Sonic Youth Expands 'Daydream Nation' For Reissue
As expected, Sonic Youth will release a deluxe edition of its revered 1988 album "Daydream Nation" June 12 via Geffen/UMe. The new version includes a host of bonus tracks and rare photos and will alsoAs expected, Sonic Youth will release a deluxe edition of its revered 1988 album "Daydream Nation" June 12 via Geffen/UMe. The new version includes a host of bonus tracks and rare photos and will also be available as a four-LP set on the bands own Goofin' Records label.
The original album is featured on the first disc of the deluxe edition, which is appended with a home demo of "Eric's Trip." The second disc includes live renditions of every track on the studio release, captured at such venues as New York's CBGB and Amsterdam's Paradiso.
Rounding out the second disc are four covers: the Beatles' "Within You Without You" from the tribute album "Sgt. Pepper new My Father," Neil Young's "Computer Age" from "The Bridge," Captain Beefheart's "Electricity" from "Fast and Bulbous" and Mudhoney's "Touch Me, I'm Sick," which was released as a split 7-inch vinyl single with that band on Sub Pop in 1988.
As previously reported, Sonic Youth will play "Daydream Nation" in its entirety at a series of shows throughout the world this summer, beginning June 2 in Barcelona. Dates are on the books through Sept. 1 in London, but more will be added, according to a spokesperson.
Beforehand, the group has five shows on tap in Asia this month, as well as an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.