Travis Share Unreleased Demos Of ‘Dear Diary’ And ‘Last Train’

The studio versions of both tracks appear on the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of the Scottish quartet’s ‘The Invisible Band’.

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Travis have shared unreleased demos of “Dear Diary” and “Last Train” – you can listen to “Dear Diary” below.

The studio versions of the songs appeared on the Glasgow band’s third album The Invisible Band (2001), which is set to be reissued on December 3 to mark its 20th anniversary.

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The record’s new edition features the original album remastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Emily Lazar, all the original B-sides, and a selection of completely unreleased demos, live sessions, and alternate takes. It’s set to be issued through Craft Recordings.

Announcing the unheard versions of the aforementioned cuts on social media, Fran Healy and company explained: “These beautiful demos were some of the earliest from the album writing sessions.”

The forthcoming celebratory reissue of  The Invisible Band will include a remastered version of the original album as well as all of the B-sides from the era, alongside an additional new disc of live performances, demos and rarities. You can pre-order it from here.

Frontman Fran Healy said, “The Invisible Band is 20!! I hadn’t listened to the whole album for a while. It’s a lovely piece of work from the big singles like “Sing” and “Flowers in the Window” to “Afterglow”, “Dear Diary” and “Last Train.” It sounds great at 20! We’re also taking it on the road. We’re really looking forward to playing live again.”

The group previously announced the project by sharing a demo version of the single “Sing” (aka ‘Swing’).

Travis will continue to commemorate the record’s 20th anniversary by performing it in its entirety – “plus the classic hits” – on a 2022 UK tour, which includes a show at The Roundhouse in London.

Pre-order The Invisible Band.

Travis play the following UK shows in 2022:

May 10 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
May 11 – Leeds, O2 Academy
May 12 – Bath, Forum
May 14 – Stoke, Victoria Hall
May 15 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
May 17 – Manchester, Albert Hall
May 18 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
May 20 – London, Roundhouse
May 21 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
May 22 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

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