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Hüsker Dü - "Savage Young Dü" 4LP/3CD (2017)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Devotional, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Devotional

    Devotional Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    The Hüsker Dü box set Savage Young Dü will be released later this year through Numero Group on both vinyl (4 LP's) and CD (3 CD's), and carry the cat. # NUM200, according to Numero's latest mail order poster:

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    (Picture taken by Fred J. Robertson, and posted to Facebook on June 21st.)

    According to Numero, test pressings arrived on July 7th, and a full announcement is drawing "closer and closer". The name for the box set is taken from a famous bootleg tape containing the Colin Mansfield-demos from 1979/1980.

    As for the content, it is expected that the box set will focus on the 1979 - 1983 era, and our forum member @MetallicSquink got this information when he spoke to Numero in April:
    They also gave him a tentative release date of September 2017.

    No details about the track list have been posted yet, but artwork for what is possibly one of the discs was shared by Numero on June 9th:

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    This is particularly exciting, because the Metal Circus EP was Hüsker Dü's first release for SST, which means that some kind of agreement has been made with Greg Ginn.

    Serious talks about an archival release from this era started back in April 2008, when Terry Katzman (co-founder of Reflex) was working on two CD's of rare material (unheard demos and live stuff including a tape of the second set from August 15th, 1981 at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis - the night Land Speed Record was recorded) through the Garage D'Or Recording Company (who have previously released live tapes with exclusive Grant Hart performances). "Summer" and "October" was initially promised, but in September Terry announced: "Due to unforeseen obstacles, the release of our Hüsker Dü Compilation has been indefinitely postponed. Our apologies for the inconvenience." At least one person involved in the project said that it didn't materialise because Bob and Grant couldn't agree on things.

    Luckily, Numero came on board not long after, and started work on Hüsker Dü's back catalogue in 2009.

    Since September 2016, Numero have been showing off some of the material they're sitting on (including hordes of live tapes) through social media, and made it clear that they have more than one title in the works. They even posted a picture of a tape box containing a safety master for side 2 of New Day Rising. Some of the live tapes Numero have posted pictures of are also from 1984 and later, so there's hopefully a lot to look forward to here.​

    Numero's Hüsker Dü reissues so far (2013 - 2017)

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    Numero's first Hüsker Dü release was a remastered reissue of their debut single, Statues / Amusement 7" (NUM704) on Record Store Day 2013 (April 20th), which included a second 7" with "Writer's Cramp" and "Let's Go Die" from the August 1980 session. 4000 copies of this title were pressed, with 2000 on white vinyl and 2000 on black vinyl. This was later released digitally (NUM704dig1) for download and streaming.

    Buy (Lossless + MP3):
    Hüsker Dü - Statues / Amusement - Boomkat
    Buy Statues/Amusement by Husker Du on MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF & ALAC at Juno Download

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    Hüsker Dü's second single, In A Free Land 7" was first remastered and reissued on Record Store Day 2016 (April 16th) through MVD Audio (MVD8220LP), but was released digitally through Numero (NUM704.5dig1) for download and streaming on June 15th, 2017.

    Buy (Lossless + MP3):
    Hüsker Dü - In a Free Land - Boomkat
    Buy In A Free Land by Husker Du on MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF & ALAC at Juno Download


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    Hüsker Dü's first studio album, Everything Falls Apart (NUM1289dig1) was remastered and reissued by Numero on June 18th, 2017.

    Buy (Lossless + MP3):
    Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart - Boomkat
    Buy Everything Falls Apart by Husker Du on MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF & ALAC at Juno Download


    It is expected that all of this material will be included on Savage Young Dü.

    "Savage Young Dü is the sound of a great band being born. Those ugly screams of delivery. We're cutting the umbilical cord this week." - Numero Group (May 24th, 2017)​

    Sources:
    Numero Group (@numerogroup) | Twitter | Numero Group | Reissue specialists Numero Group can’t stop teasing ‘massive’ Hüsker Dü mystery project | Husker Du catalog
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  2. jacethecrowl

    jacethecrowl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just hope this will include Everything Falls Apart presented properly on a 12" slab.
     
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  3. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    I've never purchased anything from Numero before, what would their usual price be for a 3 CD set and a 4 LP set? Just wanting to know how much this will hurt when it comes out.
     
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  4. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

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    East Coast
    I just saw an original Everything Falls Apart LP in one of my local stores for $60, I'm guessing that amount would about cover the cost of the 4 LP set.
     
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  5. BeauZooka

    BeauZooka Forum Resident

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    Seattle
    Their recent 4lp set w/book for Blonde Redhead was $50 + shipping from numerogroup.com
     
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  6. dave9199

    dave9199 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham, NC
    Looking forward to this.
     
  7. bhasenstab

    bhasenstab Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hoping there is a sequel already in the works! However, '79-'83 sounds tasty to me! Take my money, Numero!
     
  8. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Coast
    The original LPs from Zen Arcade on is the only way I enjoy listening to Husker Du, so the door is wide open to good digital transfers.
     
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  9. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    It'll be interesting to see how this moves forward with Numero Group's announcement this morning that they are getting out of the CD business:

    Numero Group on Twitter

    GOING OUT OF CD BUSINESS SALE This w/e only, all Numero CDs pre-2017 are on sale for $5 per disc. Once they're gone, that's it, FOREVER.
     
  10. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Evanston
    One of the responses to that thread, was:

    [​IMG]Numero Group‏ @numerogroup 48m48 minutes ago
    We're pressing limited quantities of all titles going forward. Just don't expect them to be around!

    So, no, it doesn't sound like Husker Du is going to get the widespread reissue they deserve. This news is really, really sad.

    June: Finally! High quality reissues from a terrific label!

    July: We're moving to a streaming heavy model, so there won't be many of these to find.
     
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  11. DumbMagician

    DumbMagician Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Cautiously psyched about this. I bought all of Número's Codeine vinyl reissues which sounded fine but I had to swap The White Birch twice before I got a playable non-warped one (and the one I settled for was still a bit warped). How were the Unwound reissues?
     
  12. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    And, as I said in the Numero thread, I have doubts that the second set, the SST years, will ever see physical light of day. This is a huge drag, and the Huskers must be truly pissed. Folks, when that Savage Young Du box gets mentioned on the site, buy it quick.
     
  13. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

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    ICT, Kansas
    So, am I getting this right? Numero is a reissue label and they will no longer produce physical copies of their reissues except in extremely limited copies, and vinyl-only on top of that? They are also moving to a subscription streaming model?
     
  14. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    That seems to be the general gist of their tweets this morning in terms of physical media, yes. I'm not so sure about what type of streaming model (subscription or not), but they are definitely shifting their focus to digital. Which is a tremendous shame, the quality and love put into their packaging and artwork is what always impressed me most.
     
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  15. Osterdeich

    Osterdeich Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    This is great news. I first heard Hüsker Dü in 1985 when a friend played their single of "Eight Miles High" for me.

    Blew my head off and I became an instant fan.

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  16. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    What I find to be strange is that they've spent the last 6 months talking up the Husker Du reissues, really making it come off like this was a major project for them, and now on the eve (almost) of release, they announce they're pulling the plug on physical releases. If I were the band I'd be consulting a lawyer.
     
  17. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Evanston
    To be fair, maybe this won't impact the plan for the Du reissues, they haven't clearly responded to that. But, you are right in that it doesn't look good.
     
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  18. Cherrycherry

    Cherrycherry Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    RE: Numero
    I checked and they have a lot of the old CD listed now $5 and multiple CD sets are priced accordingly( 2 and 4 cd sets, not the Unwound 10 CD set).
    I believe that they just need to clear out old stock. They produced much of all the old stuff on CD and vinyl, and if vinyl is really where there future lay.

    The Scientists set is now out of stock. But, I did notice the Scharpling&Wurster CD set which was OOP is back in print.
    I think that they are just going to manage their release numbers more judiciously and that CD will still be part of the complement.
     
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  19. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

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    ICT, Kansas
    Okay, thanks. I thought I just hadn't had enough coffee or something.....
     
  20. ram23

    ram23 New Member

    Location:
    united kingdom
    It is very concerning about Numero's CD announcement. Thing is, I think that (hopefully) as there will be a lot of interest in their HD reissues, this will be pressed fairly widely and available in regular record stores and on other online stores. One other thing is, this 3CD set - if it covers the 79-83 era with 'everything officially released', there can't be 'tons' of unreleased stuff surely? Anyway, really looking forward to this. Just hope I can easily get hold of the CD version in the UK!
     
  21. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    Okay, just got an e-mail from Numero in response to my inquiry. Evidently this sale is a way of clearing out pre 2017 inventory, and they will continue to make CDs, but in lower quantities. My guess is that the catalog stuff will be gone when the stock depletes, it will all go to streaming, and everything coming out in the future will have very limited physical runs in addition to downloads/streaming.
    By the way, anyone who was ever on the fence for the ORK box, it looks like the CDs are gone, and only vinyl is available.
     
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  22. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    Good news but will this box set both cd and vinyl be available outside the label's own website?
     
  23. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    Good question. If they're going to manufacture small quantities of physical product there probably won't be much outside distribution. I'm guessing here.
     
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  24. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    ICT, Kansas
    Good grief. Maybe they should get somebody on Twitter that can actually communicate effectively.
     
  25. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Location:
    Evanston
    That's what I was thinking. Maybe don't release this news in one tweet announcing a sale.
     
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