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For all that events have veered wildly off-script, it’s fair to say the past 18 months have provided Lanterns On The Lake with more reasons for cheer than most. Despite their best laid plans going up in smoke, the period has seen the quintet cement a place among the definitive North East acts of their generation, scoring the finest reviews of their career as well as a richly merited Mercury nomination off the back of last February’s majestic Spook The Herd.

With their calendar wiped by COVID, the group have also enjoyed ample time for reflection – not just on their recent success, but also the stellar decade which preceded it. It’s an ascent which deserves some kind of souvenir – and this month sees label Bella Union deliver the goods with a handsome vinyl reissue of the cult classic which kickstarted it all – 2011’s magnificent debut Gracious Tide, Take Me Home.
Remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the double-LP package is presented in a deluxe foil-printed gatefold sleeve, and sees the record expanded with five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original album sessions. Add in a rescheduled autumn tour (which culminates in a long-awaited homecoming at Newcastle’s Boiler Shop on Friday 10
th December), and the group’s swelling legions of followers likewise have plenty to smile about for the remainder of the year.

Lanterns On The Lake reissue Gracious Tide, Take Me Home via Bella Union on 11th June

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