The Flaming Lips Set Release Of Deluxe Clouds Taste Metallic Reissue (Top Story)

On Monday The Flaming Lips Set Release Of Deluxe Clouds Taste Metallic Reissue was a top story. Here is the recap: (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. - See the tracklistings here.

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