Today marks the release of the 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of Powderfinger’s ‘Internationalist’ recording.
To mark the historic occasion and available to stream via Powderfinger’s YouTube channel is an intoxicating 27 minute mini-documentary detailing the time, place and identities behind the making of Internationalist and the legacy it enjoys – 20 years since its creation.
Featuring insights from close tour buddies Tim Rogers (You Am I) and Paul Dempsey / Clint Hyndman (Something For Kate), Jane Gazzo (who was presenter at triple J and Recovery at the time of release), producer Nick DiDia alongside brand new interviews with each of the band members, the film provides deep and revealing insights into the influences which went into the creation of the Quintuple-Platinum-Selling, multi-ARIA award winning recording.
The 20th Anniversary edition of the album, completely overseen by the band – contains previously unheard demos and a full triple j Live At The Wireless session (recorded ON THIS VERY DAY 20 YEARS AGO) and is available now across the following formats:
- The Deluxe Edition vinyl is spread over 2LP’s and is pressed on luscious 180 gram purple vinyl. It features the original album on the first LP, alongside the full Live At The Wireless Session, alongside selected B-Sides and rarities on the second LP (25 tracks in all). It’s housed in a gatefold sleeve and features new liner notes from the band on the inner sleeve, alongside unseen photos and memorabilia from the time.
- The 2CD Deluxe edition features 35 tracks: the original album, full Live At The Wireless session, all B-Sides from the era and demos. (35 tracks in all). This edition is packaged a ‘fan-deluxe’ set with 32 page book featuring new liner notes, lyrics and unseen photos from the time.
- The standard vinyl version is pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and features the original tracklist.
- The full 35 track Deluxe Edition on all digital services
Following the announcement of the 20th Anniversary edition of Internationalist in September, fans have been sharing impassioned memories of the album on the band’s socials platforms and on 14th September 2018 was named at #1 on Double J’s list of 50 best Australian Albums of the 90’s.
Of the reissue project, the band comments, “We hope that listening to this record again brings back as many good memories for you, dear listener, as it has for us. It was a period of great discovery and joy and propelled us forward into our next few records. Of course it was only possible because it was a time when we received incredible support from our fans, families, management, label, crew, other bands around us and most importantly, our long suffering partners. Enjoy” – PF.