The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy.
The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy. The sets came in the wake of the revered rock act's 1979 breakthrough "Live at Budokan," which reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200.
"Dream Police" was actually recorded before "Budokan" but was held for release for several months. The title cut is among the band's most enduring, having reached No. 26 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The single "Voices" reached No. 32.
"Dream Police" will be reissued here with four bonus tracks: previously unreleased 1979 live versions of "The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems)" and "Way of the World," the heretofore unavailable studio outtake "Dream Police" (No String Version) and a 1988 live take on "I Know What I Want" taped in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Cheap Trick's next effort, 1980's "All Shook Up," was recorded in Montserrat with legendary producer George Martin. Regarded as among the most experimental of the group's albums, "All Shook Up" reached No. 24 on The Billboard 200.
"George was the most brilliant producer, musician, and artist that I ever have worked with," guitarist Rick Nielsen says in the liner notes. "If you look at the list of songs on 'All Shook Up' they're all kind of different. When we got to work with George I didn't try to hold anything back. It was like, 'Yeah, let's go for this.'
The new edition is rounded out by the "Roadie" soundtrack contribution "Everything Works if You Let It" and four tracks from the 1980 mini-album "Found All the Parts," which has never been released on CD: "Such a Good Girl," "Take Me I'm Yours" and live versions of "Can't Hold On" and the Beatles' "Day Tripper."
Cheap Trick is about to begin a string of tour dates, which will get underway with a Feb. 2-3 stand at Milwaukee's Patawatomi Casino.