Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Entire Catalog Of The Replacements To Be Remastered, Reissued With Bonus Materials

Download: The Replacements - "Shiftless When Idle" (from Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
Download: The Replacements - "Kids Don't Follow" (From Stink EP)
Download: The Replacements - "Color Me Impressed" (From Hootenanny)
Download: The Replacements - "Hayday" (From Hootenanny)
Download: The Replacements - "I Will Dare" (From Let It Be)
Download: The Replacements - "Unsatisfied" (From Let It Be)

The Replacements, one of the most beloved and influential alt-rock groups ever to come from Minneapolis, is having its entire catalog reissued and remastered with extensive bonus material, according to an article in Billboard magazine.

First up for the reissue treatment will be the band's Twin/Tone material, which includes early hardcore material like Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash and the Stink EP, as well as Hootenanny, which showed the band growing by leaps and bounds in songwriting complexity with tracks like "Within Your Reach" (featuring a drum machine) and "Color Me Impressed" and Let It Be, which is widely regarded as being one of the greatest albums rock music has ever produced.

The reissued albums were prepared by former Replacements manager/Twin/Tone head Peter Jesperson with the input of all of the surviving 'Mats members. The first four reissues of The Replacements' catalog are due April 22nd via Rhino Records. Here is the list of the bonus materials that will be included on the re-releases (via Billboard):

...Previously Unissued Tracks Marked With *):

"Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash":

"Raised in the City," live, 1980 - demo*
"Shutup," live, 1980 - demo*
"Don't Turn Me Down," live, 1980 - demo*
"Shape Up," live, 1980 - demo*
"You Ain't Gotta Dance," studio demo*
"Get on the Stick," studio demo*
"Oh Baby," studio demo*
"Like You," outtake*
"Get Lost," outtake*
"A Toe Needs a Shoe," outtake*
"Customer," alternate take*
"Basement Jam," rehearsal*
"If Only You Were Lonely"


"Staples in Her Stomach," outtake*
"Hey, Good Lookin'," outtake*
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock," outtake*
"You're Getting Married," solo home demo*


"Lookin' for Ya"
"Junior's Got a Gun," outtake - rough mix*
"Ain't No Crime," outtake*
"Johnny Fast," outtake - rough mix*
"Treatment Bound," alternate version*
"Lovelines," alternate vocal*
"Bad Worker," solo home demo*

"Let It Be":

"20th Century Boy"
"Perfectly Lethal," outtake*
"Temptation Eyes," outtake*
"Answering Machine," solo home demo*
"Heartbeat -- It's a Lovebeat," outtake - rough mix*
"Sixteen Blue," outtake - alternate vocal*

Additionally, Rhino will also put out reissues of The Mats' major label material, which includes Tim, Pleased To Meet Me, Don't Tell A Soul and All Shook Down, later this fall.

At the top of the post, you'll find MP3s from each of The Replacements Twin/Tone albums.

The Replacements Wikipedia Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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