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  • The Ramones - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

    Anyone else get this yet? It's quite the set.

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ramones, recently named the "Greatest Punk Album Of All Time" by Rolling Stone, and certainly one of the most important and influential albums of all time. This masterpiece helped launch the punk rock scenes in both America and Britain, and went on to inspire countless other artists for generations to come.

    To celebrate the Ramones' lasting impact, Rhino will release the ultimate tribute to the band's landmark debut, packaged in a 12" x 12" hardcover book. The 3CD/1LP set is a limited edition of 19,760 individually numbered copies and includes a sonically superior remastered stereo version and a meticulously recreated mono mix of the original album, plus rarities, unheard demos, and an unreleased live show - all produced, mixed, and mastered by the album's original producer and mixer Craig Leon.

    In addition to the music, the set also features extensive production notes about the recording of the original album by Leon, an essay looking back on the band's early days by rock journalist Mitchell Cohen, along with additional pictures taken by Roberta Bayley, whose iconic photo of the band graces the album's cover.

    Here's why this is the ULTIMATE collector's piece:

    - Features a brand NEW MONO MIX of the album - the band had originally discussed recording the album in mono, but it was ultimately decided against. "I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea. - Craig Leon
    - Includes a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1976 SHOW from the Roxy, Hollywood
    - Remastered stereo album
    - Produced and remastered by the album's original producer Craig Leon
    - Features PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS by Roberta Bayley - the album's original photographer

    OVERVIEW:

    CD 1
    Original album remastered STEREO
    Brand new MONO mix of the original album - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    CD 2
    18 single mixes, outtakes, and demos - INCLUDES 8 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

    CD 3
    Live At The Roxy, Hollywood, CA - August 12, 1976 (Set 1)
    Live At The Roxy, Hollywood, CA - August 12, 1976 (Set 2) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

    180 GRAM VINYL
    New mono mix of Ramones

    Track Listings
    Disc: 1
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop
    2. Beat On The Brat
    3. Judy Is A Punk
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
    5. Chain Saw
    6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
    7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
    8. Loudmouth
    9. Havana Affair
    10. Listen To My Heart
    11. 53rd & 3rd
    12. Let's Dance
    13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
    14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
    15. Blitzkrieg Bop (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    16. Beat On The Brat (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    17. Judy Is A Punk (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    18. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    19. Chain Saw (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    20. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    21. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    22. Loudmouth (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    23. Havana Affair (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    24. Listen To My Heart (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    25. 53rd & 3rd (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    26. Let's Dance (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    27. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    28. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)

    Disc: 2
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Stereo) [Single Version]
    2. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Mono) [Single Version]
    3. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Stereo) [Single Version]
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Mono) [Single Version]
    5. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Uncensored Vocals)
    6. I Don't Care (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
    7. 53rd & 3rd (Demo)
    8. Loudmouth (Demo)
    9. Chain Saw (Demo)
    10. You Should Have Never Opened That Door (Demo)
    11. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)
    12. I Can't Be (Demo)
    13. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Demo)
    14. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (Demo)
    15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
    16. I Don't Wanna Be Learned / I Don't Wanna Be Tamed (Demo)
    17. You're Gonna Kill That Girl (Demo)
    18. What's Your Name (Demo)

    Disc: 3
    1. Loudmouth (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    2. Beat On The Brat (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76]
    3. Blitzkrieg Bop (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    4. I Remember You (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    5. Glad To See You Go (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    6. Chain Saw (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    7. 53rd & 3rd (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    8. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    9. Havana Affair (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    10. Listen To My Heart (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    11. California Sun (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    12. Judy Is A Punk (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Set 1) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    16. Let's Dance (Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA 8/11/76) [2016 Remastered]
    17. Loudmouth (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    18. Beat On The Brat (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    19. Blitzkrieg Bop (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    20. I Remember You (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    21. Glad To See You Go (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    22. Chain Saw (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    23. 53rd & 3rd (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    24. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    25. Havana Affair (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    26. Listen To My Heart (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    27. California Sun (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    28. Judy Is A Punk (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    29. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    30. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    31. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]
    32. Let's Dance (Set 2) [Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, CA (8/12/76)]

    Disc: 4
    1. Blitzkrieg Bop (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    2. Beat On The Brat (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    3. Judy Is A Punk (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    5. Chain Saw (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    6. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
    7. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)

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  • #2
    Isn't that live set the one that's on the Leave Home CD? And why would you want a mono mix???? Guitar in one ear, bass in the other. That's the secret.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mark Tolch View Post
      Isn't that live set the one that's on the Leave Home CD? And why would you want a mono mix???? Guitar in one ear, bass in the other. That's the secret.
      The RAMONES wanted it in mono but the people at Sire refused.
      They also wanted it a lot more heavier.
      But back then most labels thought Punk was just noise. (some still do)

      I personally don't like the mixing.
      I'm happy they dropped the guitar/right bass/left with LEAVE HOME and doubled the guitar for both ears.

      I may get this for Christmas if I hear enough good reviews.

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      • #4
        I've read some really good comments from people about it (i.e., longtime fans). I've got it from Apple's music streaming service thingy (free trial), so I'll check it out soon. One thing that'll be cool to hear is Leon put Dee Dee's count-offs back for each song.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Koukol View Post
          The RAMONES wanted it in mono but the people at Sire refused.
          They also wanted it a lot more heavier.
          But back then most labels thought Punk was just noise. (some still do)

          I personally don't like the mixing.
          I'm happy they dropped the guitar/right bass/left with LEAVE HOME and doubled the guitar for both ears.

          I may get this for Christmas if I hear enough good reviews.

          Fair enough, I suppose. I think a lot of the power came from that stereo split. The Ramones are all gone, now, I don't know why they need to monkey with the mixing. Johnny said they wanted it faster, too, let's hope they don't speed it up for them, too.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark Tolch View Post
            Fair enough, I suppose. I think a lot of the power came from that stereo split. The Ramones are all gone, now, I don't know why they need to monkey with the mixing. Johnny said they wanted it faster, too, let's hope they don't speed it up for them, too.

            Why not?
            These are essentially bonus tracks.
            The original recordings are included.

            It's the mono mixes that are the big draw for me here.
            I'm tired of buying the original in all its formats over and over again.

            But I understand how you might see this as a useless gimmick.
            Especially if you love the original mixing.

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            • #7
              Yeah...as long as they include the original versions and have the remixes as extras I say no harm no foul here..

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              • #8
                I should add that if the RAMONES didn't request it be a mono release in the first place and the original producer didn't mix these...why bother?

                What pisses me off is the release of The Best Of FREE where they added reverb with no mention of tampering with the music.

                What a lot of people don't realize is the latest trend of brick-walling music is a form of remixing without consent.
                And it's happening with almost every reissue...maybe even this one.
                John Lennon's "shoot me" wasn't meant to be heard clearly.

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                • #9
                  No harm no foul, for sure. If people want to shell for it, go nuts.

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                  • #10
                    So I pulled this album out again and I'm a bit embarrassed I said I didn't like the mixing.
                    It bothered me at one time but as Mark said it's a Masterpiece as it is (I hope I'm not putting words in his mouth)

                    In the last few years I've also come around to liking mono. (I listen to music mostly with headphones)
                    A few bands like the METEORS and ROYAL HEADACHE are recreating the lo fi mono sound lately.

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                    • #11
                      I really like mono when it's appropriate as well. And as far as Ramones go, I LOVE Leave Home, it's a favourite of mine. But I remember reading an interview about the mixing of the first album, and somebody was saying, they mixed the drums, vocals, and bass, and then slowly brought Johnny 's guitar up in the other channel until they had sonic nirvana.

                      For me, I don't see the point in remixing a classic in a way that it never existed, although The Beatles seem to have made a mint off it. At any rate, like remakes, it's not destroying the original.

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                      • #12
                        The early Ramones albums actually have some really solid production going for them. Listening to the demo versions in the new box really shows how their sound got punched up on these first batch of tunes.

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                        • #13
                          So I got my hands on the first CD last night and gave it a spin.
                          I've only listened to the stereo remixes so far.

                          I'm so impressed with what I heard I just ordered the box set 5 minutes ago.
                          I noticed things that I haven't before.
                          It seemed so balanced.
                          The background vocals really stood out this time.
                          To be fair I did buy some better equipment last year and I gotta pull out all my other version at some point to be sure. (I even have the High Res download)

                          I didn't realize before that I Don't Want To Walk Around With You has the doubled guitar mix I love that's been used from LEAVE HOME and on.

                          However, there was no added 1-2-3-4's that BG suggested.
                          At least on the original stereo recordings (first CD)
                          It was just used for the last song.

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                          • #14
                            Have you guys seen this review of this album?

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                            What's funny is this is from Morrissey (of THE SMITHS) when he was a critic years before his band.
                            Now Rhino (I believe) actually put out an album of Morrissey's favorite RAMONES songs.
                            I thought I gotta hear Morrissey cover the RAMONES.
                            Nope it's just a collection of actual RAMONES songs by an "expert" ???
                            LOL

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                            • #15
                              Oh yeah, Morrissey Curates The Ramones, if you ever needed proof that Record Store Day exclusives are absolute bullshit.

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