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2011

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MEGADETH’S VITAL ‘PEACE SELLS… BUT WHO’S BUYING?’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD AND DIGITAL AUDIO PACKAGES, AND A DELUXE 5DISC+3LP BOX SET Commemorative Release Includes New Liner Notes by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 11 by Capitol/EMI. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art. Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release. The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple. In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track: “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.” “If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line” “Amen!,” continues Mustaine. “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.” "Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album," writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition. "Nothing more, nothing less. It has stood the test of time. And will continue to do so." Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following. For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally. The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.”


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With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [2CD; digital] Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich Disc 1 (original album, remastered) Wake Up Dead The Conjuring Peace Sells Devil's Island Good Mourning/Black Friday Bad Omen I Ain't Superstitious My Last Words

Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert) Wake Up Dead The Conjuring Bad Omen Rattlehead Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good Looking Down The Cross My Last Words Peace Sells These Boots Were Made For Walkin' Devils Island Mechanix Last Rites / Loved To Deth

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set] Two 8x10 photos / two 8 ½ x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich Disc 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above) Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue - tracklist above) Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered) Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue] The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue] Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue] Devil's Island [previously unreleased] Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue] Bad Omen [previously unreleased] I Ain't Superstitious [previously unreleased] My Last Words [previously unreleased] Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above) Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklists above) LP 1 (original album, remastered - tracklist above) LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert - tracklist above)


PERSBERICHT 2CD R.E.M.’S ‘LIFES RICH PAGEANT’ REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, TO BE RELEASED JULY 11 BY CAPITOL/I.R.S. 2CD and Digital Release Features Remastered Original Album, Plus 19 Previously Unreleased Demos R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 11 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band’s 1986 album, Lifes Rich Pageant. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 19 previously unreleased demo recordings cut prior to the album’s studio sessions. The commemorative release also adds new liner notes by music journalist and author Parke Puterbaugh, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with a poster and four postcards. R.E.M.’s fourth studio album, Lifes Rich Pageant was recorded by vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry at John Mellencamp’s Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana. Produced by Don Gehman, renowned for producing a string of punchy, soulful heartland-rock albums by Mellencamp, Pageant includes the singles “Fall On Me” and “Superman.” The album was R.E.M.’s first to achieve Gold certification status, and it reached #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, the band’s then-highest chart position. With Lifes Rich Pageant, R.E.M. kicked open the door to a more extroverted future. As Anthony DeCurtis noted in his lead review in Rolling Stone 25 years ago, “Lifes Rich Pageant is the most outward-looking record R.E.M. has made, a worthy companion to the group’s bracing live shows and its earned status as a do-it-yourself and do-it-your-way model for young American bands... For R.E.M., the underground ends here.” “The Athens Demos,” as R.E.M. has dubbed them, comprise the new edition’s second disc of 19 previously unreleased recordings, including drafts of Pageant’s 12 songs, plus additional demos of songs that were later recorded for other releases. Among them are early versions of “Bad Day,” “Rotary Ten,” “Two Steps Onward,” “Mystery To Me,” “All The Right Friends,” and “March Song (King Of Birds),” an early instrumental version of "King Of Birds" from Document. One track, “Wait,” has never before been officially released by R.E.M. in any form, but it has shown up on bootlegs over the years.

R.E.M.: Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition) (2CD, digital) Disc One: digitally remastered original album 1. Begin The Begin 2. These Days 3. Fall on Me 4. Cuyahoga 5. Hyena (Album Version) 6. Underneath The Bunker

7. The Flowers of Guatemala 8. I Believe 9. What If We Give It Away? 10. Just a Touch 11. Swan Swan H 12. Superman

Disc Two: The Athens Demos – all previously unreleased (Recorded March 1986 at John Keane’s Studio, Athens GA) 1. Fall On Me 10. Cuyahoga 2. Hyena 11. I Believe 3. March Song (King Of Birds) 12. Out Of Tune 4. These Days 13. Rotary Ten 5. Bad Day 14. Two Steps Onward 6. Salsa (Underneath The Bunker) 15. Just A Touch 7. Swan Swan H 16. Mystery To Me 8. Flowers Of Guatemala 17. Wait 9. Begin The Begin 18. All The Right Friends 19. Get On Their Way (What If We Give It Away)


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04-Jul-11 Erasure Wonderland – 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition (2CD + DVD) 04-Jul-11 Erasure The Circus - Expanded Edition (2CD+DVD) 11-Jul-11 Megadeth Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying (2CD/Boxset) 11-Jul-11 REM Lifes Rich Pageant (Deluxe) (CD) 11-Jul-11 George Thorogood 2120 South Michigan Avenue (CD/2LP) 11-Jul-11 UFO The Chrysalis Years Volume 1 (1973-1979) (5CD) 18-Jul-11 Barclay James Harvest Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone Harvest Years (1968-73) (5CD) 18-Jul-11 Blondie Panic Of Girls (CD) 18-Jul-11 Kylie Minogue Kylie ‘The Albums - 2000-2010’ (5CD) 25-Jul-11 Penguin Café Orchestra A History (4CD) 01-Aug-11 The Thrills Best Of (CD) 22-Aug-11 Cockney Rejects Join The Rejects - The Zonophone Years '79-'81 (CD) 22-Aug-11 Hawkwind Parallel U¬niverse (3CD) 29-Aug-11 Charles Aznavour Toujours (CD) 05-Sep-11 Jethro Tull Aqualung (Deluxe Edition) 12-Sep-11 Joss Stone Super Duper Hits: Best Of (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon (CD/LP/2CD/Boxset) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd The Wall (2CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd A Saucerful Of Secrets (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd More (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Ummagumma (2CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Meddle (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Animals (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd The Final Cut (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd The Divison Bell (CD) 26-Sep-11 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Studio Catalogue Box set (16CD) 26-Sep-11 Snoop Dogg Greatest Hits (2CD) 17-Okt-11 Massive Attack Blue Lines (2CD/Boxset) 17-Okt-11 Cliff Richard Soulicious – Soul Duets (CD) 31-Okt-11 Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Ultimate Greatest Hits (CD) 31-Okt-11 Smashing Pumpkins Gish (CD/2CD/LP) 31-Okt-11 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream (CD/2CD/LP) 31-Okt-11 Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot (CD/2CD/LP) 07-Nov-11 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (LP/2CD/Boxset) 07-Nov-11 Pink Floyd The Best Of Pink Floyd (CD) 27-Feb-12 Pink Floyd The Wall (2LP/3CD/Boxset)

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