Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of Tellin Stories. Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (The Charlatans - also a No.1), the band s performance has the feel of a classic British Rock band combined with the more focused songwriting of Britpop . It has aged well.
The Charlatans will be playing a series of dates this summer, performing the album in it s entirety and to mark the occasion Archive / Beggars Banquet are releasing a special expanded edition on vinyl and CD.
The first disc is the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, while the second disc is a collection of the single B sides plus an unreleased, early version of 'Don't Need A Gun', originally entitled 'Rainbow Chasing'. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the compilation 'Songs From The Other Side'.