Ramones Announce Expanded Deluxe Reissue For 40th Anniversary


(hennemusic) The Ramones will kick off their 40th anniversary celebrations with the July 29 release of an expanded reissue of their groundbreaking 1976 album debut.

The 29-minute masterpiece helped launch the punk rock scenes in both America and Britain, and went on to inspire countless other artists to find their own voice.

A new 3CD/1LP deluxe edition will present a remastered stereo version of the self-titled project, a new mono mix and a pair of live sets from the summer of '76 and can be preordered here.

The project has been overseen by the album's original producer and mixer Craig Leon. "The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono," says Leon. "We had an idea to record at Abbey Road and do both a mono and stereo version of the album, which was unheard of at the time. I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea."

The anniversary edition's second disc spotlights single mixes, outtakes, and demos. Several of those recordings have never been released, including demos for "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "53rd and 3rd," and "Loudmouth."

The third disc captures the band performing two full sets live at The Roxy in West Hollywood on August 12, 1976. While the band's first set has been available before, the evening's second set will see its debut in the new package.

Rounding out the set is a vinyl LP containing the new mono mix of "Ramones", all packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. The 3CD/1 vinyl LP set is a limited edition of 19,760 individually numbered copies.

The full tracklist for "Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" can be found here.

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