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Having sold out their first Auckland show in under 30 minutes, The National have announced a second show which is selling fast and only a few tickets remain. Plus the band have revealed they will release an expanded edition of their hugely successful fifth studio album High Violet on November 22nd.
High Violet: Expanded Edition will be made available as a double-CD package. As well as the original eleven-track album, the expanded edition will be packaged with a limited edition bonus disc of eight songs featuring an alternate version of High Violet opening track 'Terrible Love', two brand new songs 'Wake Up Your Saints' and 'You Were A Kindness', b-sides 'Walk Off' and 'Sin-Eaters' plus three live recordings.
The Brooklyn five-piece will also release a 7" single of 'Terrible Love' backed with 'You Were A Kindness' on November 22nd to coincide with the expanded High Violet.
Tonight, The National will also perform live at a rally in Madison in support of President Obama at the University of Wisconsin.
For more information on this event click HERE.
HIGH VIOLET: EXPANDED EDITION
1. Terrible Love [Alternate Version]
2. Wake Up Your Saints
3. You Were A Kindness
4. Walk Off
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio [Live on The Current]
7. Anyone's Ghost [Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music]
8. England [Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music]
Thursday 13th January, 2011 - The Powerstation, Auckland *ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT*
Dominion Post - 5/5 star review
“packed with the usual late-night subtle charms and raw reflective beauty that fans have come to expect"
NZ Herald- album review 4/5 stars
"this, their fifth album might just be their best""
Groove Guide 4/5 stars
"High Violet is desolately beautiful and compulsively listenable"
“From its painstaking production to its dense lyrical constructs to its mammoth choruses, High Violet is likely to be one of the year’s best.”
The Guardian (UK)
“Crafted from humming guitars, tinkling pianos, militaristic drumming and occasional orchestration, their fifth album is beautifully subtle and grows in power with each listen.”
New Musical Express (NME)
“with ‘High Violet’ The National’s slow and steady evolution can no longer be ignored. This lot are fully grown-up, coloured in and going overground.”