Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stone Temple Pilots announce Core 25th anniversary reissues

Stone Temple Pilots will release multiple 25th anniversary deluxe editions of their 1992 debut album, “Core”, on September 29 via Rhino Records.

The San Diego, CA band – guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Scott Weiland - debuted with “Core” in the fall of 1992 and by the following summer were one of the biggest rock acts on the scene, powered by exhilarating live shows and a string of now-classic songs from the album, remastered here for the very first time.

The 4CD Super Deluxe Edition features a newly-remastered version of the original record, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band’s performance on “MTV Unplugged.” The package also delivers the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix along with videos for the album’s four singles: “Sex Type Thing”, “Plush”, “Wicked Garden” and “Creep.”

Limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, the 4CD set is packaged in a richly detailed 12x12 hardcover book with rare and unseen photographs from the era.

A full track listing can be found below.

Fans can pre-order a limited edition bundle of the “Core: Super Deluxe Edition” at which includes a bonus replica 7” vinyl single of “Plush” that was originally released in the UK in 1993; the exclusive bundle is limited to 1,000 copies.

A 2CD Deluxe Version contains a newly-remastered version of the original album expanded with rare b-sides and previously unreleased demos.

A single disc remaster of the original album will be available, as well.

“Core” peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 8 million copies Stateside and a 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their Top 20 hit, “Plush.”

Weiland – who parted ways with Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 and spent the next two years working on solo music and his group The Wildaboutsdied on December 3, 2015 at age 48 from an accidental overdose while on tour.

Recently-deceased Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington joined the lineup in 2013, resulting in the “High Rise” EP before he amicably parted ways with the group in 2015.

This past spring, Stone Temple Pilots issued an open call for submissions as part of a search for a new lead singer, and recently confirmed they are rehearsing with several candidates as they work towards adding a new member to the group.

Stone Temple Pilots
"Core: Super Deluxe Edition"

Release date: September 29

Disc One: Original Album Remastered

01. Dead & Bloated
02. Sex Type Thing
03. Wicked Garden
04. No Memory
05. Sin
06. Naked Sunday
07. Creep
08. Piece Of Pie
09. Plush
10. Wet My Bed
11. Crackerman
12. Where The River Goes

Disc Two: Demos And B-sides

01. Only Dying – Demo *
02. Wicked Garden - Demo *
03. Naked Sunday - Demo *
04. Where The River Goes - Demo *
05. Dead & Bloated - Demo *
06. Sex Type Thing - Demo *
07. Sin – Demo *
08. Creep – Demo *
09. Plush – Demo *
10. Sex Type Thing – Swing Type Version
11. Plush - Acoustic Type Version
12. Creep - New Album Version
13. Plush - Acoustic from MTV Headbanger's Ball (Take 1)

Disc Three: Live 1993

Live At Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater (July 2, 1993)

01. Crackerman *
02. Wicked Garden *
03. No Memory *
04. Sin *
05. Plush *
06. Where The River Goes *
07. Sex Type Thing *
08. Wet My Bed *
09. Naked Sunday *

Live At The Reading Festival (August 27, 1993)

10. Wicked Garden
11. No Memory *
12. Sin
13. Lounge Fly *
14. Dead & Bloated
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Naked Sunday*

Disc Four: MTV Unplugged (November 17, 1993)

01. Crackerman
02. Creep *
03. Andy Warhol
04. Plush *
05. Big Empty *
06. Wicked Garden *
07. Sex Type Thing *

Disc Five: (DVD)

Original Album 5.1 Mix, 24/96 Stereo Audio, And Music Videos

* Previously Unreleased

See also:

Stone Temple Pilots pay tribute to Scott Weiland on first anniversary of his death
Stone Temple Pilots respond to new singer rumours
Stone Temple Pilots prepare to begin new singer auditions
VIDEO: Stone Temple Pilots reunite with Chester Bennington for charity show
Search Stone Temple Pilots at hennemusic