My Bloody Valentine Look To Re-Release Three Versions of Classic Albums

My Bloody Valentine Look To Re-Release Three Versions of Classic Albums
The last few weeks have been busy ones in the My Bloody Valentine camp. The influential shoegazing outfit have announced a headlining spot at this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in New York, mentioned word of a short North American fall tour and leaked details on a new Japanese-only box set. And now a new piece of news has surfaced about the legendary Kevin Shields-led project: My Bloody Valentine may re-release three different versions of each of their two classic albums, 1988’s and 1991’s Loveless.

Wired reports that a source "familiar with the situation” says SonyBMG may reissue each album as an original mix, a new Shields mix and a new Sony mix. In a sense, it’s like what film studios do with multiple-release DVDs, having a director’s cut, unrated version, etc.

The source also says Shields is the one pushing the label to adopt the multiple-version approach to the remastering campaign. However, it’s not clear yet whether SonyBMG will bite on the costly idea. After all, the first time Shields set to work on Loveless he racked up around $500,000 in studio fees, a figure that nearly bankrupted the band’s then-label, Creation Records.

No word on when North American listeners can expect to hear any of these new supposed mixes, but tickets go on sale for New York’s ATP festival tomorrow.