Garbage announce the release of the 20th-anniversary reissue of their iconic 1998 album Version 2.0

Garbage are delighted to announce the release of the 20th-anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. Released on Stunvolume/[PIAS]. Version 2.0 has been remastered for the 20th anniversary and the package features the whole original album, as well as ten bonus tracks from the era. Both the deluxe and standard remastered albums are available now on Apple Music – just click here to stream.

Upon its initial release in May 1998, Version 2.0 charted at Number 1 and was certified double platinum in the UK with over 500,000 sales. The record went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Version 2.0 was also nominated for four Grammys including Album Of The Year and three MTV Europe Awards. It produced 5 top 20 singles in the UK alone, including the Top 10 singles Push It and I Think I’m Paranoid.

Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band’s drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains:

“Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor-sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album”.

Garbage will be playing a series of live dates in support of the Version 2.0 reissue, including two headline shows at London’s Brixton Academy on the 14th and 15th of September. The shows will see the band perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides included on this release.

Shirley Manson recently won the NME’s prestigious ‘Icon’ award at their Brixton Academy ceremony in February. A suitably fitting tribute to one of rock’s great pioneers and provocateurs, the award serves as further indication of the impact Garbage have already left in the alternative rock landscape and on the mainstream.