When the Charlatans started out, there were countless bands "similar" to them, but they immediately catapulted to the forefront of the Madchester scene, standing alongside such icons as The Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays. The band was/is successful because in addition to being able to ride the groove, they could also write amazing songs. These were the gifts that made them among the greatest British survivors of our time, rolling through tragedy and stylistic changes to amass a terrific body of work - one that was modern enough to play in clubs but classicist enough to stand the test of time, and one that continues to grow to this day. They have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10.
Their fourth album, a self-titled release, came out in 1995. It was their most ambitious, focused and successful, and returned them right back to the number one slot in the charts. There were several successful singles on the album including it's most successful "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over." Not pressed on vinyl in over twenty years, Beggars Arkive presents a gatefold colored 2LP reissue. The audio is via transfer to 96khz/24 bit, with vinyl mastering by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road.