In celebration of the release of Sol Invictus, Faith No More's first new album in nearly 20 years, Rhino Records is reissuing the back-to-back classic albums that helped establish the band's vital and visceral musical legacy with Deluxe Editions of The Real Thing and Angel Dust. Each album will be offered as a 2LP-set with the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album.
Like all bands who transcended their time to become cornerstones of an era, Faith No More sounded like nobody else. The group's commercial breakthrough came in 1989 with the release of The Real Thing. It was the band's third album, but the first to feature the line-up of Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jim Martin (guitars), and Mike Patton (vocals). The album was incredibly diverse, yet every song was linked by the band's own developing style. It peaked at #11 on the charts and was certified platinum, spawning the singles, "From Out Of Nowhere" and "Falling To Pieces," as well as "Epic," which was ubiquitous on radio and MTV.
After extensive touring, the band returned in 1992 with Angel Dust. It climbed to #10 on the U.S. album charts and would later be recognized as one of the most influential releases of the era. The album swings between extremes-aggressive and disturbing, but also beautiful and soothing-showing off every facet of the band's quirky eloquence on such diverse tracks as "Midlife Crisis," "Jizzlobber," "R.V." and "Small Victory."
Among the eight tracks featured on the bonus disc is a mix of "Midlife Crisis" by the band's longtime producer Matt Wallace, a trio of live recordings from a concert in Munich, Germany, as well as a covers of the Dead Kennedys' "Let's Lynch The Landlord."
1. Land Of Sunshine
3. Midlife Crisis
5. Everything's Ruined
8. Be Aggressive
9. A Small Victory
11. Smaller And Smaller
2. Midnight Cowboy
3. Crack Hitler
4. Midlife Crisis (The Scream Mix) [Remixed By Matt Walllace]
5. The World Is Yours (Outtake from Angel Dust Sessions)
6. As The Worm Turns (Mike Patton Vocal)
7. Das Schutzenfest (German Version)
8. Let's Lynch the Landlord
9. Be Aggressive (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)
10. Kindergarten (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)
11. We Care A Lot (Live in Munich 9th November 1992)