Republica is the debut studio album by English band Republica. It was released in 1996. Three singles were released from the album: "Bloke", "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous", with the last two being huge hits.
Upon its release, Republica received generally positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success. It peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart. In the US, it reached number 153 on the Billboard 200 and was also successful in other countries, such as Germany, The Netherlands and New Zealand.
BuzzFeed listed "Ready To Go" at number 37 in their list of The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s in 2017. The song is featured in dozens of commercials, movies, and series, f.e. “Baywatch”, “Captain Marvel”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Queer As Folk” and many more. Fun fact; "Ready to Go" is the theme song for the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster at Cedar Point in Ohio.
Republica turns 25 in 2021. This year on Record Store Day, Music on Vinyl in cooperation with Sony Music release the album on vinyl for the first time; A limited 25th anniversary edition on translucent blue vinyl (and a limited 25th anniversary edition on translucent red vinyl). The colours can be bought seperately from your RSD store, the sticker on the LP denotes the colour inside. The package includes a 4-page insert with lyrics and pictures.
LP Red Vinyl - Price £23.99
LP Blue Vinyl - Price £23.99
Release Date: Saturday June 12th 2021