The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique has been 24 bit digitally re-mastered for the 1st time, overseen personally by the band to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release. The original vinyl artwork has been faithfully restored in this 8 panel eco-friendly limited edition CD with fold-out poster. It also includes a free digital download for a track-by-track commentary by the band discussing each song over the music - Paul's Boutique "The Director's Cut" bonus audio.
Seems that it will be available on both vinyl and CD. Was hoping for a bonus disc of B-Sides, demos, or even an instrumentals disc would be great, but I'll be happy with a good remaster. Easily one of my favorite albums.
They've also been saying lately that they're working on a new album for release in the first half of the year. Check out http://mic-to-mic.blogspot.com for a blurb on that.
UPDATE: Release date changed to 2/10/09.
Last edited by FrozenMetalHead; 01-14-09 at 02:09 PM.
Reason: Date change
That album is not--cannot--be 20 years old. I feel old.
I know I'm probably in a minority, but I like this and Licensed to Ill the best. Perhaps because those are the first two BB albums I got/listened to, or just the hiphop part of it was a little more accessible to someone who's not much into rap/hiphop (ie, me).
Eco-friendly: does this mean the disk comes in a cardboard envelope instead of a jewelcase? Sigh...with hard copy purchases decreasing in favor of digital downloads, I can't see that the world is endangered by using plastic jewelcases on the few disks that are sold instead of cardboard envelopes (this is not meant to be a threadcrap on this thread, just a comment on this component of the ecomovement).
I have nothing to say. My dvds
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I remember when this came out, and how all of the junior high kids who were into the whole "Fight for Your Right to Party" aspect of the group fucking hated Paul's Boutique.
"Two guys in a bathroom stall — it feels like the most important place in the whole world in that moment. I've actually gone into bathroom stalls with friends since I quit, just so I still have a little bit of that bonding." - Lars Ulrich
I think this may be my favorite video by them. There are just so many nonsensical moments that make it so great. I also prefer the video mix of the song to the album version. A different beat kicks in around the 2:10 mark that sounds great. Supposedly, this song has never been performed live before.
1. License to Ill
2. Paul's Boutique
3. Check Your Head
4. Hello Nasty (very underrated album, IMO)
5. Everything else...
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