EDINBURGH’S very own Shirley Manson comes home next Tuesday to take a trip down memory lane when she revisits Version 2.0, the second studio album released by Garbage, at the Festival Theatre.
Two decades after it was first released, the alt rockers will return to the album which has now sold more than 4 million copies worldwide - a special 20th anniversary edition was released in June.
“Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential Garbage record,” says Manson.
“We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still.”
Initially released in May 1998, Version 2.0 spawned much loved tracks such as Push It, I Think I’m Paranoid and Special and was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album.
The album’s third single, Special, was further nominated the following year for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group while the video for Push It was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards.
Garbage drummer and co-producer of the album Butch Vig, adds, “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.”
The set list for Tuesday’s gig therefor will find the band delivering the albums 12 tracks; Temptation Waits, I Think I’m Paranoid, When I Grow Up, Medication, Special, Hammering in My Head, Push It, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, Dumb, Sleep Together, Wicked Ways, and You Look So Fine.
There’s also a tantalising promise the set will include a selection of hits and fan favourites. Our money is on Stupid Girl, Queer and Only Happens When It Rains.
Garbage, Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Tuesday 4 September, 8pm, £35.50-£38.50, 0131-529 6000