Ramones debut album receives 40th Anniversary deluxe edition

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The Ramones debut album is to receive a deluxe edition to mark its 40th anniversary.

The 3CD/1LP set will be released as a limited edition of 19,760 individually numbered copies.

The set includes stereo and mono mixes of the original album, plus rarities, as well as unreleased demos and live show.

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It will be packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book and also include production notes by the album’s producer Craig Leon, an essay by journalist Mitchell Cohen along with additional pictures taken by Roberta Bayley.

The first disc features Leon’s newly remastered stereo version and mono mix of the album. “The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono,” says Leon. “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.”

The anniversary edition’s second disc spotlights single mixes, outtakes, and demos. Several of those recordings have never been released, including demos for “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend“, “53rd and 3rd” and “Loudmouth”.

The third disc captures the band performing two full sets live at The Roxy in West Hollywood on August 12, 1976. While the band’s first set has been available before, the evening’s second set makes its debut here. Rounding out the set is an LP containing the new mono mix of Ramones.

The tracklisting is:

Disc One: Original Album
Stereo Version 40th Anniversary Mono Mix
“Blitzkrieg Bop”
“Beat On The Brat”
“Judy Is A Punk”
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
“Chain Saw”
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
“I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement”
“Loudmouth”
“Havana Affair”
“Listen To My Heart”
“53rd & 3rd”
“Let’s Dance”
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”
“Blitzkrieg Bop”*
“Beat On The Brat”*
“Judy Is A Punk”*
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”*
“Chain Saw”*
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”*
“I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement”*
“Loudmouth”*
“Havana Affair”*
“Listen To My Heart”*
“53rd & 3rd”*
“Let’s Dance”*
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”*
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”*

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Disc Two: Single Mixes, Outtakes, and Demos
“Blitzkrieg Bop” (Original Stereo Single Version)
“Blitzkrieg Bop” (Original Mono Single Version)
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (Original Stereo Single Version)
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (Original Mono Single Version)
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” (Original Uncensored Vocals)*
“I Don’t Care” (Demo)
“53rd & 3rd” (Demo)*
“Loudmouth” (Demo)*
“Chain Saw” (Demo)*
“You Never Should Have Opened That Door” (Demo)
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (Demo)*
“I Can’t Be” (Demo)
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” (Demo)*
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You” (Demo)*
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” (Demo)
“I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed” (Demo)
“You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” (Demo)*
“What’s Your Name” (Demo)

Disc Three: Live at The Roxy (8/12/76)
Set One
“Loudmouth”
“Beat On The Brat”
“Blitzkrieg Bop”
“I Remember You”
“Glad To See You Go”
“Chain Saw”
“53rd & 3rd”
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
“Havana Affair”
“Listen To My Heart”
“California Sun”
“Judy Is A Punk”
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
“Let’s Dance”

Set Two
“Loudmouth”*
“Beat On The Brat”*
“Blitzkrieg Bop”*
“I Remember You”*
“Glad To See You Go”*
“Chain Saw”*
“53rd & 3rd”*
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”*
“Havana Affair”*
“Listen To My Heart”*
“California Sun”*
“Judy Is A Punk”*
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”*
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”*
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”*
“Let’s Dance”*

40th Anniversary Mono Mix
LP Track Listing
“Blitzkrieg Bop”*
“Beat On The Brat”*
“Judy Is A Punk”*
“I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”*
“Chain Saw”*
“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”*
“I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement”*
“Loudmouth”*
“Havana Affair”*
“Listen To My Heart”*
“53rd & 3rd”*
“Let’s Dance”*
“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”*
“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”*

* Previously Unreleased

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