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3CD/1LP 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition OF Ramones Classic, Rocket To Russia

By now, there’s little doubt that Ramones left behind a massive vault of alternate mixes for their albums.  Since both the revered eponymous debut (1976), and its esteemed follow-up, Leave Home (1977), have now had 40th Anniversary remaster and expanded editions issued, it’s only the calendar that separates the others as they follow. And since nothing really needs to be said about Ramones, who are classic performers with an origin pinned to CBGBs, and the start of the Punk era in the US, we’ll just drop into this bit of news:

On November 24, Rhino Records will reissue Rocket To Russia, the third Ramones classic album released almost a year later after Leave Home, although still in the same year of 1977. Clearly, they were in their prime with originality and freshness still poppin’ for them. Rocket to Russia went further than their previous two to create a Pop effort loved by a wider group of listeners. Although an outtake from the previous Leave Home sessions, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”, as a single, helped Rocket To Russia become a more widely accepted album in a growing Punk music climate. Also from the new album was “Rockaway Beach”, and “Do You Wanna Dance?”, a Pop/Punk cover of the timeless and popular Bobby Freeman tune.

The new 40th Anniversary Edition of Rocket To Russia will be released as a 3CD/1LP collector’s set, as well as a single CD featuring only the newly remastered album. The Deluxe Edition contains the original album, and its tracking mix (first “official” recording of the song, pre-final mix) on the first CD, the second CD is a liberal collection of alternate mixes,and the third CD, a 25-song live set from Glasgow’s Apollo Centre from 1977. The included LP is simply the tracking mix on vinyl! There is no doubt about the included book adding excellent value to the entire package.

There is a single CD edition will provide the original album remastered.

Rocket To Russia (40th Anniversary Deluxe 3CD/1LP Edition) – Ramones 

CD1 (original remastered and tracking mix):
01. Cretin Hop (Remastered)
02. Rockaway Beach (Remastered)
03. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Remastered)
04. Locket Love (Remastered)
05. I Don’t Care (Remastered)
06. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Remastered)
07. We’re A Happy Family (Remastered)
08. Teenage Lobotomy (Remastered)
09. Do You Wanna Dance? (Remastered)
10. I Wanna Be Well (Remastered)
11. I Can’t Give You Anything (Remastered)
12. Ramona (Remastered)
13. Surfin’ Bird (Remastered)
14. Why Is It Always This Way? (Remastered)
15. Cretin Hop (Tracking Mix)
16. Rockaway Beach (Tracking Mix)
17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Tracking Mix)
18. Locket Love (Tracking Mix)
19. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Tracking Mix]
20. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Tracking Mix]
21. We’re A Happy Family (Tracking Mix)
22. Teenage Lobotomy (Tracking Mix)
23. Do You Wanna Dance? (Tracking Mix)
24. I Wanna Be Well (Tracking Mix)
25. I Can’t Give You Anything (Tracking Mix)
26. Ramona (Tracking Mix)
27. Surfin’ Bird (Tracking Mix)
28. Why Is It Always This Way? (Tracking Mix)

CD2 (Bonus tracks):
01. Why Is It Always This Way? (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)
02. Rockaway Beach (Power Station Rough)
03. I Wanna Be Well (Power Station Rough)
04. Locket Love (Power Station Rough)
05. I Can’t Give You Anything (Power Station Rough)
06. Cretin Hop (Power Station Rough)
07. We’re A Happy Family (Power Station Rough)
08. Ramona (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)
09. Do You Wanna Dance? (Mediasound Rough)
10. Teenage Lobotomy (Mediasound Rough)
11. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Mediasound Rough)
12. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Mediasound Rough]
13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Acoustic Version)
14. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Dee Dee Vocal]
15. Ramona (Sweet Little Ramona Pop Mix)
16. Surfin’ Bird (Alternate Vocal)
17. Teenage Lobotomy (Backing Track)
18. We’re A Happy Family (At Home With The Family)
19. Cretin Hop (Backing Track)
20. Needles And Pins (Demo Version)
21. Babysitter (B-Side Version) [Remastered]
22. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (B-Side Version) [Remastered]
23. Joey RTR Radio Spot Promo
24. We’re A Happy Family (Joey & Dee Dee Dialogue)

CD3 (Live at Apollo Centre – Glasgow, Scotland  12/19/1977)
01. Rockaway Beach
02. Teenage Lobotomy
03. Blitzkrieg Bop
04. I Wanna Be Well
05. Glad To See You Go
06. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08. I Don’t Care
09. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10. Carbona Not Glue
11. Commando
12. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13. Surfin’ Bird
14. Cretin Hop
15. Listen To My Heart
16. California Sun
17. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18. Pinhead
19. Do You Wanna Dance?
20. Chain Saw
21. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23. Judy Is A Punk
24. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
25. We’re A Happy Family

LP Side One:
1. Cretin Hop (Tracking Mix)
2. Rockaway Beach (Tracking Mix)
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Tracking Mix)
4. Locket Love (Tracking Mix)
5. I Don’t Care (Version 2) [Tracking Mix]
6. It’s A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1) [Tracking Mix]
7. We’re A Happy Family (Tracking Mix)

LP Side Two:
1. Teenage Lobotomy (Tracking Mix)
2. Do You Wanna Dance? (Tracking Mix)
3. I Wanna Be Well (Tracking Mix)
4. I Can’t Give You Anything (Tracking Mix)
5. Ramona (Tracking Mix)
6. Surfin’ Bird (Tracking Mix)
7. Why Is It Always This Way? (Tracking Mix)


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 02/16/2016

Friday Music has a few Deluxe Editions planned for classic albums by important albums, released on several dates. They are as follows:

  • Moments (1971) – Boz Scaggs: This album will feature new remastering with an expanding of the original with bonus tracks that include a 45RPM Mono mixes of “We Were Always Sweethearts”, and “Near You”, as well as live performance cuts of “I Feel So Good”, and “Hollywood Blues” This reissues on March 4 on CD.
  • Exiles (1987) – Dan Fogelberg: This album is being remastered with no bonus track inclusions. Still, a nice album to have. It is the firstfruit of an upcoming collection of Dan Fogelberg remastering reissues. Personally, I’m exited for Nether Lands. Exiles is planned for June 24 on CD.
  • Other Roads (1988) – Boz Scaggs: This album will be remastered and expanded with “You’ll Never Know”, “Soul To Soul”, and a Pettibone 45 remix of “Cool Running”. This reissues on April 29 on CD.

Boz Scaggs - Moments

Dan Fogelberg - Exiles

Boz Scaggs - Other Roads

Barsuk Records will release the next Nada Surf album on March 4. The new album is being called You Know Who You Are. This album will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are

Fire Records will release a 4LP Box with classic Pere Ubu titles on March 18. The titles include New Picnic Time (1979), The Art of Walking (1980), Song Of The Bailing Man (1982), and a bonus LP. The Box, called Architecture Of Language 1979-1982, will add in a poster and a card with download rights to the tracks.

Pere Ubu Architecture Of Language 1979-1982

Napalm Records have the newest by Otep on the calendar for April 15. The new album is called Generation Doom and will be issued on CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The LP will include a download card for digital files.

Otep Generation Doom

Yep Roc Records will release new Grant-Lee Phillips music with The Narrows, planned for March 18 on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Grant-Lee Phillips - The Narrows

End Of The Century, the 1980 album by Ramones, Rocket To Russia (1977), Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough To Die (1984), and Leave Home (1977) are on the calendar as new remastered sets (although as imports from the UK). They’re scheduled for April 1.

Ramones Leave Home

Ramones Rocket To Russia

Ramones - End Of The Century

Origins, Volume 1 by KISS alumnus, Ace Frehley is planned on April 15. It is a collection of tracks with notable collaborations that include Paul Stanley (yes, Paul Stanley), Lita Ford, John 5, Slash, and others. It follows up Ace Frehley’s successful Space Invader from 2014.

Ace Frehley Origins Volume 1

Rhino will release a 3LP vinyl set of the 1979/1980 concert tour of Fleetwood Mac as they supported Tusk. In fact, the 3LP gatefold jacket has Tusk cover art. This set, called In Concert, is planned for release on March 4. It will offer 22 performance tracks:

Side A
01 Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)
02 Say You Love Me (Wembley, 6/26/80)
03 The Chain (Wembley, 6/20/80)
04 Don’t Stop (Wembley, 6/27/80)
05 Dreams (Wembley, 6/20/80)
Side B
01 Oh Well (Wembley, 6/20/80)
02 Rhiannon (Tucson, 8/28/80)
03 Over & Over (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 That’s Enough For Me (Wembley, 6/21/80)

Side A
01 Sara (Tucson, 8/28/80)
02 Not That Funny (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Tusk (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 Save Me A Place (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
Side B
01 Landslide (Omaha, 8/21/80)
02 What Makes You Think You’re The One (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
03 Angel (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
04 You Make Loving Fun (Wembley, 6/20/80)

Side A
01 I’m So Afraid (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
02 World Turning (Wembley, 6/22/80)
Side B
01 Go Your Own Way (Wembley, 6/22/80)
02 Sisters Of The Moon (Wembley, 6/22/80)
03 Songbird (Wembley, 6/27/80)

Fleetwood Mac Live 3LP

Dualtone Records plan the new – and anticipated – release by The Lumineers for April 8. The new album is called Cleopatra, and will be released widely on CD, DD, Deluxe CD (with four bonus tracks), and vinyl LP.

The Lumineers - Cleopatra

Ben Harper and the long awaited reunion with The Innocent Criminals will result in a new album currently scheduled for April 8 via Stax Records. The new album, called Call It What It Is will feature eleven classic Ben Harper songs.

Ben Harper Call It What It Is

Steamhammer/SPV will release an eleven track collection of previously recorded tracks by Lita Ford that sat in vaults. The collection is called Time Capsule and will be released to fans on April 15.

Lita Ford Time Capsule

Rhino Records will reissue three Captain Beefheart titles on vinyl LP scheduling for April 22. The three titles include The Spotlight Kid (1972), Lick My Decals Off Baby (1970), and Clear Spot (1972).

Capt Beefheart Lick My Decals Off Baby

And finally, an import goodie is Play, the 1999 classic by Moby, will reissue on vinyl LP on May 13. It is a bit pricey eve for high grade classic vinyl. But just in case you’re interested…!

Moby Play