Interpol's 'Bright Lights' Returns as Jumbo 10th Anniversary Reissue

 Interpol's 'Turn on the Bright Lights' Reissue
Interpol's 'Turn on the Bright Lights' Reissue
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Interpol's 2002 debut Turn on the Bright Lights didn't materialize overnight. "We had waited close to five years for the opportunity to record an album," guitarist Daniel Kessler writes in a new message to fans. "We never had any expectations for how the album would be received. We just wanted to present our music as an album to anyone who would be open to hearing it."

We'll all be hearing the beautifully atmospheric disc again very soon: On November 19, Matador is celebrating the LP's 10th birthday with an anniversary edition that includes the full remastered album, a hardcover book featuring previously unseen photos, a DVD, and a bonus disc of demos and B-sides. "We spent a good deal of time this past year digging through our archives and asking others to dig through theirs in the hopes of uncovering some forgotten material," Kessler writes. "We wanted to do something special for the fans who have always supported us. We wanted to do something special for the best fans in the world. We hope you enjoy it."

Here's a rundown of the goodies on the bonus disc and DVD. Additional ordering info is available on Matador's blog:

Bonus Album:
1. "Interlude" (iTunes single) - unreleased on vinyl
2. "Specialist" (Interpol EP)
3. "PDA" (First Demo, 1998)
4. "Roland" (First Demo, 1998)
5. "Get The Girls" (Song 5) (First Demo, 1998)
6. "Precipitate" (2nd Demo, 1999) - unreleased on vinyl
7. "Song Seven" (Original Version) (2nd Demo, 1999) - unreleased on vinyl
8. "A Time To Be So Small" (Orig Version) (2nd Demo,1999)
9. "Untitled" (Third Demo, 2001) - unreleased (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
10. "Stella" (Third Demo, 2001) - unreleased (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
11. "NYC" (Third Demo, 2001) (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
12. "Leif Erikson" (Third Demo, 2001) - unreleased (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
13. "Gavilan" (Cubed) (Third Demo, 2001) - unreleased song
14. "Obstacle 2" (Peel Session, 2001) (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
15. "Hands Away" (Peel Session, 2001) (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
16. "The New" (Peel Session, 2001) - unreleased (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)
17. "NYC" (Peel Session, 2001) - unreleased (only included on bonus coupon in vinyl package)

DVD:
"PDA," "NYC," and "Obstacle 1" music videos
Footage from a May 2000 concert at New York's Mercury Lounge (drummer Sam Fogarino's first show with the band)
Footage from a September 2002 concert at L.A.'s the Troubadour

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