Title: Snow Patrol – Final Straw: 20th Anniversary Format: 2 CD Label: UMR Cat Num: Barcode: 0602455160478
Release date: August 4th 2023
Snow Patrol have announced details of a 20th anniversary edition of their classic record Final Straw, with a previously unreleased demo version of their anthemic hit Chocolate out now. The album will be released on two CDs and digital versions on April 7th, (with a special double vinyl edition following on August 4th) to mark the record’s original release date 20 years on. The anniversary edition includes 23 additional tracks*, inclusive of a raft of never before heard demos, B-sides, live tracks from the band’s August 2004 show at London’s Somerset House and previously commercially unreleased track Tired.
Final Straw was Snow Patrol’s third album and their major label debut. Written and recorded during a make-or-break period for the quartet, it set them on the path to becoming one of the biggest British guitar groups of the 21st century. Their 2006 single Chasing Cars, taken from Final Straw’s follow-up Eyes Open, is one of the biggest songs of all-time, a five-times Platinum hit with streams of one billion on Spotify and three million combined sales.