Rhino Records Announces Pre Order For The Darkness on Vinyl 20th Anniversary Reissue – Permission To Land…Again

The Darkness vinyl

Rhino records is putting out a call for another vinyl reissue this week, and this time it’s the early 2000s formidable rock classic from the Darkness aptly named Permission To Land.. Again. For those who don’t know much beyond the band’s early hit I Believe In A Thing Called Love the album actually scales a much larger creative mountain than the Top 100 song might originally suggest.

The full reissue will include a new blue and black color variant and a special edition 4 LP collection in conjunction with a corresponding 4 and 2 CD set.

More information available on The Darkness vinyl in the full presser below. Pre orders start October 6 and are available direct from here.

“LOS ANGELES — On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of Permission To Land – the chart-topping, award-winning, multi-platinum debut album which changed the face of rock music forever when it was originally released on July 7, 2003. The Darkness today announces Permission To Land… Again, a special 20th Anniversary reissue collection releasing on October 6 via Warner Music.

Britain’s beloved rock band celebrate this landmark with a special 4-CD/DVD release including the original album, rare B-sides, bonus unreleased demos, as well as live albums from their iconic shows at London’s Astoria (2003), Knebworth (in support of Robbie Williams in 2003) and Wembley Arena (2004). A 2-CD edition with a reduced track listing is also available.

Footage of the Knebworth and Astoria shows have been captured on the DVD, as well as the music videos for their hit singles “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” “Get Your Hands Off My Woman,” “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End),” and more. There is also a “History Of The Darkness” documentary including various behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes from the Permission To Land era.

Permission To Land…Again is also releasing on 5-LP, mirroring the 4-CD track listing. The original 1-LP, which has long been out of print since the original pressing in 2003, has now been made available to purchase once again, alongside a new special blue and black marbled limited edition color variant.

Having further polished their eternal rock stardom alongside Guns N’ Roses at BST Hyde Park last week, The Darkness are heading out on a world tour starting in the U.S. on October 3 in San Francisco and wrapping up in Washington, D.C. on October 22 before heading to Europe.

Full tour dates and tickets can be found HERE.

The shows promise to be a grand spectacle with the band playing the foot-stomping, guitar-wailing, groove-making masterpiece album in full, alongside a “Best Of The Rest” set, stuffed to the gills with all the hits and fan favorites from their six subsequent studio albums.



LP1: Permission to Land (2003)

LP2: Studio bonus tracks (2001-2003)

LP3: Singles & B-Sides

LP4: Live at Knebworth (2003)

LP5: Live at The Astoria (2003)


CD1: Permission to Land + bonus tracks (demos)

CD2: Singles, B-Sides, and non-album tracks


CD1: Permission to Land + bonus tracks (demos)

CD2: Singles, B-Sides and non-album tracks

CD3: Live at Knebworth (2003) and Live at The Astoria (2003)

CD4: Live at Wembley (2004)

DVD: Promo videos, extra features, Live at Knebworth (2003), Live at The Astoria (2003)

Permission to Land (2003)

Bonus tracks (demos)

Singles, B-sides and non-album tracks

Live at Knebworth (2003)

Live at The Astoria (2003)

Live at Wembley (2004)

Permission To Land was originally released in 2003 via Atlantic Records and stormed to the top of the UK Albums chart, where it remained for four weeks, and spent 53 weeks in the Top 100. It achieved the band’s three BRIT Awards, including British Album Of The Year, British Group and British Rock Act, where they fended off competition from the likes of Blur, Radiohead, Sugababes, Muse, Primal Scream and more. The record has sold over 1.4 million copies to date.”

More info on The Darkness Vinyl: Rhino Records