To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Girls Aloud have announced they are to release a special deluxe edition of their debut album “Sound Of The Underground” – the first in a series of exciting reissues of the band’s studio albums.
Originally released back in the spring of 2003, following the girls winning the ITV reality TV series Popstars: The Rivals, the album landed at #2 on the Official UK Album Chart, and featured the top 5 singles “No Good Advice” and “Life Got Cold”, along with the title track.
The new version of the album will be released as a 3 CD deluxe edition, featuring 2 bonus discs of B-sides, rarities and remixes, alongside a 24-page booklet with brand-new sleeve notes and unseen photos. Additionally the record will also be available on vinyl for the very first time on both green coloured vinyl and a limited edition picture disc.
The 3CD track list will be replicated on streaming and digital across all platforms.
To celebrate the reissue, the girls have shared a new alternative vocal mix of “Sound Of The Underground” along with a new 4K version of the original music video.
Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Undergroud (Original Music Video)
Reminiscing on the creation of the “Sound Of The Underground” album Nadine Coyle recalls: “The aim was to bring in as much creativity as possible and make something as strong as the single ‘Sound of the Underground’.”
“I would sit down with Brian and he’d say something like, ‘OK, so you’re a 17-year-old girl from Northern Ireland, now living in London – what’s going on in your life?’ Those chats were really important because they helped to drive our musical direction and make our songs genuine.”
The 20th anniversary version of “Sound Of The Underground” is available to pre-order via Polydor/Fascination now.