Published Aug 02, 2012Last week, Canadian pop rock greats Sloan began unfurling info regarding their upcoming expanded vinyl reissue of their sophomore effort, Twice Removed. While the band's Jay Ferguson and Chris Murphy laid out a ton of details about some peripheral goodies in a trailer for the box set, they only hinted at what would be presented on the platters. Now, however, the band have delivered the tracklist in full.
Sloan have now begun taking pre-orders for the box set on their website, with a going price of $89.99.
As previously reported, the first LP is the original version of Twice Removed. The second is a track-for-track recreation of the 12-song set using demo tracks from three separate sessions.
But things get super exciting for collectors at LP number three, which features 11 unreleased numbers in demo form that the troupe previously explained didn't gel with the songs that eventually became Twice Removed.
The seven-inch that comes in the package, meanwhile, will feature another demo version of the classic Ferguson/Murphy duet "I Hate My Generation" on the A-side, while the Patrick Pentland-sung "I Can Feel It" featuring alternate chords is preserved on the flip. It's unclear at present if former Jale member Jennifer Pierce's vocals appear on this version.
As previously noted, if you pre-order now, you can nab three more unreleased tunes: "Sing Your Little Heart Out," "D Is for Driver" and "Every Needle Has an Eye." There are also more goodies included, and you can get the full run-down here.
"Hope you enjoy the box set, it was fun to assemble over the past 6 months," Ferguson wrote in a statement. "If it goes well and the fans dig it, we'll try the same process for another LP in the future. Plus, what else are we going to do with all the rest of the stuff in the vault??"
Pre-orders are scheduled to start shipping September 4, one day before Sloan start up the first leg of their Twice Removed tour, which will find the act playing the album in full.
Twice Removed Box Set:
LP No. 1 Twice Removed:
2. I Hate My Generation
3. People Of The Sky
4. Coax Me
5. Bells On
1. Worried Now
2. Shame Shame
3. Deeper Than Beauty
4. Snowsuit Sound
5. Before I Do
6. I Can Feel It
LP No. 2 The Demos:
1. Penpals (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
2. I Hate My Generation (Pier 21 demo)
3. People Of The Sky (Pier 21 demo)
4. Coax Me (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
5. Bells On (Pier 21 demo)
6. Loosens (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
1. Worried Now (Pier 21 demo)
2. Shame Shame (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
3. Deeper Than Beauty (Pier 21 demo)
4. Snowsuit Sound (Sound Market demo)
5. Before I Do (Pier 21 demo)
6. I Can Feel It (Pier 21 demo)
LP No. 3 The Outtakes:
1. Guidance Counselor (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
2. Ill Placed Trust (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
3. Autobiography (Laura's Apartment demo)
4. Consider It Lumped (Deep Space Nine demo)
5. Sing Your Little Heart Out (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
1. Stood Up (Deep Space Nine demo)
2. Same Old Flame (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
3. Every Needle Has An Eye (Deep Space Nine demo)
4. Girl In Case (Pier 21 demo)
5. One Professional Care (Sound Market demo)
6. Kinetic And Content (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)
1. I Hate My Generation (Deep Space Nine Chris demo)
2. I Can Feel It (Deep Space Nine alternate chords demo)
Pre-order Bonus Download Tracks:
1. Sing Your Little Heart Out (Pier 21 demo)
2. D Is For Driver (Pier 21 demo)
3. Every Needle Has An Eye (31 Clayton Park Dr. demo)