“Courtesy of Burnt Toast Vinyl, the band, Luxury is poised for the vinyl reissue of their first two albums Amazing and Thankyou (1995) and The Latest & The Greatest (1997). Originally released on Seattle label Tooth and Nail, Amazing and Thankyou blends the aggression and chaos of American post punk with the androgynous melodicism of British New Wave and shoegaze. This reissue includes three extra tracks including a live version of fan favorite “Solid Gold.”
Luxury’s second album, The Latest & The Greatest,maintains the energy of Amazing and Thankyou while expanding into decidedly more meditative terrain. Produced by legendary Athens producer, Dave Barbe, their sophomore release was written and recorded shortly after a catastrophic touring wreck that threatened to end not only the band, but particularly the lives of drummer Glenn Black and singer Lee Bozeman (for more on the wreck and it’s trajectory, which led 3 of the members of Luxury to become Eastern Orthodox priests, we refer you to the 2019 feature film Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury). This re-issue of The Latest & The Greatest includes 4 bonus tracks including a cover of Adam Ant’s 1982 hit, “Goody Two Shoes,” a staple of live Luxury shows.
NPR music critic Lars Gotrich writes about these two releases, “Punk rock is mischievous and confrontational by nature, but so rarely does the music bewilder. Luxury nestled into an unexplored nexus of dreamy chaos and coifed dandyism, charged with a pretty-boy trickster spirit and Southern Gothic mystery. In these shimmering and shattered songs full of youthful rage, confusion and melancholy, there is also a pearl of the divine, waiting to be uncovered.”
Both Amazing and Thankyou and The Latest & The Greatest have been remastered by multi-Grammy award winning engineer, Michael Graves, and have newly designed artwork courtesy of guitarist, Jamey Bozeman. Both are being released as double LPs on 180g colored vinyl and are packaged in a thick, gloss gatefold jacket with full color inserts as limited pressings of 500 copies.
Test pressings have been approved and vinyl is in the production queue. We are expecting shipment in August 2023 and pre-orders will ship out soon after receipt.”