Australian rock favourites Wolfmother will have their self-titled, Grammy-winning Modular/Interscope debut album of 2005 reissued in deluxe formats by USM on September 25.
The tenth anniversary ‘Wolfmother’ releases will be available digitally, as a deluxe two-CD set, digitally and, for the first time in the US, a two-LP vinyl set, featuring Frank Frazetta’s original cover artwork. That edition will be issued on audiophile 180g heavyweight vinyl and features four bonus B-sides (‘The Earth’s Rotation Around The Sun,’ an acoustic version of ‘Vagabond,’ a Loving Hands remix of ‘Joker & the Thief’ and a Mstrkrft remix of ‘Woman’). The double-CD will also be available in digital audio, while the two-LP set will come with a download card.
The original album of 13 songs will be supplemented by a second CD of demos, B-sides, remixes and live recordings. Many of these originate from Wolfmother’s Velvet Sound demo, which they recorded at the Sydney studio of that name in a single day for Interscope and producer Dave Sardy, before they arrived in the US to commence working on their proper debut.
The original album version of ‘Woman’ won a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, while the LP also included the international hits ‘Mind’s Eye,’ ‘Dimension’ and ‘Love Train’ and rock radio mainstays ‘Joker & the Thief’ and ‘White Unicorn.’ The NME described the songs at the time as “utterly, utterly thrilling,” while Entertainment Weekly said “Wolfmother’s ultraconfident tracks could unclog rock radio’s weakened arteries.”