Faith No More to release deluxe editions of ‘The Real Thing’ & ‘Angel Dust’

As Faith No More prepares to unleash its first new album in nearly 20 years this May, Rhino Records celebrates the back-to-back classic albums that helped establish the band’s vital and visceral musical legacy with Deluxe Editions of The Real Thing and Angel Dust.

Each album will be offered as a two disc set that includes the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album. Both will be available on June 9th. The collections will arrive soon after the band concludes an extensive North American tour.

In addition to the CD set there will also be a double LP, 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl format of each album, featuring the original album and a selection of the rarities related to each. The release date of the vinyl formats is planned for August.

Like all bands who transcended their time to become cornerstones of an era, Faith No More sounded like nobody else. The group’s commercial breakthrough came in 1989 with the release of The Real Thing. It was the band’s third album, but the first to feature the line-up of Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jim Martin (guitars), and Mike Patton (vocals).

The album was incredibly diverse, yet every song was linked by the band’s own developing style. It peaked at #11 on the charts and was certified platinum, spawning the singles, “From Out Of Nowhere” and “Falling To Pieces,” as well as “Epic,” which was ubiquitous on radio and MTV.

The bonus disc puts a different spin on many of the album tracks with remixed versions of “Epic” and “Falling To Pieces,” as well as live performances of “Surprise You’re Dead,” “Underwater Love” and the Black Sabbath classic “War Pigs.” The disc also includes the b-sides “Cowboy Song” and “The Grade.”

After extensive touring, the band returned in 1992 with Angel Dust. It climbed to #10 on the U.S. album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band’s quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as “Midlife Crisis,” “Jizzlobber,” “R.V.” and “Small Victory.”

Among the nine tracks featured on the bonus disc is a mix of “Midlife Crisis” by the band’s longtime producer Matt Wallace, a trio of live recordings from a concert in Munich, Germany, as well as covers of the Dead Kennedys’ “Let’s Lynch The Landlord” and the band’s unforgettable take on the Commodores’ “Easy.”

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The Real Thing

CD 1: Original Album

1. “From Out Of Nowhere”
2. “Epic”
3. “Falling To Pieces”
4. “Surprise You’re Dead”
5. “Zombie Eaters”
6. “The Real Thing”
7. “Underwater Love”
8. “The Morning After”
9. “Woodpecker From Mars”
10. “War Pigs”
11. “Edge Of The World”

CD 2: Bonus Disc

1. Sweet Emotion (Taken from Kerrang! Flexible Fiend)
2. Epic (Radio Remix Edit) (Taken from the ‘Epic’ Promotional CD single)
3. Falling To Pieces (Matt Wallace Remix) (Taken from the ‘Falling To Pieces’ 12″ single)
4. Cowboy Song (B-side) (Taken from the b-side of ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ single)
5. The Grade (B-side) (Taken from the b-side of ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ 12″ single)
6. From Out Of Nowhere (Extended Remix) (Taken from the ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ 12″ single)
7. War Pigs (Live Berlin 11.9.1989) (Iommi/Ward/Butler/Osbourne) Westminster Music Ltd.
(Taken from the b-side of ‘Epic’ 12″ single)
8. Surprise You’re Dead (Live Sheffield) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Epic’ 12″ single)
9. Chinese Arithmetic (Live Sheffield) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Epic’ 12″ single)
10. Underwater Love (Live at Brixton Academy, London 28 April 1990) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Falling To Pieces’ 12″ single)
11. As The Worms Turns (Live at Brixton Academy, London 28 April 1990) (Taken from the video for “You Fat B**tards”)

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Angel Dust

CD 1: Original Album

1. “Land Of Sunshine”
2. “Caffeine”
3. “Midlife Crisis”
4. “R.V.”
5. “Smaller And Smaller”
6. “Everything’s Ruined”
7. “Malpractice”
8. “Kindergarten”
9. “Be Aggressive”
10. “A Small Victory”
11. “Crack Hitler”
12. “Jizzlobber”
13. “Midnight Cowboy”
14. “Easy”

CD 2: Bonus Disc

1. Easy (Cooler Version) (Lionel Ritchie) (Taken from the ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
2. Das Schutzenfest (German version) (Taken from the ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
3. As The Worm Turns (Mike Patton vocal / Japan bonus track) (Taken from the Japanese edition of “Angel Dust”)
4. Let’s Lynch The Landlord (B-Side) (Jello Biafra) (Taken from the ‘A Small Victory’ single)
5. Midlife Crisis (The Scream Mix) Remixed by Matt Wallace (Taken from the bonus 12″ included with “Angel Dust” LP)
6. A Small Victory (R-Evolution 23 (Full Moon) Mix) (Taken from the ‘A Small Victory’ 12″ single)
7. Easy (Live Munich 9th November 1992) ((Lionel Ritchie) (Taken from the ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
8. Be Aggressive (Live Munich 9th November 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
9. Kindergarten (Live Munich 9th November 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
10. A Small Victory (Live Munich 9th November 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)]
11. Mark Bowen (Live Munich 9th November 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
12. We Care A Lot (Live Munich 9th November 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘I’m Easy’ CD single)
13. Midlife Crisis (Live Dekalb, Ill. 20th September 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Everything’s Ruined’ CD single)
14. Land Of Sunshine (Live Dekalb, Ill. 20th September 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Everything’s Ruined’ CD single)
15. Edge of The World (Live St. Louis 18th September 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Everything’s Ruined’ CD single)
16. R.V. (Live Dekalb, Ill. 20th September 1992) (Taken from the b-side of ‘Everything’s Ruined’ CD single)
17. The World Is Yours (Outtake from Angel Dust sessions) (Taken from the album “Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Hits)

2015 Tour Dates:

April 24 The Wiltern
April 25 The Observatory
May 7 Concord Music Hall
May 8 The Fillmore Detroit
May 11 Orpheum Theatre
May 13 Webster Hall
May 14 Webster Hall
May 15 Electric Factory Los Angeles, CA
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Author: Buddy Iahn

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