My Bloody Valentine, circa 1988

The long-delayed CD reissues of My Bloody Valentine’s two classic studio albums — both newly remastered by the band’s reclusive aural mastermind, Kevin Shields — are now scheduled to be released in the U.K. in early January. Barring any further delays, of course.

Originally due out in June 2008, the remastered versions of 1988’s Isn’t Anything and 1991’s shoegaze landmark Loveless repeatedly have been delayed, in part, supposedly, due to the notoriously slow Shields’ inability to deliver the albums’ new liner notes on time. Now, the two discs are set to be reissued in new digipack editions Jan. 4, according to online retailers Amazon.co.uk and CDWow.us.

Both albums have been remastered by Shields, while the new Loveless comes with a second disc featuring a previously unreleased version of that album’s famed wall of guitars “mastered from the original analog tapes,” according to the original Sony press release announcing the reissues. Unfortunately, aside from that analog remaster, there’s no bonus material to speak of, even though MBV issued a number of EPs — particularly those on Creation Records — that could have been compiled.

Shields reactivated My Bloody Valentine in 2007, and announced he was nearing completion of the post-Loveless album he started in 1996. In 2008, MBV began playing live again, headlining festivals and playing concerts in Europe and the U.S., although there’s been no concrete evidence of a forthcoming album.

The band’s only currently scheduled live appearance is next weekend at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Nightmare Before Christmas festival it is curating in Minehead, England.

See tracklists for the My Bloody Valentine reissues after the jump…

My Bloody Valentine, 'Isn't Anything'

Tracklist: My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything (Remastered)

1. “Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)”
2. “Lose My Breath”
3. “Cupid Come”
4. “(When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream”
5. “No More Sorry”
6. “All I Need”
7. “Feed Me With Your Kiss”
8. “Sueisfine”
9. “Several Girls Galore”
10. “You Never Should”
11. “Nothing Much to Lose”
12. “I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)”

My Bloody Valentine, 'Loveless'

Tracklist: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (Remastered)

Disc 1: Original Version Remastered

1. “Only Shallow”
2. “Loomer”
3. “Touched”
4. “To Here Knows When”
5. “When You Sleep”
6. “I Only Said”
7. “Come In Alone”
8. “Sometimes”
9. “Blown A Wish”
10. “What You Want”
11. “Soon”

Disc 2: New Version Remastered from Analog Tapes

1. “Only Shallow”
2. “Loomer”
3. “Touched”
4. “To Here Knows When”
5. “When You Sleep”
6. “I Only Said”
7. “Come In Alone”
8. “Sometimes”
9. “Blown A Wish”
10. “What You Want”
11. “Soon”

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