Published Jun 26, 2015Alas, the Replacements reunion apparently came to an end earlier this month, but an upcoming vinyl box set will help us remember the good times. The band's first four full-lengths will be packaged together for an upcoming collection called The Twin/Tone Years.
As Modern Vinyl points out, various retail listings state the box set arrives August 11 through Rhino. As the title implies, though, the albums included had all been delivered through Minneapolis imprint Twin/Tone in the '80s. The set gathers 1981's plenty punky Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, 1982's Stink, 1983's Hootenanny and the 'Mats' astonishing 1984 entry Let It Be. Not included, however, is 1985's Tim, which was the act's first album for major label Sire.
It should be noted that the albums have been dusted off a few times over the years, including a group of extras-filled deluxe CD reissues in 2008, as well as this past spring's The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 CD box set.
As previously reported, vocalist/guitarist Paul Westerberg had told the crowd at Barcelona's Primavera Festival earlier this month that the group's performance would be their last. The act first called it quits in 1991, but a modified lineup steered by Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson reformed to record in 2006, and started playing reunion shows in 2013.