Early reissue programme for monarchs of mournfulness

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Probably premature but nonetheless welcome repackaging of the Dukes Of Yearn’s entire catalogue, with multiple extras. While their one room of gloom is now rather (over?) familiar, their slow-burning debut was as exhilarating to the music press as The Strokes were a decade later, a doused beacon in a wheelie-bin of grins. The demos are added here, while the great live album from the Bloomsbury Theatre (1995) accompanies the equally dour but darkly delicious follow-up (highlights: “No More Affairs”, “Tiny Tears”). Undervalued heartbreak classic Curtains shrugs out some rarities and B-sides, while N