v2.0 (Special Edition) [Orange Vinyl]

A 13 track crossover jazz album (1h 1m 11s) — released July 31st 2020 on Gondwana Records

**Orange vinyl edition** strictly limited to 500 copies

Mercury Music Prize album of the year 2014

A strictly limited translucent orange vinyl Deluxe remastered gate-fold double-LP featuring the entire v2.0 sessions.

Originally released in March 2014, v2.0, was GoGo Penguin's breakthrough album and the first to feature the rebooted line-up with new bassist Nick Blacka, pianist Chris Illingworth and drummer Rob Turner. It was named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. The extended version was first released on 2xLP for RSD 18 on clear vinyl.

This version features the same extended tracklist on translucent orange vinyl.

  • Newly remastered for vinyl (by the original engineer)
  • 2xLP deluxe gatefold edition.

A percentage of sales on this edition will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

v2.0 includes the hit singles, Hopopono, Garden Dog Barbecue and Kamaloka as well as the remarkable One Percent and live favourite To Drown in You. Included here for the first time is theincessant 'Break' featuring a killer groove that offers a notdto the one and only Squarepusher, 'Wash', a haunting slice of the band at their most ambient and the wonderful 'In Amber', the first track that the new line-up wrote completely together.


UK press praise for GoGo Penguin v2.0

"Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor

vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots". The Guardian

"I think they're special...;and the response has been amazing" Gilles Peterson 6 Music

"It's obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band." The Guardian

"Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor

vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots". The Guardian

"[v2.0] showcases a group marking out their own musical world" The Times

"A really brilliantly modern piano trio that takes in the whole history of music. I think they're really

special." - Jamie Cullum / BBC Radio 2

"I think they're special...;and the response has been amazing" Gilles Peterson 6 Music

"A stirring re-evaluation of what a piano trio should sound like in the 21st century"'¨ - Barclaycard

Mercury Prize

"GoGo Penguin have barged their way to the front of this crowded playing field with a sharp-elbowed

sound that's as intelligently accessible as it is belligerently danceable"'¨ - Jazzwise

"GoGo Penguin will win an audience way beyond the jazz dives" - MOJO

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