So, at the start of the week there I received an email. The Afghan Whigs Newsletter, actually. ‘The Afghan Whigs’ Black Love Turns 20’ It declares. I know this to be a fact, as I am only too familiar with the album (it is, after all, one of my ‘Fifteen’). However, I figured there must be a reason for highlighting this to folks who likely know the album’s age.
“Perhaps a few dates of The Afghan Whigs play Black Love”, I think to myself as I hover over the email ready to click …
“maybe a reissue?”
“though Music On Vinyl reissued it a while back and I have that already …”
The news? The release of Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition) for Record Store Day Black Friday. As I’m thinking “I don’t need that” I read the detail…
‘released on November 25 as a double-CD and a triple-LP’
… ‘Both include a newly remastered version of the original 11-track album, plus nine previously unreleased recordings, including demos, outtakes and studio jams’.
So, that’s that pre-ordered.