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The Replacements / The Sire Years

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Having issued The Replacements‘ Twin/Tone vinyl box of last year, Rhino will this month release The Sire Years, a companion vinyl set that features all four studio albums the band recorded for the label between 1985-90.

This 4LP vinyl box includes Tim (1985), Pleased To Meet Me (1987), Don’t Tell A Soul (1989) and All Shook Down (1990).

Although not limited to independent record stores, this is being issued in conjunction with Record Store Day’s ‘Vinyl Tuesday’ initiative (no, I hadn’t heard of it either) and thus will be available on Tuesday, 29 March. Unusually, the ‘limited’ nature of this set is being precisely defined with 8,700 numbered copies being produced.

There is also a special promotion available where a number of fans who pre-order the collection from ‘select independent stores’ will also receive an exclusive 7″ featuring Can’t Hardly Wait (The Tim Version) b/w Portland, both previously unreleased on vinyl. It’s not clear if this is just a US thing and either way this offer applies only while stocks last.

The Sire Years is released on 25/29 March 2016. A recommended retail price has been set of $74.98 in the USA which equates to a decent price tag of £52 in the UK.

TIM
1. “Hold My Life”
2. “I’ll Buy”
3. “Kiss Me On The Bus”
4. “Dose Of Thunder”
5. “Waitress In The Sky”
6. “Swingin Party”
7. “Bastards Of Young”
8. “Lay It Down Clown”
9. “Left Of The Dial”
10. “Little Mascara”
11. “Here Comes A Regular”

DON’T TELL A SOUL
1. “Talent Show”
2. “Back To Back”
3. “We’ll Inherit The Earth”
4. “Achin’ To Be”
5. “They’re Blind”
6. “Anywhere’s Better Than Here”
7. “Asking Me Lies”
8. “I’ll Be You”
9. “I Won’t”
10. “Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost”
11. “Darlin’ One”
PLEASED TO MEET ME
1. “I.O.U.”
2. “Alex Chilton”
3. “I Don’t Know”
4. “Nightclub Jitters”
5. “The Ledge”
6. “Never Mind”
7. “Valentine”
8. “Shooting Dirty Pool”
9. “Red Red Wine”
10. “Skyway”
11. “Can’t Hardly Wait”

ALL SHOOK DOWN
1. “Merry Go Round”
2. “One Wink At A Time”
3. “Nobody”
4. “Bent Out Of Shape”
5. “Sadly Beautiful”
6. “Someone Take The Wheel”
7. “When It Began”
8. “All Shook Down”
9. “Attitude”
10. “Happy Town”
11. “Torture”
12. “My Little Problem”
13. “The Last”

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One response to The Replacements / The Sire Years

  1. Donal O'Connell says:

    After the half assed effort Rhino did of the Twintone years (terrible mastered copies sourced from poor digital source – especially Let It Be) I am going to wait until I hear feedback after release.
    All the vinyl has been available in the last few years so not as anticipated as the predecessor.

    Any link to the pre-order single offer Paul – or is it purely a US offer.

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