The Replacements Releasing Box Set

. (TeamRock Radio) The Replacements will reissue their full catalogue in an eight-disc collection, The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, in April via Rhino Records.

The box set from the Minneapolis outfit includes seven albums and the 1982 EP Stink, all issued during their original 12-year run after forming in Minneapolis in 1979.

The band split in 1991 but frontman Paul Westerberg and guitarist Tommy Stinson regrouped in 2012 for the EP Songs For Slim, a limited edition 10-inch vinyl release that was auctioned to raise money for former bandmate Slim Dunlap following a stroke.

It was Dunlap who inspired the group to reunite. Westerberg says: "We were talking to Slim when he was in the hospital, and I was like, 'Should we play?' And he said, 'Yeah, play.'"

The Replacements did just that, delivering their first show since 1991 at Riot Fest in Toronto in 2013. They will launch their first US tour in 25 years - Back By Unpopular Demand - in Seattle in April. Read more including the box set details here.

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