Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Return to the 36 Chambers' Gets 25th Anniversary Reissue

A 43-track digital edition features instrumentals, B-sides and more

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Mar 5, 2020

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Ol' Dirty Bastard's solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, and the effort is set to receive a deluxe reissue to mark the occasion.

Arriving March 27 through Rhino, the 1995 album will be reissued in a variety of formats, with a digital edition featuring a 43-song tracklist packaging instrumentals, B-sides, a cappella versions, remixes and a number of previously unreleased "stripped" versions.

Return to the 36 Chambers is also set to receive a separate reissue for Record Store Day 2020, arriving as a box set of 7-inch singles. The rapper's estate also announced that the album had been certified platinum in the United States by the RIAA.

"My children and I are beyond excited to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of my late husband's album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version," Icelene Jones, ODB's widow and estate administrator, said in a statement. "We are even more excited and appreciative of the fans, who have never wavered in their support for ODB, and have honored his talent with a platinum album this year."

Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (25th Anniversary Digital Deluxe Edition):

1. Intro
2. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
3. Baby C'Mon
4. Brooklyn Zoo
5. Hippa To Da Hoppa
6. Raw Hide (ft. Raekwon & Method Man)
7. Damage (ft. GZA)
8. Don't U Know (ft. Killah Priest)
9. The Stomp
10. Goin' Down
11. Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
12. Snakes (ft. Killah Priest, RZA, Masta Killa & Buddha Monk)
13. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane) (ft. Ghostface Killah)
14. Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo (ft. Brooklyn Zu, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Priest, & 60 Second Assassin)
15. Cuttin' Headz (ft. RZA)
16. Dirty Dancin' (ft. Method Man)
17. Harlem World
18. Ol' Dirty's Back (LP Version)*
19. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Extended Version)*
20. Don't You Know, Part II*
21. Give It To Ya Raw (SD50 Remix)*
22. Brooklyn Zoo (Stripped Version)**
23. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Stripped Version)**
24. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Instrumental)*
25. Baby C'Mon (Instrumental)*
26. Brooklyn Zoo (Instrumental)*
27. Hippa To Da Hoppa (Instrumental)*
28. Raw Hide (Instrumental)*
29. Damage (Instrumental)*
30. Don't U Know (Instrumental)*
31. The Stomp (Instrumental)*
32. Goin' Down (Instrumental)*
33. Drunk Games (Instrumental)*
34. Snakes (Instrumental)*
35. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane) (Instrumental)*
36. Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo (Instrumental)*
37. Dirty Dancin' (Instrumental)*
38. Harlem World (Instrumental)*
39. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Extended Instrumental)*
40. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Studio Ton Remix Instrumental)*
41. Brooklyn Zoo (Lord Digga Remix Instrumental)*
42. Brooklyn Zoo (Lord Digga Remix)*
43. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Extended Acapella)*

* previously unavailable digitally
** previously unreleased

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