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Primal Scream announce one-off Screamadelica London show

Primal Scream

Story by Jack Foley

PRIMAL Scream will mark 20 years since the creation of their mind-blowing landmark LP Screamadelica by playing it in its entirety for the first time on November 27, 2010, at London’s Olympia.

Tickets for the sure to be special gig go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 26.

Since its release in September, 1991, Screamadelica has been hailed as the defining musical statement of the ’90s, and is often cited as one of the greatest albums of all time.

It scooped the first Mercury Music Prize in 1992 while the late Paul Cannell’s cover design was recently chosen as one of the Royal Mail’s 10 classic rock album stamps.

Primal Scream have never performed some of the songs live before while many have not been played for years. To fully realise them the band will be expanding the line-up with gospel choir, brass section and singer Denise Johnson rejoining for the night.

Screamadelica was released to universal acclaim, which has remained and even risen ever since, following Select magazine’s lead of voting it the top album of the ’90s.

Singer Bobby Gillespie said at the time: “We’ve actually made a classic record which people will be able to listen to in 40 years time and it will sound as relevant as it does now.”

Having reached the halfway mark, Primal Scream are bringing Screamadelica into the 21st Century for a whole new trip, which will only happen once.