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Soundgarden / Ultramega OK / remixed and expanded edition on the way

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Soundgarden will issue a remixed an expanded version of their debut Ultramega OK in March.

The story goes that the band were never 100 percent happy with the mix of the 1988 album (produced by Drew Canulette) and not long after the album was issued, decided to remix the record for future pressings. The project fell by the wayside after the band were signed to a major label (A&M) and their subsequent success.

Wind forward 30 years and the original multi-track tapes were sourced and given to engineer Jack Endino to create a fresh mix of the album. Six early versions of tracks from Ultramega OK (recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape) have also been mixed by Endino and are appended to this new version of the album. These bonus tracks are on the vinyl and the CD versions of the reissue.

This new edition of Ultramega OK features sleeve notes from Kim Thayil and Jack Endino and will be issued (by Sub Pop) on CD and 2LP vinyl on 10 March 2017.

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All that t

1. Flower
2. All Your Lies
3. 665
4. Beyond the Wheel
5. 667
6. Mood for Trouble
7. Circle of Power
8. He Didn’t
9. Smokestack Lightning
10. Nazi Driver
11. Head Injury
12. Incessant Mace
13. One Minute of Silence
14. Head Injury (Early Version)
15. Beyond the Wheel (Early Version)
16. Incessant Mace (Short) [Early Version]
17. He Didn’t (Early Version)
18. All Your Lies (Early Version)
19. Incessant Mace (Long) [Early Version]

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Willard

While we’re discussing Soundgarden, and their best songs, I remember one called Heartfist, that I heard off an old file sharing site. Anyone remember that, and know if it’s legit?

Martin

If I’m not mistaken which probably I am:) the song Heartfist only exists as a demo song, that Chris Cornell recorded during (pre)Singles soundtrack era. and yes, it is legit.

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Clive Moss

Ross. Down on the upside got a re-issue last year.

Charles K.

You’re thinking of Badmotorfinger, DOTU has yet to be deluxed.

Ross

If it did, I missed it. Was it a remastered edition? I was hoping for a deluxe set myself.

Charles K.

Clive was mistaken, it was Badmotorfinger that came out deluxed last year. Down has not been re-released yet.

Mark R

Down On The Upside was reissued on vinyl last year. I got one.

Mark R

Not expanded or “deluxed” though. Great sounding vinyl!

Charles K.

I was referring to a deluxe box like the recent Badmotorfinger, and that vinyl from last year is already out of print. I’m sure it’s due to a vinyl included box for it coming up.

Charles K.

Well this release definitely needed remixing. The poor mix of the original was the reason for the title. The band hated it and that term became the standard among the band members and migrated to the album title. Really interested in how this comes out.

Ross

Brilliant news! About time this album got a decent reissue. All over this.
Hopefully Down on the Upside is next.

Cbiscuit

Down on the Updike was just reissued right before badmotorfinger.

Tim-Meh

Flower – best tune they’ve done. Period.

Kevin

Pre-ordered! Thanks, Paul!