Parlophone will release a special edition of Bat For Lashes‘ acclaimed Two Suns album on September 7.
The CD/DVD set includes a 48-minute documentary featuring footage shot in locations like Big Sur and Joshua Tree in California, New York City and the Welsh countryside, and we’re told it will offer "an extraordinary insight" into to the making of the album.
As well as all the tracks from the original album – recently hailed as a "masterpiece" by, er, Johnny Depp – the special edition features eight bonus track, including a stripped-down version of the single ‘Daniel’, and covers of ‘A Forest’, ‘Lonely’ and ‘Use Somebody’ by The Cure, Tom Waits and Kings of Leon respectively. The Waits cover is particularly enchanting, recorded live art Koko and featuring lavish arrangements performed by a string quartet and horn section. There’s also Dave Sitek’s intense remix of forthcoming single ‘Sleep Alone’ as well as a previously unreleased track in the shape of ‘Lonely’.
Two Suns has been nominated for the Mercury Prize, and the video for ‘Daniel’, directed by Johan Renck, has been nominated for Best Breakthrough Video at the MTV Awards.
Autumn sees BFL embark on an extensive national tour, which kicks of at Bestival 2009 and culminates in two headline shows at London’s Roundhouse, and she’ll be supporting Coldplay for two dates in Europe.
Two Suns Special Edition bonus tracks:
1. Wilderness2. Sleep Alone (909’s In DarkTimes Mix)3. Daniel (Lo Fi)4. A Forest5. Use Somebody6. Good Love (Recorded live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 19 April 2009)7. Daniel (Recorded live on Radiohead tour at Nimes, 14 June 2008)8. Lonely (Recorded live at Koko, 29 October 2007)
Bat For Lashes UK tour:
Fri 11 Sept Bestival Isle Of Wight (Headlining the Big Top)
Thu 1 Oct Bournemouth Opera House Fri 2 Oct Brighton Dome Sun 4 Oct Cambridge Corn Exchange Mon 5 Oct London RoundhouseTue 6 Oct London RoundhouseFri 9 Oct Bristol Colston HallSat 10 Oct Liverpool O2 AcademyMon 12 Oct Nottingham Rock City Tue 13 Oct Leeds O2 AcademyWed 14 Oct Manchester AcademyFri 16 Oct Cardiff UniversitySat 17 Oct Sheffield OctagonMon 19 Oct Glasgow O2 AcademyTue 20 Oct Edinburgh HMV Picture House