Fenchkiss Records and The Hold Steady have announced the long awaited release of Deluxe Editions of the New York-based rock ‘n’ roll band’s milestone first two LPs, Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday. Both albums will be available – on CD and vinyl – from Friday, November 11th.
The two recodrings have been remastered from the original tapes, with each now appended by an array of bonus material (see tracklistings below). Almost Killed Me Deluxe Edition comes joined with five rare tracks, including the very first Hold Steady 7″ single, “Milkcrate Mosh,” and songs previously only available on the album’s original Australian CD release. Separation Sunday: Deluxe Editoin features six additional tracks, including the never before available “212-Margarita” and “The Most Important Thing” along with previously unreleased demos of “Cattle and the Creeping Things,” “Charlemagne in Sweatpants,” and “Crucifixion Cruise.” All extras will be available on the Deluxe Edition CD releases and via vinyl download cards.
Almost Killed Me will also be offered on bright blue vinyl, with Separation Sunday pressed on pristine white vinyl. The Deluxe Edition LPs mark the first time both albums have beena vailable on vinyl in more than a decade. Digital pre-orders of Almost Killed Me will receive “Milkcrate Mosh” immediately and digital pre-orders of Separation Sunday. will receive “212-Margarita” instantly.
The Deluxe Editions arrive just as The Hold Steady embark on a very special series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their classic third album, Boys and Girls in America. The band kicked off the festivities at Labor Day weekend’s Riot Fest in Denver, CO and will next perform the album in its entirety at Chicago, IL’sRiot Fest (Saturday, September 17th) and Toronto, ON’s Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF) (Sunday, September 18th). The Hold Steady will then take over their home borough’s Brooklyn Bowl for four extraordinary sold out Boys and Girls in America concerts, slated for November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Check out a clip of their riot fest performance as keyboardist Franz Nicolay returned to action….
ALMOST KILLED ME: DELUXE EDITION
1. Positive Jam
2. The Swish
3. Barfruit Blues
4. Most People Are DJs
5. Certain Songs
7. Hostile, Mass.
8. Sketchy Metal
9. Sweet Payne
10. Killer Parties
11. Milkcrate Mosh #
12. Hot Fries #
13. Curves and Nerves #
14. You Gotta Dance #
15. Modesto Is Not That Sweet #
SEPARATION SUNDAY: DELUXE EDITION
1. Hornets! Hornets!
2. Cattle and the Creeping Things
3. Your Little Hoodrat Friend
4. Banging Camp
5. Charlemagne In Sweatpants
6. Stevie Nix
7. Multitude of Casualties
8. Don’t Let Me Explode
9. Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
10. Crucifixion Cruise
11. How a Resurrection Really Feels
12. 212-Margarita #
13. The Most Important Thing #
14. Cattle and the Creeping Things (Demo) #
15. Charlemagne in Sweatpants (Demo) #
16. Crucifixion Cruise (Guitar Demo) #
17. Crucifixion Cruise (Piano Demo) #
# Included on CD and Vinyl Download Card, Not on L