Frightened Rabbit Announce 10th Anniversary Reissue of The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Next month, Frightened Rabbit will reissue The Winter of Mixed Drinks in honor of its 10th anniversary.

The vinyl-only release will consist of a 12-inch containing the group’s original third album and a 7-inch featuring two live versions of songs from the LP. The first, “The Wrestle”, was taken from a 2010 concert at Cleveland’s Grog Shop, while “Things” was recorded at The Roundhouse in London in 2016.

In a statement on Twitter, the Scottish indie rockers said, “The Winter of Mixed Drinks, now 10 years old, is a cocktail of emotions for us,” adding, “Perhaps through it we will all find a little lightness to help us through one of the darkest winters.”

Speaking about the included 7-inch, Frightened Rabbit said they chose the two live recordings to “reflect the time we are all in now and the importance of people over stuff,” and specifically mentioned the lasting influence of frontman Scott Hutchison, who died by suicide in 2018. “Scott’s words always burrowed deep within people and this was the song he was probably most proud of writing and loved to play live.”

The Winter of Mixed Drinks anniversary reissue is officially out December 10th. Pre-orders have begun.

The reissue comes a little over a year after Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight, a compilation that honored both Hutchison’s work as well as the 10th anniversary of sophomore record The Midnight Fight Organ. It featured covers from CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, Ben Gibbard, The National’s Aaron Dessner, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Julien Baker, and more.

The Winter of Mixed Drinks, now 10 years old, is a cocktail of emotions for us. Perhaps through it we will all find a little lightness to help us through one of the darkest winters. pic.twitter.com/FFJzy4g6Y5

— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) November 9, 2020

“The Wrestle,” recorded at the Grog Shop, Cleveland in May 2010, is from a time when we were still finding our feet with the songs and learning how they were going to play out live. On the other side is “Things,” recorded at The Roundhouse, London 2016.

— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) November 9, 2020

We chose this to reflect the time we are all in now and the importance of people over stuff. Scott’s words always burrowed deep within people and this was the song he was probably most proud of writing and loved to play live.

— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) November 9, 2020

frightened rabbit winter mixed drinks 10th anniversary reissue Frightened Rabbit Announce 10th Anniversary Reissue of The Winter of Mixed Drinks

November 10, 2020
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