Primal Scream: Give Out But Don't Give Up LP
The ever-mercurial Bobby Gillespie wasn't content to bridge techno and indie with the wildly popular acid-house foray Screamadelica. No, he carried on as if it didn't happen. 1994's Give Out But Don't Give Up found Primal Scream drawing upon rock forms baked in the American South, the nationalistic Britpop climate be damned. Like Primal Scream's broader discography, Give Out But Don't Give Up is an assortment of freewheeling exercises – all of which deftly connect. In August 2018 it was announced that the band would release the original long-lost recordings made for Give Out But Don't Give Up for the first time, which were made when the band went to Memphis's Ardent Studios in 1993 to work on a new album with producer Tom Dowd, engineer Jeff Powell and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Run Out Groove's vinyl 3LP-set, Give Out But Don't Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings, includes two additional LPs of bonus outtakes, making their debut on vinyl. The lacquers were cut at 33 1/3 rpm for the first time by original mastering engineer Jeff Powell. The deluxe packaging also includes new cover art and an accompanying booklet.