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Arcade Fire new release: Deluxe edition; film and book included
Diehard fans of the Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire album The Suburbs (dare we call them suburbanites?) can rejoice upon the Tuesday release of a deluxe edition that features new tracks, remixes and a Spike Jonze short film.
With its racy cherry red cover, The Suburbs 2.0 commemorates the one-year anniversary of the album's original release before it skyrocketed to fame (while confusing many less-indie music lovers). Amid the extra-extra goodies are an extended version of "Wasted Hours" and the two single tracks (that were separately released in May), "Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues (feat. David Bowie)." Then there's the demo of "Sprawl I," which puts Win Butler's beguiling voice on full display.
Adding even more intellectual depth to the music experience is a behind-the-scenes documentary and an 80-page booklet co-written by Win and brother Will. After trudging through that novella, the eight-minute synth-heavy remix of "Ready to Start" by Damian Taylor will seem like a walk through the park.
Go ahead and allow Win Butler's lyrics on art school kids and "blood-sucking businessmen" to steal your heart all over again and take you back to the beginning days, way back in 2010, of your burbmance with the now-iconic album.
The Suburbs - Deluxe Edition (Scenes From The Suburbs) is available for pre-order on Amazon for $11.99. It will be available in stores on Tuesday.