DIGITAL RELEASE OF REVISITED AVAILABLE NOW
DELUXE VINYL AND CD BOX SET FEATURES REMASTERED AND EXPANDED DEBUT ALBUM, NEW INTERPRETATIONS AND LIVE RECORDING FROM 200m BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH
LAIBACH, who mark their fourth decade of operation this year, launch the digital release of the 12-track album REVISITED online: https://mute.ffm.to/laibach-rv and have shared details of a vinyl and CD box set release featuring a remastered and expanded edition of their 1985 debut album.
Watch the video for a live version of ‘TI, KI IZZIVAŠ’, here:
The deluxe box set presents three albums: a newly remastered edition of the debut, LAIBACH, with bonus tracks; REVISITED, new interpretations of songs from the debut and first half of the 80s, with two live tracks, recorded with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra and UNDERGROUND, an unreleased live document of their 2012 concert recorded 200m below the surface of the earth, in the Velenje Coal Mines, Slovenia.
The REVISITED album is available now digitally via Mute. The 12-track album features recent interpretations of tracks from the first half of the 80s plus live recordings of two tracks that have featured in the band’s recent touring, ‘SMRT ZA SMRT’ and ‘TI, KI IZZIVAŠ’, recorded with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra respectively.
The 3x CD box set and 5x vinyl box both come in numbered, limited edition editions and feature an exclusive, numbered metal badge with the original Laibach symbol. Included with the release is the TERROR OF HISTORY, a 160-page book with 69 linocuts, an essay on Laibach written by Marcel Štefančič Jr.and additional text by the former President of Slovenia, Milan Kučan, as well as BOOKLET a catalogue with LAIBACH REVISITED project information and foreword by Igor Vidmar, who released the original debut on Škuc / R.o.p.o.t. The vinyl box also features a double poster with portraits of Laibach members and collaborators who have participated in this release or collaborated musically with group in one way or another.
Laibach formed 40 years ago in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje. Founded in the year that the country’s founding father Tito died, the band rose to fame as Yugoslavia steered itself towards self-destruction to become one of the most internationally acclaimed bands to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe, recently becoming one of the first bands to perform in North Korea. Now, more than ever, Laibach can make you think, dance and march to the same music.
Listen to REVISITED: https://mute.ffm.to/laibach-rv
Listen to ‘SMRT ZA SMRT’, recorded live in Brussels with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra: https://youtu.be/ckOCgmK21gE
Watch ‘KOHLE IST BROT’, recorded 200m underground in a coal mine: https://youtu.be/t8YiUzaVs4M
RECENT PRAISE FOR LAIBACH’S 2018 ALBUM, THE SOUND OF MUSIC
“… stirring, funny and thought provoking” – The Guardian
“Playful, poignant, sublime and ridiculous, in The Sound of Music Laibach continue to hold up a mirror to a divided world.” – The Quietus
“A version of The Sound of Music that you can march to” – New Internationalist
“… perceptive recasting of the beloved 1965 Julie Andrews musical” – MOJO