Incoming: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition of 1st Ramones

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Back to Mono!

By Barbi Martinez

While Ramones by the Ramones has already been expanded and reissued – the 1976 classic resurfaced, via Rhino, as a 2011 CD containing 8 demos and outtakes – the label is now doing the record proud. Arriving July 29 is a deluxe 40th anniversary edition: the original LP, accompanied by three CDs (stereo remaster, new mono mix from Craig Leon, and rare/unreleased bonus demos, outtakes and live material). Each piece is individually numbered, in an edition of 19,760 copies – but of course! There will also be a 12 x 12 hardcover book with previously unseen photos from Roberta Bayley, production notes from Leon, and an essay by journalist Mitchell Cohen.

The live disc features the two shows the band performed on Aug. 12, 1976 at L.A.’s Roxy; the first show has previously been released, but the second one has not been (although it has been bootlegged). The vinyl, incidentally, is the new mono mix. Says Leon, “The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono. 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.”

At the Ramones official store, Leon noted, “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.”

TRACK LISTING:

Disc One: Original Album

Stereo Version

1. Blitzkrieg Bop
2. Beat On The Brat
3. Judy Is A Punk
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
5. Chain Saw
6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
7. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
8. Loudmouth
9. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. 53rd & 3rd
12. Let’s Dance
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World

40th Anniversary Mono Mix

15. Blitzkrieg Bop
16. Beat On The Brat
17. Judy Is A Punk
18. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
19. Chain Saw
20. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
21. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
22. Loudmouth
23. Havana Affair
24. Listen To My Heart
25. 53rd & 3rd
26. Let’s Dance
27. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
28. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The WorldDisc Two: Single Mixes, Outtakes, and Demos

1. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Stereo Single Version)
2. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Mono Single Version)
3. Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Stereo Single Version)
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Mono Single Version)
5. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Original Uncensored Vocals)*
6. I Don’t Care (Demo)
7. 53rd & 3rd (Demo)*
8. Loudmouth (Demo)*
9. Chain Saw (Demo)*
10. You Never Should Have Opened That Door (Demo)
11. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)*

12. I Can’t Be (Demo)
13. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Demo)*
14. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (Demo)*
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo)
16. I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed (Demo)
17. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl (Demo)*
18. What’s Your Name (Demo)
Disc Three: Live at The Roxy (8/12/76)
Set One1. Loudmouth
2. Beat On The Brat
3. Blitzkrieg Bop
4. I Remember You
5. Glad To See You Go
6. Chain Saw
7. 53rd & 3rd
8. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
9. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. California Sun

2. Judy Is A Punk
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
16. Let’s Dance

Set Two

17. Loudmouth*
18. Beat On The Brat*
19. Blitzkrieg Bop*
20. I Remember You*
21. Glad To See You Go*
22. Chain Saw*
23. 53rd & 3rd*
24. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
25. Havana Affair*
26. Listen To My Heart*
27. California Sun*
28. Judy Is A Punk*
29. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You*
30. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*
31. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
32. Let’s Dance*

40th Anniversary Mono Mix
LP Track Listing1. Blitzkrieg Bop*
2. Beat On The Brat*
3. Judy Is A Punk*
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
5. Chain Saw*
6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
7. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement*
8. Loudmouth*
9. Havana Affair*
10. Listen To My Heart*
11. 53rd & 3rd*
12. Let’s Dance*
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You*
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*

* Previously Unreleased


 

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