Published Jan 18, 2011Following last week's news that his sprawling Special Herbs series would be getting the deluxe box set treatment, we're happy to report that the reissue campaign of MF Doom's back catalogue will continue with a deluxe new edition of his 1999 solo debut Operation: Doomsday.
The album was MF Doom's first solo outing following his stint with KMD. As Stones Throw explains, the album has had a strange life since then, with at least two different official versions on two different labels, both of which have been difficult to find, out of print or only available as a poorly crafted bootleg. Now, Stones Throw points out that DOOM's own Metalface Records will put the shabby releases to rest with an official deluxe reissue.
The release includes a remastered version the entire album in its complete form, as well as include alternate versions, B-sides and instrumentals. The package comes with all new artwork, a 32-page lyrics book and ten cards featuring images of the Operation: Doomsday MCs.
Best of all, the reissue of Operation: Doomsday will be available in a double CD lunchbox or a four-LP metal box.
Stones Throw promises to have an pre-order on the set as soon as a release date has been announced. It's expected to arrive this spring.