Published Jul 13, 2010The Replacements' 1989 album, Don't Tell a Soul, was a major stylistic departure from the band's early work, trading in their scrappy style for a more radio-friendly sound. This produced the group's only charting single, "I'll Be You," which reached No. 51 in the U.S. Now, on August 17, Original Recordings Group will reissue the album, making it available on 180-gram vinyl.
This isn't the first time Don't Tell a Soul has been reissued. A remixed version of the album came out on CD in 2008 and included seven bonus tracks. However, that extra material won't appear on this vinyl release.
In the years since its original release, the band have expressed mixed feelings towards the album. Watch the clip below to hear singer Paul Westerberg's comments on the era, as he complains about the "goop," "echo" and says, "I'd love to go back and remix them and take all that junk out. Take off the five guitars, just have two guitars."
A post on the Original Recordings Group Facebook page says that a reissue of 1990's All Shook Down is also on the way, but there's no information yet about release details.