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Welcome to Paradise: Green Day Box Up Discography in Advance of New LPs

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Pop-punk legends Green Day are looking forward thrice over for the rest of the year, releasing three albums (¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tré!) in September, November and January. But before they put those out, they’re releasing a box set to get new fans up to speed in one fell swoop.

The trio are releasing The Studio Albums 1990-2009 later this month around the world (and in September in the U.S., as a Best Buy exclusive). It’s a pretty simple set, including  all eight of the band’s studio efforts, from the 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours compilation (combining the band’s first LP and two EPs on the Lookout! label) to 2009’s ambitious 21st Century Breakdown. As such, it doesn’t contain certain studio keepers, like the non-LP tracks on the International Superhits! compilation or the rarities disc Shenanigans – nor either of the band’s live discs from 2005 and 2011. But if you’re looking for new copies of these albums at once, you could do worse.

The hinged box features all discs in CD-sized wallet cases. It’s out August 27 ex-U.S. and September 4 in the States.

Green Day, The Studio Albums 1990-2009 (Reprise, 2012)

Disc 1: 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (originally released as 1,000 Hours – Lookout! EP LK 17, 1989; 39/Smooth – Lookout! LP LK 22, 1990; Slappy – Lookout! EP LK 35, 1990; reissued as Lookout! CD LK 22CD, 1991 and Reprise CD 43307, 2007)

Disc 2: Kerplunk (originally released as Lookout! LP LK 46, 1991)

Disc 3: Dookie (originally released as Reprise LP 45529, 1994)

Disc 4: Insomniac (originally released as Reprise LP 46046, 1995)

Disc 5: Nimrod (originally released as Reprise LP 46794, 1997)

Disc 6: Warning (originally released as Reprise LP 47613, 2000)

Disc 7: American Idiot (originally released as Reprise LP 48777, 2004)

Disc 8: 21st Century Breakdown (originally released as Reprise LP 49802, 2009)

Written by Mike Duquette

August 6, 2012 at 13:53

Posted in Box Sets, News, Reissues

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  1. Any word of any bonus tracks on these? “I Fought the Law” still has not appeared anywhere except as lossy downloads.


    August 6, 2012 at 15:04

  2. This looks just like that Madonna box set that Warner put out a few months ago when her new album was released. Just bare-bones CDs, no bonus tracks, no booklets, no remastering, etc. But like you said, a decent way to get all the albums for those who don’t have them.


    August 6, 2012 at 17:22

  3. Damn, no value added. I have no excuse to buy it. They could have thrown us a bone.

    Bill B

    August 6, 2012 at 19:39

    • If they did throw in something extra, I’d consider it a ‘wallet rape,’
      because most fans probably have some of the CD’s already.

      I still see no point to this box set, whether or not it has extras.

      Bill Janowski

      August 6, 2012 at 19:45

  4. If all the CD’s were previously available separately, I’m not sure what the point of the box set is.

    I already have 2/3 of them anyway, so won’t be needing this.

    Bill Janowski

    August 6, 2012 at 19:40

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