The Replacements have announced plans to release an eight-disc boxset comprising their entire back catalogue.
‘The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990’ will be released on April 13 and features the US band’s seven albums plus the 1982 EP ‘Stink’. The albums are identical to the remastered deluxe editions which were released in 2008.
The seven albums included in the boxset are: ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’, ‘Hootenany’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘Tim’, ‘Pleased To Meet Me’, ‘Don’t Tell A Soul’ and ‘All Shook Down’.
The Replacements played live for the first time in 22 years at the Toronto leg of alt-rock roadshow Riot Fest in August 2013. Founding members Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have been joined in the reunion line-up by well-known session musicians Josh Freese and Dave Minehan.
The Replacements formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 and played their final live show before breaking up in Chicago on July 21, 1991. They have since been hailed as an influence by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who said attending a Replacements gig “changed my whole life”, as well as by The Cribs, The Goo Goo Dolls and They Might Be Giants. The band’s original lead guitarist Bob Stinson, older brother of Tommy, passed away in 1995.
The Replacements play live in London – at the Roundhouse on June 2 and 3 – following their performance at Spain’s Primavera festival.