Dead Man's Pop (CD/Vinyl)

$130.00

Back in 1987, Minneapolis rock and roll renegades The Replacements famously stole their Twin/Tone master tapes and threw them in the Mississippi River. A year later—while wrapping up work on their Warner Bros. album, Don't Tell A Soul—the group absconded with a collection of their reels from Paisley Park studios. Thankfully, those tapes were spared a watery fate, and instead stashed away for decades by the band. Now they’ve been recovered to form the basis of The Replacements first-ever boxed set, DEAD MAN’S POP.

Although Don’t Tell A Soul ultimately became the group’s best-selling effort, The Replacements were unsatisfied with the sound of the record. The band has radically reimagined Don’t Tell A Soul to create a 4CD/1LP set that features the album mixed as it was originally intended (Don’t Tell A Soul Redux), along with a collection of previously unheard tracks (We Know The Night: Rare & Unreleased), and a classic concert from 1989 (The Complete Inconcerated Live).

DEAD MAN’S POP will be available from Rhino on October 11th. The box features a newly completed mix of the album by Don’t Tell A Soul producer Matt Wallace (based on his 1988 Paisley Park mix); a disc of unreleased recordings (including a session with Tom Waits); plus the band’s entire June 2, 1989 show at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In total, the box includes 60 tracks–58 of which have never been heard before.

Track listing

LP & Disc One: Don't Tell A Soul Redux
1. “Talent Show” (Matt Wallace Mix)
2. “I’ll Be You” (Matt Wallace Mix)
3. “We’ll Inherit The Earth” (Matt Wallace Mix)
4. “Achin’ To Be” (Matt Wallace Mix)
5. “Darlin’ One” (Matt Wallace Mix)
6. “Back to Back” (Matt Wallace Mix)
7. “I Won’t” (Matt Wallace Mix)
8. “Asking Me Lies” (Matt Wallace Mix)
9. “They’re Blind” (Matt Wallace Mix)
10. “Anywhere’s Better Than Here” (Matt Wallace Mix)
11. “Rock 'N' Roll Ghost” (Matt Wallace Mix)

Disc Two: We Know The Night: Rare & Unreleased
1. “Portland” (Alternate Mix) [Bearsville Version]
2. “Achin' to Be” (Bearsville Version)*
3. “I’ll Be You” (Bearsville Version)*
4. “Wake Up” (Alternate Mix) (Bearsville Version)
5. “We’ll Inherit The Earth” (Bearsville Version)*
6. “Last Thing In The World”*
7. “They’re Blind” (Bearsville Version)*
8. “Rock 'N' Roll Ghost” (Bearsville Version)*
9. “Darlin' One” (Bearsville Version)*
10. “Talent Show” (Demo Version)
11. “Dance On My Planet”
12. “We Know The Night” (Alternate Outtake)
13. “Ought To Get Love” (Alternate Mix)
14. “Gudbuy T’Jane” (Outtake)
15. “Lowdown Monkey Blues” (Feat. Tom Waits)*
16. “If Only You Were Lonely” (Feat. Tom Waits)*
17. “We Know The Night” (Rehearsal) [Feat. Tom Waits]*
18. “We Know The Night” (Full Band Version) [Feat. Tom Waits]*
19. “I Can Help” (Feat. Tom Waits)*
20. “Date To Church” (Matt Wallace Mix)

Disc Three: The Complete Inconcerated Live, Part 1
1. “Alex Chilton” (Live)*
2. “Talent Show” (Live)
3. “Back To Back” (Live)*
4. “I Don’t Know” (Live)*
5. “The Ledge” (Live)*
6. “Waitress In The Sky” (Live)*
7. “Anywhere's Better Than Here” (Live)
8. “Nightclub Jitters” (Live)*
9. “Cruella De Ville” (Live)*
10. “Achin' To Be” (Live)*
11. “Asking Me Lies” (Live)*
12. “Bastards Of Young” (Live)*
13. “Answering Machine” (Live)
14. “Little Mascara” (Live)*
15. “I’ll Be You” (Live)*

Disc Four: The Complete Inconcerated Live, Part 2
1. “Darlin' One” (Live)*
2. “I Will Dare” (Live)*
3. “Another Girl, Another Planet” (Live)
4. “I Won’t” (Live)*
5. “Unsatisfied” (Live)*
6. “We’ll Inherit The Earth” (Live)*
7. “Can’t Hardly Wait” (Live)*
8. “Color Me Impressed” (Live)*
9. “Born to Lose” (Live)*
10. “Never Mind” (Live)*
11. “Here Comes A Regular” (Live)
12. “Valentine” (Live)*
13. “Left Of The Dial” (Live)*
14. “Black Diamond” (Live)*

*Previously Unreleased