Billy Talent are going to be releasing a 10th Anniversary Edition of BT1 on Tuesday, November 26! It includes the original disc plus a 2nd disc of demos, live recordings and special, in-studio performances. A special red & yellow vinyl edition will be available exclusively in indie record stores across Canada for Record Store Day Black Friday on November 29.
Here’s a note from Ian about the 10th Anniversary Edition:
It’s been quite the journey for us since recording this album over a decade ago in Vancouver with producer Gavin Brown. While listening through many old recordings looking for material to compile this bonus disc, I couldn’t help but be transported back to that time when we were just four twenty-something kids trying to make an impact on the local music scene. A time when we had already spent a better part of a decade as a band together, and were now feverishly writing and rehearsing every day at our cramped rehearsal space in Toronto.
Those days would lead to the record that would not only put us on the map internationally, but define our sound as a band and our vision as artists. Searching through all our old collections, we were ecstatic to not only find a handful of previously unreleased demos recorded years before the album was released, but also some great live and live-studio versions from the years to follow. We enjoyed these so much that we’ve included these recordings as a bonus disc in this album reissue. I hope you will enjoy them too.
Billy Talent 10th Anniversary Edition track listing:
This Is How It Goes
Living In The Shadows
Line & Sinker
Standing In The Rain
Cut The Curtains
Prisoners Of Today
Nothing To Lose
Voices Of Violence
This Is How It Goes (Demo – Toronto, Canada 2002)
Living In The Shadows (Demo – Toronto, Canada 2002)
Try Honesty (Demo – Toronto, Canada 2002)
Line & Sinker (Live at Nova Rock Festival – Burgenland, Austria 2007)
Lies (Acoustic – 2004)
The Ex (Demo – Toronto, Canada 2002)
River Below (Live at the Orange Lounge – Toronto, Canada 2007)
Standing In The Rain (Live at Metalworks – Mississauga, Canada 2010)
Cut The Curtains (Demo – Toronto, Canada 2002)