The debut LP that touched a generation was released ten years ago
Elli Chappelhow
11:48 12th September 2019

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To celebrate a decade of the success of their debut album, White Lies will release an exclusive 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of To Lose My Life on 25 October, via UMC.

The limited edition 2LP deluxe version will feature alternative artwork, housed in a 6-panel triple gatefold LP. What’s more, the package includes a 12”x12” booklet that boasts never-before seen images of the band, and new notes supplied by them. The band have taken a trip down memory lane with the curation of this special edition release, rifling through set lists and old memorabilia for the fans’ pleasure.

LP1 is the original album To Lose My Life, while LP2 features a selection of B-sides, remixes, live recordings, unheard demos, and a reworked version of ‘Unfinished Business’. The second LP, curated by the band, is a must-have for any White Lies fan. 

Charles Cave says, “We’ve never stopped celebrating our debut album, To Lose My Life, since it came out. Its songs travel with us all over the world, and seem to get better as the years stack up. A decade on feels like a milestone to indulge in; to dig out lost versions, live recordings from those early days, youthful photos, notebook ramblings, set-lists and all. The vinyl format of this album has long been out of print, and much hungered for amongst our fans, so it brings us much pleasure to reissue it in this deluxe repressing so everyone can own a copy and look back at a decade of the music with us.The preparations we’re making for the tour surrounding this release are just as exciting. This will be the most dramatic, and cinematic show White Lies have ever put together, as we play To Lose My Life from start to finish, and then a second set of rarities (shhhh!) and the best bits from the four albums that have followed. Don’t miss any of it! We won’t do it again!”

In the spirit of anniversary celebrations, the band are putting on a European tour, where they will give the fans what they want and play the Number 1 album in its entirety, at venues such as Brixton Academy and Manchester Academy. 

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Photo: Steve Gullick