Rancid Think Big and Small for 20th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set
Raise your hand if you’re excited about a box set featuring nearly the complete discography of punk revivalists Rancid. Now, keep your hand raised if you’re excited that it’s on vinyl. Still with us? Now, how about a 46-disc vinyl set?
No, we didn’t add wrong. Rancid Essentials, to be released later this year, includes all seven of the band’s studio albums, their 1992 debut EP and the 2007 B Sides and C Sides compilation, newly remastered and pressed as 45 RPM 7″ vinyl discs.
That’s four discs for 1993′s Rancid, five discs apiece for Let’s Go (1994), …And Out Come the Wolves (1995), Rancid (2000); six discs each for Life Won’t Wait (1998), Indestructible (2003) and B Sides and C Sides (in which the Rancid EP is packed) and eight discs for 2009′s Let the Dominoes Fall, included in both its standard and acoustic forms.
These albums will be sold separately or together in a leather box limited to 2,000 units. Half of them are pressed on red vinyl, and the other half are split between white vinyl and red-and-white splatter. The individual albums all feature redesigned artwork and come with collectible printed leather OBI strips.
Additionally, a “mailorder exclusive” version of the white vinyl box set will come with a limited, numbered, Rancid-branded Louisville Slugger baseball bat; all of the limited variants will feature a flexidisc with two unnamed cover songs.
Rancid Essentials is still in production, but can be pre-ordered from the Pirates Press label now, with intent to be shipped for the holidays. Click here to order the box or any of the individual vinyl remasters.