Coming Soon: The Replacements – The Twin/Tone Years on Vinyl
The Replacements: you know them, you love them, you can’t live without them, and apparently you won’t be able to get any more of them, given what Paul Westerberg said onstage during the band’s performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Porto back in June. So much for that reunion album that they’d been talking about, apparently, but, hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the albums they’ve already released.
Yes, we know, we’ve done a few of these reissues already, but if you’re a ‘Mats purist who believes that the band was never the same after they signed to Sire, then you’ll dig this: we’re releasing a new limited-edition, numbered box set entitled The Twin/Tone Years.
The set, which includes Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), the Stink EP (1982), Hootenanny (1983) and Let It Be (1984), will be limited to only 8,000 copies, so if you’re a ‘Mats fan who’s looking to enjoy the band’s earlier, more rambunctious material in the best way possible, then you’ll want to hop to it and get in an order for this thing ASAP. It’s set for release on August 11 as part of Record Store Day’s “Vinyl Tuesday” initiative, which – as you might imagine – is an endeavor which we support wholeheartedly.
Oh, and if by chance you’re not too much of an elitist to enjoy the band’s work after they signed to a major label, you’re in luck: we’ve got a box set of those coming up, too. More details on that will be forthcoming, but at least now it’s on your radar, so…you’re welcome!