Beastie Boys x4 vinyl reissues incl. Paul's Boutique x2LP 4th Oct 2019

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  1. englishbob

    englishbob Its a s*** business Thread Starter

    Kent, England
    Very interested in the Paul's Boutique x2 LP, but like all reissues I think I'll sit it out until reviews. Would be great if they where both 45rpm discs. I guess it'll all be in the cut! Lets see.

    There was a 20th anniversary PB release, so no idea how it compared to the original. I still have my day-one copy and its an artefact very close to my heart.

    Beastie Boys on Twitter

    Hello everybody! On October 4th we're releasing limited edition 180 gram colored vinyl versions of four LPs/EPs, but you can pre-order them now at the online shop. Plus there's some new merch.

    Beastie Boys 2019 Vinyl Reissues

    Also available at indie record stores in select markets and on black vinyl.

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  2. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    The original release was a single LP in either a 4 or 8 panel gatefold. The 10 year anniversary on Grand Royal was cut to 4 sides at 33-1/3 with the 8-panel gatefold cover. The 20th was back to a single LP digitally remastered. The 75 Years of Capitol Release was back to 2x LPs. It'll be the 75 Years of Capitol in Purple vinyl. It's not going to be 45 rpm.
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  3. ndoheny

    ndoheny Forum Resident

    Sacramento, Ca
    It’s the first two disc release since 1999, the Grand Royal 10th anniversary edition. As I understand it, the original sounds best to most people. I have the 20th, which sounds ok but have no other editions to compare it to. I will be getting this in the hopes that the music will have more room to breathe. One day I might splurge on an original.
  4. challenge

    challenge Forum Resident

    Springfield MO
    Interested in the Paul's Boutique. Have never owned a copy
  5. onlysleeping

    onlysleeping Forum Resident

    Chico CA, USA
    I didn't know The 75 Years of Capitol Release was 2lp. I have the 20th and it sounds good. Nice bass.

    Has anyone compared the 20th to the 2lp?

    Honestly, I'm not sure how much the sound can improve for an album that is mostly samples.
  6. ccn103

    ccn103 Forum Resident

    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I agree - the 20th anniversary vinyl is darn good, the bass is boomin! I had an original US pressing to compare and the 20th beats it in my book.

    I’ll check out the 2LP version as well, because it’s maybe my favorite album of all-time. Amazon says it’s ships in early October. But it’s also a fair question, as you said, to ask how much better this sample-dominated album can really sound.
  7. coniferouspine

    coniferouspine Forum Resident

    It will probably never happen, but I wish they would release a purely instrumental version of this album. Surely the Dust brothers would have been printing off instrumental versions of those tracks, in the mixing room, after spending so much time working on them, correct? That's the tape I really want to hear, the instrumental roughs, remastered and pressed at 45 and all that.
  8. Zoo Station

    Zoo Station Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    I have the Grand Royal 2xLP and it sounds fantastic! I've nothing to compare it to but it really sounds great.
    BTW the Grand Royal says "mastered by Capitol" in the dead wax, so not sure if Capitol 75th 2xLP is a different cut or not

    There are mp3s of the "show vinyl" from the tour. Basically instrumental versions. Google Beastiemixes and "paul's boutique show vinyl". Not sure if it's all the album cuts
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  9. PantherInCrime

    PantherInCrime Forum Resident

    Huntington Beach
    In my opinion, the 10th anniversary Grand Royal of edition of Paul's Boutique is by far the best that I've heard. I have an original and a 20th anniversary as well.
  10. Zoo Station

    Zoo Station Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    Paul's Boutique "show vinyl" is a strange bird... PM me. I never knew about Capitol 75 years vinyl.
  11. mikizee

    mikizee Forum Resident

    My original 8 panel gatefold Paul's Boutique sounds ok but is very very quiet. Plus it's almost impossible to get it out of the plastic outer sleeve, so I never play it anymore.

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