Babyshambles acclaimed 2007 album ‘Shotter’s Nation’ is being reissued on clear/black marble effect vinyl for a limited run of 500 copies. Numbered and exclusively available through www.rhino.co.uk, it will be released on 18th October with a black vinyl version also available through all retailers.
Taken from the original 2007 masters when Pete Doherty was at the pinnacle of his creative powers, ‘Shotter’s Nation’ followed in the footsteps 'Down In Albion’, the band’s debut album, and Doherty’s first album outside of his first band - the era-defining Libertines. Both were met with commercial and critical acclaim, breaking into the top 10 of the album charts.
‘Shotter’s Nation’ is unmistakably Doherty. Melodic, stark, catchy, raw, brilliantly unique - his music has always created an unflappable loyalty from his many fans, remaining timeless, yet still sending a nostalgic excitement through its listeners. The album also features four songs co-written by Doherty’s then-girlfriend Kate Moss who also regularly performed live with them.
The approach to the recording and release of the album was an escape from Doherty’s previous methods. Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Morrissey, The Cranberries) took over producer duties from The Clash's Mick Jones, and it was and his first album released by a major label, Parlophone.
This was the bands last album for six years, as Doherty went on a hiatus from the constant media spotlight, and here is what some of the press said at the time...
Observer Music Monthly - “It's also about love, loss, the British urban landscape, laughing at yourself, great guitars, exciting chord changes, tight rhythms, the Stones-Who-Kinks-(Small) Faces-Clash-Jam-Smiths-Happy Mondays-Stone Roses-Oasis-Blur history of Britrock, rich, simple production, songs with layers, a really good band and a singer who has relocated his voice”
LP1 Side One
1. Carry on up the Morning
3. You Talk
5. Side of the Road
6. Crumb Begging Baghead
LP1 Side Two
1. Unstookie Titled
2. French Dog Blues
3. There She Goes
4. Baddie's Boogie
5. Deft Left Hand
6. Lost Art of Murder