To celebrate, the Aussie rock icons will reissue their first two albums. Get Born and Shine On will be released on vinyl, CD and digitally on November 25 via Liberation. As an added bonus, both the CD and digital versions will come with rare previously unreleased digitally re-mastered recordings from each period.
“Once the ball started rolling, things were happening quickly and we needed more songs to round out the set. We only had 13 songs. Get Born basically! It was a wild time, and a really creative period. We had pretty much been high for three years straight! These recordings were lost for years but then re-appeared down the line somehow,” explains Chris Cester, founding member, drummer and songwriter.
Jet basically conquered when they formed in 2001, selling more than 6.5 million albums globally and securing 10 platinum certifications in Australia and platinum in the USA and UK for their debut album, Get Born (2003). Bangers included ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl‘, ‘Rollover DJ‘, ‘Look What You’ve Done‘ and ‘Cold Hard Bitch‘. The band grabbed 6 ARIA awards in 2004 and were featured on charts and festival bills around the world. In 2006, Jet were named APRA’s Songwriters of The Year and ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ was the most performed Aussie song overseas for three years running.
The band’s follow up album, Shine On (2006), was also a corker which included ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is‘, ‘Bring It On Back‘ and ‘Rip It Up‘. Before long, the record achieved platinum status in Australia and was followed by an unforgettable Big Day Out run in 2007.
Jet will also play a one-off Sydney headline show at the Taronga Zoo stage Thursday, February 16.
Pretty stoked with this naughties throwback.