Release Due 23rd July
Stone Temple Pilots embraced experimentation and open-mindedness to record the band’s third album, 1996’s Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop. Released 25 years ago on 26th March 1996, the album is a pitch-perfect amalgamation of the band members’ musical personalities, yielding three US #1 hits – “Big Bang Baby,” “Lady Picture Show,” and “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart.” Rhino announces the upcoming release of a newly remastered version of Tiny Music... expanded with unreleased studio and live recordings.
Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on 23rd July. The 3-CD/1-LP set includes a newly remastered version of the original studio album on both CD and 180g black vinyl, plus unreleased versions of early versions, instrumentals, and alternate takes along with a complete concert recording from 1997.
Along with a newly remastered version of the original album, the Super Deluxe Edition features 15 unreleased tracks that pull back the curtain on the creative process. Those include early versions of nearly every song on the album with nascent incarnations of “Tumble In The Rough,” “Pop’s Love Suicide” and “Seven Caged Tigers.” The selections also feature an alternate take for “Big Bang Baby,” and a percussion mix of “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart.” There’s also instrumentals for “Ride The Cliché” and “Adhesive,” plus the unreleased “Kretz’s Acoustic Song.”
An exclusive feature of the Super Deluxe Edition is a previously unreleased live recording of the band’s 14th March 1997 concert in Panama City Beach, Florida. STP is dialled in from start to finish, delivering blistering takes of songs from the new album (“Tumble In The Rough” and “Big Bang Baby”), as well as hits from their earlier records (“Vasoline,” “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song.”)