’Singles’ Soundtrack Featuring Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Paul Westerberg to Get 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Reissue
The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s 1992 movie Singles, which served as a point of entry for many into the grunge scene and featured Paul Westerberg’s first post-Replacements compositions, is set to get reissued in honor of its 25th anniversary. Sony Legacy is giving it the deluxe edition treatment, and it is set to arrive on Feb. 17…
However, as of now, it will only be available as an import, with pre-order listings at Amazon’s U.K. site for a two-CD and a triple-LP. Consequence of Sound notes that, last May, it was reported that this would be released in August, but never came to pass.
And Consequence of Sound notes:
Pre-orders for a double-CD and triple-LP box set of the Singles Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) have appeared on Amazon’s UK site. Both editions feature the original 13 tracks plus 18 new ones including demos, instrumentals, and “Touch Me I’m Dick” by Dillion’s fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, which featured Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament. (It should be noted that the way the tracklist is listed out makes it seem as if the vinyl box set will actually feature the original OST on double-vinyl and include the 18 bonus tracks on CD.)
There’s a February 17th release date listed, but it might be worth holding off to place your pre-order. A previous listing on Acoustic Sounds from May 2015 listed a August 2016 release date, and obviously that never occurred. Still, this new listing comes from Amazon, so it seems a bit more legit.
Seems like the listing on Amazon UK is the only sign of the release – that it hasn’t been officially announced. And nothign yet in the U.S. Still, it’s newsworthy for us because it lists 4 songs from Paul as part of the bonus material:
– Dyslexic Heart (presumably an alt. version)
– Waiting for Somebody (presumably an alt. version, perhaps the one below?)
– Blue Heart (previously unheard song? blues-y version of Dyslexic Heart?)
– Lost In Emily’s Woods (previously unheard song, based on the title)