NEWS: Idlewild announce 20th anniversary vinyl re-issue of 'The Remote Part' and summer tour

NEWS: Idlewild announce 20th anniversary vinyl re-issue of ‘The Remote Part’ and summer tour

Idlewild will re-release their third album The Remote Part twenty years to the day since it was released on July 15, 2022.

Re-pressed on vinyl, lead singer Roddy Woomble said of the album ‘Simply speaking, “The Remote Part’ is the most popular, commercially successful record that Idlewild ever made. None of our other records achieved that level of popularity. So it’s the defining record for the group.’

Critically acclaimed upon release, the album peaked at no.3 in the album charts, and produced four top thirty singles: ‘You Held The World In Your Arms,’ ‘American English,’ ‘Live In A Holding Place‘ and ‘The Modern Way Of Letting Go.’ The album featured legendary Scots poet Edwin Morgan, while the video for ‘Live In A Hiding Place‘ was directed by noted German director Wim Wenders.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

Side One

1.       You Held the World in Your Arms

2.       A Modern Way of Letting Go

3.       American English

4.       I Never Wanted

5.       (I Am) What I Am Not

6.       Live in a Hiding Place

Side Two

1.       Out of Routine

2.       Century After Century

3.       Tell Me Ten Words

4.       Stay the Same

5.       In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction

The tour will take place as follows:


3rd: Roisin DubhGalway

4th: Button FactoryDublin

5th: The EmpireBelfast

29th: Connect Festival – Edinburgh


3rd: Village Hall, Ullapool


19th: Town Hall, Stourbridge,

20th: New Century, Manchester


17th: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

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