I deserve a pat on the back, damn it. I held out nine long days before I posted my first Beastie-related blog of the year. That might be a new record for me.
Speaking of which, not only are the Beastie Boys hard at work on theirs–which has been rumored to drop in May (although, because the Beasties like to take their time with things, that could mean May of 2010, 11, 12, etc.)–but they are also re-issuing their now legendary sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique.
Late last year, the Beastie Boys mentioned it on their website, but this week it looks like they’re taking things a little more seriously as they have dedicated their entire homepage to the re-release, proclaiming: It’s true, Paul’s Boutique is turning 20! So we remastered the sucker.
MCA, Adrock, and Mike D are overseeing the entire process, which will include a remastering of the album, an 8-panel digipak featuring Paul’s Boutique’s original artwork (oh yes, it’s eco-friendly), a Beastie poster, and access to a free download of track-by-track commentary where the Beasties will chat about each song as you listen to the album.
The 20th Anniversary re-issue of Paul’s Boutique is scheduled to come out on Tuesday, February 10.