The unlikely reunion of The Replacements – a.k.a. founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson plus recent additions Dave Minehan (The Neighborhoods) and Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo, Weezer) – marches on this spring (to perhaps everyone’s surprise!) with the month-long “Back by Unpopular Demand” tour kicking off April 9 in Seattle. To coincide with this latest jaunt for the Minneapolis alt-rock heroes, Rhino has unveiled The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, containing the band’s full original studio discography in a new 8-CD box set.
This release, due on April 14, presents the band’s 1982 Stink EP plus all seven studio albums: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), Hootenanny (1983), Let It Be (1984), Tim (1985), Pleased To Meet Me (1987), Don’t Tell a Soul (1989), and All Shook Down (1990). Though all eight albums will utilize the remasters from Rhino/Rykodisc’s 2008 campaign, the bonus tracks found on the 2008 expanded editions have all been excised.
But why should you trust us? The Replacements have had their own say on this set as they’ve hijacked Rhino’s press release!
The anarchic spirit of rock-and-roll is alive and well on The Replacements’ Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990. Check it out on April 13 in the U.K. and April 14 in the U.S. from Rhino!
Contains original album sequences of:
- Stink EP (1982)
- Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981)
- Hootenanny (1983)
- Let It Be (1984)
- Tim (1985)
- Pleased To Meet Me (1987)
- Don’t Tell a Soul (1989)
- All Shook Down (1990)