Alt-rock band Failure are celebrating their first three records with a box set that collects their trio of 90s albums, as well as some unreleased tracks from those sessions.
They will also host three three-night residencies next year in Chicago (9-11 July) New York (16-18 July) and Los Angeles (23-25 July), playing their first three records Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet in full across each night in the different cities.
Failure 1992 to 1996 is a four-disc box set that contains these three albums, as well as a fourth LP featuring unreleased songs from their 90s incarnation, which ended in 1997. The band would go on to reform in 2014, and have released two albums since: 2015’s The Heart is a Monster and 2018’s In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing from Your Mind.
In a statement about the set, frontman Ken Andrews said “almost everything people have heard from these albums has been sourced from 16-bit digital files made in the nineties, which was state of the art at the time. But when we found out we were getting our hands on the original analogue master tapes, and with all the confusion and lack of quality control on several of the previous iterations, we set out to create the definitive versions of Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Everything has been sourced directly from first generation multitrack and stereo master tapes. This is us finally getting to present our early work the way we’ve always wanted to.”
Read our interview with Failure here, where we chatted to them about their reunion, as well as their favoured guitars and basses.
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