Album of the Day
Pleased To Meet Me (Deluxe)
The Replacements' PLEASED TO MEET ME was recorded over three months at Ardent Studios in Memphis with legendary producer Jim Dickinson before it debuted in April 1987; the Sire collection steered the combustible Minneapolis combo from the brink of collapse and became one of the definitive albums of the band’s career. That process is chronicled in-depth on the new 3-CD/1-LP Deluxe Edition of the classic set - more than half of the music (29 of the 55 tracks) here has never been released, including demos, rough mixes and outtakes as well as original lead guitarist Bob Stinson’s last recordings with The Replacements from 1986. Several exclusive PLEASED TO MEET ME (DELUXE EDITION) bundles are available now at Rhino.com with a variety of limited edition items including a T-shirt, tote bag, iron-on patch, bumper sticker, placemat and a cassette featuring a previously unreleased interview with singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg recorded just before the release of the album.