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Rage Against the Machine to Release 20th Anniversary Editions of Self-Titled Debut Album

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Rage Against the Machine and Sony Legacy are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s eponymous debut in a big, big way with the incredibly deluxe release ‘Rage Against the Machine –XX,’ which will be available in several configurations on Nov. 27.

The politically charged 1992 album, which meshed rap and rock in a fresh, uncompromising way that has not been adequately copied since, fused Zack de la Rocha’s fire-in-his-belly lyrical proclamations with Tom Morello’s unique, sounds-like-a-turntable guitar tone. The incendiary, call-to-arms original was released in November of 1992 and the time to celebrate its power and legacy is now.

‘Rage Against the Machine – XX’ is newly remastered and will be offered in three formulations:

-The 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set houses two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40-page booklet and a two-sided poster.

-The 20th Anniversary Special Edition collects two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack.

-The 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc includes three bonus tracks.

Additionally, a 12″ 180gm vinyl edition–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP has been remastered and will be available, sans bonus tracks.

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 the era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original Rage Against the Machine demo tape, which was recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at the band’s earliest gigs. So it’s quite an artifact and a piece of RATM history, a “must own” for collectors, since it helped the band secure its record deal with Epic. This marks the first time the entire demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, which was a “thank you” to U.K. fans for making ‘Killing in the Name’ the U.K.’s No. 1 single during Christmas Week 2009. Also included are music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD #2 features Rage’s debut album, focusing on live performance from 1991-1994 and includes the full set of RATM’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

New liner notes were penned specifically for this release by friend, fan and hip-hop icon Chuck D. of Public Enemy.

If you’ve got a RATM diehard in your life, your holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier.

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered

01. Bombtrack
02. Killing In The Name
03. Take The Power Back
04. Settle For Nothing
05. Bullet In The Head
06. Know Your Enemy
07. Wake Up
08. Fistful Of Steel
09. 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)
01. Bombtrack
02. Take The Power Back
03. Bullet in the Head
04. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
05. Clear the Lane (previously released)
06. Township Rebellion
07. Know Your Enemy
08. Mindset’s A Threat
09. 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

01. Bombtrack
02. Killing In The Name
03. Take The Power Back
04. Settle For Nothing
05. Bullet In The Head
06. Know Your Enemy
07. Wake Up
08. Fistful Of Steel
09. 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)

01. Bombtrack
02. Take The Power Back
03. Bullet in the Head
04. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
05. Clear the Lane (previously released)
06. Township Rebellion
07. Know Your Enemy
08. Mindset’s A Threat
09. 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

01. Bombtrack
02. Killing In The Name
03. Take The Power Back
04. Settle For Nothing
05. Bullet In The Head
06. Know Your Enemy
07. Wake Up
08. Fistful Of Steel
09. 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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