Faith No More Reissue Classic Albums

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Last summer, Faith No More treated fans to ‘Sol Invictus’, the group’s first new studio release in almost 20 years. This year, the band will revisit two classic albums with Deluxe Editions of ‘KING FOR A DAY… FOOL FOR A LIFETIME’ and ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’.

Each album will be available as a two-disc set that includes the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album. In addition to the CD set there will also be a double LP, 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl format of each album, featuring the remastered original, along with rare bonus tracks, many of which are making their vinyl debut.

A Spanish-language version of ‘Evidence’ is available as an advance track from August 5th for those who pre-order ‘KING FOR A DAY…  FOOL FOR A LIFETIME’ while the Hard Knox Alternative Mix of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ will be available in advance on the same day for those who pre-order ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’.

Following its Grammy nominated album ‘Angel Dust’, Faith No More returned in 1995 with ‘KING FOR A DAY… FOOL FOR A LIFETIME’. Recorded at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock, New York, it was the first without long-term guitarist Jim Martin, whose departure had an influence on the direction of the album.

In the new liner notes, keyboardist Roddy Bottum writes: “As a result, we wrote and recorded some of our most radical, out there songs, like ‘Cuckoo For Caca’ and ‘Ugly In The Morning,’ some of our mellowest like ‘Take This Bottle,’ ‘Caralho Voador’ and then some or our most high-drama, like ‘Just A Man.’”

Among the bonus tracks are the b-sides ‘Spanish Eyes’ and ‘Absolute Zero’, as well as the band’s cover of the Bee Gees’ ‘I Started A Joke’, which was originally released as a b-side in 1995, and then as a single in 1998.

The band returned in 1997 with ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’, which became the first the current line-up: Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Billy Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals). Recorded mostly in Gould’s home studio, the album produced three singles: ‘Ashes To Ashes’, ‘Last Cup of Sorrow’ and ‘Stripsearch’.

In the liner notes, Bottum writes: “We were definitely referencing our musical roots as well, going back to darker tones visited in ‘Angel Dust’… in retrospect it feels really strong and an undeniably prolific chapter in what we ultimately set out to do.”

The eight bonus tracks on ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ also include live versions of the album track ‘Collision’ and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’, plus rare mixes of ‘Last Cup of Sorrow’, ‘Pristina’ and more.

KING FOR A DAY…FOOL FOR A LIFETIME

CD Tracklisting:

CD1: King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime:

Get Out

Ricochet

Evidence

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies

Star A.D.

Cuckoo For Caca

Caralho Voador

Ugly In The Morning

Digging The Grave

Take This Bottle

King For A Day

What A Day

The Last To Know

Just A Man

 

CD2: Bonus tracks

Evidence [Version en Español]

Absolute Zero

Greenfields

I Started A Joke

Spanish Eyes

I Won’t Forget You

Hippie Jam

Instrumental

I Wanna F**k Myself

Evidence [Versão em Português]

Digging The Grave [Live]

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies [Live]

Interview [B-Side]

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

CD Tracklisting:

CD1: Album Of The Year

Collision

Stripsearch

Last Cup Of Sorrow

Naked In Front Of The Computer

Helpless

Mouth To Mouth

Ashes To Ashes

She Loves Me Not

Got That Feeling

Paths Of Glory

Home Sick Home

Pristina

 

CD2: Bonus tracks

Pristina [Billy Gould Mix]

Last Cup Of Sorrow [Roli Mosimann Mix]

She Loves Me Not [Spinna Main Mix]

Ashes To Ashes [Hard Knox Alt. Mix]

Light Up And Let Go

The Big Kahuna

This Guy’s In Love With You

Collision [Live]

 

KING FOR A DAY… FOOL FOR A LIFETIME ALBUM OF THE YEAR

LP Tracklisting: 

Side One

Get Out

Ricochet

Evidence

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies

Star AD

Cuckoo For Caca

Side Two

Caralho Voador

Ugly In The Morning

Digging The Grave

Take This Bottle

King For A Day

Side Three

What A Day

The Last To Know

Just A Man

Bonus Tracks

Absolute Zero

Greenfields

Side Four – Bonus Tracks

I Started A Joke

Spanish Eyes

I Won’t Forget You

Hippie Jam Song

Evidence (Versione Italiana)

I Wanna F**k Myself

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

LP Tracklisting

Side One

Collision

Stripsearch

Last Cup Of Sorrow

Naked In Front Of The Computer

Helpless

Mouth To Mouth

Side Two

Ashes To Ashes

She Loves Me Not

Got That Feeling

Paths Of Glory

Home Sick Home

Pristina

Side Three – Bonus Tracks

Pristina (Billy Gould Mix)

Last Cup Of Sorrow (Roli Mosimann Mix)

She Loves Me Not (Spinna Main Mix)

Ashes To Ashes (DJ Icey & Maestro Mix)

Side Four – Bonus Tracks

Light Up & Let Go

The Big Kahuna

This Guy’s In Love With You (Live)

Collision (Live)

 

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