In advance of next month’s 25th anniversary milestone that awaits Liz Phair’s landmark 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville, the acclaimed singer-songwriter recently unearthed 38 of her early bedroom demoes and packaged them up in the form of the Girly-Sound To Guyville set. And while the celebration of Exile and accompanying re-proliferation of its batch of lo-fi, rugged and raw precursors are fully expected (and warranted), one could make a convincing case that the disproportionate attention bestowed upon her auspicious debut to this day has invariably overshadowed the rest of her stellar discography that ensued.
Thankfully, the folks over at Capitol/UMe have had the good sense to orchestrate a vinyl reissue campaign for the three terrific albums that followed Exile: 1994’s sophomore-slump evading Whip-Smart, 1998’s coming-of-age whitechocolatespaceegg, and 2003’s eponymous, unfairly lambasted pop transformation Liz Phair. Though the latter is the only LP of the three never to have been released on vinyl to date, all three albums are being reissued on 180-gram black vinyl for the very first time on June 8th, with Whip-Smart and whitechocolatespaceegg also due for limited edition 130-gram orange-smoke and yellow-smoke vinyl releases.
Pre-order your copies here and revisit video highlights from all three albums below. And be sure to check out Ms. Phair on her 25-date Amps On The Lawn North American tour that kicks off September 6th at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse.