we issued on the shop page for 'The Week Never Starts...' which is: if you bought Arab Strap's boxset 'Scenes of a Sexual Nature', then you already own all of the material on this 2CD reissue. These CDs were designed to provide an economical option for anyone who wasn't able to buy the boxset or, indeed, doesn't possess a record player. Here's what you'll get...
CD1: 'Philophobia' in its original glory.
CD2: Arab Strap's second Peel Session (recorded march 1998) alongside their entire live performance at 1998's T in the Park, courtesy of those world-beating newshounds, the British Broadcasting Corporation.
So, two CDs for the price of one (£10) featuring 10 BBC bonus tracks of Arab Strap wonderfulness...what the France are you waiting for?