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Travis - The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Vinyl 2LP + 2CD Box Set

Craft Recordings

  • $ 7998


Travis The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Vinyl 2LP + 2CD Box Set

20th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl 2LP + CD Box Set featuring Original Album Plus Hand-Selected B-Sides and 58-Page Commemorative Photobook!
Craft Recordings celebrate the 20th anniversary of British alt-rock band Travis' breakthrough year with two simultaneous releases: Live at Glastonbury '99, plus an expanded reissue of The Man Who. 1999 marked a momentous year for the Scottish quartet. Singer/songwriter Fran Healy, guitarist Andy Dunlop, drummer Neil Primrose, and bassist Dougie Payne had been together since the beginning of the decade, and were gearing up for the release of their sophomore album following the release of their 1997 debut, Good Feeling. Though the album found moderate success in the UK and set the band up for extensive touring – opening for the likes of Oasis – Travis were still relatively unknown internationally. All of that was about to change.

With The Man Who having only been in the record shops for a month, Travis played the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. It had been glorious weather, but, as they played their soon-to-be-released single "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?," the heavens opened. The soggy crowd went wild, and the performance went down as one of the all-time great shows in the festival's 50-year history. By the time "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" was released as a single five weeks later, Travis and The Man Who were on the precipice of international stardom, and would go on to headline Glastonbury a year later.

One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, The Man Who spawned the evergreen singles, "Writing to Reach You," "Driftwood," "Turn," and possibly the band's most iconic song, "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" Produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, U2, Pavement), The Man Who spent an astonishing 11 weeks at No. 1 in the UK, going on to sell 3.5 million copies worldwide. Critical recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album. Travis would spend the next 18 months on a 237-date world tour.

To commemorate the anniversary of The Man Who, Travis hand-selected 19 B-sides, which alongside the original album, are available on this deluxe box set presented across two CDs and two LPs. The 12" x 12" lift-top box also includes a 58-page commemorative photobook.

Features:

• Deluxe Edition reissue of breakthrough 1999 album
• Two CDs and two LPs in a lift-top 12" x 12" box
• Includes the timeless singles "Writing to Reach You," "Driftwood," "Turn" and "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?"
• Bonus disc featuring 19 B-sides and live performance hand-selected by the band
• 58-page commemorative photo book

Travis The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Track Listing:

LP1 - Original Album

1. Writing To Reach You
2. The Fear
3. As You Are
4. Driftwood
5. The Last Laugh Of The Laughter
6. Turn
7. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
8. Luv
9. She’s So Strange
10. Slide Show / Blue Flashing Light

LP2 - B-sides as selected by the band

1. Village Man
2. Only Molly Knows
3. Rock ‘N’ (Salad) Roll
4. The Connection
5. We Are Monkeys
6. The Weight
7. Baby One More Time
8. Be My Baby
9. River

CD1 - Original Album

1. Writing To Reach You
2. The Fear
3. As You Are
4. Driftwood
5. The Last Laugh Of The Laughter
6. Turn
7. Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
8. Luv
9. She’s So Strange
10. Slide Show / Blue Flashing Light

CD2 - B-sides as selected by the band

1. Green Behind The Ears
2. Only Molly Knows
3. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
4. High As A Kite
5. Be My Baby
6. Where Is The Love
7. Village Man
8. Driftwood (Live at the Link Café / Glasgow / 1999)
9. The Urge For Going
10. Slide Show (Live at the Link Café / Glasgow / 1999)
11. River
12. Days Of Our Lives
13. We Are Monkeys
14. Baby One More Time (Live From The Bay Tavern / Robin Hoods Bay / 1999)
15. Coming Around
16. Just The Faces Change
17. The Connection
18. Rock ‘N’ (Salad) Roll
19. The Weight


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