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Lush Announce First U.S. Reunion Show, at New York’s Terminal5

Chorus Box Set Due Out December 4 (U.K.)/January 22 (U.S.), Tracklist Confirmed

Nov 10, 2015 Bookmark and Share

At the end of September shoegazing legends Lush announced they were reuniting. The band had previously announced that on May 6, 2016 they are playing their first ever show in almost 20 years at London's Roundhouse (which is now sold-out, so they've added another show on May 7). Now the band has announced their first U.S. reunion show, on September 14, 2016 in New York City a Terminal5. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 13.

Lush are releasing Chorus, a box set collecting all their albums, as well as various B-sides, demos, radio sessions, remixes, and unreleased tracks. It's due out on December 4 in the U.K. and on January 22, 2016 in the U.S., via 4AD. The recently announced tracklist is below. Their Ciao! best of collection is being reissued on vinyl on November 27 for Record Store Day, also via 4AD.

Lush were one of the originators and main icons of the shoegazing genre, along with Slowdive, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and Swervedriver (who have all reformed in recent years). Lush released three albums in the '90s, but split up after the 1996 suicide of drummer Chris Acland. Their final show was in Tokyo, Japan in September 2006. Justin Welch of Britpop icons Elastica will be playing drums at their reunion shows. He joins Lush's three surviving members, guitarist Emma Anderson, singer/guitarist Miki Berenyi, and bassist Philip King.

"The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking," said Berenyi in a press release back in September. "But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again."

Below is Chorus' tracklist and some of the band's classic videos. Read our two recent interviews with Berenyi and Anderson on Split and Lovelife, in which they discussed the challenges of reforming. Also read our 2007 interview with Berenyi, which at the time was her first interview in a decade, since Lush's breakup.

Chorus Tracklist:

Disc One: Gala

1. Sweetness And Light
2. Sunbathing
3. Breeze
4. De-Luxe
5. Leaves Me Cold
6. Downer
7. Thoughtforms
8. Baby Talk
9. Thoughtforms
10. Scarlet
11. Bitter
12. Second Sight
13. Etheriel
14. Hey Hey Helen
15. Scarlet
16. Leaves Me Cold - Peel Session*
17. Breeze - Peel Session*
18. Hey Hey Helen - Peel Session*
19. Blackout - Evening Session*
20. Kiss Chase - Evening Session*
21. The Childcatcher - Evening Session*
22. Single Girl - Mark Radcliffe Session*
23. Runaway - Mark Radcliffe Session*
24. Heavenly Nobodies - Evening Session*
25. Ladykillers - Evening Session* 

Disc Two: Spooky

1. Stray
2. Nothing Natural
3. Tiny Smiles
4. Covert
5. Ocean
6. For Love
7. Superblast!
8. Untogether
9. Fantasy
10. Take
11. Laura
12. Monochrome
13. God's Gift
14. Fallin' In Love
15. Starlust
16. Outdoor Miner
17. Astronaut
18. Sweetness And Light (The Orange Squash Mix)
19. Undertow (Spooky Mix)

Disc Three: Split

1. Light From A Dead Star
2. Kiss Chase
3. Blackout
4. Hypocrite
5. Lovelife
6. Desire Lines
7. The Invisible Man
8. Undertow
9. Never-Never
10. Lit Up
11. Starlust
12. When I Die
13. Cat's Chorus
14. Love At First Sight
15. Girl's World
16. White Wood
17. 500 (Acoustic Version)*
18. Olympia (Acoustic Version)
19. Kiss Chase (Acoustic Version)

Disc Four: Lovelife

1. Ladykillers
2. Heavenly Nobodies
3. 500
4. I've Been Here Before
5. Papasan
6. Single Girl
7. Ciao!
8. Tralala
9. Last Night
10. Runaway
11. The Childcatcher
12. Olympia
13. Sweetness And Light (Demo)*
14. Covert (Demo)*
15. Problem Child (Demo)*
16. Desire Lines (Demo)
17. Hypocrite (Demo)*
18. Lit Up (Demo)
19. Light From A Dead Star (Demo)* 

Disc Five: Topolino

1. 500 (Shake Baby Shake)
2. I Have The Moon
3. Ex
4. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
5. Matador
6. Outside World
7. I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind
8. Carmen
9. Shut Up
10. Cul De Sac
11. Demystification
12. Tinkerbell
13. Piledriver
14. Plums And Oranges
15. Half And Half
16. Dear Me (Miki's 8-Track Home Demo)
17. Sweetie
18. Heavenly
19. Pudding
20. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
21. All This Useless Beauty
22. Mannequin
23. Rupert

* Denotes previously unreleased







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Sean King
November 11th 2015

Lush’s last concert (The Liquid Room In Shinjuku, Tokyo) was in 1996; not 2006 as written here.