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The Flaming Lips Set Release Of Deluxe Clouds Taste Metallic Reissue

11/16/2015
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(WBR) The Flaming Lips have announced that the Deluxe Vinyl and Standard Vinyl Editions of their "Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997" will be released on December 18th.

The vinyl releases will follow the CD and Digital which are set to hit retailers on November 27th. We were sent the following details: This will be the Deluxe 20th Anniversary Box Set edition of The Lips globally influential and essential edition of The 1995 classic album Clouds Taste Metallic. The album is available for pre-order now via The Lips Official Store. All pre-orders will receive a series of instant downloadable tracks at various dates leading up to the release, each a previously unreleased rarity from this collection. The first instant track available now is a live version of "Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles".

Clouds Taste Metallic, the band's seventh album, is considered one of The Lips' best and earned them much critical fanfare. All-Music called it "a masterful collection that completes the Flaming Lips' odyssey into the pop stratosphere" and compared it to the Beach Boys' definitive album Pet Sounds. Released on September 19th, 1995, Clouds Taste Metallic is also the last Lips album to feature guitarist Ronald Jones.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, will be released in several configurations, including a three-CD set (plus digital equivalents) anda numbered, limited edition five-LP box set. (Individual vinyl LPs will be released at a later date.) The Official Flaming Lips Store will carry an exclusive numbered and colored vinyl version of the five-LP box set autographed by Wayne Coyne along with three exclusive out-of-print t-shirts and three out-of-print posters, designed by Wayne that were originally sold during the Clouds-era, and will be limited to a one time ONLY run.

The CD set will include three discs. The first features the entirety of Clouds Taste Metallic plus the rarities The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities) (a collection of previously unreleased, promo-only, and compilation-only tracks gathered together and available for the first time ever in one place). The second compilation CD is comprised of the very briefly available and now rare Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons, and the third is a previously unreleased live recording of the band's club show at Moe's captured in Seattle on May 10th, 1996.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 CD Box Set:

Disc 1: Clouds Taste Metallic
1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
3. Placebo Headwound
4. This Here Giraffe
5. Brainville
6. Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World
7. When You Smile
8. Kim's Watermelon Gun
9. They Punctured My Yolk
10. Lightning Strikes The Postman
11. Christmas At The Zoo
12. Evil Will Prevail
13. Bad Days (aurally excited version)


Disc 2: Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons
1. Bad Days
2. Jets Part 2 (My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver)
3. Ice Drummer
4. Put The Waterbug In the Policeman's Ear
5. Chewin' the Apple Of Yer Eye
6. Chosen One
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Slow Nerve Action

The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities)
9. It Was A Very Good Year
10. Sun Arise
11. Life on Mars
12. Ballrooms of Mars
13. Hot Day
14. Nobody Told Me
15. Magician Vs The Headache
16. She Don't Use Jelly (Live @KJ103)


Disc 3: Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles (Live in Seattle 1996)
1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Unconsciously Screamin'
3. Take Meta Mars
4. Moth In The Incubator
5. Put The Waterbug In The Policeman's Ear
6. Lightning Strikes The Postman
7. Bad Days
8. She Don't Use Jelly
9. Chewin' The Apple Of Yer Eye
10. When You Smile
11. Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
12. Love Yer Brain
13. Placebo Headwound

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