Groove Armada to re-release their seminal albums ‘Vertigo’ & ‘Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)’ on double & triple vinyl July 28 2017
One of the world’s most important and influential dance acts, Groove Armada, are to reissue their seminal albums Vertigo and Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) as double and triple 12” packs (respectively) on July 28, 2017. Vertigo and Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) are available to pre-order now on Amazon.
This will be the first two reissues of four for Groove Armada, with Lovebox and Soundboy Rock also set for reissue within the next year.
Originally released in May 1999, Vertigo was the second album from Groove Armada (following the independently released ‘Northern Star’) and the first album with record label backing (Jive Electro). Selling over a million copies worldwide, it spawned unforgettable and era defining singles “At The River” and “I See You Baby” shooting the band into global superstars. The album has achieved Platinum certification in the UK.
Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) followed the release of Vertigo in September 2001, breaking into the UK Top 5. Like its predecessor, the album produced singles that defined the sound of the time in the GRAMMY® nominated “Superstylin’’ and “My Friend.” It has been certified Gold in the UK.
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay met in London in the mid-1990s. Groove Armada started as a series of nights across London. It was to promote these nights that the band started releasing 12” records for East London pioneer ‘Tummy Touch’. An album made in a week with the most basic of equipment, the group’s debut album Northern Star, soon followed and propelled their name from party promoters to a nationally known DJ/ producer duo. From that came major label recognition and Groove Armada signed their first record deal with Jive Records. They have gone on to be one of the best-selling dance acts in the world selling over 2.5 million records, whilst touring the world extensively with their live band before retiring the act and focusing on DJing in 2010.
Still playing around the world to sold-out crowds as a DJ duo, Groove Armada founded Lovebox Festival in 2003. Originally a one day event on Clapham Common as an extension of their night at 93 Feet East, it has become one of the most acclaimed and major festivals in the UK.