Ramones RamonesBack in May, I mentioned the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the great 1976 debut from Ramones.  And in case you were wondering what happened to the last date of July 29, well…DATE SHIFT!

Since the release of The Ramones, the era of punk was ushered in completely. After that magnificent eponymous debut album, Ramones achieved a legendary status revered to this day. MusicTAP mentioned that the album would be released on July 1 as a 3CD/1LP Collector’s Edition. That date has since shifted (again) to September 9. To be sure, the set is pricey. But it contains an extraordinary amount of historical tracks to make the purchase a worthy one if you’re a Ramones fan through and through.

The 3CD/1LP set will offer a 2016 remaster of the classic fourteen-track masterpiece. The first CD will offer not only the 2016 Sereo remaster, but will also tack on the entire album in a new MONO mix. In addition to that, the two extra CDs will provide eighteen demos, outtakes, and single edit mixes, while the third CD will contain the two legendary Roxy sets from Hollywood on August 12, 1976. The second set is a previously unreleased live set. both live sets have been newly remastered. Each set features the exact same set list.

More surprising is the 180g-weight LP. It will actually contain the new MONO version of Ramones as opposed to an expected Stereo issue. That separates the set from being more than just a standard Super Deluxe Edition release.

The 3 CDs and LP are contained inside a 12″ x 12″ hardcover book. The book will present photographs that have been previously unseen. They are presented by the album’s original photographer, Roberta Bayley. The book is rounded out by notes, an essay, and other cool Ramones things. The album has been remastered by the album’s original producer, Craig Leon.

Most importantly, the box is a limited release with only 19,760 numbered sets being manufactured. (Clever, the number amount.)

Also, a change since the original announcement: Rhino will issue a single CD with just the remastered album.

CD1
STEREO and MONO – 2016 Remaster and Remix:
Stereo Remaster
01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Beat On The Brat
03. Judy Is A Punk
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
05. Chain Saw
06. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
07. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
08. Loudmouth
09. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. 53rd & 3rd
12. Let’s Dance
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
MONO Mix
15. Blitzkrieg Bop
16. Beat On The Brat
17. Judy Is A Punk
18. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
19. Chain Saw
20. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
21. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
22. Loudmouth
23. Havana Affair
24. Listen To My Heart
25. 53rd & 3rd
26. Let’s Dance
27. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
28. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World

CD2
Single Edits, Outtakes, Demos:
01. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Stereo) [Single Version]
02. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Mono) [Single Version]
03. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Stereo) [Single Version]
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Mono) [Single Version]
05. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Original Uncensored Vocals)
06. I Don’t Care (Demo Version) [2016 Remastered]
07. 53rd & 3rd (Demo Version)
08. Loudmouth (Demo Version)
09. Chain Saw (Demo)
10. You Should Have Never Opened That Door (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
11. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)
12. I Can’t Be (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
13. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Demo)
14. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (Demo)
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
16. I Don’t Wanna Be Learned / I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed (Demo) [2016 Remastered]
17. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl (Demo)
18. What’s Your Game (Demo) [2016 Remastered]

CD3
Live At The Roxy, Hollywood – August 8, 1976 – 2 Sets – 2016 Remasters:
01. Loudmouth
02. Beat On The Brat
03. Blitzkrieg Bop
04. I Remember You
05. Glad To See You Go
06. Chain Saw
07. 53rd & 3rd
08. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
09. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. California Sun
12. Judy Is A Punk
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
16. Let’s Dance
Set 2 – Previously Unreleased
17. Loudmouth
18. Beat On The Brat
19. Blitzkrieg Bop
20. I Remember You
21. Glad To See You Go
22. Chain Saw
23. 53rd & 3rd
24. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
25. Havana Affair
26. Listen To My Heart
27. California Sun
28. Judy Is A Punk
29. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
30. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
31. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
32. Let’s Dance

LP1
2016 Mono Mix:
01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Beat On The Brat
03. Judy Is A Punk
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
05. Chain Saw
06. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
07. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
08. Loudmouth
09. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. 53rd & 3rd
12. Let’s Dance
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World