Published Sep 14, 2011Even after all these years, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard's 1995 debut disc Return to the 36 Chambers remains one of the tightest and frankly weirdest entries in the Wu-Tang Clan canon. In case you missed out on ODB's wild, warbled croon and psychosis-inspired street stories the first time around, the album is now being repackaged as a deluxe two-disc set.
As Hip Hop DX reports, Boston, MA imprint Get On Down Records, who previously delivered reissues of fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah's Ironman and Supreme Clientele LPs, will drop the expanded Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version November 22. The set will also be pressed on vinyl.
The re-release features the original album, including '90s hip-hop highlights "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and "Brooklyn Zoo," on one CD, while a bonus disc is said to include twelve-inch versions, remixes, instrumentals and a cappellas. A full tracklisting has yet to be released.
On top of the extra aural delights, the deluxe edition features a ton of extra ODB-related goodies. The package also includes a fancy billfold wallet, a laminated food stamp card based on the original artwork, a tour poster, promotional stickers and more. The reissue features extensive liner notes as well.