the arkive

  •  - Bubblegum XX

A1. When Your Number Isn't Up
A2. Hit The City (w/PJ Harvey)
A3. Wedding Dress
A4. Methamphetamine Blues

B1. One Hundred Days
B2. Bombed
B3. Strange Religion
B4. Sideways In Reverse

C1. Come to Me (w/PJ Harvey)
C2. Like Little Willie John
C3. Can't Come Down

D1. Morning Glory Wine
D2. Head
D3. Driving Death Valley Blues
D4. Out of Nowhere

Mark Lanegan

Bubblegum XX

Beggars Banquet
Released 23 August 2024

Beggars Arkive in conjunction with the Estate of Mark Lanegan, are honored to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Mark Lanegan’s acclaimed 2004 album Bubblegum. On August 23rd, we will release Bubblegum XX - a set of releases that include a remastered double LP edition of the original album and a 4XLP/3XCD/Digital release containing 40 remastered tracks, 12 of which are previously unreleased.

The original Bubblegum album is available as a double LP, titled Bubblegum XX - transparent red vinyl will be available via indie retailers and our webstore, and standard black vinyl will be available everywhere. It has been cut as a double LP and remastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road.

Mark had been demoing songs for a new album, and he was booked to record at Abbey Road. It was a long-time dream of his to record in the legendary London studio, but since he never had the chance to do that, it's fortuitous that the remastering for this release took place there, handled by Geoff Pesche. Mark had never been satisfied with the original cut of Bubblegum, so we are honored to help make his dream come true posthumously.

When Mark Lanegan departed this world in 2022, he left us with a stunning & wildly eclectic body of work that includes two memoirs, and a musical output of seven albums with the Screaming Trees, thirteen solo albums, and collaborative albums and singles with folks including Queens Of The Stone Age, Soulsavers, Gutter Twins & Isobel Campbell and many others. We are all thankful for what we have been left with and honored to celebrate this beautiful album.

“When he told me: ‘I’m calling it Bubblegum’, I was like you’re a sick fuck, because I knew him so that’s funny to me, ‘cause Lanegan wanted to be a new piece of bubblegum on a sunny happy day. But he was the gum underneath the desk. He was the bubblegum underneath the table. He was the dark Lord.”- JOSH HOMME