Rage Against The Machine To Release XX 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

posted November 19, 2012

Rage Against The Machine To Release XX 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Rage Against the Machine - XX, commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album by a great American rock band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Originally released in November 1992, Rage Against the Machine signaled the arrival of a revolutionary musical force, a band straddling the worlds of hip-hop and heavy metal with a scorching streetwise sound that rapped and rhymed hardcore across a musical backdrop as menacing and inspirational as graffiti. Rage Against the Machine entered the popular lexicon as more than just a revolutionary American rock band, the group's very name provided a rallying battle cry for the ongoing struggles for liberation--psychic and political--on planet earth.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band's literate and politically-charged debut album.  Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans.  To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, Rage Against the Machine - XX will be available as a CD in three configurations: 1) 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12" 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster; 2) 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and 3) 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12" 180gm vinyl editions--a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction--of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered Rage Against the Machine - XX will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original Rage Against the Machine demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band's deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of Rage Against the Machine - XX marks the first time the entire RATM demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine's historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making "Killing in the Name" the UK's Number One Single during Christmas week 20Also included are the band's groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage's debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the full set of RATM's first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

Rage Against the Machine - XX will include new liner notes penned especially for the band's 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

I. Rage Against the Machine - XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)

  • 2 x CDs + 2 x DVDs + 180gm LP
  • 12" lift-off box
  • 40 page booklet
  • 2 sided poster

CD 1  - Rage Against The Machine - Remastered

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Killing In The Name
  3. Take The Power Back
  4. Settle For Nothing
  5. Bullet In The Head
  6. Know Your Enemy
  7. Wake Up
  8. Fistful Of Steel
  9. Township Rebellion
  10. Freedom
    Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
  11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
  12. Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
  13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 - "The Original Demos" - first official commercial release (except where noted)

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Take The Power Back
  3. Bullet in the Head
  4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
  5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
  6. Township Rebellion
  7. Know Your Enemy
  8. Mindset's A Threat
  9. Killing In The Name
  10. Auto Logic
  11. The Narrows
  12. Freedom

DVD #1

 "The Battle of Britain" - previously unreleased

FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE 6, 2010)

  1. Testify
  2. Bombtrack
  3. People Of The Sun
  4. Know Your Enemy
  5. Bulls On Parade
  6. Township Rebellion
  7. Bullet In The Head
  8. White Riot
  9. Guerrilla Radio
  10. Sleep Now In The Fire
  11. Freedom
  12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • "Killing in the Name" (1992)
  • "Bullet in the Head" (1993)
  • "Bombtrack" (1993)
  • "Freedom" (1993)
  • "Bulls on Parade" (1996)
  • "People of the Sun" (1996)
  • "No Shelter" (1998)
  • "Guerrilla Radio" (1999)
  • "Sleep Now in the Fire" (2000) - first official commercial release
  • "Testify" (2000) - first official commercial release
  • "Renegades of Funk" (2000) - first official commercial release
  • "How I Could Just Kill a Man" (2000) - previously unreleased

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION - first time on DVD

  • "The Ghost Of Tom Joad"
  • "Vietnow" - Irvine, CA - 1997
  • "People Of The Sun"
  • "Bulls On Parade"
  • "Bullet In The Head"
  • "Zapata's Blood" - Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany - 1996
  • "Know Your Enemy"
  • "Bombtrack"
  • "Tire Me" - Reading Festival 1996
  • "Killing In The Name" - Pink Pop Festival - 1994

DVD #2 - all previously unreleased

"First Public Performance"

CAL STATE NORTH RIDGE, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

  1. Killing In The Name
  2. Take The Power Back
  3. Autologic
  4. Bullet In The Head
  5. Hit The Deck
  6. Township Rebellion
  7. Darkness Of Greed
  8. Clear The Lane
  9. Clampdown
  10. Know Your Enemy
  11. Freedom
  • PINK POP 1994 - "Freedom"
  • VIC THEATRE 1993 - "Take the Power Back"
  • JC DOBBS 1993 - "Fistful of Steel"
  • SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 - "Bombtrack"
  • Halfway House 1992 - "Wake Up"
  • Castaic 1992 - "Settle for Nothing"
  • San Luis Obispo 1992 - "Clear the Lane"
  • CWNN 1992 - "Untitled"
  • Zed's Records 1992 - "Darkness of Greed"
  • NOMADS 1992 - "Wake Up"

II. Rage Against The Machine - XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)

Oversized softpack

CD 1  - Rage Against The Machine - Remastered

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Killing In The Name
  3. Take The Power Back
  4. Settle For Nothing
  5. Bullet In The Head
  6. Know Your Enemy
  7. Wake Up
  8. Fistful Of Steel
  9. Township Rebellion
  10. Freedom
  11. Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
  12. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
  13. Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
  14. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 - "The Original Demos" - first official commercial release (except where noted)

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Take The Power Back
  3. Bullet in the Head
  4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
  5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
  6. Township Rebellion
  7. Know Your Enemy
  8. Mindset's A Threat
  9. Killing In The Name
  10. Auto Logic
  11. The Narrows
  12. Freedom

Bonus DVD:

Music Videos:

  • Killing In The Name
  • Bombtrack
  • Freedom
  • Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre) - previously unreleased
  • Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) - previously unreleased
  • Wake Up (Nomads) - previously unreleased

III. Rage Against The Machine - XX (20th Anniversary Edition)

Jewel Case

CD 1  - Rage Against The Machine - Remastered

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Killing In The Name
  3. Take The Power Back
  4. Settle For Nothing
  5. Bullet In The Head
  6. Know Your Enemy
  7. Wake Up
  8. Fistful Of Steel
  9. Township Rebellion
  10. Freedom
    Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
  11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
  12. Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
  13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

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