Replacements’ Sire Albums Expanded

 

 

Slow motion movie of a band gradually
declining, deteriorating and dissolving…

By Fred Mills

Earlier this year Rhino issued the Replacements’ seminal quartet of records
originally released by Twin/Tone in the early ‘80s, and to say that the
expanded/remastered CDs were greeted with loud huzzahs from public and press
alike would be an understatement. (They put to shame those half-assed,
no-frills reissues that Ryko did a few years ago.) Now comes word that deluxe editions
of the ‘Mats back catalog for Sire are incoming. Due Sept. 23 from Rhino are
vastly expanded versions of 1985’s Tim,
1987’s Pleased to Meet Me, 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul and the band’s 1990
swansong All Shook Down (the latter
an inessential, lackluster effort, and in all but name only a Paul Westerberg
solo album as the band was on its last legs).

 

Here’s the tracklisting for each:

 

Tim:

01 Hold My Life
02 I’ll Buy
03 Kiss Me on the Bus
04 Dose of Thunder
05 Waitress in the Sky
06 Swingin Party
07 Bastards of Young
08 Lay It Down Clown
09 Left of the Dial
10 Little Mascara
11 Here Comes a Regular
12 Can’t Hardly Wait (acoustic, Alex Chilton sessions outtake) [previously
unreleased bonus track]
13 Nowhere Is My Home (Alex Chilton sessions outtake) [bonus track]
14 Can’t Hardly Wait (electric, Alex Chilton sessions outtake) [previously
unreleased bonus track]
15 Kiss Me on the Bus (Tom Erdelyi demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
16 Waitress in the Sky (outtake, alternate version) [previously unreleased
bonus track]
17 Here Comes a Regular (outtake, alternate version) [previously unreleased
bonus track]

Pleased to Meet Me:

01 I.O.U.
02 Alex Chilton
03 I Don’t Know
04 Nightclub Jitters
05 The Ledge
06 Never Mind
07 Valentine
08 Shooting Dirty Pool
09 Red Red Wine
10 Skyway
11 Can’t Hardly Wait
12 Birthday Gal (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
13 Valentine (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
14 Bundle Up (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
15 Photo (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
16 Election Day [bonus track]
17 Alex Chilton (alternate version) [previously unreleased bonus track]
18 Kick It In (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
19 Route 66 [bonus track]
20 Tossin’ ‘N’ Turnin’ [bonus track]
21 Can’t Hardly Wait (alternate version) [previously unreleased bonus track]
22 Cool Water [bonus track]

Don’t Tell a Soul:

01 Talent Show
02 Back to Back
03 We’ll Inherit the Earth
04 Achin’ to Be
05 They’re Blind
06 Anywhere’s Better Than Here
07 Asking Me Lies
08 I’ll Be You
09 I Won’t
10 Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost
11 Darlin’ One
12 Portland [bonus track]
13 Wake Up [bonus track]
14 Cruella DeVille [bonus track]
15 Talent Show (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
16 We’ll Inherit the Earth (mix 1) [previously unreleased bonus track]
17 Date to Church [ft. Tom Waits] [bonus track]
18 We Know the Night (outtake) [previously unreleased bonus track]
19 Gudbuy T’ Jane (Slade cover) (outtake) [previously unreleased bonus track]

All Shook Down:

01 Merry Go Round
02 One Wink at a Time
03 Nobody
04 Bent out of Shape
05 Sadly Beautiful
06 Someone Take the Wheel
07 When It Began
08 All Shook Down
09 Attitude
10 Happy Town
11 Torture
12 My Little Problem
13 The Last
14 When It Began (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
15 Nobody (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
16 One Wink at a Time (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
17 Torture (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
18 Attitude (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
19 Happy Town (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
20 Tiny Paper Plane (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
21 Sadly Beautiful (demo) [previously unreleased bonus track]
22 Kissin’ in Action [bonus track]
23 Ought to Get Love [bonus track]
24 Satellite [bonus track]

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