"We’d love to be able to say that it’s not worth repressing this album because it’s not relevant anymore. But. Sadly…" - Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds.
To celebrate 10 years since its initial release, Enter Shikari are re-pressing and re-releasing their 2009 album 'Common Dreads' on vinyl, in a very small run.
Back in 2009 Shikari pressed 1,000 units of 'Common Dreads', which sold out super quickly and have been highly sought after by collectors pretty much ever since. The re-pressing of 'Common Dreads' is on a glow in the dark green and red splatter vinyl, matching the album artwork - and there's only 1,500 being made.
"Common Dreads has been out of print on vinyl for over a decade, and to be honest we’re fed up with the constant whinging for us to do a repress. So, here it bloody well is," shared Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds. “In all seriousness, we’re really happy to be able to revisit this album. It feels quite prescient, looking back on all that’s happened in the world since. We addressed some of the same crucial global problems that increasingly plague us today. People who didn’t understand the lyrics of 'Take To The Skies' thought that 'Common Dreads' was our first record with political commentary when it was actually just our first with an overt political commentary. We’d love to be able to say that it’s not worth repressing this album because it’s not relevant anymore. But. Sadly…"
The 10th anniversary edition of 'Common Dreads' comes with a bonus 7” single featuring the tracks ‘Tribalism’ and ‘Thumper’ from their 2010 compilation ‘Tribalism’ which have never been on vinyl before, and a ‘Common Dreads’ poster.