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Shed Seven - Going for Gold 20th anniversary edition: Album review

Listening to this album cast me back to the time of TV’s The Big Breakfast, Zig and Zag, and Britpop.

Not quite emulating the success of the likes of Oasis and Blur, Shed Seven’s music has still stood the test of time and, for me, it’s as great as it was in the '90s. I really can’t believe it’s been that long.

With their intelligent guitar arpeggios and gritty vocals, their music has a feel of The Smiths, but with a ‘poppier’ edge.

Shed Seven. Image provided by Sonic PR. (19112114)
Shed Seven. Image provided by Sonic PR. (19112114)

The track ‘On Stand By’, with its strummed intro and infectious drum beat, is among the best Britpop tracks of that era in my opinion.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Going for Gold’ it’s been re-issued as a deluxe expanded edition. It’ll be out on Friday (October 18) – on gold coloured vinyl no less.

All the featured tracks are written and recorded by the original line-up of the band, bringing together the very best of their first three studio albums, the Parr Street Sessions; and the twelve Top 40 singles clocked-up from their formation up to 1999.

The album has been newly remastered in full at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall

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