Mötley Crüe Announce “Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989” Box Set

Mötley Crüe have announced a new limited edition box set titled “Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989.” The collection is expected to be released on February 17 and it will feature: “Too Fast For Love,” “Shout At The Devil,” “Theatre Of Pain,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” Fans can pre-order the set on vinyl and CD HERE. There will only be 10,000 units of each configuration available.

Dredg Announce “Dredg Vault” Box Set

Dredg will be releasing a new “Dredg Vault” box set on December 1. The effort will include a 340-page hardcover book, re-releases of early music, and more.

The band commented:

“dredg VAULT – a bold, very limited collection of previously unreleased and recently sourced works of art, music, video and relics spanning 28 years time.

The centerpiece is a 340 page hardcover book (10″ x 13″) signed, numbered and personalized, encapsulating the entire career of the band, from childhood to today.

Other articles and relics include re-releases of early music, unreleased documentary studio footage, conceptual letters, maps, lyric books, as well as never released music.

Each vault is delivered in a custom artwork printed box personalizing the experience from the moment it arrives.

All proceeds go towards funding the new dredg album, LP #6.”

[via The PRP]

Green Day To Release “Nimrod” 25th Anniversary Box Set In January

Green Day will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Nimrod” with a new box set edition of the album. The collection will be available on January 27 and it can be pre-ordered HERE. The first single, a previously unreleased demo titled “You Irritate Me,” can be found below:

“Nimrod” 25th Anniversary Edition:

Vinyl Box (5 LPs):

LP 1 & 2: “Nimrod”
LP 3: “Nimrod Demos”
LP 4 & 5: “Live at The Electric Factory 1997”

CD Box (3 CDs):

CD 1: “Nimrod”
CD 2: “Nimrod Demos”
CD 3: “Live at The Electric Factory 1997”

“Nimrod”:

01. “Nice Guys Finish Last”
02. “Hitchin’ A Ride”
03. “The Grouch”
04. “Redundant”
05. “Scattered”
06. “All The Time”
07. “Worry Rock”
08. “Platypus (I Hate You)”
09. “Uptight”
10. “Last Ride In”
11. “Jinx”
12. “Haushinka”
13. “Walking Alone”
14. “Reject”
15. “Take Back”
16. “King For A Day”
17. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
18. “Prosthetic Head”

“Nimrod Demos”:

01. “Nice Guys Finish Last”
02. “Place Inside My Head”
03. “The Grouch”
04. “Walking Alone”
05. “Jinx”
06. “Alison”
07. “Espionage”
08. “You Irritate Me”
09. “Tre Polka”
10. “When It’s Time”
11. “Desensitized”
12. “Chain Saw”
13. “Reject”
14. “Black Eyeliner”

“Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia November 14 1997”:

01. “Going To Pasalacqua”
02. “Welcome To Paradise”
03. “Geek Stink Breath”
04. “Nice Guys Finish Last”
05. “Hitchin’ A Ride”
06. “The Grouch”
07. “Chump”
08. “Longview”
09. “2000 Light Years Away”
10. “Brainstew”
11. “Jaded”
12. “Knowledge”
13. “Basket Case”
14. “She”
15. “Fuck Off And Die”
16. “Paper Lanterns”
17. “Scattered”
18. “Prosthetic Head”
19. “When I Come Around”
20. “Good Riddance”

Guns N’ Roses Announce “Use Your Illusion I & II” Super Deluxe Box Set

Guns N’ Roses will be releasing a new super deluxe box set featuring “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II“ on November 11. The set will come with 97 tracks, including 63 that were previously unreleased.

More details were shared in a press release:

“UME/Geffen celebrates Guns N’ Roses‘ incredible musical legacy with GUNS N’ ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II, the ultimate box set for the band’s 1991 multi-platinum releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. Set for release on November 11, 2022, GUNS N’ ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II SUPER DELUXES feature a total of 97 tracks, 63 are previously unreleased.

Available in multiple configurations including a Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray, a Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray, Two-CD Deluxe Editions of Use Your Illusion I & II separately, standard 1CD and 2LP versions of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II separately. In all formats, the original studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II have been fully remastered for the first-time ever, from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog masters. All versions will be available to stream and as digital downloads, with all configurations available to pre-order and pre-save, HERE.

Guns N’ Roses‘ highly anticipated third and fourth studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were originally released simultaneously on September 17, 1991. With the massive success of GN’R Lies and Appetite For Destruction, the band had the daunting task of a follow up album. Not only did the band deliver, Guns N’ Roses surprised the world by releasing not one but two new, full length studio albums. Upon release, Use Your Illusion I reached No. 2 and Use Your Illusion II took the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart concurrently, selling over 500k in the first two hours of release, with an estimated sales of over 685k and 770k respectively within the first week of release.

Use Your Illusion I features the band’s bombastic cover of Paul McCartney‘s “Live and Let Die,” the Top Ten hit “Don’t Cry,” and what NPR described as “one of the ultimate hard-rock power ballads,” the band’s ’90s anthem and MTV staple “November Rain,” which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, spending a total of 30 weeks on the chart, and holds the title of the first video from the ’90s to hit the 1 billion views mark on YouTube – now nearing 2 billion views.

“November Rain” will now include a real 50-piece orchestra for the first-time ever newly recorded, conducted & arranged in 2021 by Grammy® Award winning & Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

Use Your Illusion II features the band’s Top 50 single “You Could Be Mine,” “Civil War,” which reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, Bob Dylan‘s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door,” plus an alternate version of “Don’t Cry” featuring different lyrics.

GUNS N’ ROSES – USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray and Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray box sets feature a whopping 97 songs, 63 of which are unreleased audio and video tracks. The original studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II are both remastered for the first-time from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes.

The box set features an impressive, anamorphic illusion showcasing each of the two covers at different angles. The Twelve-LP box is pressed on 180-gram heavy weight audiophile black vinyl with six premium tip-on gatefold jackets. Both Super Deluxe Editions also include the complete live audio recording Live In New York, taped at the Ritz Theatre on May 16, 1991, with sound newly mixed from original multi-track tapes. This legendary show is one of three warmup shows for the Use Your Illusion Tour and features Izzy Stradlin on guitar, the original version of “Don’t Cry” and a special performance of “You Ain’t The First” both of which features the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon on guest vocals.

Also included is the complete audio recording of Live In Las Vegas taped at Thomas & Mack Center on January 25, 1992, newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes and features the band’s new guitarist Gilby Clarke. The bonus disc is a Blu-ray Video of the complete Live In New York concert film, newly transferred from 35mm film prints to 4K UHD and presented in 1080p 24fps HD, in its entirety, along with audio mixed in Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, and PCM 48kHz 24-bit stereo. The Blu-ray menu features the brand-new live music video “You Could Be Mine.” This is the first-time release of any complete audio and video concerts from the Use Your Illusion era GN’R.

The Super Deluxe box sets are housed with a 100-page hardcover book with unreleased photos, memorabilia & archival documents, Conspiracy Inc. replica fan club folder with membership card, four Conspiracy Inc. 1991/1992 Use Your Illusion era replica fan club newsletters, 10 Double-design lithos that reveals 1 of 2 unique images when inserted into the supplied red & blue reveal sleeves, seven band 8″x10″ photo prints, four Use Your Illusion tour replica cloth sticky backstage passes, a Ritz Theatre 5/16/1991 replica concert ticket (with the original misprinted date of 5/15/1991) and a brand new 24″x36″ band poster.

Both Use Your Illusion I & II are packaged together in a limited edition 4LP set, each housed in a premium tip-on gatefold jacket with a 12″x12″ insert and feature both original studio albums fully remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes.

Use Your Illusion I includes the debut of the newly recorded “November Rain (2022 Version)” with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted and arranged by Grammy® Award winner and Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

Both albums are housed in an exclusive foil-art slipcase showcasing both Use Your Illusion I & II covers. Use Your Illusion I LP 1 is pressed on yellow vinyl and LP 2 is pressed on red vinyl, Use Your Illusion II LP 1 is pressed on blue vinyl and LP 2 is pressed on purple vinyl. As an added bonus, exclusive to this set is a zoetrope turntable mat that when combined with a strobing light effect animates the mat’s artwork while spinning on a turntable.

Use Your Illusion I: 2CD Deluxe Edition

Disc one features the original studio album Use Your Illusion I, fully remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes onto 44.1kHz 16-bit CD, and now includes the debut of the newly recorded “November Rain (2022 Version)” featuring a real 50-piece orchestra for the first-time conducted and arranged by Grammy® Award winner and Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

Disc two features 13 unreleased, newly mixed live tracks from London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Las Vegas recorded during the Use Your Illusion 1991/1992 tour including the track “Always On The Run (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)” featuring Lenny Kravitz, complete with a 24-page booklet with expanded artwork and unreleased photos and images.

Use Your Illusion II: 2CD Deluxe Edition

Disc one is the original studio album Use Your Illusion II fully remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes onto 44.1kHz 16-bit CD. Disc two features 13 newly mixed, unreleased live tracks from London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York & Las Vegas recorded during the Use Your Illusion 1991/1992 tour including special guest appearances by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith for live renditions of “Mama Kin & Train Kept A Rollin’ (Live in Paris – 6/6/92).” Included is a 24-page booklet with expanded artwork and unreleased photos and images.

Use Your Illusion I: 2LP 180g Vinyl / Use Your Illusion II: 2LP 180g Vinyl

Each pressed on 180g heavy-weight audiophile black vinyl as a 2LP set, both Use Your Illusion I & II are available separately and each housed in a gatefold jacket with a 12″x12″ insert and feature the original studio album fully remastered for the first-time ever from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes. Use Your Illusion I includes the debut of the newly recorded “November Rain (2022 Version)” with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted and arranged by Grammy® Award winner and Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

Use Your Illusion I: 1CD & Digital / Use Your Illusion II: 1CD & Digital

For the first-time ever, the 1CD versions of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, both available separately, have been remastered from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes onto 44.1kHz 16-bit CD. Use Your Illusion I includes the newly recorded “November Rain (2022 Version)” with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted and arranged by Grammy® Award winner and Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz and each housed in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.

Tracklistings:

SUPER DELUXE 7CD + BLU-RAY:
CD 1
USE YOUR ILLUSION I
(Original Album Remastered)
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME
6. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
7. BAD OBSESSION
8. BACK OFF BITCH
9. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE
10. NOVEMBER RAIN*
11. THE GARDEN
12. GARDEN OF EDEN
13. DON’T DAMN ME
14. BAD APPLES
15. DEAD HORSE
16. COMA

CD 2
USE YOUR ILLUSION II
(Original Album Remastered)
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
5. GET IN THE RING
6. SHOTGUN BLUES
7. BREAKDOWN
8. PRETTY TIED UP
9. LOCOMOTIVE
10. SO FINE
11. ESTRANGED
12. YOU COULD BE MINE
13. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
14. MY WORLD

CD 3
LIVE IN NEW YORK
(Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991)
1. PRETTY TIED UP*
2. BAD OBSESSION*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL*
4. MR. BROWNSTONE*
5. DUST N’ BONES
6. LIVE AND LET DIE*
7. PARADISE CITY*
8. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR*
9. DRUM SOLO*
10. SLASH SOLO*
11. YOU COULD BE MINE*

CD 4
LIVE IN NEW YORK* (cont’d)
1. I WAS ONLY JOKING / PATIENCE*
2. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
3. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
4. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
5. MY MICHELLE*
6. ESTRANGED*
7. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
8. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
9. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*

CD 5
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
(Thomas & Mack Center – January 25, 1992)
1. NIGHTRAIN
2. MR. BROWNSTONE*
3. LIVE AND LET DIE*
4. ATTITUDE*
5. IT’S SO EASY*
6. BAD OBSESSION*
7. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*
8. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
9. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR / VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)*

CD 6
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (cont’d)
1. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)*
2. WILD HORSES*
3. PATIENCE*
4. YOU COULD BE MINE*
5. SO FINE*
6. NOVEMBER RAIN*
7. INTROS / DRUM SOLO*
8. SLASH SOLO*
9. SPEAK SOFTLY, LOVE (LOVE THEME FROM THE GODFATHER)*
10. ROCKET QUEEN

CD 7
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (cont’d)
1. SAIL AWAY SWEET SISTER*
2. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
3. MOVE TO THE CITY*
4. HOTEL CALIFORNIA / ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
5. YESTERDAYS
6. MY MICHELLE*
7. ESTRANGED*
8. MOTHER* / PARADISE CITY

DISC 8 – BLU-RAY VIDEO
LIVE IN NEW YORK
(Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991)
1. PRETTY TIED UP*
2. BAD OBSESSION*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL*
4. MR. BROWNSTONE*
5. DUST N’ BONES*
6. LIVE AND LET DIE*
7. PARADISE CITY*
8. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR*
9. DRUM SOLO*
10. SLASH SOLO*
11. YOU COULD BE MINE*
12. I WAS ONLY JOKING / PATIENCE*
13. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
14. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
15. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
16. MY MICHELLE*
17. ESTRANGED*
18. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
19. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
20. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*

* Previously unreleased

SUPER DELUXE 12LP + BLU-RAY:
LP 1 & 2
USE YOUR ILLUSION I
(Original Album Remastered)
Side 1
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME

Side 2
1. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
2. BAD OBSESSION
3. BACK OFF BITCH
4. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE

Side 3
1. NOVEMBER RAIN*
2. THE GARDEN
3. GARDEN OF EDEN
4. DON’T DAMN ME

Side 4
1. BAD APPLES
2. DEAD HORSE
3. COMA

LP 3 & 4
USE YOUR ILLUSION II
Original Album Remastered
Side 1
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

Side 2
1. GET IN THE RING
2. SHOTGUN BLUES
3. BREAKDOWN

Side 3
1. PRETTY TIED UP
2. LOCOMOTIVE
3. SO FINE

Side 4
1. ESTRANGED
2. YOU COULD BE MINE
3. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
4. MY WORLD

LP 5-8
LIVE IN NEW YORK
Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991
Side 1
1. PRETTY TIED UP*
2. BAD OBSESSION*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL*

Side 2
1. MR. BROWNSTONE*
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE*

Side 3
1. PARADISE CITY*
2. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR*

Side 4
1. DRUM SOLO*
2. SLASH SOLO*
3. YOU COULD BE MINE*

Side 5
10. I WAS ONLY JOKING / PATIENCE*
11. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*

Side 6
1. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
2. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
3. MY MICHELLE*

Side 7
1. ESTRANGED*
2. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*

Side 8
1. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
2. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*

LP 9-12
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Thomas & Mack Center – January 25, 1992
Side 1
1. NIGHTRAIN
2. MR. BROWNSTONE*
3. LIVE AND LET DIE*
4. ATTITUDE*
5. IT’S SO EASY*

Side 2
1. BAD OBSESSION*
2. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*
3. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*

Side 3
1. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR / VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)*
2. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)*
3. WILD HORSES*
4. PATIENCE*

Side 4
1. YOU COULD BE MINE*
2. SO FINE*
3. NOVEMBER RAIN*

Side 5
1. BAND INTROS / DRUM SOLO*
2. SLASH SOLO*
3. SPEAK SOFTLY, LOVE (LOVE THEME FROM THE GODFATHER)*
4. ROCKET QUEEN

Side 6
1. SAIL AWAY SWEET SISTER*
2. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
3. MOVE TO THE CITY*

Side 7
1. HOTEL CALIFORNIA / ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
2. YESTERDAYS
3. MY MICHELLE*

Side 8
1. ESTRANGED*
2. MOTHER* / PARADISE CITY

BLU-RAY VIDEO
LIVE IN NEW YORK
Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991
1. PRETTY TIED UP*
2. BAD OBSESSION*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL*
4. MR. BROWNSTONE*
5. DUST N’ BONES*
6. LIVE AND LET DIE*
7. PARADISE CITY*
8. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR*
9. DRUM SOLO*
10. SLASH SOLO*
11. YOU COULD BE MINE*
12. I WAS ONLY JOKING / PATIENCE*
13. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
14. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
15. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST* [features Shannon Hoon on vocals]
16. MY MICHELLE*
17. ESTRANGED*
18. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
19. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
20. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*

* Previously unreleased

USE YOUR ILLUSION I & II: LIMITED EDITION 4LP COLOR VINYL + ZOETROPE TURNTABLE MAT:

USE YOUR ILLUSION I
LP 1 (Yellow Vinyl) & LP 2 (Red Vinyl)
(Original Album Remastered)
Side 1
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME

Side 2
1. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
2. BAD OBSESSION
3. BACK OFF BITCH
4. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE

Side 3
1. NOVEMBER RAIN*
2. THE GARDEN
3. GARDEN OF EDEN
4. DON’T DAMN ME

Side 4
1. BAD APPLES
2. DEAD HORSE
3. COMA

USE YOUR ILLUSION II
LP 3 (Blue Vinyl) & LP 4 (Purple Vinyl)
(Original Album Remastered)
Side 1
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

Side 2
1. GET IN THE RING
2. SHOTGUN BLUES
3. BREAKDOWN

Side 3
1. PRETTY TIED UP
2. LOCOMOTIVE
3. SO FINE

Side 4
1. ESTRANGED
2. YOU COULD BE MINE
3. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
4. MY WORLD

* Previously unreleased

USE YOUR ILLUSION I – DELUXE EDITION – 2CD / DIGITAL:
CD 1
USE YOUR ILLUSION I
(Original Album Remastered)
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME
6. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
7. BAD OBSESSION
8. BACK OFF BITCH
9. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE
10. NOVEMBER RAIN*
11. THE GARDEN
12. GARDEN OF EDEN
13. DON’T DAMN ME
14. BAD APPLES
15. DEAD HORSE
16. COMA

CD 2
USE YOUR ILLUSION 1991 / 1992 TOUR
1. PERFECT CRIME (Live in London – 8/31/91)*
2. BAD OBSESSION (Live in Las Vegas – 1/25/92)*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
4. ALWAYS ON THE RUN (with Lenny Kravitz) (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
5. DUST N’ BONES (Live in London – 8/31/91)*
6. LIVE AND LET DIE (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
7. ATTITUDE (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
8. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE (Live in London – 8/31/91)*
9. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL) (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
10. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
11. IT’S ALRIGHT / NOVEMBER RAIN (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
12. BAD APPLES (Live in Rio de Janeiro – 1/23/91)*
13. WILD HORSES (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*

* Previously unreleased

USE YOUR ILLUSION II – DELUXE EDITION – 2CD / DIGITAL:
CD 1
USE YOUR ILLUSION II
(Original Album Remastered)
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
5. GET IN THE RING
6. SHOTGUN BLUES
7. BREAKDOWN
8. PRETTY TIED UP
9. LOCOMOTIVE
10. SO FINE
11. ESTRANGED
12. YOU COULD BE MINE
13. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
14. MY WORLD

CD 2
USE YOUR ILLUSION 1991 / 1992 TOUR
1. PRETTY TIED UP (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
2. 14 YEARS (Live in London – 8/31/91)*
3. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR / VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) (Live in Las Vegas – 1/25/92)*
4. YOU COULD BE MINE (Live in New York – 5/16/91)*
5. DRUM SOLO (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
6. SLASH SOLO (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
7. SPEAK SOFTLY, LOVE (LOVE THEME FROM THE GODFATHER) (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
8. SAIL AWAY SWEET SISTER (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
9. SO FINE (Live in Las Vegas – 1/25/92)*
10. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (Live in Rio de Janeiro – 1/20/91)*
11. MAMA KIN (featuring Steven Tyler & Joe Perry) (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
12. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’ (featuring Steven Tyler & Joe Perry) (Live in Paris – 6/6/92)*
13. ESTRANGED (Live in Las Vegas – 1/25/92)*

* Previously unreleased

USE YOUR ILLUSION I – REMASTERED 2LP 180-GRAM – BLACK VINYL:
Side 1
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME

Side 2
1. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
2. BAD OBSESSION
3. BACK OFF BITCH
4. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE

Side 3
1. NOVEMBER RAIN*
2. THE GARDEN
3. GARDEN OF EDEN
4. DON’T DAMN ME

Side 4
1. BAD APPLES
2. DEAD HORSE
3. COMA

* Previously unreleased

USE YOUR ILLUSION II – REMASTERED 2LP 180-GRAM – BLACK VINYL:
Side 1
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

Side 2
1. GET IN THE RING
2. SHOTGUN BLUES
3. BREAKDOWN

Side 3
1. PRETTY TIED UP
2. LOCOMOTIVE
3. SO FINE

Side 4
1. ESTRANGED
2. YOU COULD BE MINE
3. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
4. MY WORLD

USE YOUR ILLUSION I – REMASTERED 1CD / DIGITAL:
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL
2. DUST N’ BONES
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)
5. PERFECT CRIME
6. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST
7. BAD OBSESSION
8. BACK OFF BITCH
9. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE
10. NOVEMBER RAIN*
11. THE GARDEN
12. GARDEN OF EDEN
13. DON’T DAMN ME
14. BAD APPLES
15. DEAD HORSE
16. COMA

USE YOUR ILLUSION II – REMASTERED 1CD / DIGITAL:
1. CIVIL WAR
2. 14 YEARS
3. YESTERDAYS
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
5. GET IN THE RING
6. SHOTGUN BLUES
7. BREAKDOWN
8. PRETTY TIED UP
9. LOCOMOTIVE
10. SO FINE
11. ESTRANGED
12. YOU COULD BE MINE
13. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS)
14. MY WORLD

SUPER DELUXE DIGITAL:
DISC 1
USE YOUR ILLUSION I
Original Album Remastered
1. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL (2022 Remaster)
2. DUST N’ BONES (2022 Remaster)
3. LIVE AND LET DIE (2022 Remaster)
4. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL) (2022 Remaster)
5. PERFECT CRIME (2022 Remaster)
6. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST (2022 Remaster)
7. BAD OBSESSION (2022 Remaster)
8. BACK OFF BITCH (2022 Remaster)
9. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE (2022 Remaster)
10. NOVEMBER RAIN (2022 Version)*
11. THE GARDEN (2022 Remaster)
12. GARDEN OF EDEN (2022 Remaster)
13. DON’T DAMN ME (2022 Remaster)
14. BAD APPLES (2022 Remaster)
15. DEAD HORSE (2022 Remaster)
16. COMA (2022 Remaster)

DISC 2
USE YOUR ILLUSION II
Original Album Remastered
1. CIVIL WAR (2022 Remaster)
2. 14 YEARS (2022 Remaster)
3. YESTERDAYS (2022 Remaster)
4. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (2022 Remaster)
5. GET IN THE RING (2022 Remaster)
6. SHOTGUN BLUES (2022 Remaster)
7. BREAKDOWN (2022 Remaster)
8. PRETTY TIED UP (2022 Remaster)
9. LOCOMOTIVE (2022 Remaster)
10. SO FINE (2022 Remaster)
11. ESTRANGED (2022 Remaster)
12. YOU COULD BE MINE (2022 Remaster)
13. DON’T CRY (ALT. LYRICS) (2022 Remaster)
14. MY WORLD (2022 Remaster)

DISC 3
LIVE IN NEW YORK
Ritz Theatre – May 16, 1991
1. PRETTY TIED UP*
2. BAD OBSESSION*
3. RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HELL*
4. MR. BROWNSTONE*
5. DUST N’ BONES
6. LIVE AND LET DIE*
7. PARADISE CITY*
8. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR*
9. DRUM SOLO*
10. SLASH SOLO*
11. YOU COULD BE MINE*
12. I WAS ONLY JOKING / PATIENCE*
13. ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
14. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)*
15. YOU AIN’T THE FIRST*
16. MY MICHELLE*
17. ESTRANGED*
18. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
19. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
20. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*

DISC 4
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Thomas & Mack Center – January 25, 1992
1. NIGHTRAIN
2. MR. BROWNSTONE*
3. LIVE AND LET DIE*
4. ATTITUDE*
5. IT’S SO EASY*
6. BAD OBSESSION*
7. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE*
8. DOUBLE TALKIN’ JIVE*
9. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN) / CIVIL WAR / VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)*
10. DON’T CRY (ORIGINAL)*
11. WILD HORSES*
12. PATIENCE*
13. YOU COULD BE MINE*
14. SO FINE*
15. NOVEMBER RAIN*
16. INTROS / DRUM SOLO*
17. SLASH SOLO*
18. SPEAK SOFTLY, LOVE (LOVE THEME FROM THE GODFATHER)*
19. ROCKET QUEEN
20. SAIL AWAY SWEET SISTER*
21. SWEET CHILD O’ MINE*
22. MOVE TO THE CITY*
23. HOTEL CALIFORNIA / ONLY WOMEN BLEED / KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR*
24. YESTERDAYS
25. MY MICHELLE*
26. ESTRANGED*
27. MOTHER* / PARADISE CITY

* Previously unreleased”

You can find a 1991 live version of “You Could Be Mine” that was recorded at The Ritz Theatre in New York, NY below:

Celtic Frost To Release “Danse Macabre” Box Set This Fall

Celtic Frost have announced a new box set titled “Danse Macabre.” The effort will feature the band’s recordings from 1984-1987 and it will be available in Europe on October 28 and in North America on November 25.

More details were shared in a press release:

“On paper, the story of Celtic Frost’s early years is as unlikely as it is extraordinary: a tale of how teenagers from rural Switzerland, at once audaciously ambitious and ferociously uncompromising, took heavy metal into new, exciting and unquestionably extreme territory. That they did so in the face of adversity at almost every turn makes this story even more incredible.

From its very inception mid-way through 1984, following Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain’s decision to dissolve Hellhammer, Celtic Frost set out to give expression – both musically and aesthetically – to a uniquely extreme artistic vision which the pair delineated in forensic detail in a document which was presented to Noise Records, with whom Hellhammer had released ‘Apocalyptic Raids’, in order to demonstrate to the label that their new band was a viable project.

Convinced, Noise asked Celtic Frost to record a mini-LP, even though that hadn’t formed part of Warrior and Ain’s concept document. Undeterred, and propelled by a burning urgency, Celtic Frost set out to write and record a full length LP in a matter of a few months. ‘Morbid Tales’ was recorded with Horst Müller in Berlin and was unlike anything else.

Intensely heavy, nuanced and experimental, the record was a radical musical statement of intent; a stunning synthesis of Warrior and Ain’s disparate influences. From the furious opening riff of ‘Into The Crypts Of Rays’ through to the avant-garde experimentation of ‘Danse Macabre’, ‘Morbid Tales’ heralded the arrival of Celtic Frost as a profoundly unique and uncompromising band.

New Yorker Reed St Mark joined Celtic Frost as a permanent member in February 1985, replacing session drummer Stephen Priestly, and the trio recorded the ‘Emperor’s Return’ EP in April ‘85, at Noise’s request. Featuring the first recording of the essential ‘Circle Of The Tyrants’, the EP is a solid snap shot of the sheer fanaticism that was the lifeblood of Tom and Martin in particular.

‘To Mega Therion’ was Celtic Frost’s next album, recorded in September ‘85. Due to personal difficulties, Martin was not in the band at that point, and so bass duties for the recording were carried out by session player Dominic Steiner. Martin’s absence also meant that Tom was responsible for the music and virtually all of the lyrics.

But despite difficult circumstances, the resulting album, however, was a triumph. Replete with iconic cover art by HR Giger, ‘To Mega Therion’ imposes its dark majesty from the off with the orchestral bombast of ‘Innocence And Wrath’, before launching into the savagery of the hook-laden ‘The Usurper’. Daring, dark and superlatively heavy, ‘To Mega Therion’ is a sophisticated expression of Celtic Frost’s inherent drive to eschew genre limitations and, instead, define art on their own terms.

Martin Ain was soon brought back into the fold and a few songs from ‘To Mega Therion’ were re-recorded and remixed with Harris Johns, emerging as the excellent sounding ‘Tragic Serenades’ EP. It, and Celtic Frost’s previous releases, increasingly received critical acclaim, which emboldened the band to take more risks, to push the boundaries of heavy music even further with their next album.

Recorded in Hanover at the start of 1987, ‘Into The Pandemonium’ was not an easy album to make; the band’s experimental ambitions often at odds with their label’s concerns. But, despite these obstacles, the band defended their artistic vision and the result is an astonishing piece of avant-garde art.

The album’s experimentation is still striking today, challenging how we perceive heavy music and what it means to take music risks. Only Celtic Frost could create an album which kicks off with a singular cover of a New Wave song (Wall Of Voodoo’s ‘Mexican Radio’) and immediately follow it up with the mournful tragedy of ‘Mesmerized’.

‘Into The Pandemonium’ was the last recording made by this era of Celtic Frost, bringing to an end a period of incredible creative and artistic growth over what was a remarkably brief period of time. That the teenagers who recorded ‘The Third Of The Storm’ and ‘Triumph Of Death’ for the Hellhammer EP would, despite constant turmoil, be recording the jaw-dropping ‘Rex Irae’ just three years later is astonishing.

‘Danse Macabre’ captures the radical ambition and evolution of Celtic Frost from 1984 through to 1987. In addition to the albums ‘Morbid Tales’, ‘To Mega Therion’ and ‘Into The Pandemonium’, the 7 marble colour vinyl box set also includes the ‘Emperor’s Return’, ‘Tragic Serenades’ and ‘I Won’t Dance’ EPs, along with ‘The Collectors Celtic Frost’ compilation, a 7” of ‘Visual Aggression’ and a cassette of rehearsals recorded at the band’s Grave Hill Bunker.

A 12” x 12”, 40 page book, brings together photography – some previously unseen – from the era and brand new interviews with Tom Gabriel Warrior and Reed St Mark. A Heptagram USB drive contains MP3 audio of all the albums, including bonus tracks. A Danse Macabre woven patch, a double sided poster, and a Necromaniac Union fan club enamel badge complete the set. ‘Danse Macabre’ is also available as a 5 CD box set, with 40 page book, badge, poster and patch.

THE LP BOX SET INCLUDES

  • Morbid Tales (1LP red & black galaxy vinyl)
  • To Mega Therion (1LP gatefold Silver & black swirl vinyl)
  • Into The Pandemonium (1LP gatefold on orange and beige galaxy vinyl)
  • Emperor’s Return (Back on vinyl for the first time in 37 years. Green & black galaxy)
  • Tragic Serenades (12” EP on pink and black swirl vinyl)
  • I Won’t Dance (12” EP, back on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. White & black swirl vinyl)
  • The Collector’s Celtic Frost (12” single, back on vinyl for the first time in 35 years. Marble vinyl with silk screen print on Side B)
  • Visual Aggression (7” single with new artwork and on grey vinyl)
  • Grave Hill Bunker Rehearsals (Four track rehearsal demo cassette from 1984)
  • 12” x 12” 40 page book of brand new interviews with founding member Tom G Warrior and drummer Reed St Mark. Contains rare and
    previously unseen photos from the era.
  • ‘Heptagram’ figurine USB drive containing MP3 audio of all the albums, including bonus tracks.
  • Two sided, A2 poster.
  • ‘Necromaniac Union’ fan club enamel badge.
  • ‘Danse Macabre’ sew on woven patch.

THE CD BOX SET INCLUDES

  • Morbid Tales (Full album, remastered)
  • To Mega Therion (Full album plus Tragic Serenades bonus tracks, remastered)
  • Into The Pandemonium (Full album plus I Won’t Dance bonus tracks, remastered)
  • Emperor’s Return (Full EP plus bonus tracks, remastered)
  • Grave Hill Bunker Rehearsals (1984 rehearsal tracks)
  • 40 page book of brand new interviews with founding member Tom G Warrior and drummer Reed St Mark. Contains rare and unseen photos from the era.
  • Two sided poster.
  • ‘Necromaniac Union’ fan club enamel badge.
  • ‘Danse Macabre’ sew on woven patch.

A very limited edition Glow In The Dark vinyl variant edition of the LP box set will be available via EMP and Nuclear Blast online. This is limited to 1000 units.”

Thursday To Celebrate 21st Anniversary Of “Full Collapse” With 10″ Vinyl Set

Thursday will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of “Full Collapse” with a new vinyl set. The package will be available on October 28 and it will feature the album across three 10″ LPs housed in a hardcover book. Pre-orders can be found HERE (limited to 5,000).

The band commented:

“We are so psyched to pop open the (alcohol free) champagne and announce that our baby blue little girl ‘Full Collapse‘ is 21 years old! We have been party planning with our friends over at Craft Recordings MDRN DVSN and the elegant lensman himself Nathaniel Shannon for a very long time to bring this box set to you!

We tried really hard to make this a special release and it’s part coffee table book, part album, part piece of art, with a very special surprise contained within! All we know is this. Since the dawn of time, our accountant has shouted at us, at every opportunity possible! Who can blame him! When we gave him this box set, he told us it was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in his life and gave us all a hug! It is that nice that it can melt even the most cynical of hearts!”

Alice In Chains To Release 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Edition Of “Dirt” This Fall

Alice In Chains are planning to release a 30th anniversary deluxe box set edition of “Dirt“ this fall. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship towards the end of October. The set will include the following:

  • Box with lid filled with metal shavings, Move shavings around to create your own dirt design using magnetic cover figurine
  • Resin cover figurine fits atop vinyl records on your record player
  • “Dirt” on Orange 2LP for the first time with remastered audio
  • “Dirt” on CD with remastered audio
  • Five 7” singles with brand new artwork on various colored vinyl: “Them Bones,” “Down in a Hole,” “Rooster,” “Angry Chair” and “Would?“
  • 80 page hardbound book
  • Exclusive “Dirt”-inspired art prints by Cody Melick, Victor Melendez, Brent McKee, and Eric Wolfe Sahlsten
  • 2-sided foldout poster
  • 8×10 band photo glossy
  • Four reprinted show posters
  • Reprinted set list
  • “Dirt” Tour laminate

Venom To Release “In Nomine Satanas” CD/DVD Boxset & 40th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “Black Metal” In September

Venom will be releasing a CD/DVD version of their “In Nomine Satanas” boxset on September 23. The effort will feature “Welcome To Hell,” “Black Metal,” “At War With Satan,” “Possessed,” “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” and “Sons Of Satan” on CD and “7th Date of Hell – Live at The Hammersmith Odeon, 1984” on DVD. On another note, “Black Metal” will also be available on silver and black swirl colored vinyl as well. Pre-orders can be found HERE and a new video for “Black Metal” can be found below:

DevilDriver’s “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011” Box Set Delayed To August

DevilDriver’s new box set, “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011,” has been delayed until August 19. The set, which will be available on CD and vinyl, will include the following albums: “DevilDriver,“ “The Fury In Our Maker’s Hand,“ “The Last Kind Words,“ “Pray For Villains,“ and “Beast.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Primus To Release New 7 Inch Vinyl Set “The Revenant Juke: A Collection Of Fables And Farce”

Primus are planning to release a new 7 inch vinyl box set, titled “The Revenant Juke: A Collection Of Fables And Farce,“ as part of Third Man Records’ “Vault Package” series. The effort will include six discs with individual sleeve artwork housed in a custom telescoping box. Fans that want the set will have to sign up HERE before midnight CST on July 31. Here’s the contents:

  • Disc 1: “John The Fisherman” b/w “Too Many Puppies” (on soft purple vinyl)
  • Disc 2: “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” b/w “Tommy The Cat” (on bitter lime vinyl)
  • Disc 3: “My Name Is Mud” b/w “Mr. Krinkle” (on fermented orange vinyl)
  • Disc 4: “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” b/w “Southbound Pachyderm” (on bruised peach vinyl)
  • Disc 5: “Shake Hands With Beef” b/w “Over The Falls” (on ducky yellow vinyl)
  • Disc 6: “The Antipop” b/w “Coattails Of A Dead Man” (on generic turquoise vinyl)