Published Sep 18, 2015Underworld's 1996 album Second Toughest in the Infants doesn't turn 20 until next year, but the long-running British electronic act are jumping the gun a little by reissuing the record in deluxe form. This will be out on November 20 through Universal Music Catalogue.
The Super Deluxe version of the album contains four CDs, adding up to total of 34 tracks. This includes the eight-song album plus various unreleased material, singles from the era, alternate versions, and some early takes of the song "Born Slippy (Nuxx)." It also comes with a 60-page booklet. The album was remastered at Abbey Road.
For those who don't feel like splurging for the full set, the album will also be available in a double-CD package, a double-LP set, and a standard CD. There are also T-shirts and art prints. Pre-order are available here.
An announcement describes the album like this:
Second Toughest In The Infants crackles with the frantic energy of pirate stations half tuned on FM dials; strolls through grimy cities at night, ducking between dog tracks and neon-lit all-night stores. Lyrically voyeuristic from the molten core of the dancefloor, overheard conversations hand spliced to create a strange, dizzying, unique form of music.
This follows last year's Dubnobasswithmyheadman reissue.
Second Toughest in the Infants (Super Deluxe):
1. Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream of Love
2. Banstyle / Sappys Curry
3. Confusion the Waitress
5. Pearl's Girl
6. Air Towel
CD 2 - singles, B sides, remixes:
1. Cherry Pie
2. Oich Oich
5. Deep Arch
6. Pearl's Girl (Tin There)
7. Pearl's Girl (14996 Version)
8. Born Slippy (Original Instrumental Version)
9. Born Slippy.Nuxx (Deep Pan)
CD3 - previously unreleased material:
2. Confusion the Waitress (She Said)
3. D+B Thing
4. D'Arbly St
5. 4 Crowns
6. Rowla A1806
7. Bing Here
8. Techno Thang
9. Pearls Ver2
10. Bloody 1
CD4 - Born Slippy (Nuxx) - previously unreleased demos, live recordings, mixes:
1. Nuxx A1796
2. Nuxx A2221 UW live (2 sets) Leicester M Dog 94
3. Nuxx A4712 Live @ Zap club Brighton Feb94
4. Nuxx A4733 UW live Amsterdam Apr94
5. Nuxx Liquid Room 94 A2254 UW Live Liquid Room 2 Tokyo
6. Nuxx from A1825
7. Born Slippy (Nuxx)