Out Now: Stone Temple Pilots, CORE 25th Anniversary Edition
Here’s a factoid that’ll rock you to your core: it’s been 25 years since Stone Temple Pilots released their debut album.
Arriving in the midst of the grunge movement, the hard rock sounds of STP were exactly what listeners were looking for at the time, resulting in songs like “Plush,” “Sex Type Thing,” and “Wicked Garden” entering regular radio rotation and staying there for… Well, actually, all three of those songs are still in regular radio rotation, if that gives you any idea of just how long-term the band’s success has proven to be.
In celebration of this significant anniversary, Rhino has just released CORE in three versions: a standard version, a deluxe edition, and a super deluxe edition. As you might imagine, the super deluxe edition is the one that’s the most tricked-out with additional material, but both expanded versions will send STP fans’ hearts soaring, and all of the editions sound great.
- The Standard Version features a newly remastered version of the original album.
- The Deluxe edition is expanded with rare b-sides and previously unreleased demos.
- The Super Deluxe Edition includes the aforementioned b-sides and demos and adds the band’s performance on MTV Unplugged, the original album on vinyl, and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album’s four singles.
The only catch with the Super Deluxe Edition is that it’s limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, but to further sell you on owning one of the 15,000, it comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book with rare and unseen photographs. And if all of the copies should be snatched up before you can get your hands on one, take consolation in the knowledge that the music from the Super Deluxe Edition will also be available digitally.
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