Ride announce details of the reissues of their early classic EPs and albums, embark on a 'Nowhere' 30th anniversary tour and release a live film
Ahead of their ‘Nowhere’ 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings. These will be released on the 4th November and will include the first four EPs ('Ride, 'Play', 'Fall', and 'Today Forever'), plus their seminal 1990 debut ‘Nowhere’, and feted 1992 album ‘Going Blank Again’ from their days on Creation Records.
Entitled ‘4 EPs’, the first four Ride EPs are compiled onto one record for the first time ever and packaged as a beautiful gatefold album on double white vinyl. This is accompanied by a 16 page booklet featuring archive photos and an essay by Sonic Cathedral’s Nathaniel Cramp. ‘Nowhere’ is reissued on blue vinyl, with a gatefold sleeve and embossed artwork. ‘Going Blank Again’ is double orange vinyl and also has a gatefold sleeve. All the original audio has been reworked and refined, the reissues will also be available on cd from the 4th November.
Ride’s co-frontman, guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell had the following to say about the imminent Nowhere 30 tour and reissues:
"We were really looking forward to getting out and touring the 30th anniversary of 'Nowhere' back in 2020. Then the pandemic hit and delayed our plans, but here we are in 2022 and we are still buzzing about getting out on the road, if anything, more so than before. We feel that ‘Nowhere’ is a debut album worth celebrating and as well as the tour we also have decided to start pressing new editions of the vinyl from the original Ride era, the first batch of which not only includes 'Nowhere' but also' Going Blank Again' and an album we’ve created out of the first 4 EPs. This new album has given us a chance to create some new (but old school) Ride artwork, in conjunction with the team at Wichita, which we are pretty pleased with. To get this Nowhere themed period up and running, we have also created a live film of us performing the entire album, in as close a location as we could to the site of the original recording session at Blackwing studios.“