Ash announce reissues of ‘1977’ and ‘Free All Angels’

Ash press photo
Photo credit: Sophie Howarth

Ash have announced the upcoming re-issue on newly re-mastered splatter vinyl of two of their beloved albums, ‘1977’ and ‘Free All Angels’.

‘1977,’ the band’s spectacular debut album, was a defining record for 90s guitar music, reaching No.1 in the Official UK Albums Chart, and going to achieve platinum status. Its singles Girl From Mars, Kung Fu, Goldfinger, Angel Interceptor, and Oh Yeah remain staples of the band’s live show, as they still ring out at sold-out shows and in festival headline slots. This will be the first time the album has been re-issued since its 1996 release.

‘Free All Angels’ was the third smash hit album from Ash, and their second with guitarist Charlotte Hatherley. The album again reached No.1 in the UK and has since become a platinum record. It birthed the Ivor Novello-winning smash hit single Shining Light, the NME Single of The Year Burn Baby Burn, Sometimes, There’s A Star, Candy, and Walking Barefoot.

‘1977’ will be released on July 1st. Pre-order here.

‘1977’ splatter vinyl reissue
‘1977’ splatter vinyl reissue

‘Free All Angels’ will be released on Sept 16th. Pre-order here.

‘Free All Angels’ splatter vinyl reissue
‘Free All Angels’ splatter vinyl reissue

In addition to this exciting release news, Ash are also announcing a run of very special UK live dates to celebrate ‘Free All Angels’ 21st anniversary, for which they will reunite with guitarist Charlotte Hatherley to perform the album in full. Drummer Rick McMurray had the following to say: “We’re delighted to announce that we will be commemorating the 21st anniversary of the release of our 2001 classic, Free All Angels. Not least because we will be joined by the fourth member of Ash, guitarist extraordinaire, all-round Shining Light, the one and only, Charlotte Hatherley. Can. Not. Wait.”

Live dates are below. Tickets will be on O2 pre-sale from Wednesday May 25th at 10am, and on general sale from Friday May 27th at 10am.

Ash Free All Angel live poster

Thur 15 Sept – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK – Tickets available here
Sat 17 Sept – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK – Tickets available here
Sun 18 Sept – O2 Forum, Kentish Town, UK – Tickets available here

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