Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sloan - Twice Removed Box Set and Tour

Sloan has reissued their quietly beautiful, of-course-we're-not-grunge classic second album Twice Removed (1994). Still my favourite album by Sloan, one of my faves of all time. The pretty Deluxe Edition package includes, according to the band's website:

•3 VINYL LP's: All LP's include 11" x 22" lyric inserts and standard LP jackets.
1. Twice Removed - Unavailable on vinyl since the 1990's.
2. The Demos - Demo versions of all the songs from Twice Removed in sequential order.
3. The Outtakes - Demo recordings of the songs that didn't make it to Twice Removed.
•7" VINYL SINGLE: Two more bonus demo recordings.
•Digital download of the entire box set in mp3 and FLAC formats.
•32 PAGE 12" x 12" BOOKLET: Containing unreleased photo's, artwork and ephemera from the Twice Removed era.
As well, detailed recollections of recording & touring the LP and full track by track commentary by the band members themselves.

Whew! Ephemera from the Twice Removed Era? They're probably giving away my old ticket stubs. Sounds awe-inspiring, now I have to scrape up $90 to fork out. Sloan's also touring, playing every song from Twice Removed plus whatever they feel like doing. And the band hits Winnipeg tomorrow!


Some tunes not on Twice Removed you may like:

The Answer Was You


An instrumental cover of Sloan's Deeper Than Beauty. This version reminds me of seeing Hardship Post perform as a two-piece (just drums and guitar); when they launched into a stripped, raw version of Coax Me, it made my year. Hardship Post, where are you now?

Dearly Beloved's Better Days includes some Patrick Pentland. I don't think I've shared this before, shame on me. That Dearly Beloved record is prety darned good (it's called Hawk vs. Pigeon).

THU 20 SEPTEMBER - The Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB ----------------------------------------------
FRI 21 SEPTEMBER - 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN -------------------------------------------------------------
SAT 22 SEPTEMBER – Subterranean Chicago, IL, US ------------------------------------------------------
WED 10 OCTOBER – Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ, US -----------------------------------------------------------
THU 11 OCTOBER – Black Cat Washington, DC, US -------------------------------------------------------
FRI 12 OCTOBER - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC, US ----------------------------------------------------------
SAT 13 OCTOBER – The Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA,US -----------------------------------------
MON 15 OCTOBER - Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY      --------------------------------------
TUE 16 OCTOBER – Brighton Music Hall Allston,MA ------------------------------------------------------
WED 17 OCTOBER – The Met Pawtucket, RI, US ------------------------------------------------------------
FRI 19 OCTOBER – Tralf Music Hall Buffalo, NY -----------------------------------------------------------
SAT 10 NOVEMBER – Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH, US --------------------------------------------
MON 12 NOVEMBER - Molson Canadian Studio Hamilton, ON -------------------------------------------
TUE 13 NOVEMBER – StarlightWaterloo, ON ----------------------------------------------------------------
THU 22 NOVEMBER – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON --------------------------------------------

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binky said...

Good post! Are going to the show at the Pyramid? TDIT will be there!!

cy said...

Thanks! I always enjoy your posts. Sadly, I cannot make it tonight.