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Pulp Deluxe Reissues To Be Released Stateside

Universal Music is set to reissue three albums from Britpop icons Pulp in the U.S. on Nov. 17.

The deluxe packages for 1994’s “His ‘n’ Hers,” 1995’s “Different Class,” and 1998’s “This is Hardcore,” which have been available in the UK since 2006, will contain the original albums plus bonus material selected by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.

All three packages will feature a second disc of single b-sides and previously unreleased session tracks and demos, as well as a 32-page booklet with session photos and Cocker-penned liner notes.

Pulp had existed in some form for 16 years and released several independent albums before their Island Records debut “His ‘n’ Hers,” which was nominated for the Mercury Prize and featured singles “Babies,” “Lipgloss” and “Do You Remember the First Time?” The band’s superstardom came with the 1995 release of single “Common People,” and subsequent album “Different Class” debuted at the top of the UK charts. The more cynical “This Is Hardcore” garnered more mixed reviews on release, but also entered the UK charts at No. 1, and peaked at No. 114 on the Billboard 200.

In May of this year, Cocker released his second solo album, “Further Complications,” a follow-up to 2006’s “Jarvis,” both on Rough Trade Records. On Oct. 1, he announced the Nov. 9 release of a 7-inch single of the “Further Complications” title track plus album track “Girls Like It Too,” limited to 1,000 copies.