MF Doom's landmark 1999 debut Operation: Doomsday gave hope to a generation of underground hip-hop heads, blending tortured pathos with tongue-in-cheek absurdity over warped, lo-fi beats. The album has floated in and out of print in the years since, but 2011 finds O:D finally receiving the treatment it deserves. This spring Doom's own label Metalface Records is releasing a remastered version of the album complete with instrumentals, b-sides and alternate versions. Operation: Doomsday now comes in two flavours: the lavish vinyl box spreads the album's original 19 tracks and 23 bonus tracks over four vinyl sides, all squeezed into a tin embossed with Doom's signature mask; the box also includes a 32-page lyric book and ten trading cards charmingly illustrating the album's featured rappers. A limited edition pre-order packages the music on two CDs, along with lyrics and trading cards, inside a handsome lunchbox designed by MM...Food cover artists Jeff Jank and Jason Jagel. Check Stonesthrow.com for pictures and info.