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Beastie Boys to remaster <i>Paul's Boutique</i>

 

The Beastie Boys have confirmed on their website that they are going to be releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition of their landmark LP, Paul's Boutique. There are no further details about what would be included on the remastered version, but Amazon has the reelase date listed as January 27, so it could be sooner than later that we know what's on the album. The band's website allows you to sign up for updates regarding the album, but other than that, all we know is that there will be a remastered version of Paul's Boutique out sometime in 2009, which is great news. [via Pitchfork]

 

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When I was working at EMI Distro in NY back in '04 I got to meet the Beastie Boys right when they released "To the 5 Boroughs"......good effin' times. I still rock that CD like once a week.......man I can't wait to go home!!!!!!!!!!!!

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With all the "playing classic album live from start to finish" tours that have been making the rounds over the last year or two, I would actually love to see them to do a "Paul's Boutique Live" sorta thing ... even if it was some NYC one-off type of show ... Coachella would be a great place for that too ...

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It's a nice idea, but if you read the excellent 33 1/3 book on Paul's Boutique, it seems pretty unlikely they'd be able to replicate it live. I doubt anyone could exactly recall all the samples used, although I know there are websites that have tried.

Also, legally, they'd be on dubious ground. PB was one of the last albums released before samples needed to be cleared. If they revived it in a live setting I think some of the original artists they sampled might finally come looking for their $$$.

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