Up The Bracket (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Cat No: RT0332MXX

To celebrate the release of their astonishing debut album, Up The BracketThe Libertines are releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition on multiple formats, through Rough Trade, on October 21st 2022.

In addition to a remaster of the original Up The Bracket album, produced by Mick Jones (The Clash), the Super Deluxe Edition also includes a remarkable 65 previously unreleased recordings including many original demos, radio sessions and live recordings all helping to chart the making of Up The Bracket, plus a live recording from the 100 club in 2002. It also contains a 60 page book with a forward by Matt Wilkinson, new interviews with the band by Anthony Thornton and many unseen photos and memorabilia.

Up The Bracket arrived like a raging bull in a tired post-Britpop china shop and introduced the world to The Libertines, a new gang of London bohemians, whose ragged tunes, red military tunics, opiated poetry and ‘live now pay never’ lifestyle came to define the millennial angst of the early noughties. At the heart of the band is the blood bond bromance between the ramshackle Music Hall Jagger/Richards, Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, ably assisted by the rock solid rhythm twins John Hassall and Gary Powell. Any bookie worth his salt would have given you short odds on this quartet surviving more than a month or two, given the teetering on the brink lifestyle they chose to lead, but here we are two decades later and our Byronic heroes, though older and wiser, are still fighting the good fight and making music every bit as vital as their debut. The belief, talent and fervour that Doherty spoke of in their earliest manifesto has stood them in good stead.

Up The Bracket, justly considered one of the greatest albums of the noughties, was originally released on October 21st 2002 by Rough Trade Records. The album, a heady stew of indie rock, skiffle, blues, dub and English bucolic pop, was a huge shot in the arm to a largely redundant music scene and helped to inspire the rebirth of guitar music, going on to influence countless artists who followed in its wake.

Up The Bracket, which was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash, takes you on a wondrously poetic journey into the band’s mythical world and their fevered dreams of Albion, a land of squalid glamour, liberty, equality, fraternity, gin palaces and chip shops. Quite simply Pete, Carl, Gary and John created a hugely compelling timeless British rock’n’roll classic debut as relevant now as it was upon its release.

 

BOXSET Tracklisting

LP1 – Up The Bracket (Remastered) (black vinyl)

Side One –

  1. Vertigo
  2. Death On The Stairs
  3. Horror Show
  4. Time For Heroes
  5. Boys in the Band
  6. Radio America

Side Two –

  1. Up The Bracket
  2. Tell The King
  3. The Boy Looked at Johnny
  4. Begging
  5. The Good Old Days
  6. I Get Along

 

LP2- Live at The 100 Club (White vinyl) 

Side One –

  1. Horrorshow
  2. Vertigo
  3. The Delaney
  4. What A Waster
  5. Begging

Side Two –

  1. Time For Heroes
  2. Death On The Stairs
  3. Boys In The Band
  4. I Get Along

 

7” – Up The Bracket – Blue Vinyl 

Side A – Up The Bracket – Original Audio not remastered

Side AA – Boys in the Band – Original Audio not remastered

 

7” – Time For Heroes – Red Vinyl 

Side A – Time For Heroes – Original Audio not remastered

Side B – The 7 Deadly Sins (Demo) – Original Audio not remastered

 

CD1 – Album Studio Outtakes

  1. Up The Bracket – Take 4
  2. Vertigo – Take 2
  3. Ha Ha Wall – Take 1
  4. Horror Show – Take 3
  5. Bangkok – Take 1
  6. Time For Heroes – Take 3
  7. Begging – Take 1
  8. What A Waster – Take 1
  9. Breck Road Lover – Take 1
  10. Never Never – Take 2
  11. Tell The King – Take 1
  12. The Domestic – Take 1
  13. Don’t Talk To Me -Take 1
  14. The Wolfman – Take 2
  15. Radio America – Take 2
  16. The Good Old Days – Take 1
  17. 7 Deadly Sins – Take 3
  18. Sweets – Take 4
  19. Mocking Bird – Take 6
  20. Boys In The Band – Take 1
  21. Skag & Bone Man – Take 2

 

CD2 – Demos/Radio Sessions/B-Sides/Live etc

  1. Vertigo – Demo
  2. The Boy Looked At Johnny – Demo
  3. Death On The Stairs – Demo
  4. Horror Show – Demo
  5. All At Sea (Misty) – Demo
  6. Wolfman – Demo
  7. Plan A – Demo
  8. Up The Bracket – Evening Session
  9. Boys In The Band – Evening Session
  10. Time For Heroes – Evening Session
  11. I Get Along/mayday – Evening Session
  12. Jo Whiley – Christmas Live Lounge
  13. Skag & Bone Man – Up The Bracket B-Side
  14. The Delaney – Up The Bracket B-Side
  15. Plan A – Up The Bracket B-Side
  16. General Smuts (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
  17. Bangkok (Demo) – Time For Heroes – B-Side
  18. Mr. Finnegan (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
  19. Sally Brown (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
  20. 7 Deadly Sins (Demo) – Time For Heroes B-Side
  21. Up The Bracket – Live at The ICA – 3/6/02
  22. Mayday – Live at Nottingham Rock City – 30/10/02
  23. Begging – Live at Divan Du Monde, Paris – 7/11/02
  24. The Boy Looked At Johnny – Live at Divan Du Monde, Paris – 7/11/02
  25. Death On The Stairs – Alt Guitar Version

 

DVD

HD Videos of –

Up The Bracket

Time For Heroes

I Get Along

Up The Bracket & Boys In The Band – Jools Holland Dec 2002

Time For Heroes – Top Of The Pops March 2003

Exclusive Extras – still tbc

 

Cassette – Early Demos

  1. I Get Along – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
  2. Time For Heroes – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
  3. Never Never – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
  4. Horror Show – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
  5. Boys In The Band – 12/01 – Nomis Demo
  6. Up The Bracket – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  7. Begging – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  8. What A Waster – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  9. Skint & minted – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  10. General Smuts – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  11. Bangkok – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  12. Mayday – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  13. Mr Finnegan – 01/02 – Nomis Demo
  14. Tell The King – 25/1/02 – Demo
  15. Death On The Stairs – 25/1/02 – Demo
  16. Time For Heroes – 1/3/02 – Demo
  17. I Get Along – 1/3/02 – Demo
  18. Horror Show – 1/3/02 – Demo
  19. Boys In The Band – 1/3/02 – Demo
  20. General Smuts – 1/3/02 – Demo

 

 

2LP & 2CD Tracklisting

LP1/CD1 – Up The Bracket (Remastered)

Vertigo

Death On The Stairs

Horror Show

Time For Heroes

Boys in the Band

Radio America

Up The Bracket

Tell The King

The Boy Looked at Johnny

Begging

The Good Old Days

I Get Along

 

LP2/CD2 – Live at The 100 Club

Horrorshow

Vertigo

The Delaney

What A Waster

Begging

Time For Heroes

Death On The Stairs

Boys In The Band

I Get Along

£10.79£112.49

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Genre

Indie Rock

Released

21/10/22

Record Label

Rough Trade
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