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How Do You Burn

    The Afghan Whigs are set to release their first studio album in five years, How Do You Burn?, on 9 September. How Do You Burn?, the ninth studio album from The Afghan Whigs, finds the band in peak form, making the most vaulting and thrilling music of their lives. The album is virile, ready-for-action, and finds frontman Greg Dulli as swaggering, enigmatic and darkly charismatic as ever, and singing up a storm.

    The album reaches corners of sound that, twenty-six years after the band's inception, find them at an apex. Referencing Warren Zevon, Prince, and Zeppelin all while plugging in to the soul and R&B influences that have always set them apart, The Afghan Whigs are at a precipice of greatness. Says Dulli, “I’m beginning to see there are a million places we can go. I feel virile, ready for action, and I want to keep stalking greatness.” 


    I’ll Make You See God
    The Getaway
    Catch A Colt
    Please, Baby, Please
    A Line Of Shots
    Domino And Jimmy
    Take Me There
    In Flames

    Mute are proud to present the 21st anniversary deluxe editions of The Afghan Whigs’ landmark album ‘Gentlemen’.

    ‘Gentlemen At 21’ features the original album newly remastered along with bonus content consisting of rare Bsides, live performances and previously unreleased demos.

    ‘Gentlemen At 21’ presents the original record’s 11 tracks, updated but still retaining the 1993 album’s blistering swagger. The same 11 tracks that have made a visceral connection with fans over the last 21 years - the deeply dark and confessional lyrical content, the no-frills production qualities and Greg Dulli’s soul-baring vocal performances captured on tape. In addition, the album includes all the original demos for the album, which were recorded at John Curley’s Ultrasuede studio space in Cincinnati.

    The bonus material also includes the original ‘Debonair’ single B sides, including ‘Mr Superlove’ and a cover of the southern blue-eyed soul classic ‘Dark End Of The Street’ along with three songs recorded live for KTCL in Denver, previously issued on the ‘What Jail Is Like’ EP. The set comes packaged with a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve art and its striking front cover image, an homage to Nan Goldin’s iconic ‘Nan And Brian In Bed, New York City’.


    1. If I Were Going
    2. Gentlemen
    3. Be Sweet
    4. Debonair
    5. When We Two Parted
    6. Fountain And Fairfax
    7. What Jail Is Like
    8. My Curse
    9. Now You Know
    10. I Keep Coming Back
    11. Brother Woodrow / Closing Prayer

    1. If I Were Going (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    2. Gentlemen (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    3. Be Sweet (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    4. Debonair (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    5. When We Two Parted (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    6. Fountain And Fairfax (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    7. What Jail Is Like (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    8. My Curse (Demo, Recorded At Ultrasuede)
    9. Now You Know (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)
    10. Brother Woodrow (Instrumental Rough Mix From Ardent)

    11. Little Girl Blue [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
    12. Ready [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
    13. Mr. Superlove [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
    14. The Dark End Of The Day The Street [B-Side (Rodgers/Hart) [Recorded At Audiocraft, Cincinnati, OH]
    15. What Jail Is Like (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
    16. Now You Know (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)
    17. My World Is Empty Without You I Hear A Symphony (KTCL Live Music At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO May 10th, 1994)

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