Rage Against the Machine 20th Anniv. Box

 

Due November 27 from
Sony Legacy. No less than Chuck D pens the liner notes

 

By Blurt Staff

 

By any measure, Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 eponymous
debut was an epochal release, from the iconic cover image of a protesting,
self-immolating monk to the blazing music – a righteous collision of hip-hop,
protest poetry, heavy rock and funk – in the grooves. Next month Sony Legacy
will commemorate the album’s 20th anniversary with XX, a box set in various formats of CD,
DVD and vinyl. Let’s watch a classic video from the band, then turn this over
to Sony for all the details.

 

 

 

 

According to Sony:

 

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, Rage Against the Machine – XX will be
available as a CD in three configurations: 1) 20th
Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one
12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster; 2) 20th Anniversary Special Edition
featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack
and 3) 20th Anniversary
Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks).  12″
180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the
original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

 

     Compact Disc One of the newly remastered will
include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible
b-sides from era.

      Compact Disc Two presents the original
Rage Against the Machine demo tape.  Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at
the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth
status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic
Records.  The 20th anniversary marks the
first time the entire RATM demo tapes have seen a full official release.

      DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set
features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park
on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK
fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during
Christmas week 2009. Also included are the band’s groundbreaking music videos
plus live concert performance clips.

      DVD#2 takes you back to the release of
Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the
full set of RATM’s first public performance as well as various live, rare
clips.

      Rage Against the Machine – XX will
include new liner notes penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by
longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

 

 

 

 

I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary
Edition Deluxe Box Set)

2 x CDs + 2 x
DVDs + 180gm LP

12″ lift-off box

40 page booklet

2 sided poster

 

CD 1  – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered

01. Bombtrack

02. Killing In The Name

03. Take The Power Back

04. Settle For Nothing

05. Bullet In The Head

06. Know Your Enemy

07. Wake Up

08. Fistful Of Steel

09.
Township Rebellion

10. Freedom

Bonus Tracks (b-sides)

11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)

12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head
single)

13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom
single)

 

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official
commercial release (except where
noted)

01. Bombtrack

02. Take The Power Back

03. Bullet in the Head

04. Darkness of Greed (previously released)

05. Clear the Lane (previously released)

06.
Township Rebellion

07. Know Your Enemy

08. Mindset’s A Threat

09. Killing In The Name

10. Auto Logic

11. The Narrows

12. Freedom

 

DVD #1

 

“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased

FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE
6, 2010)

1. Testify

2. Bombtrack

3. People Of The Sun

4. Know Your Enemy

5. Bulls On Parade

6. Township Rebellion

7. Bullet In The Head

8. White Riot

9. Guerrilla Radio

10. Sleep Now In The Fire

11. Freedom

12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS

“Killing in the Name” (1992)

“Bullet in the Head” (1993)

“Bombtrack” (1993)

“Freedom” (1993)

“Bulls on Parade” (1996)

“People of the Sun” (1996)

“No Shelter” (1998)

“Guerrilla Radio” (1999)

“Sleep Now in the Fire” (2000) – first official
commercial release

“Testify” (2000) – first official commercial
release

“Renegades of Funk” (2000) – first official
commercial release

“How I Could Just Kill a Man” (2000) – previously
unreleased

 

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on
DVD

“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”

“Vietnow” – Irvine,
CA – 1997

“People Of The Sun”

“Bulls On Parade”

“Bullet In The Head”

“Zapata’s Blood” – Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany
– 1996

“Know Your Enemy”

“Bombtrack”

“Tire Me” – Reading Festival 1996

 “Killing In The Name” – Pink Pop Festival –
1994

 

DVD #2 – all previously unreleased

 

“First Public Performance”

CAL STATE NORTH
RIDGE
, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

1. Killing In The Name

2. Take The Power Back

3. Autologic

4. Bullet In The Head

5. Hit The Deck

6. Township Rebellion

7. Darkness Of Greed

8. Clear The Lane

9. Clampdown

10. Know Your Enemy

11. Freedom

PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”

VIC THEATRE 1993
“Take the Power Back”

JC DOBBS 1993 – “Fistful of Steel”

SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 – “Bombtrack”

Halfway House 1992 – “Wake Up”

Castaic 1992 – “Settle for Nothing”

San Luis Obispo 1992 – “Clear the Lane”

CWNN 1992 – “Untitled”

Zed’s Records 1992 – “Darkness of Greed”

NOMADS 1992 – “Wake Up”

 

* * * * *

 

II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary
Special Edition)

Oversized softpack

 

CD 1  – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered

01. Bombtrack

02. Killing In The Name

03. Take The Power Back

04. Settle For Nothing

05. Bullet In The Head

06. Know Your Enemy

07. Wake Up

08. Fistful Of Steel

09.
Township Rebellion

10. Freedom

Bonus Tracks (b-sides)

11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)

12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head
single)

13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom
single)

 

 

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official
commercial release (except where
noted)

01. Bombtrack

02. Take The Power Back

03. Bullet in the Head

04. Darkness of Greed (previously released)

05. Clear the Lane (previously released)

06.
Township Rebellion

07. Know Your Enemy

08. Mindset’s A Threat

09. Killing In The Name

10. Auto Logic

11. The Narrows

12. Freedom

 

 

Bonus DVD:

 

Music Videos:

  • Killing In The Name
  • Bombtrack
  • Freedom

Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre)
– previously unreleased

Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) – previously unreleased

Wake Up (Nomads) – previously unreleased

 

* * * * *

 

III. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary
Edition)

Jewel Case

 

CD 1  – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered

01. Bombtrack

02. Killing In The Name

03. Take The Power Back

04. Settle For Nothing

05. Bullet In The Head

06. Know Your Enemy

07. Wake Up

08. Fistful Of Steel

09.
Township Rebellion

10. Freedom

Bonus Tracks (b-sides)

11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)

12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head
single)

13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom
single)

 

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