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Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

    Teeming with teenage angst, punk sensibilities, and Violent Femmes’ own special brand of jittery folk-rock, the trio’s self-titled 1981 debut Violent Femmes became a cult favourite. Featuring the anthems “Blister in the Sun,” “Please Do Not Go,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” and “Add It Up.” This expanded 40th anniversary edition features a trove of rare demos, live tracks, and more.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD Tracklisting:
    Disc 1
    1. Blister In The Sun
    2. Kiss Off
    3. Please Do Not Go
    4. Add It Up
    5. Confessions
    6. Prove My Love
    7. Promise
    8. To The Kill
    9. Gone Daddy Gone
    10. Good Feeling
    11. Ugly
    12. Gimme The Car
    13. Girl Trouble (Demo)
    14. Breakin' Up (Demo)
    15. Waiting For The Bus (Demo)
    16. Blister In The Sun (Demo)
    17. Kiss Off (Demo)
    18. Please Do Not Go (Demo)
    19. Add It Up (Demo)
    20. Confessions (Demo)
    21. Prove My Love (Demo)
    Disc 2
    1. Special (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    2. Country Death Song (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    3. To The Kill (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    4. Never Tell (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    5. Break Song (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    6. Her Television (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    7. How Do You Say Goodbye (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    8. Theme And Variations (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    9. Prove My Love (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    10. Gone Daddy Gone (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    11. Promise (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    12. In Style (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    13. Add It Up (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Disc 1 - Side A
    1. Blister In The Sun
    2. Kiss Off
    3. Please Do Not Go
    4. Add It Up
    5. Confessions
    Disc 1 - Side B
    1. Prove My Love
    2. Promise
    3. To The Kill
    4. Gone Daddy Gone
    5. Good Feeling
    Disc 2 - Side A
    1. Girl Trouble (Demo)
    2. Breakin' Up (Demo)
    3. Waiting For The Bus (Demo)
    4. Blister In The Sun (Demo)
    5. Kiss Off (Demo)
    Disc 2 - Side B
    1. Please Do Not Go (Demo)
    2. Add It Up (Demo)
    3. Confessions (Demo)
    4. Prove My Love (Demo)
    Disc 3 - Side A
    1. Special (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    2. Country Death Song (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    3. To The Kill (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    4. Never Tell (Live At Beneath-It-All Café, Milwaukee, WI - 9/12/1981)
    5. Break Song (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    6. Her Television (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    Disc 3 - Side B
    1. How Do You Say Goodbye (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    2. Theme And Variations (Live At The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI - 12/8/1981)
    3. Prove My Love (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    4. Gone Daddy Gone (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    5. Promise (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    6. In Style (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    7. Add It Up (Live At Folk City, New York, NY - 1/26/1983)
    7" Single
    Side A
    1. Ugly
    Side B
    1. Gimme The Car 

    Various Artists

    Little Richard: I Am Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

      LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. The soundtrack of the award-winning documentary includes timeless hits from Little Richard like “Tutti Frutti”, “Rip It Up”, and “Long Tall Sally”, plus two covers from Valerie June and Cory Henry, and a piece from the film’s original score, composed by Tamar-Kali Brown.

      TRACK LISTING

      Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard
      Strange Things Happening Every Day – Valerie June
      Baby (demo) – Little Richard
      I’m Just A Lonely Guy (all Alone) – Little Richard
      Tutti Frutti – Little Richard And His Band
      Long Tall Sally – Little Richard And His Band
      Lucille – Little Richard And His Band
      Bama Lama Bama Loo – Little Richard
      Rip It Up – Little Richard And His Band
      Ready Teddy – Little Richard And His Band
      The Girl Can’t Help It – Little Richard And His Band
      Send Me Some Lovin’ – Little Richard And His Band
      Tutti Frutti – Cory Henry
      Legacy – Tamar-kali Brown

      Carter Burwell

      Blood Simple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

        THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


        Varèse Sarabande released 7 tracks (20 minutes) from Blood Simple on a 1987 soundtrack album to coincide with Raising Arizona. Now, 40 years after its 1983 recording, Carter Burwell has produced a new mix and album of Blood Simple, featuring 13 tracks and 35 minutes from the original multitrack session tapes. Daniel Schweiger’s detailed liner notes recount the genesis of the project and the unforgettable Coens–Burwell partnership.

        Alan Silvestri

        Death Becomes Her (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

          THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).

          This first-ever vinyl pressing of Alan Silvestri’s score for the 1992 black comedy Death Becomes Her features seven cues that were not included in the original soundtrack release, plus the original song “Me,” performed by legendary actress Meryl Streep. Pressed on limited-edition Purple vinyl with original cover art and a printed inner sleeve. 

          Various Artists

          Written In Their Soul - The Hits: The Stax Songwriter Demos (Black Friday 23 Edition)

            THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).

            Collection of rare and previously unreleased demo recordings of some of Stax Records’ biggest hits, with the highlights from "Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos". Featuring original demos of the hit singles “634-5789 (Soulsville, USA),” “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me),” “Woman to Woman,” and “Respect Yourself” . Pressed on Orange Crush vinyl.

            R.E.M.

            Accelerate - 2023 Reissue

              Released in 2008, Accelerate was intended as a departure from R.E.M.’s previous album, Around the Sun, and was lauded for the aggressive, purposeful sound of the songs. The album was described by Rolling Stone as “one of the best records R.E.M. has ever made.” It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 18 weeks. The LP contains fan favorite “Supernatural Superserious.”

              This edition is pressed on 180-gram vinyl with a printed insert. 

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              1. Living Well Is The Best Revenge
              2. Man-Sized Wreath
              3. Supernatural Superserious
              4. Hollow Man
              5. Houston
              6. Accelerate
              Side B
              1. Until The Day Is Done
              2. Mr. Richards
              3. Sing For The Submarine
              4. Horse To Water
              5. I'm Gonna DJ 

              R.E.M.

              Reveal - 2023 Reissue

                Released in 2001, Reveal was co-produced with long-time collaborator Patrick McCarthy. The album sees R.E.M. experiment with synthesized sound, but also make “a conscious return to their classic sound” (Allmusic). The record features hits “Imitation of Life” and “All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star).

                This edition is pressed on 180-gram vinyl with a printed insert. 

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                1. The Lifting
                2. I’ve Been High
                3. All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
                4. She Just Wants To Be
                5. Disappear
                6. Saturn Return
                Side B
                1. Beat A Drum
                2. Imitation Of Life
                3. Summer Turns To High
                4. Chorus And The Ring
                5. I’ll Take The Rain
                6. Beachball 

                Jonathan Richman

                I, Jonathan - 2023 Repress

                  As the founder of infuential proto-punk band The Modern Lovers, Richman had
                  strived to convey authentic emotions and storytelling with his music. 'I, Jonathan'
                  continued this aesthetic with simple and sparse rock and roll arrangements, and
                  straightforward lyrics about everyday topics, such as music, parties, summer, and dancing. It is widely- regarded as one of his best works, and is considered an influential album in the lo-f genre.

                  This is the 2023 re-press on black vinyl.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Parties In The U.S.A.
                  2. Tandem Jump
                  3. You Can't Talk To The Dude
                  4. Velvet Underground
                  5. I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar
                  6. Rooming House On Venice Beach
                  7. That Summer Feeling
                  8. Grunion Run
                  9. A Higher Power
                  10. Twilight In Boston

                  Social Distortion

                  Mommy’s Little Monster - 40th Anniversary Edition

                    40th anniversary vinyl edition of Southern Californian punk pioneers Social Distortion’s debut album Mommy’s Little Monster. Newly mastered from the original analogue tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the album contains the nine original songs, including title track “Mommy’s Little Monster” and single “Another State of Mind”, and is newly packaged in a gatefold jacket to match the original release.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. The Creeps
                    2. Another State Of Mind
                    3. It Wasn't A Pretty Picture
                    4. Telling Them
                    5. Hour Of Darkness
                    6. Mommy's Little Monster
                    7. Anti-Fashion
                    8. All The Answers
                    9. Moral Threat 

                    John Coltrane

                    Lush Life - Craft Jazz Essentials

                      Released in early 1961, Lush Life was assembled from previous unissued tracks from three recording sessions at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958.

                      John Coltrane’s Prestige years began when he joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955. During the next few years, when he was either with Davis or the Thelonious Monk Quartet, he functioned as both leader and sideman for this label. These recordings document the first part of his relatively short but highly influential time in the spotlight. Lush Life, a combination of standards and a blues, treated in the unique Coltrane manner - sound wedded to material in a completely personal way - contains three tracks without a piano. This is the first time he recorded in this manner, other than when Monk was 'strolling,' and it offers another aspect from, and of, Trane. 

                      John Coltrane

                      Coltrane - Craft Jazz Essentials

                        Released in 1957 on Prestige Records, this album was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on May 31, 1957. It documents Coltrane's first session as a leader, and has been reissued at times under the title The First Trane!. The line-up includes Johnnie Splawn (trumpet), Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone), Red Garland and Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums). 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Bakai
                        2. Violets For Your Furs
                        3. Time Was
                        Side B
                        1. Straight Street
                        2. While My Lady Sleeps
                        3. Chronic Blues 

                        Miles Davis All Stars

                        Walkin - Craft Jazz Essentials

                          More than sixty years old, Walkin' still remains a crucial staging post in the history of jazz. Originally recorded in 1954 and initially issued on a couple of 10 albums, it features a mix of quintet and sextet material, recorded during his spell with Prestige Records and produced by Bob Weinstock. The various tracks were gathered together, along with a previously unreleased track, and issued as a 12 album in 1957. The end result is an important album in the development of bop music, a genre Miles Davis practically owned. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          1. Walkin'
                          2. Blue N' Boogie
                          Side B
                          1. Solar
                          2. You Don't Know What Love Is
                          3. Love Me Or Leave Me 

                          Sun Ra

                          The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra - Craft Jazz Essentials

                            This special 60th Anniversary reissue of groundbreaking jazz artist Sun Ra’s iconic 1962 album The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra features all-analogue re-mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. The package includes Tom Wilson’s original liner notes, plus insightful new essays by jazz historian Ben Young, as well as by Irwin Chusid, who is also a journalist, radio personality, and author. 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            1. Bassism
                            2. Of Sounds And Something Else
                            3. What's That?
                            4. Where Is Tomorrow?
                            5. The Beginning
                            6. China Gates
                            Side B
                            1. New Day
                            2. Tapestry From An Asteroid
                            3. Jet Flight
                            4. Looking Outward
                            5. Space Jazz Reverie 

                            Various Artists

                            Hit The Bongo! The Latin Soul Of Tito Records

                              The first Latin soul collection featuring a mix of chart-topping hits and deeper cuts from the crown jewel of the mambo era Tico Records, celebrating the iconic imprint’s 75th Anniversary. The 2-LP set includes 26 tracks from trailblazers Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Joe Cuba, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, La Lupe, Willie Bobo and more. New liner notes by DJ Dean Rudland that tell the story of the New York City label that launched the careers of some of the most revered names in Latin music.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              LP1 - Side A
                              1. RAY BARRETTO Y SU CHARANGA MODERNA – El Watusi
                              2. WILLIE BOBO – Bobo! Do That Thing
                              3. WILLIE BOBO – Be’s That Way
                              4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – El Pito (I’ll Never Go Back To Georgia)
                              5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Bang! Bang!
                              6. CANDIDO – Madrid
                              7. RAY BARRETTO – Babalu
                              LP1 - Side B
                              1. EDDIE PALMIERI And CAL TJADER – Come An’ Get It (Boogaloo)
                              2. TITO PUENTE Y SU ORQUESTRA – Fat Mama
                              3. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Oh Yeah!
                              4. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Sock It To Me
                              5. TITO PUENTE/LA LUPE – Steak-O-Lean
                              6. TITO PUENTE’S ORCHESTRA – TP’s Shing-A-Ling
                              7. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Hey Joe, Hey Joe (Hey Girl, Hey Girl)
                              LP2 - Side C
                              1. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Psychedelic Baby
                              2. EDDIE PALMIERI & HIS ORCHESTRA – The African Twist
                              3. LA LUPE – Fever
                              4. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – Tighten Up
                              5. THE MODERN SOUND OF AL ESCOBAR – The Horse
                              6. CELIA CRUZ/TITO PUENTE – Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In
                              LP2 - Side D
                              1. GILBERTO SEXTET – Yes I Will (Part 1)
                              2. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Hit The Bongo
                              3. TITO PUENTE & HIS ORCHESTRA – Oye Como Va
                              4. JIMMY SABATER – Times Are Changin’
                              5. THE JOE CUBA SEXTET – Do You Feel It?
                              6. JOE PANAMA And COMPANY – My People 

                              Idris Muhammad

                              Black Rhythm Revolution!

                                Black Rhythm Revolution! Is the first solo album from the jazz-funk legend Idris Muhammad, a New Orleans-bred rhythm king who successfully made the leap from the finest soulful jazz records of the ’60s to the nastiest fusion funk of the ’70s. Here we catch him literally on the cusp of the two in 1970, with one good foot in the get-down of “Express Yourself” and “Super Bad,” and the other in his own heady excursions into modal rhythm and melody, accompanied by virtuosos Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Melvin Sparks, who came together for sessions overseen by legendary producer Rudy Van Gelder. This 180-gram Jazz Dispensary reissue of Black Rhythm Revolution! was cut from the original analogue tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket. 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                Express Yourself
                                Soulful Drums
                                Super Bad
                                Side B
                                Wander
                                By The Red Sea

                                Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane

                                Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane - 2023 Reissue

                                  Regarded as one of the greatest jazz collaborations of all time, this new edition of “Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane” is release as part of the newly relaunched Original Jazz Classics Series.

                                  Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio it is presented in a Tip-On Jacket with obi. In addition to Monk and Coltrane the album also features the talents of Art Blakey (drums), Wilbur Ware (bass), Gigi Gryce (alto sax) and more. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side A
                                  1. Ruby, My Dear
                                  2. Trinkle, Tinkle
                                  3. Off Minor
                                  Side B
                                  1. Nutty
                                  2. Epistrophy
                                  3. Functional 

                                  Big Star

                                  #1 Record - 2023 Reissue

                                    Recorded at Ardent Studios and released in 1972, the album has gone on to become one of the most influential and iconic debut albums of all time.

                                    This 50th-anniversary indie exclusive edition is pressed on 180-gram metallic gold with purple smoke vinyl and features all-analogue mastering by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl.

                                    The album has been included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with the song “Thirteen” featured in its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A
                                    1. Feel
                                    2. The Ballad Of El Goodo
                                    3. In The Street
                                    4. Thirteen
                                    5. Don’t Lie To Me
                                    6. The India Song
                                    Side B
                                    7. When My Baby’s Beside Me
                                    8. My Life Is Right
                                    9. Give Me Another Chance
                                    10. Try Again
                                    11. Watch The Sunrise 

                                    David Axelrod

                                    Heavy Axe - 2023 Reissue

                                      Legendary composer & producer David Axelrod’s solo album Heavy Axe is a jazz-rock opus that encapsulated the preeminent sound of the of the mid ‘70s. With a little help from legendary players like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke, Heavy Axe crisscrosses between lush funk sounds and full, round low end and majestic orchestral flourishes that made Axelrod’s sonic realm a goldmine for sample-hungry hip-hop beatmakers from the ‘90s until today.

                                      This 180-gram reissue of Heavy Axe was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket. 

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Get Up Off Your Knees
                                      2. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
                                      3. You're So Vain
                                      4. My Family
                                      Side B
                                      1. Mucho Chupar
                                      2. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
                                      3. It Ain't For You
                                      4. Everything Counts

                                      Tinariwen

                                      Kel Tinariwen

                                        A revelatory discovery in the Tinariwen archives, Kel Tinariwen is an early cassette tape recorded in the early 90s that never received a wider release, and sheds new light on the band’s already rich history. Not having yet developed the fuller band sound that they became internationally established with, Kel Tinariwen features their trademark hypnotic guitar lines and call-and-response vocals weaving in between raw drum machine rhythms and keyboard melodies that almost evoke an Arabic take on 80s synth-pop.

                                        There’s distinct parallels with the sounds found on this tape and the work uncovered in recent years by cratedigger labels such as Awesome Tapes From Africa, Sahel Sounds and Sublime Frequencies. Kel Tinariwen features songs from Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Hassan Ag Touhami aka ‘Abin Abin’, Kedou Ag Ossad, Liya Ag Ablil aka ‘Diarra’ and Keltoum Sennhauser.


                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. À L’Histoire
                                        2. Mas Azalene Wi Amoutenene
                                        3. Adounia Tarha
                                        4. Matadjem Yinmexan
                                        5. Amoud Falas Aljalat
                                        6. Ayat Sendad Eghlalane
                                        7. Tenidagh Hegh Dejredjere
                                        8. Arghane Manine

                                        Sun Ra

                                        The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra - 2022 Reissue

                                          60th Anniversary Edition of groundbreaking jazz artist Sun Ra’s iconic 1962 album The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra. Originally produced by Tom Wilson, this is the first Sun Ra LP to be recorded by Arkestra in NYC. This new edition is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with ALL-ANALOG Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Includes new essays by Irwin Chusid & Ben Young.


                                          Creedence Clearwater Revival

                                          At The Royal Albert Hall

                                            Craft recordings announces never-before-released live album from Creedence Clearwater Revival’s legendary 1970 London performance: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall.

                                            After 50 years, the meticulously restored album will be released alongside the documentary concert film Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology) and restored and mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. Featuring the fabled performance in its entirety, the recording includes such enduring hits as “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary,” and “Bad Moon Rising”. 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Born On The Bayou
                                            Green River
                                            Tombstone Shadow
                                            Travelin’ Band
                                            Fortunate Son
                                            Commotion
                                            Midnight Special
                                            Bad Moon Rising
                                            Proud Mary
                                            The Night Time Is The Right Time
                                            Good Golly Miss Molly
                                            Keep On Chooglin’

                                            Chet Baker

                                            Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe - Vinyl Reissue

                                              Craft Recordings reissue not one but four classic, remastered titles from legendary jazz artist Chet Baker. The albums comprise Baker’s entire output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside - all recorded and released between 1958 and 1959: (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You, Chet Baker in New York, Chet and Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe.

                                              The recordings, which feature such icons as Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin and Kenny Burrell, have all been cut from their original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI.

                                              R.E.M.

                                              Monster - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                R.E.M.’s ninth album, Monster, was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didn’t tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.’s sound, a “return to rock” with guitar laden, simple arrangements.

                                                It was released to strong reviews and significant global success – reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. The album includes the singles; “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Bang and Blame,” and “Strange Currencies.” In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems).

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                EXPANDED 2-CD
                                                MONSTER 25 2CD EDITION INCLUDES A COMPLETE ALBUM REMIX FROM PRODUCER SCOTT LITT AND NEW LINER NOTES. 

                                                Disc 1 – Monster (Remaster)
                                                What’s TheFrequency, Kenneth?
                                                Crush WithEyeliner
                                                King OfComedy
                                                I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
                                                Star 69
                                                Strange Currencies
                                                Tongue
                                                Bang AndBlame
                                                I Took Your Name
                                                Let Me In
                                                Circus Envy
                                                You

                                                Disc 2 – Monster (Remixed)
                                                What’s TheFrequency, Kenneth? (Remix)
                                                Crush WithEyeliner (Remix)
                                                King OfComedy (Remix)
                                                I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix)
                                                Star 69 (Remix)
                                                Strange Currencies (Remix)
                                                Tongue (Remix)
                                                Bang AndBlame (Remix)
                                                I Took Your Name (Remix)
                                                Let Me In (Remix)
                                                Circus Envy (Remix)
                                                You (Remix)

                                                EXPANDED 2-LP
                                                MONSTER 25 2LP EDITION INCLUDES A COMPLETE ALBUM REMIX FROM PRODUCER SCOTT LITT AND NEW LINER NOTES. 

                                                Side A – Monster (Remastered)
                                                What’s TheFrequency, Kenneth?
                                                Crush WithEyeliner
                                                King OfComedy
                                                I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
                                                Star 69
                                                Strange Currencies

                                                Side B – Monster (Remastered)
                                                Tongue
                                                Bang AndBlame
                                                I Took Your Name
                                                Let Me In
                                                Circus Envy
                                                You

                                                Side C – Monster (Remixed)
                                                What’s TheFrequency, Kenneth? (Remix)
                                                Crush WithEyeliner (Remix)
                                                King OfComedy (Remix)
                                                I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix)
                                                Star 69 (Remix)
                                                Strange Currencies (Remix)

                                                Side D – Monster (Remixed)
                                                Tongue (Remix)
                                                Bang AndBlame (Remix)
                                                I Took Your Name (Remix)
                                                Let Me In (Remix)
                                                Circus Envy (Remix)
                                                You (Remix)


                                                STANDARD 1-LP

                                                Side A – Monster (Remastered)
                                                What’s TheFrequency, Kenneth?
                                                Crush WithEyeliner
                                                King OfComedy
                                                I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
                                                Star 69
                                                Strange Currencies

                                                Side B – Monster (Remastered)
                                                Tongue
                                                Bang AndBlame
                                                I Took Your Name
                                                Let Me In
                                                Circus Envy
                                                You


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