Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Rhino
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Ramones Rocket To Russia 180g LP & 3CD Set

The Ramones

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Numbered Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 3CD & LP Set!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 385/500!

The third studio album by the punk rockers was originally released November 4, 1977 and was their last recording with original drummer Tommy Ramone. The songs incorporate surf rock with other influences and include some of the Ramones' best-known songs including "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" and "Teenage Lobotomy".

This 40th Anniversary Deluxe 3CD/LP Edition contains two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The collection also includes a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band’s 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The Deluxe Edition is produced in a limited and numbered edition set and comes packaged in a 12.5" x 12.5" hardcover book. Along with the music, the set also features stories about the band by Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, details about making the album by Stasium, and extensive liner notes by renowned music writer and co-founder of Creem Magazine, Jaan Uhelszki.

The first CD of the Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original stereo mix for Rocket To Russia, plus the 2017 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix created by Stasium, which provides a back-to-basics version of the album, and a different track listing from the 1977 original. The 2017 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix is also featured on the LP that accompanies the Deluxe Edition.

Stasium provides some details on the new Tracking Mix in the set’s liner notes: “When putting together this new Tracking Mix, I decided to include the versions of ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘It’s A Long Way Back to Germany,’ since they were recorded during the Rocket To Russia sessions at Mediasound, and are completely different takes that have never been heard before. ‘Sheena’ has been omitted, as it was recorded in a totally different session a few months prior, in-between the Leave Home and Rocket To Russia albums.”

Two dozen rare and unreleased recordings are found on the second CD, including rough mixes from sessions at Mediasound and The Power Station. There’s also an early version of “Needles And Pins” with Tommy on drums, the B-side single mix of “Babysitter,” an alternate version of “It’s A Long Way Back To Germany” with Dee Dee on vocals, an original radio promo with Joey Ramone, and more. A highlight of this Deluxe Edition is the complete unreleased concert included on the third CD. This never-before-heard multi-track recording of the band’s December 19, 1977 show at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland captures the Ramones just a few days before the group recorded the classic live album It’s Alive, and mixed for this 40th Anniversary edition by Ed Stasium. In Glasgow, they played songs from all three studio albums including “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Judy Is A Punk,” “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment,” and “California Sun.

• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
• 3CD/1LP Set
• Housed in 12.5" x 12.5" hardcover book with silver foil number stamp
• Superior remastered original album
• New 40th anniversary tracking mix by Engineer/Mixer Ed Stasium
• Previously unreleased mixes and rare tracks
• Previously unissued live show recorded in Glasgow, Scotland in December 1977
• Essays by Sire Records Chairman Seymour Stein, Engineer/Mixer Ed Stasium & Creem Magazine co-founder Jaan Uhelszki

Johnny Ramone, guitar
Joey Ramone, lead vocals
Dee Dee Ramone, bass
Tommy Ramone, drums

CD 1:
Original Album
Remastered Original Mixes:

1. Cretin Hop
2. Rockaway Beach
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Locket Love
5. I Don't Care
6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
7. We're A Happy Family
8. Teenage Lobotomy
9. Do You Wanna Dance?
10. I Wanna Be Well
11. I Can't Give You Anything
12. Ramona
13. Surfin' Bird
14. Why is It Always This Way?
40th Anniversary Tracking Mix:
15. Cretin Hop
16. Rockaway Beach
17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
18. Locket Love
19. I Don't Care (Version 2)
20. It's A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1)
21. We're A Happy Family
22. Teenage Lobotomy
23. Do You Wanna Dance?
24. I Wanna Be Well
25. I Can't Give You Anything
26. Ramona
27. Surfin' Bird
28. Why is It Always This Way?

CD 2:
Bonus Material
Mediasound/Power Station Rough Mixes:

1. Why Is It Always This Way? (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)*
2. Rockaway Beach (Power Station Rough)*
3. I Wanna Be Well (Power Station Rough)*
4. Locket Love (Power Station Rough)*
5. I Can't Give You Anything (Power Station Rough)*
6. Cretin Hop (Power Station Rough)*
7. We're A Happy Family (Power Station Rough)*
8. Ramona (Mediasound Rough, Alternate Lyrics)*
9. Do You Wanna Dance? (Mediasound Rough)*
10. Teenage Lobotomy (Mediasound Rough)*
11. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Mediasound Rough)*
12. I Don't Care (Version 2) (Mediasound Rough)*
40th Anniversary Extras:
13. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Acoustic Version)*
14. It's A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1 - Dee Dee Vocal)*
15. Ramona (Sweet Little Ramona Pop Mix)*
16. Surfin' Bird (Alternate Vocal)*
17. Teenage Lobotomy (Backing Track)*
18. We're A Happy Family (At Home With The Family)*
19. Cretin Hop (Backing Track)*
20. Needles And Pins (Demo Version)*
21. Babysitter (B-Side Version)
22. It's A Long Way Back To Germany (B-Side Version)
23. Joey RTR Radio Spot Promo*
24. We're A Happy Family (Joey & Dee Dee Dialogue)*
*Previously Unissued

CD 3:
Live At Apollo Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (12/19/77)
(Previously Unissued)

1. Rockaway Beach
2. Teenage Lobotomy
3. Blitzkrieg Bop
4. I Wanna Be Well
5. Glad To See You Go
6. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
7. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
8. I Don't Care
9. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10. Carbona Not Glue
11. Commando
12. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13. Surfin' Bird
14. Cretin Hop
15. Listen To My Heart
16. California Sun
17. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
18. Pinhead
19. Do You Wanna Dance?
20. Chain Saw
21. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23. Judy Is A Punk
24. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
25. We're A Happy Family

40th Anniversary Tracking Mix
Side 1:

1. Cretin Hop
2. Rockaway Beach
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
4. Locket Love
5. I Don't Care (Version 2)
6. It's A Long Way Back To Germany (Version 1)
7. We're A Happy Family
Side 2:
1. Teenage Lobotomy
2. Do You Wanna Dance?
3. I Wanna Be Well
4. I Can't Give You Anything
5. Ramona
6. Surfin' Bird
7. Why Is It Always This Way?

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