Ah, the long, tangled, self-destructive tale of The Replacements.
Back in 1987, the Minneapolis band famously stole their Twin/Tone master tapes and tossed them into the Mississippi River, forever discarding their legacy.
Within 12 months, though, they were at home on Warner Bros., wrapping up their commercial breakthrough album 'Don't Tell A Soul'.
Never quite happy with the final mix - when were this band truly happy with anything? - they've now decided to go back and re-work the record.
A radically re-mastered version of 'Don't Tell A Soul' forms the spin of a new box set, with 'Dead Man's Pop' featuring a host of bonus cuts.
The 4CD/1LP package includes previously unheard tracks, a Tom Waits link up, as well as a classic concert from 1989, titled 'The Complete Inconcerated Live'.
Out on September 27th, the first 500 fans who order copies online will receive a 14-track cassette featuring highlights from the box along with two additional unreleased tracks: 'Asking Me Lies' and an instrumental of 'I Won’t' (Bearsville Version).
Producer Matt Wallace says: “The true spirit of The Replacements was always there on the recordings we did back in 1988, and now you can hear and feel it clearly…This was the project of a lifetime for me when we recorded it 30-plus years ago, and it’s even truer today as we’ve finally fulfilled our original vision.”
'Dead Man's Pop' will be released on September 27th.
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