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The Flaming Lips / Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

20th anniversary deluxe edition

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The Flaming Lips’ 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is to be reissued as 6CD and 5LP 20th anniversary box sets, with both featuring demos, B-sides, radio sessions and more.

The American band’s 10th studio outing,Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots was their first since 1999’s breakthrough album The Soft Bulletin and reached number 13 in the UK album chart. It earned widespread critical acclaim for its electronic creativity and meshing of ideas and styles.

There’s an impressive 100 tracks on the 6CD deluxe edition which, refreshingly, is well-priced and doesn’t contain any vinyl records! Half of those tracks are previously unreleased. Content includes the two EPs issued at the time of the album and a pair of live concerts from Boston in 2002 and London in 2003. The 5.1 surround mix, originally on the DVD-A does not feature.

The 5CD deluxe edition of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (click image to enlarge)

Inevitably, the 5LP vinyl deluxe edition can’t match the content of the CD set. It offers 56 tracks in total, with 30 previously unreleased and the label claiming 40 on vinyl for the very first time. Vinyl fans also have to wait, since the vinyl box isn’t released until April 2023, whereas the CD set is coming next month! Full track listings can be found below.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots will be released as a 6CD set on 25 November 2022, via Warner Records. The vinyl follows on 14 April 2023.

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Tracklisting

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots The Flaming Lips /

    • CD 1: Original album plus demos
      1. Fight Test
      2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
      3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
      4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
      5. In The Morning Of The Magicians
      6. Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell
      7. Are You A Hypnotist
      8. It’s Summertime
      9. Do You Realize??
      10. All We Have Is Now
      11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon
      12. All My Life – Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)
      13. Ego Tripping Part 2 or 3 (Demo)
      14. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Demo)
      15. Hypnotist: Early Version (Demo)
      16. Epic Systems Delirium (Demo)
      17. In The Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)
      18. Do You Realize?? (1st Chords Wayne) (Demo)
      19. Do You Realize?? (Steven New Part) (Demo)
    • CD 2: Fight Test and Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell Eps
      Fight Test EP
      1. Fight Test
      2. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on KEXP)
      3. The Golden Age (Live on CD 101)
      4. Knives Out (Live on KCRW)
      5. Do You Realize?? (Scott Hardkiss Remix)
      6. The Strange Design of Conscience
      7. Thank You Jack White (For The Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)
      Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell EP
      1. Assassination Of The Sun
      2. I’m a Fly in a Sunbeam (Following the Funeral Procession of a Stranger)
      3. Sunship Balloons
      4. Do You Realize?? (T.P.S. Remix)
      5. Ego Tripping (Ego in Acceleration) (Jason Bentley Remix)
      6. Ego Tripping (Self Admiration with Blow-up Mix)
      7. A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So)
      8. Ego Tripping at The Gates of Hell (Utah Saints Remix)
    • CD 3: Non-LP+
      1. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Japanese Language Version From The Japanese Edition of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
      2. SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy (From The Spongebob SquarePants Movie)
      3. Seven Nation Army (from LateNightTales: The Flaming Lips)
      4. Go (Sparklehorse with The Flaming Lips) (Alternate Version From The Flaming Lips Archives)
      5. Do You Realize?? (Live on CD 101)
      6. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (AOL Session)
      7. Waitin’ For A Superman (Live on WXPN)
      8. In The Morning Of The Magicians (Live on KCRW)
      9. White Christmas (Live on WXPN)
      10. The Golden Path (The Chemical Brothers, feat. The Flaming Lips)
      11. If I Go Mad/Funeral In My Head (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)
      12. Syrtis Major (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)
      13. Up Above The Daily Hum (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)
      14. Xanthe Terra (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)
      15. The Deterioration Of The Fight Or Flight Response (B-Side of Fight Test UK CD 1)
      16. Fight Test (Live on WXRT, May 2nd, 2003)
      17. Duck Dodgers Theme (Duck Dodgers Demo: With Wayne Scratch Vocal)
      18. I Know I’ve Got To Make That Dream The Real Thing (demo)
      19. Do You Realize?? (Instrumental)
      20. Fight Test: Primitive Demo With Helium Voice (B-Side of Fight Test UK CD 2)
    • CD 4: Radio Sessions
      1. Suspicious Minds (Live on Cover-ed)
      2. Assassination Of The Sun (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Maida Vale Session July 2002)
      3. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Maida Vale Session July 2002)
      4. Do You Realize?? (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Maida Vale Session July 2002)
      5. One More Robot (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Maida Vale Session July 2002)
      6. Do You Realize?? (Live on KEXP) (August 5, 2002)
      7. One More Robot (Live on KEXP) (August 5, 2002)
      8. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on KEXP) (August 5, 2002)
      9. Do You Realize?? (Live on XFM) (July 11, 2002)
      10. One More Robot (Live on XFM) (July 11, 2002)
      11. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on XFM) (July 11, 2002)
      12. Fight Test (Live on XFM) (June 26, 2003)
      13. Thank You Jack White (Live on XFM) (June 26, 2003)
      14. Breathe (Live on XFM) (June 26, 2003)
      15. Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on XFM, November 11th, 2003)
      16. Sunship Balloons (Live on XFM, November 11th, 2003)
      17. Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Oct 31, 2003 Janice Long Show)
      18. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Oct 31, 2003 Janice Long Show)
      19. Sunship Balloons (Live on BBC Radio 1) (Oct 31, 2003 Janice Long Show)
    • CD 5: Live 2002+: Radio Broadcast WBOS (Live at the Paradise Lounge, Boston, October 27 2002), plus Yoshimi Demo
      1. Introduction
      2. The Golden Age
      3. Wayne Intro 1
      4. Lucifer Sam
      5. Wayne Intro 2
      6. Do You Realize??
      7. Wayne Intro 3
      8. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
      9. Wayne Intro 4
      10. Fight Test Intro
      11. Fight Test
      12. Psychedelic Hypnotist Daydream (Demo)
    • CD 6: Live 2003: Radio Broadcast BBC (Live at The Forum, London, UK, January 22, 2003)
      1. Introduction
      2. Race For The Prize
      3. Fight Test
      4. Lucifer Sam
      5. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
      6. Lightning Strikes The Postman
      7. In The Morning Of The Magicians
      8. Happy Birthday
      9. She Don’t Use Jelly
      10. 1All We Have Is Now
      11. Do You Realize??
      12. Waitin’ For A Superman
      13. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
      14. What Is The Light?
      15. The Observer (Fade Out)

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