Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AUDIO: Ramones preview Leave Home expanded 40th anniversary reissue

The Ramones are streaming a 2017 remix of “Pinhead” as a preview to the forthcoming expanded 40th anniversary reissue of their 1977 album, “Leave Home.”

The follow-up to the New York punk band’s groundbreaking 1976 self-titled debut, “Leave Home” was produced by Tony Bongiovi and features a number of Ramones classics, including “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment,” “Glad To See You Go” and “Commando.”

Due July 14, the 2017 reissue is packaged as a 3-CD/1-LP Deluxe Edition that delivers the record’s original mix alongside a new 40th anniversary one by the album's original engineer/mixer, Ed Stasium.

“Generally, the consensus was [the original] maybe sounded too clean,” writes Stasium in the liner notes. “The guitars panned completely left-right detracted from the band’s foreboding presence, and the reverb effects especially were a little excessive.”

The new 40th anniversary mix is also featured on the LP included in the Deluxe Edition.

A second disc features more than two dozen rare and unreleased recordings, including rough mixes for 15 tracks recorded for "Leave Home" at Sundragon studio in New York and a combination of 18 alternate mixes and instrumental versions of all tracks from the album.

The third disc presents an unreleased recording of The Ramones in concert at CBGB’s on April 2, 1977, just a few months after “Leave Home” was released.

The 40th Anniversary reissue is a limited and numbered edition of 15,000 copies worldwide and comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. A full track list can be found below.

A single disc of the new remix, along with digital download and streaming options, will also be available.

Part of The Ramones' ongoing reissue series, “Leave Home” follows 2016’s 40th anniversary release of their 1976 debut with an expanded reissue that included a remastered stereo version of the album, a new mono mix and a pair of live sets at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA.

The Ramones
“Leave Home” 40th anniversary Deluxe Edition

Release date: July 14

Disc One: Original Album & 40th Anniversary Mix

Original Mix

01. “Glad To See You Go”
02. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
03. “I Remember You”
04. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
05. “Carbona Not Glue”
06. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”
07. “Pinhead”
08. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
09. “Swallow My Pride”
10. “What’s Your Game”
11. “California Sun”
12. “Commando”
13. “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl”
14. “You Should Have Never Opened That Door”

40th Anniversary Remix

15. “Glad To See You Go”
16. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
17. “I Remember You”
18. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
19. “Carbona Not Glue”
20. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”
21. “Pinhead”
22. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
23. “Swallow My Pride”
24. “What’s Your Game”
25. “California Sun”
26. “Commando”
27. “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl”
28. “You Should Have Never Opened That Door”

Disc Two: Bonus Material

Sundragon Rough Mixes

01. “Glad To See You Go” *
02. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” *
03. “I Remember You”*
04. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”*
05. “Carbona Not Glue”*
06. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”*
07. “Pinhead”*
08. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”*
09. “Swallow My Pride”*
10. “What’s Your Game”*
11. “California Sun”*
12. “Commando”*
13. “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl”*
14. “You Should Have Never Opened That Door”*
15. “Babysitter”*

40th Anniversary Extras

16. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” (Single Version)
17. “I Don’t Care” (B-Side Version)
18. “Babysitter” (U.K. Album Version)
19. “Glad To See You Go” (BubbleGum Mix) *
20. “I Remember You” (Instrumental) *
21. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” (Forest Hills Mix) *
22. “Oh Oh I Love Her So” (Soda Machine Mix) *
23. “Carbona Not Glue” (Queens Mix) *
24. “Suzy Is A Headbanger” (Geek Mix) *
25. “Pinhead” (Psychedelic Mix) *
26. “Pinhead” (Oo-Oo-Gabba-UhUh Mix) *
27. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy” (Bowery Mix) *
28. “Swallow My Pride” (Instrumental) *
29. “What’s Your Game” (Sane Mix) *
30. “California Sun” (Instrumental) *
31.”Commando” (TV Track) *
32.”You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” (Doo Wop Mix) *
33. “You Should Have Never Opened That Door” (Mama Mix) *

Disc Three: Live at CBGB April 2, 1977

01. “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to The Basement”*
02. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”*
03. “Blitzkrieg Bop”*
04. “Swallow My Pride”*
05. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”*
06. “Teenage Lobotomy”*
07. “53rd & 3rd”*
08. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”*
09. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”*
10. “Let’s Dance”*
11. “Babysitter”*
12. “Havana Affair”*
13. “Listen to My Heart”*
14. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”*
15. “California Sun”*
16. “I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”*
17. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World” *
18. “Judy Is A Punk”*
19. “Pinhead”*

* Previously Unreleased

See also:

Ramones update New York street naming ceremony plans
Ramones to have New York street named in their honor
Grammy Museum to host Ramones exhibit
AUDIO: Ramones rock Blitzkrieg Bop live on expanded debut album reissue
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