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The Feeling announce Twelve Stops & Home re-issue and one-off London show (2018)

The Feeling

Story by Jack Foley

THE Feeling have announced the re-issue of their million-selling debut album, Twelve Stops And Home, to celebrate 12 years since the acclaimed LP’s release.

The band have also announced their first live show since 2016, with a very special intimate performance on Sunday, April 15 at London’s Apollo Theatre, where they will perform the album in full for the first time in 12 years.

The Apollo is currently home to the multi award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which was co-written by The Feeling’s frontman Dan Gillespie Sells.

Said Gillespie Sells: “I’m so excited to be playing with the band again. To be performing an album that has always meant so much to me in a beautiful theatre that has become equally important for me is going to be quite an experience! What a party it’s going to be!”

Having been newly mastered from the original tapes, Twelve Stops And Home will be re-issued as a Deluxe 3CD + DVD digibook, and a limited edition double yellow vinyl.

The digibook includes all of the B-sides and non-album tracks from the campaign, plus an assortment of demo recordings and remixes, alongside extensive sleevenotes charting the album’s incredible success in the band’s own words.

This edition also boasts the documentary DVD, The Feeling On Ice, telling the early story of the band as narrated by fan Kiefer Sutherland.

Twelve Stops And Home – named after the Piccadilly Line journey from Leicester Square to Gillespie Sells’ home stop of Bounds Green – was originally released on June 5, 2006.

Despite being largely self-recorded in the garden shed of Ciaran and Kevin Jeremiah’s parents’ Sussex home, the album was a hit-the-ground-running masterpiece of fiercely infectious, life-affirming pop, pitched in the rainbow-coloured realm between Queen, the Scissor Sisters, ELO and Supertramp.

Four of the album’s big-hearted and velcro-catchy songs became bona fide hit singles (Sewn, Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely and Love It When You Call), helping the band to become the most-played act on British radio in 2006, and earning them the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriters of the Year.

Tickets for the Apollo show go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 9 – the same day that pre-sales open for the album reissue.

Anyone who is signed up to the band’s mailing list will get the chance to buy tickets on Wednesday before everyone else.

Read our review of Twelve Stops & Home