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


The Replacements Tim: Let It Bleed Edition 4CD & 180g LP

The Replacements

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Limited Edition 4CD & 180g Vinyl LP Set!
Featuring a Stunning New Mix by Ed Stasium!
CDs Include Previously Unheard Tracks + A Classic 1986 Concert!
Vinyl LP Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!

Paste Magazine The 20 Best Box Sets of 2023 - Rated 11/20!

Released in the fall of 1985, The Replacements' major label debut, Tim, peaked at #192 on the Billboard charts, selling just 75,000 copies. Over time, however, the record would find a mass audience among successive generations thanks to the enduring appeal of anthems like "Bastards of Young" and "Left of the Dial" and ballads like "Swingin Party" and "Here Comes a Regular."

Even with Tim's evolving status as an all-time classic, The Replacements remained unsatisfied with the sound of the record, largely centered on the mix done by the album's producer, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Tommy Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone. Now, after four decades, the LP has finally been given a long overdue sonic overhaul as part of Tim: Let It Bleed Edition.

The 4CD/1LP deluxe boxed set is built around a stunning new mix of Tim by legendary producer/engineer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads) and features a collection of previously unheard tracks (Sons of No One: Rare & Unreleased) and a classic concert from 1986 (Not Ready for Prime Time).

Stasium, who was a close friend and longtime production partner of the late Erdelyi (who died in 2014), has fashioned the definitive mix of the 11-track Tim. Also included is a new and improved mastering of Erdelyi's original 1985 mix of the album. This deluxe edition also includes a disc of unreleased recordings (among them, unearthed material from the band's January 1985 session produced by Big Star legend Alex Chilton); as well as The Replacements' entire January 11, 1986, show at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago. In total, the box includes 65 tracks – 50 of which have never been heard before.

Presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book – loaded with dozens of previously unseen photos - the set features a detailed history of the Tim era written by Bob Mehr, who produced the box with Rhino's Jason Jones. Mehr, author of The New York Times bestseller Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements, won a Grammy® award for his album notes to the band's 2019 release, Dead Man's Pop.

Mehr writes: "After nearly 40 years, Tim remains a charmed collision of intention and accident, a balance of deliberate anthems and tossed-off gems, of raucous release and refined beauty—and a record that perfectly captures the band's fraught but always compelling ascent on the ladder of success."

In addition to the revelatory new mix, the Tim: Let It Bleed Edition also boasts a fresh cover, featuring an instantly iconic 1985 image of the band in its Minneapolis rehearsal space, taken by noted photographer Moshe Brakha. Coincidentally, Brakha shot the cover of The Ramones' 1977 album Leave Home, a record which marked the first collaboration between Tommy Erdelyi and Ed Stasium.

Stasium – who was originally considered to co-produce Tim with Erdelyi back in 1985 – was entrusted with the remix in 2022 and went back to the original multi-tracks, spending several months creating a fuller, deeply detailed and ultimately more satisfying version of the record, which finally captures the band's raw power. Stasium also completed work on several previously unreleased Tim songs and alternates and did mixes of the Alex Chilton session material.

"I really loved working on this project," noted Stasium. "It's a great record, and now you can hear even better what's great about it. But the best thing for me was that, in a funny and really beautiful way, I got to work with my dear friend Tommy Erdelyi once again."

Even before signing with Sire/Warner Bros. in early 1985, The Replacements – singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Chris Mars and lead guitarist Bob Stinson – began recording new material with their musical/spiritual godfather Alex Chilton that January in their hometown of Minneapolis. They followed up by cutting initial demos with Erdelyi in April, then starting the Tim sessions in earnest that summer. Sons of No One: Rare & Unreleased collects all that material, including illuminating alternate versions of songs like "Can't Hardly Wait," "Bastards of Young," and "Hold My Life" – plus a unique and previously unheard original, "Havin Fun," written by Tommy Stinson, and sung by Westerberg.

The final disc, Not Ready for Prime Time, captures the band performing live at Chicago's Cabaret Metro in January 1986. A soundboard recording made by the band's live mixer, the late Monty Lee Wilkes, the show was a one-off date that came just a week before the group's infamous appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live, which ultimately saw them banned from the network. The 28-song Metro performance finds the original lineup of the band at its final peak, with incendiary versions of Replacements classics ("Color Me Impressed," "Answering Machine"), rarely played deep cuts ("Mr. Whirly," "Go"), as well covers of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sham 69, plus a rare lead vocal turn from Bob Stinson on The Novas' Minnesota garage rock classic "The Crusher."

Additionally, the Tim: Let It Bleed Edition includes Stasium's new mix of the record on 180-gram vinyl, cut by Chris Bellman of Bernie Grundman mastering.

Many 'Mats fans have long complained about the production on the original Tim, a mix that often suggested that Erdelyi was attempting to reshape the band for FM radio while possessing absolutely no knowledge of what mainstream radio sounded like in 1985, so having Stasium strip away the aural effects and focus on the band interplay fulfills a longheld dream: it makes Tim sound like the sequel to Let it Be, bigger and punchier but still a garage band. It's a remarkable revision — listening to the two mixes back to back on this box is a startling experience — and the Stasium mix also seems aligned with the ragged, enthusiastic band who rages through the Cabaret Metro.
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic, 5/5 stars (The AllMusic 2023 Year in Review - Favorite Archival Releases)
Centered around this new mix, this handsome set fills out the details of the album sessions with rough takes and demos and a hot shit performance by the band from Chicago that shows off all the shades of this peerless rock band's onstage prowess from punk kiss offs to goofball covers to their most heartfelt pleas.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine


  • Deluxe Edition
  • 4CD
  • 180g Vinyl LP Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • CD1 & LP: New Definitive Mix of Tim by Legendary Producer/Engineer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads)
  • CD 2: A New & Improved Mastering of Tommy Erdelyi's Original 1985 Mix of Tim (CD 2)
  • CD 3: Previously Unheard Tracks (Sons of No One: Rare & Unreleased)
  • CD 4: Classic Concert from Chicago's Cabaret Metro in January 1986 (Not Ready for Prime Time)
  • Housed in a 12 x 12 Hardcover Book
  • Previously Unseen Photos
  • Detailed History of the Tim Era by Bob Mehr
  • New Cover Art Featuring a 1985 Photo of The Replacements Taken by Moshe Brakha
  • Made in Germany


LP: Tim (Ed Stasium Mix)*

Side 1:
  1. Hold My Life
  2. I'll Buy
  3. Kiss Me on the Bus
  4. Dose of Thunder
  5. Waitress in the Sky
  6. Swingin Party
Side 2:
  1. Bastards of Young
  2. Lay It Down Clown
  3. Left of the Dial
  4. Little Mascara
  5. Here Comes a Regular

Disc One: Tim (Ed Stasium Mix)*

  1. Hold My Life
  2. I'll Buy
  3. Kiss Me on the Bus
  4. Dose of Thunder
  5. Waitress in the Sky
  6. Swingin Party
  7. Bastards of Young
  8. Lay It Down Clown
  9. Left of the Dial
  10. Little Mascara
  11. Here Comes a Regular

Disc Two: Tim (2023 Remaster)

  1. Hold My Life
  2. I'll Buy
  3. Kiss Me on the Bus
  4. Dose of Thunder
  5. Waitress in the Sky
  6. Swingin Party
  7. Bastards of Young
  8. Lay It Down Clown
  9. Left of the Dial
  10. Little Mascara
  11. Here Comes a Regular

Disc Three: Sons Of No One: Rare And Unreleased

  1. Can't Hardly Wait (Acoustic Demo)
  2. Nowhere Is My Home (Alternate Mix)*
  3. Can't Hardly Wait (Electric Demo) [Alternate Mix]*
  4. Left of the Dial (Alternate Version)*
  5. Nowhere Is My Home (Alternate Version)*
  6. Can't Hardly Wait (Cello Version)*
  7. Kiss Me on the Bus (Studio Demo)
  8. Little Mascara (Studio Demo)*
  9. Bastards of Young (Alternate Version)*
  10. Hold My Life (Alternate Version)*
  11. Having Fun*
  12. Waitress in the Sky (Alternate Version)
  13. Can't Hardly Wait (The Tim Version) [Alternate Mix]*
  14. Swingin Party (Alternate Version)*
  15. Here Comes a Regular (Alternate Version)

Disc Four: Not Ready For Prime Time

Live at the Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, January 11, 1986*
  1. Gary's Got a Boner
  2. Love You 'Till Friday
  3. Bastards of Young
  4. Can't Hardly Wait
  5. Answering Machine
  6. Little Mascara
  7. Color Me Impressed
  8. Kiss Me on the Bus
  9. Favorite Thing
  10. Mr. Whirly
  11. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
  12. I Will Dare
  13. Johnny's Gonna Die
  14. Dose of Thunder
  15. Takin' a Ride
  16. Hitchin' a Ride
  17. Trouble Boys
  18. Unsatisfied
  19. Black Diamond
  20. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  21. Customer
  22. Borstal Breakout
  23. Take Me Down to the Hospital
  24. Kids Don't Follow
  25. Nowhere Man
  26. The Crusher
  27. I'm in Trouble
  28. Go

*Previously Unreleased

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