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***LIMITED EDITION POSTCARD SIGNED BY SAFFRON AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDERS WHILE STOCKS LAST***

The latest title on our dedicated 90s imprint 90/9 is a triple-disc Deluxe Edition of the 1996 debut set from trailblazing technopop punk rockers Republica, fronted by the stunning,  inimitable, iconic red headed singer-songwriter, Saffron.

The multi platinum-certified, multi million-selling album ‘REPUBLICA’, features the Top 5 (#3) smash in the UK Album Charts, “Ready To Go”. The song was also:

  • No 1 UK Dance Chart
  • No 1 French Dance Chart
  • No 1 Mexico
  • No 1 Poland
  • No 1 Most added Modern Rock Radio Track in America
  • No 6 US BILLBOARD MODERN ROCK HEATSEEKERS CHART
  • TOP 10 in many other countries worldwide including Russia
  • UK #13
  • US #56 Billboard 100

‘REPUBLICA’ also features ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, Mexico #1, UK #7, US #93, top 10 in many other countries worldwide (including No 1 Gay Anthem Club Record Worldwide), alongside the equally assertive dance floor favourites Bloke Bitch and Holly . The album was also chosen as a Brit Award Nominee.

Across three CDs, this Deluxe Edition contains no less than 32 bonus tracks, including Republica’s sought-after debut single, ‘Out of This World’, which was reworked as the album track ‘Out of the Darkness’. The legendary DJ John Peel was the first radio DJ to play the band’s debut track on his infamous Radio 1 show and an early supporter of the band.

Also featured are absolutely all the full-length mixes issued commercially or promotionally for the singles. Sought-after contributions come courtesy of Republica’s labelmates Way Out West and Justin Robertson, London clubland legends Fabio Paras and Drum Club, San Francisco electronica pioneers Hardkiss and many more… not to mention a quintessential early credit from Chemical Brothers. As a listening experience over two decades later, this is a riotous roller-coaster ride through cutting-edge 90s remix culture.

Packaged in a 3CD capacity wallet, this release also boasts a 20-page booklet with exclusive new sleeve notes written by Saffron herself, an illustrated discography, additional photos and lyrics.

Republica were signed in 1993 by the Heads of the legendary independent De-Construction label, Pete Hadfield and Keith Blackhurst (who Saffron had previously worked with in her 1st band NJoi – also signed to the label).

They broke through with enormous Stateside success after being signed by Head A+R Man Dave Novik at R.C.A Records America who believed they had enormous potential and built a strong working relationship with the band (and a lasting friendship to this day). He introduced them to Producer Ben Grosse who they clicked with immediately, mixing a few tracks and collaborating on additional production.

The band had the full support and backing of the CEOs and Heads of R.C.A Records (Bob Jameson and Jack Rovenor) who all loved the band’s album and believed Saffron to be a superstar – a unique, stunningly beautiful strong female artist with an individual style and a mesmerising stage performer, immediately captivating audiences, press, radio and tv. Her band’s exciting and explosive live shows made them a ‘Priority Band‘ with Head of International B.M.G. Records Worldwide Rudi Gastner – a huge fan of the band who also became a close friend.

Within weeks REPUBLICA were headlining shows across America building a huge fan following. Matt Pinfield at MTV playlisted the video to ‘Ready To Go’ on heavy rotation and their last tour was a 65 city date sell out tour.

As they put the finishing touches to their long-awaited new studio album, Republica have a string of live dates lined up for 2020, kicking off at the Dome in London on February 8th – coinciding with the release of this Deluxe Edition. They’re back – and ready to go!

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

1. READY TO GO
2. BLOKE
3. BITCH
4. GET OFF
5. PICTURE ME
6. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
7. OUT OF THE DARKNESS
8. WRAPP
9. DON’T YOU EVER
10. HOLLY
BONUS TRACKS
11. MUTHA
12. INTROLUDE
13. READY TO GO
[ORIGINAL MIX]
14. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS [ORIGINAL MIX]
15. BLOKE
[RADIO MIX]
16. BITCH
[RADIO MIX]
17. HOLLY
[RADIO MIX]
18. OUT OF THIS WORLD [REPUBLICA MIX]

DISC TWO

1. OUT OF THIS WORLD [ORIGINAL MIX]
2. BLOKE
[EXTENDED MIX]
3. HOLLY
[FULL MIX]
4. READY TO GO
[ORIGINAL EXTENDED MIX]
5. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
[POP FICTION MIX]
6. BLOKE
[BLAME IT ON THE
VODKA MIX]
7. READY TO GO
[SMASH’S DISCO MIX]
8. OUT OF THIS WORLD [ALTERNATIVE MIX]
9. BLOKE
[JACK DANIELS MIX]
10. HOLLY
[REPUBLICA CLUB MIX]
11. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS [RIPROCK’S RUNWAY MIX]
12. OUT OF THIS WORLD [PROPER NIGHT OUT MIX]

DISC THREE

1. OUT OF THIS WORLD [CHEMICAL BROTHERS MIX]
2. BLOKE
[BLAKKAT REMIX]
3. READY TO GO
[SMASH’S CLUB
EXTENDED MIX]
4. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
[RIPROCK’S ONE
WAY DUB]
5. OUT OF THIS WORLD
[RUB-A-DUB-SUB MIX]
6. READY TO GO
[DRAMABOY’S
BABYYAN MIX]
7. HOLLY
[FABIO PARAS MIX]
8. BITCH
[WAY OUT WEST MIX]
9. OUT OF THIS WORLD [PRANKSTER BENDS
THE FREQUENCY MIX]
10. BLOKE
[BLAKKAT
INSTRUMENTAL MIX]
11. READY TO GO
[GAVIN & SCOTT HARDKISS’
REMIXICA]
12. OUT OF THIS WORLD [CHEMICAL BROTHERS DUB]

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5013929930308

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Version

Signed Postcard, Standard

DISC ONE

1. READY TO GO
2. BLOKE
3. BITCH
4. GET OFF
5. PICTURE ME
6. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
7. OUT OF THE DARKNESS
8. WRAPP
9. DON’T YOU EVER
10. HOLLY
BONUS TRACKS
11. MUTHA
12. INTROLUDE
13. READY TO GO
[ORIGINAL MIX]
14. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS [ORIGINAL MIX]
15. BLOKE
[RADIO MIX]
16. BITCH
[RADIO MIX]
17. HOLLY
[RADIO MIX]
18. OUT OF THIS WORLD [REPUBLICA MIX]

DISC TWO

1. OUT OF THIS WORLD [ORIGINAL MIX]
2. BLOKE
[EXTENDED MIX]
3. HOLLY
[FULL MIX]
4. READY TO GO
[ORIGINAL EXTENDED MIX]
5. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
[POP FICTION MIX]
6. BLOKE
[BLAME IT ON THE
VODKA MIX]
7. READY TO GO
[SMASH’S DISCO MIX]
8. OUT OF THIS WORLD [ALTERNATIVE MIX]
9. BLOKE
[JACK DANIELS MIX]
10. HOLLY
[REPUBLICA CLUB MIX]
11. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS [RIPROCK’S RUNWAY MIX]
12. OUT OF THIS WORLD [PROPER NIGHT OUT MIX]

DISC THREE

1. OUT OF THIS WORLD [CHEMICAL BROTHERS MIX]
2. BLOKE
[BLAKKAT REMIX]
3. READY TO GO
[SMASH’S CLUB
EXTENDED MIX]
4. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
[RIPROCK’S ONE
WAY DUB]
5. OUT OF THIS WORLD
[RUB-A-DUB-SUB MIX]
6. READY TO GO
[DRAMABOY’S
BABYYAN MIX]
7. HOLLY
[FABIO PARAS MIX]
8. BITCH
[WAY OUT WEST MIX]
9. OUT OF THIS WORLD [PRANKSTER BENDS
THE FREQUENCY MIX]
10. BLOKE
[BLAKKAT
INSTRUMENTAL MIX]
11. READY TO GO
[GAVIN & SCOTT HARDKISS’
REMIXICA]
12. OUT OF THIS WORLD [CHEMICAL BROTHERS DUB]