This spring everybody's favourite Welsh rockers, Super Furry Animals, will give new life to some of their older albums. XL/Beggars Group are set to reissue not one, not two, but FIVE, Super Furry Animal records that are currently out of print. On March 22nd fans of the Furries will be able to supplement their SFA collection with new pressings of "FuzzyLogic", "Radiator", "Guerrilla",
"Mwng", and "Out Spaced".
"Fuzzy Logic", which is the quintet's critically acclaimed 1996 debut, will also feature bonus tracks "Death By Melody", "Organ yn dy Geg", "Cyrs Ti", "Waiting To Happen", and "Lazy Life". Next up is SFA's 1997 sophomore effort "Radiator", with the tracks "Mu-tron", "Wrap It Up", "No K",
"Foxymusic", and "Hit & Run" tacked on. 1999's "Guerrilla" comes with "Ms. Spector", "This, That, and The Other", "Colorblind", "The Matter of Time", and "Misunderstanding".
As you may have guessed by the title, 2000's "Mwng" is The Furries all-Welsh album, which comes with an entire extra disc of rarities. Last but not least, "Out Spaced" is the band's "rarities & b-sides" album, which was put out in 1998, and was left without any bonuses. The only SFA albums that haven't been reissued are 2001's "Rings Around The World", and 2003's brilliant
"Phantom Power", mostly because both are still readily available.
If that's not enough for a Super Furry Animals fix, then fans will have to wait a bit longer while the band finishes up their currently untitled seventh studio album. That or pick up the SFA retrospective "Songbook: The Singles Volume One", which hit stores back in January, because is it really possible to have too many Super Furries in your record collection?
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt