In celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary, Captain is available on vinyl for the very first time – exclusive to Dig!.
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Celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary, Idlewild’s debut mini-album ‘Captain’ is available on vinyl for the very first time as a limited edition.
The six-track release is the band in their early raw form. Their sound developed over their illustrious 25-year career, but ‘Captain’ is a reflection of a band who, at the time, were disrupting a thriving indie scene with a unique edgier, more angular sound. Their live reputation preceded them, never failing to impress the fast-expanding fanbase. 'Captain' was recorded in October 1997 and was initially released on Deceptive Records in January 1998. The band signed to EMI shortly before the release of 'Captain'.
Singer Roddy Woomble said of the release - "At the time we didn't have much experience in the recording studio. We were known as a chaotic, noisy live band. Producer Paul Tipler had his work cut out to try and turn our songs into something more cohesive. Captain, which we had decided to name this first collection of songs, not only surprised us with its direct, punchy melodic maelstrom, it surprised almost everyone who heard it. Tony and Bruce at Deceptive had the confidence that we would record something promising and were delighted that Paul had managed to capture the live energy of Idlewild, while bringing the songs together and pulling out the melodies. Captain made a fantastic introduction to Idlewild, and after its release word of mouth started to spread".
- Self Healer
- Annihilate Now!
- Last Night I Missed All The Fireworks
- Satan Polaroid
- You Just Have To Be Who You Are