For the album’s 10th anniversary, Matador presents a special two CD (or two LP)/one set, complete with a hardback book featuring previously unpublished photos and liner notes. This is what a deluxe edition should be: generous with unreleased material, enough to keep the nostalgia of that day alive and as exciting as it was 10+ years ago.”
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the release of Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights, an album which at first seemed just a member of the pack of rock revivalists but which in time has become seen as a classic of the era. The songs have been cleaned a bit, with the vocals more clearly coming through the deep drive of songs like “PDA,” for instance. This release is also a chance to pick it up on vinyl, if you’re so inclined to have it (I know I am!). A second disc includes “Specialist,” a B-side strong enough to have made the album, plus demos versions of songs from the first and second Interpol albums and one that previously went unreleased songs as well. A DVD includes Interpol’s early music videos and live cuts from the early ’00s.