Burnt Toast Vinyl are proud to present a special reissue of the first 2 Luxury albums on Vinyl. “Amazing and Thank You” (1995) and “The Latest & The Greatest” (1997) are both getting beautifully arranged on a 180G Double LP, including colored vinyl with full color inserts and packaged in a thick, gloss gatefold jacket. Both are limited pressings of just 500 copies. Both albums have a couple of bonus tracks so you don’t want to miss out on this. Full press write up on the vinyl reissues can be seen below this post. Click here for the purchase link.
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Luxury Announce Vinyl Reissue of First Two Albums
Courtesy of Burnt Toast Vinyl, the band, Luxury is poised for the vinyl reissue of their first two albums Amazing and Thank You (1995) and The Latest & The Greatest (1997). Originally released on Seattle label Tooth and Nail, Amazing and Thank you blends the aggression and chaos of American post punk with the androgynous melodicism of British New Wave and shoegaze. This reissue includes three extra tracks including a live version of fan favorite “Solid Gold.”
Luxury’s second album, The Latest & The Greatest, maintains the energy of Amazing and Thank You while expanding into decidedly more meditative terrain. Produced by legendary Athens producer, Dave Barbe, their sophomore release was written and recorded shortly after a catastrophic touring wreck that threatened to end not only the band, but particularly the lives of drummer Glenn Black and singer Lee Bozeman, (for more on the wreck and it’s trajectory, which led 3 of the members of Luxury to become Eastern Orthodox priests, we refer you to the 2019 feature film Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury). This re-issue of The Latest & The Greatest includes 4 bonus tracks including a cover of Adam Ant’s 1982 hit, “Goody Two Shoes,” a staple of live Luxury shows.
NPR music critic Lars Gotrich writes about these two releases, “Punk rock is mischievous and confrontational by nature, but so rarely does the music bewilder. Luxury nestled into an unexplored nexus of dreamy chaos and coifed dandyism, charged with a pretty-boy trickster spirit and Southern Gothic mystery. In these shimmering and shattered songs full of youthful rage, confusion and melancholy, there is also a pearl of the divine, waiting to be uncovered.”
Both Amazing and Thank You and The Latest & The Greatest have been remastered by multi-Grammy award winning engineer, Michael Graves, and have newly designed artwork courtesy of guitarist, Jamey Bozeman. Both are being released as double LPs on 180g colored vinyl with full color inserts and are packaged in a thick, gloss gatefold jacket as limited pressings of 500 copies.
Test pressings have been approved and vinyl is in the production queue. We are expecting shipment in August 2023 and pre-orders will ship out soon after receipt.