Published Apr 29, 2015There's been some confusion surrounding the upcoming deluxe edition reissues of Faith No More's classic The Real Thing and Angel Dust albums. While the sets come packaged with bonus tracks, the band now report that they don't actually come with the official FNM seal of approval.
As explained last week, CD and vinyl editions are due to land June 9. At the time of the announcement, it was not clear through which label they'd be delivered by. A Facebook post from the rock group clarifies that it's not through their new Reclamation Recordings, nor via vocalist MIke Patton's Ipecac Recordings.
"Most of you have probably heard news about upcoming Angel Dust and Real Thing reissues, and the latest statements seem imply that these are band sponsored releases. In fact, they are Warners/Rhino re-issues (who still own the license to them)," the band wrote, adding, "This is not to say that they are not worth getting...it's just that they are not coming from us. Hope that makes sense."
As previously reported, both albums will land in double-CD packages that tack on a number of era-appropriate B-sides, covers, live tracks and remixes. You can find out the full details on the tracklistings over here.
This is apparently the second time in two years that Faith No More have had their older tunes pressed outside of their control. Back in 2013, we saw Music on Vinyl delivering wax represses of Angel Dust, The Real Thing, 1995's King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime and 1997's Album of the Year.
While Faith No More may not be fully involved in the upcoming reissue series, the group's reunion album Sol Invictus lands May 19 through Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings. They're already touring behind the set, and have shows coming up in Montreal and Toronto.