Dermot Kennedy to release The Complete Edition of his debut Number 1 album Without Fear

The expanded version will be out next month.

Dermot Kennedy is to release The Complete Edition of his debut album Without Fear.

As reported in the latest edition of Music Week in their Q4 releases special, Dermot's expanded version of Without Fear will be out on November 6.

The extended collection is set to feature "all his releases over the last 12 months and also includes two previously unreleased recordings".

While the full tracklist is yet to be announced, it can be presumed that Giants will be featured following its addition to the album on streaming platforms. Released in June, Giants has so far peaked at Number 2 on the Official Irish Singles Chart and spent 15 consecutive weeks in the Top 10.

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Other songs up for potential inclusion include Dermot's cover of Matt Corby's Resolution, first released in March as part of the Songs for Australia bushfire relief album, of Van Morrison's Days Like This, which he performed on RTÉ One's The Late Late Show in April and was included as the B-side to his recent vinyl single of Giants.

Without Fear has so far spent 11 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Irish Albums Chart since its release last October, when it became Ireland's fastest-selling debut album of 2019. The record has also spent more weeks at Number 1 this millennium than any other Irish debut album, surpassing Kodaline's In A Perfect World.

The only debut albums to spend more weeks at Number 1 this millennium are Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (15 weeks) and James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam (14 weeks).

With three quarters of 2020 wrapped up, Without Fear's success has continued and it is the second-biggest album of the year so far.

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