Pulp to Reissue First Three Albums

Pulp to Reissue First Three Albums
Photo: Stefan De Batseller
It's been a big year for Britpoppers Pulp. Earlier in 2011, the band announced they would be reuniting for some gigs, the first of which occurred last week (May 25) in Toulouse, France. To further celebrate getting back together, the troupe are prepping re-releases of their first three records. If you ever wanted to brush up on the band's back catalogue beyond "Common People," now's the time.

Pulp's 1983 debut disc It, along with 1987's Freaks and 1992's Separations, will all be released in deluxe editions in the UK this summer. The sets won't be remastered, but they will feature new artwork and some bonus tracks, according to NME.

While tracklistings have yet to be released for the sets, which will be issued August 8 in the UK, the newly reworked Freaks will feature bonus cuts previously available on the "Little Girl" and "Dogs Are Everywhere" singles, while Separations will feature three extra songs: "Death Goes to Disco," "Is This House" and an extended version of album track "Countdown."

UPDATE: These reissues are now due in February 2012.

Unfortunately, it's unclear whether the reissues will get a proper North American release.

While chances are the band will be focusing on hits like "Help the Aged," "Do You Remember the First Time?" and "Disco 2000," don't be surprised if they pepper their performances with a couple forgotten tunes from their early days. You can check out their European reunion dates here.