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Ramones - Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary

(180g Vinyl LP + 3CD) * * *

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Deluxe 180g LP/3CD Reissue of the Band's Third Album features Two Mixes of the Original Plus Rarities And Unreleased Studio/Live Recordings

The Ramones released their second album of the calendar year (and third overall) on November 4, 1977, capping off one of the biggest years in the history of punk with Rocket To Russia. Among the band's best-loved albums, it features classics like "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" and "Rockaway Beach" along with their signature covers of "Do You Wanna Dance?" and "Surfin' Bird." It's also the last album ever recorded by all four founding members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left soon after to focus on writing and producing. 

To celebrate the album's 40-year anniversary, WEA/Rhino presents a Deluxe 180g LP/3CD reissue featuring two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The collection also includes a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band's 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland. It comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. Along with the music, the set also features stories about the band by Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, details about making the album by Stasium, and extensive liner notes by renowned music writer and co-founder of Creem Magazine, Jaan Uhelszki.

The first disc features a remastered version of the original stereo mix for Rocket To Russia, plus the 2017 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix created by Stasium, which provides a back-to-basics version of the album, and a different track listing from the 1977 original. The 2017 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix is also featured on the LP that accompanies the Deluxe EditionStasium provides some details on the new Tracking Mix in the set's liner notes: "When putting together this new Tracking Mix, I decided to include the versions of 'I Don't Care' and 'It's A Long Way Back to Germany,' since they were recorded during the Rocket To Russia sessions at Mediasound, and are completely different takes that have never been heard before. 'Sheena' has been omitted, as it was recorded in a totally different session a few months prior, in-between the Leave Home and Rocket To Russia albums."

Two dozen rare and unreleased recordings are found on the second disc, including rough mixes from sessions at Mediasound and The Power Station. There's also an early version of "Needles And Pins" with Tommy on drums, the B-side single mix of "Babysitter," an alternate version of "It's A Long Way Back To Germany" with Dee Dee on vocals, an original radio promo with Joey Ramone, and more. Another highlight is the complete unreleased concert included on the third disc. This never-before-heard multi-track recording of the band's December 19, 1977 show at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland captures the Ramones just a few days before the group recorded the classic live album It's Alive, and mixed for this 40th Anniversary edition by Ed Stasium. In Glasgow, they played songs from all three studio albums including "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Judy Is A Punk," "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment," and "California Sun."

Features:
• 40th Anniversary Deluxe 180g LP/CD reissue
• 180g LP: 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix
• CD1: Remastered Original Mixes & 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix
• CD2: Bonus Material - Mediasound/Power Station Rough Mixes
• CD3: Live at Apollo Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (December 19, 1977)
• 12 x 12 hardcover book
• Featuring stories about the band by Sire Records founder Seymour Stein
• Details about making the album by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium
• Extensive liner notes by renowned music writer and co-founder of Creem Magazine, Jaan Uhelszki

 

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4. Locket Love
5. I Don't Care - Version 2
6. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - Version 1
7. We're A Happy Family
8. Teenage Lobotomy
9. Do You Wanna Dance?
10. I Wanna Be Well
11. I Can't Give You Anything
12. Ramona
13. Surfin' Bird
14. Why Is It Always This Way?

CD1 - Remastered Original Mixes & 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix
1. Cretin Hop
2. Rockaway Beach
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Locket Love
5. I Don't Care
6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
7. We're A Happy Family
8. Teenage Lobotomy
9. Do You Wanna Dance?
10. I Wanna Be Well
11. I Can't Give You Anything
12. Ramona
13. Surfin' Bird
14. Why Is It Always This Way?
15. Cretin Hop
16. Rockaway Beach
17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
18. Locket Love
19. I Don't Care - Version 2
20. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - Version 1
21. We're A Happy Family
22. Teenage Lobotomy
23. Do You Wanna Dance?
24. I Wanna Be Well
25. I Can't Give You Anything
26. Ramona
27. Surfin' Bird
28. Why Is It Always This Way?

CD2 - Bonus Material: Mediasound/Power Station Rough Mixes
1. Why Is It Always This Way? - Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics 
2. Rockaway Beach - Power Station Rough 
3. I Wanna Be Well - Power Station Rough 
4. Locket Love - Power Station Rough 
5. I Can't Give You Anything - Power Station Rough 
6. Cretin Hop - Power Station Rough 
7. Happy Family - Power Station Rough 
8. Ramona - Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics 
9. 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
22. It's A Long Way Back To Germany - B-Side Version
23. Joey RTR Radio Spot Promo 
24. We're A Happy Family - Joey & Dee Dee Dialogue 

CD3 - Live at Apollo Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (December 19, 1977)
1. Rockaway Beach
2. Teenage Lobotomy
3. Blitzkrieg Bop
4. I Wanna Be Well
5. Glad To See You Go
6. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
7. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
8. I Don't Care
9. 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

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