Oh boy, oh boy!
I was a big fan of the one and only Mad Season album, Above when it first came out. In fact, when Layne Staley died, my first thought was “Fuck — now there’ll never be a second Mad Season album” and that realization left me profoundly perturbed.
But new material from the band — or unreleased material, at least — is on the way.
Legacy Recordings — a division of Sony Music that re-releases old albums — will issue a newly expanded deluxe edition of Above on April 1.
The deluxe edition of Above will consist of a three-disc set, comprised of two CDs and one DVD.
It’ll boast the original studio album and a host of extras, like previously unreleased tracks from the band’s unfinished second album with new lyrics and vocals by Mark Lanegan of the Screaming Trees.
That’s fucking dope shit, kids.
Oh, and the DVD (“Live at the Moore”) will feature, in its entirety, the band’s last live gig, which was at the now-defunct Seattle club RKCNDY long before you were peeing and pooping on your own, I bet.
The deluxe edition as well as a separate digital configuration will be available April 1. In addition, there will be a 12-inch 2LP expanded edition vinyl available on Record Store Day. Or April 20.
Here’s the list of unreleased cuts.
3. Black Book Of Fear
4. Slip Away
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier
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