BEASTIE BOYS CONFIRMED TO APPEAR AT 2009 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
The first and most probably only hip hop record ever to be likened to Abbey Road, Dark Side Of The Moon and Pet Sounds, Beastie Boys’ groundbreaking Paul’s Boutique will celebrate its 20th birthday with a digitally remastered, visually expanded version. The 20th anniversary edition will finally see the landmark album released as its creators originally intended.
The Paul’s Boutique 20th anniversary re-release will be available in a multitude of formats, the first being a digital download available exclusively as of today at http://www.beastieboys.com (which has been completely overhauled and re-designed to commemorate the re-release). The basic 320kbps digital download with 3D interactive digital artwork will be available immediately upon order.
Pre-Orders also open today at beastieboys.com for the February 10 release of the following configurations:
Deluxe Digital Download
Digital album download in choice of format (320kbps MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless), 5 Beasties music videos, video commentary, 3D interactive digital album art
CD + Digital Download
8 panel ecopack CD + Digital Download
Vinyl + Digital Download
8 panel, 180g vinyl + Digital Download
Limited edition Paul’s Boutique t-shirt with wraparound album art. Available with Deluxe Digital, CD, or Vinyl combo.
20th Anniversary Commemorative Pack
Includes Digital Deluxe, CD, Vinyl, T-shirt, and an 8 foot wide poster of the album art as it was originally intended to be enjoyed.
The Paul’s Boutique reissue features no additional music, though a track-by-track audio commentary by the band detailing the making of the record will be available with every configuration.
Released in July 1989 to critical raves and commercial indifference, Paul’s Boutique quietly spent a decade amassing sales in proportion to its reviews, ultimately selling over two million copies. More recently, Paul’s Boutique’s unprecedented multi-sampled musical density and brain-teasing lyrical complexity have earned the record all-time greatest accolades from the likes of TIME, THE SOURCE, ROLLING STONE, Q, PITCHFORK and many more, while classic tracks “Shake Your Rump,” “Egg Man” and “Hello Brooklyn” continue to keep the crowd moving at Beastie Boys live shows.
Finally, Beastie Boys have signed on as a headliner for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. It will be the band’s first ever appearance at Bonnaroo.