May 23, 2016


The Ramones To Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Huge Deluxe Reissue

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The Ramones' 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album was officially on April 23, but the iconic punk band plans to continue the celebration way into the summer. According to Rolling Stone, a huge 3CD/1LP deluxe reissue is coming soon.

The repackaging will reportedly feature tons of musical gems, including unreleased demos of classic tunes like "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Today Your Love," a new mono mix on vinyl, a disc with 1976 concerts from Hollywood's The Roxy, as well as a hardcover book filled with production notes, new photos and more.

Craig Leon, the album's original producer, shared in a statement:

"The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono. We had an idea to record at Abbey Road and do both a mono and stereo version of the album, which was unheard of at the time. I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea."

Look out for Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on July 29 via Rhino. Only 19,760 copies will be produced, so be sure to have your coins ready!

Below, watch Linda Ramone, wife of late guitarist Johnny Ramone, reflect on the band's legacy with Fuse: