National Album Day: Classic Album Sundays host Colleen Murphy talks to Primal Scream
When Primal Scream set out to write and record a follow-up to their groundbreaking 1991 album Screamadelica, their original intentions were very different to the album that eventualy emerged in 1994 under the title Give Out But Don't Give Up. The band made a journey to the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, where producer Tom Dowd had recorded a laundry list of legends from Wilson Pickett to Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, with the aim of recording their version of a classic blues-rock album.
But after weeks of recordings with Dowd the band had a change of heart, re-recording much of the album and finishing it off with Black Crowes producer George Drakoulis. Ever since, the original Dowd sessions and mixes were thought to have been lost, until a cassette turned up in guitarist Andrew Innes' basement.
This week sees the band release the original version of the album for the first time, and as part of National Album Day the band paid a visit to our store on London's Oxford Street, where Classic Album Sundays host Colleen Murphy spoke to Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Martin Duffy about the newly-released 'lost' version of their 1994 album Give Out But Don't Give Up.
Watch the interview below...