New reissues from the Le Mans discography
Last year, Elefant Records started an ambitious campaign in order to reissue LE MANS’ full discography, an idea that started actually by the end of 2003 with the release of the singles compilation “Catástrofe nº17”. With this renewal operation, the band’s many fans will be able to enjoy the full recorded legacy of one of the best and most innovative bands to ever come out from Spain, and one of the most respected elsewhere, with new cover artwork, digipak format, new designs by Spanish cult designer Javier Aramburu and revised and remastered sound, courtesy of Xavier Alarcón. Deluxe editions for proud collectors.
Now we are glad to release at least the two last pieces of the puzzle: if last year we reissued “Aquí vivía yo” and “Saudade”, fourth and third albums by LE MANS respectively, in october 2005 the countdown is over with the reissues of “Entresemana” and “Le Mans”, the two albums that gave birth to a myth which had already been hinted with the legendary album by AVENTURAS DE KIRLIAN (the band’s previous project). With these four albums, LE MANS forged a well-deserved legend which took them to release their records in countries such as Japan, United States or Argentina, as well as to feature their songs in the most varied compilations from all over the world.
In 1999, British weekly magazine New Musical Express published a dossier on European pop on which they selected LE MANS as one of the most interesting acts in independent music scene from the continent. Other European bands mentioned in that piece were TARWATER, PAN SONIC or MOUSE ON MARS. Years before that, the prestigious French magazine Magic compared the band from San Sebastian with such heavy-weights as PORTISHEAD, SAINT ETIENNE or STEREOLAB. These are only two examples of the respect and cult status of a band which, without much noise (and without playing live: ten shows in nine years), left an unforgettable mark in the Spanish pop history, going much further than that.
Now you’ve got the chance to get their full discography on a limited edition and in a luxurious packaging. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
**Release date "Entresemana": October 31st, 2005
**Release date "Le Mans": November 7th, 2005
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