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“Pinkerton” Deluxe Edition Details Unveiled

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With the release of the surprisingly strong Hurley from those crazy pop-rockers Weezer, it’s a delight to see Rivers Cuomo and company back in the public eye. Sure, everyone likes to come down on their more recent material – say, everything after their self-titled “Green Album” in 2001 – for being overly polished and lacking the depth of their excellent first two records, but the fact that Cuomo can pen so many catchy pop hooks on a single album is admittedly stunning. And this year, the band’s longtime home Geffen Records (which Weezer only recently left for indie label Epitaph earlier this year) will release a deluge of material revisiting some of the more prolific years in the band’s career.

We’ve known about the planned titles for awhile: both a long-discussed compilation of unreleased material, Death to False Metal (previously titled Odds and Ends), and a deluxe edition of 1995’s monumental Pinkerton are planned for a November 2 release, while another volume in Rivers Cuomo’s home demo series – Alone III: The Pinkerton Years – is also planned for an as-yet undetermined future release.

Details have now come out for the Pinkerton reissue, which will feature all the relevant B-sides from the era as well as a few long-requested unreleased tunes. Check out the track listings after the jump. (Annotation comes courtesy of the insanely devoted Weezerpedia.)

Weezer, Pinkerton: Deluxe Edition (DGC/UMe, 2010)

Disc 1: Original LP, B-sides and more

  1. Tired of Sex
  2. Getchoo
  3. No Other One
  4. Why Bother?
  5. Across the Sea
  6. The Good Life
  7. El Scorcho
  8. Pink Triangle
  9. Falling for You
  10. Butterfly
  11. You Gave Your Love to Me Softly
  12. Devotion
  13. The Good Life (Radio Remix)
  14. Waiting on You
  15. I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams
  16. The Good Life (Live Acoustic)
  17. Pink Triangle (Radio Remix)
  18. I Swear It’s True *
  19. Pink Triangle (live acoustic)

Disc 2: Demos and Alternates

  1. You Won’t Get with Me Tonight
  2. The Good Life (Live at Y100 Sonic Session) *
  3. El Scorcho (Live at Y100 Sonic Session) *
  4. Pink Triangle (Live at Y100 Sonic Session) *
  5. Why Bother? (Live @ the Reading Festival – 8/23/1996) *
  6. El Scorcho (Live @ the Reading Festival – 8/23/1996) *
  7. Pink Triangle (Live @ the Reading Festival – 8/23/1996) *
  8. The Good Life (Live at X96 KXRK-FM, Salt Lake City – 6/5/1997)
  9. Across the Sea (Piano Noodles) *
  10. Butterfly (Alternate) *
  11. Longtime Sunshine *
  12. Getting Up and Leaving *
  13. Tired of Sex (Tracking Rough) *
  14. Getchoo (Tracking Rough) *
  15. Tragic Girl *

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10 from original LP (DGC DGCD-25007, 1996)
Disc 1, Tracks 11-12 from “El Scorcho” U.K. CD single – Geffen GED-22177, 1996
Disc 1, Tracks 13-15 from “The Good Life” U.K. CD single – Geffen GFSTM-22202, 1996
Disc 1, Tracks 16 and 19 from “The Good Life” AUS CD single – Geffen GEFDM-22202, 1996
Disc 1, Track 17 from “Pink Triangle” promo CD single – DGC, 1996
Disc 1, Track 18 and Disc 2, Track 12 intended for cancelled “Pink Triangle” CD single – DGC, 1996
Disc 2, Track 1 from Buddyhead Presents…Gimme Skelter – Nettwerk, 2003
Disc 1, Tracks 2-4 possibly released on Y-100 Sonic Sessions promo compilation, 1997
Disc 2, Track 8 from X96 More Cheap Live promo compilation, 1998
All tracks marked * are previously unreleased


Written by Mike Duquette

September 28, 2010 at 10:33

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