Published Jul 22, 2014Earlier this year, Austin emo masters Mineral announced plans to reunite. Of course, with renewed interest in the band, it only makes sense that they'd have some music to sell, so they've announced plans to reissue their two albums.
The group's 1996 album The Power of Failing and its 1998 follow-up EndSerenading have been remastered and linked together for a new, double-disc compilation.
The release includes everything recorded by the band between 1994 and 1998. Naturally, it's called 1994 -1998: The Complete Collection. In addition to the two LPs, the release will include bonus songs and previously unreleased alternate recordings.
The compilation will be available on CD and vinyl, and will arrive on October 21 via Arena Rock Recording Co. in North America and a day earlier overseas via Xtra Mile. The release is similar to a Japanese compilation called The Complete Collection that came out in 2010.
Speaking of overseas, Mineral have added a batch of European dates to their reunion tour. Sadly, however, they still haven't bothered with any Canadian shows. All we get is a teaser video for the tour.
Check out the tracklisting for Mineral's upcoming anthology, along with their upcoming tour dates, below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.
1994 -1998: The Complete Collection:
Disc one The Power of Failing:
1. Five, Eight and Ten
6. If I Could
9. Take The Picture Now
10. Parking Lot
11. Sadder Star
12. Five, Eight and Ten (alternative take)
13. Parking Lot (alternate version*)
14. Gloria (alternate take*)
15. If I Could (alternate mix*)
* previously unreleased
Disc two EndSerenading:
11. Rubber Legs
14. Love My Way
09/04 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus *
09/05 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
09/06 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
09/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
09/08 New Haven, CT - Center Church on the Green *
09/09 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
09/10 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
09/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
09/12 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop (early show) *
09/12 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop (late show) *
09/14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09/15 Columbus, OH - Skully's *
09/16 St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
09/17 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar *
09/19 Denver, CO - Riot Fest
10/22 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
10/23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
10/24 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy *
10/25 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy *
10/26 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
10/27 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
11/02 Gainesville, FL - The Fest 13
11/03 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage) *
11/04 Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger *
11/07 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
01/31 Milan, Italy - Live Forum
02/01 Rimini, Italy - Velvet Club
02/03 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
02/04 Cologne, Germany - Gerbaude
02/06 Southampton, England - Joiners
02/07 Bristol, England - The Exchange
02/09 Nottingham, England - Bodega
02/10 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
02/11 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
02/12 Manchester, England - Ruby Lounge
02/13 London, England - The Underworld
* with Into It. Over It.