The Black Keys Announced A Deluxe Remastered Brothers 10th Anniversary Reissue with Two New Tracks (and one old one)
Awesome news for fans of one of my all-time favorite bands, The Black Keys. Today they announced they'll be releasing a Deluxe Remastered 10th Anniversary edition of one of my all-time favorite albums, Brothers.
The 10th anniversary remastered album will be available on CD, double LP and 7" inch box set on December 18th in the U.S. and Canada and everywhere else on January 1st, 2021; it'll feature two unreleased songs "Keep My Name Outta Your Mouth”, and “Black Mud Part II” as well as "Chop and Change" off the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack.
Hand-up here, I had zero clue they had a song in that movie, so to me, it's like three new songs. This might come as surprise to you, but I was never much of a Twilight guy. I must've been too busy getting ready to graduate high school that week that I missed a movie I had zero interest in seeing. Upon further research, that soundtrack is full of artists I love so maybe that joke's on me?
As for the reason we're here, the Remastered 10th Anniversary Brothers Reissue comes with a bunch of goodies.
According to Rolling Stone: All three versions of the reissue will feature new liner notes from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, as well as an assortment of other extras. The seven-inch box set (which is limited to 7,500 copies worldwide) will include a 60-page book of archival photos, a limited edition poster, and will feature cover art made with special heat-sensitive ink. The vinyl in the double-LP set will be pressed on 140-gram vinyl, come packaged in a gatefold double-pocket album jacket, and include an insert with photos. And the CD will come with a booklet featuring Fricke’s liner notes and an assortment of photos.
In promotion for Brothers Remastered, the Black Keys went back to 2010 to tell the story of a fan who was attempting to T9 text on a flip phone his buddy about his excitement for the album. I'm not going spoil the video like every other publication that's written about this reissue so far because I'm a hashtag good guy, so enjoy.
Now that you know what happens, pretty good right? Very Black Keys in the production and comedic value. Seeing the hospital employee rippin' a pot pen made me LOL and I loved the reference to squashed beef with Jack White.
According to RS the Brothers reissue will also be the first in an annual series of archival releases the Black Keys are planning to drop going forward.
I'd assume we're in store for an El Camino reissue next year since its coming up on its decade anniversary as well.
If the Black Keys are going to be remastering all their music, then I think it's only fair they re-film some of their most iconic music videos. I neeeeeed to see shot-for-shot remake of Tighten Up with all the kids grown up a decade later. Now that is way more intriguing to me than some wanna-be Elon Musk heat-sensitive ink.
Does it really count as a 10 year anniversary release when it's coming out 10 years and 7 months after Brothers was originally released? Not to s my own d, but I wrote my Brothers 10 year anniversary blog on the day of. If you got married in March, as most people do, and took your spouse out for an anniversary dinner in November how do you think that'd go over?