The Press Release:
On October 4, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of LIVE’s groundbreaking sophomore album Throwing Copper, Radioactive/MCA/UMe will release a vinyl version of the multi-platinum-selling album in two configurations, a standard black 2LP as well as a limited-edition red vinyl + olive green vinyl. The vinyl releases are in addition to the already available Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition, deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone 1CD set. Order Throwing Copper now here.
First released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper transformed LIVE into one of the most lyrically impactful and instrumentally powerful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Topping the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its debut, Throwing Copper also features two No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8x multiplatinum by the RIAA, selling over 8 million copies.
Produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Throwing Copper captured the intense hard-rock sound the four-piece band from York, Pennsylvania established with their compelling 1991 debut album, Mental Jewelry. With the declarative “Selling the Drama” to the powerful message of “I Alone” to the tenacious force of “All Over You” to the passionate story of the electrifying “Lightning Crashes,” Throwing Copper confirmed LIVE’s desire to form a deep connection with its ever-growing audience in as many ways as possible. Without a doubt, “Lightning Crashes” is the galvanizing force of nature that took both LIVE and Throwing Copper into the next stratosphere.
From there, LIVE was on a clear roll, having scored a key slot at Woodstock ’94 on August 12, 1994, in addition to logging their first appearance on Saturday Night Live on January 21, 1995, and subsequently laying down an intimate nine-song set for MTV Unplugged on February 15, 1995 — all key signposts along the way for Throwing Copper’s ultimate ascent to the top of the Billboard albums chart on May 6, 1995.
In celebration of the momentous, platinum-selling album’s 25th anniversary, Throwing Copper will be available on black and limited-edition color vinyl, allowing fans to celebrate the album that started it all for the Pennsylvania-based band and the album that would cement its place as a legendary alternative-rock force.
On tour now at amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America, +LIVE+–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) — is marking Throwing Copper’s milestone on the co-headline The ALT-IMATE Tour with Bush. By popular demand, +LIVE+ and BUSH just added fall dates to their acclaimed ALT-IMATE Tour, which Billboard raved about as a night when the two bands “roar through the classics.” The high-powered co-headline run sees these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone. Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show is hitting arenas and outdoor amphitheaters across the country, and has now added shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Reno, Temecula, Phoenix and Cedar Park (see itinerary below). Tickets for all shows on sale now at LiveNation.com. (Psst, we documented the Tour Announcement already HERE so check that out before you finish this post)
Order LIVE’s Throwing Copper here.
LIVE THROWING COPPER – 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION [2LP]
Side A: 1. The Dam At Otter Creek, 2. Selling The Drama, 3. I Alone, 4. Iris
Side B: 1. Lightning Crashes, 2. Top, 3. All Over You, 4. Shit Towne, 5. T.B.D.
Side C: 1. Stage, 2. Waitress, 3. Pillar Of Davidson, 4. White, Discussion
Side D: 1. Horse (Hidden Track On Original Release), 2. Hold Me Up (Bonus Track), 3. We Deal In Dreams (Bonus Track), 4. Susquehanna (Bonus Track)
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I might have missed the bands first couple of albums back in the day I was way ahead of my circle of friends on their third since I was jamming in a group that was aiming to do all sorts of material like this. Friends in independent radio tuned me in to the band if you can pardon the terrible pun and I knew that this was going to be a mammoth release right from the first listen. Historically speaking I’ve only ever caught Live once in concert and that was many years ago when they were opening up the tour for the Counting Crows. To be honest, I felt that Live blew them away since their material was a lot more exciting than the more laid-back approach of Counting Crows. In today’s world I am not a vinyl collector anymore but I know a lot of my friends are so I wonder who out there reading this announcement will be making sure to add a copy to their collection. My plan is to get a newer copy of the re-released CD since I can replace my old one in the library. That’s all I have for now so leave your comments down in the space below and I’ll see you next time. If I manage to schedule myself for one of the shows you can count on a full overview of the event here on the website.
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