Beck: Odelay - Deluxe Edition


Beck's major label debut, Mellow Gold, introduced him to the world in 1994 but it was 1996's Odelay that became a bellwether for the alternative rock movement. Now, a dozen years after its original release, Odelay has been expanded into a two-CD Deluxe Edition with the addition of two never-before-released tracks from the original sessions, a soundtrack contribution, and 16 b-sides and compilation tracks never-before-released in the U.S.

Odelay - Deluxe Edition (Geffen/UMe), will be released January 29, 2008, and celebrates the album ranked among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time," Spin's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005," Pitchfork's "Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990's," MOJO's "The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime 1993-2006" and NME's "Albums of the Year 1963-99." In addition to Grammy awards for Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (for "Where It's At"), Odelay was voted Best Album of the Year in The 1996 Village Voice Jazz & Pop Critics Poll... reaching double-platinum sales status along the way.

Disc One of Odelay - Deluxe Edition adds to that original album two never before heard Dust Brothers-produced tracks from the Odelay sessions, "Inferno" and "Gold Chains," and "Deadweight" from the film A Life Less Ordinary. Disc Two's 16 selections include "Thunder Peel," co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr.; the UNKLE (featuring James Lavelle) remix of "Where It's At," and Aphex Twin and Mickey P. remixes of "Devil's Haircut" (titled "Richard's Hairpiece" and "American Wasteland," respectively). Also heard are the once international-only b-sides "Clock," "Electric Music and The Summer People," "Lemonade," "SA-5," "Feather In Your Cap," "Erase The Sun," "000.000," "Brother," "Trouble All My Days," "Strange Invitation," "Devil Got My Woman," (a cover of the Skip James classic recorded at the original Sun Studios in Memphis before they closed their doors) and "Burro" -- a Spanish language version of Jackass recorded with a mariachi band.

[Published on: 12/19/07]

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RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/19/2007 05:46PM
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WOW Im psyched! I love these B sides, and Deadweight, I got that CD single in the 90s and boy does it remind me of the times. Beck rocks my world....I wish there were as many artists that were heavily influenced by him in todays 'cool music' scene as there is artists that are heavily influenced by Radiohead and Yorke. Just my personal tidbit/vent....I never connected with Radiohead, but Beck is like my left arm. Im glad he gets the credit he deserves. The 2 shows I saw of his in the 90s were beyond amazing. I wish he liked us hippies more and played more festys...haha :) I look forward to getting back into Odelay Land.

mrkrinkle6884 Wed 12/19/2007 06:22PM
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This actually sounds very good, cant be a Besk remix by UNKLE and Richard D. James

RonCronDon starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/19/2007 07:54PM
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WOO!!! New stuff from Beck. Wish ma dukes had a time machine so I could put it on my x-mas list. RedHeaven ^^ try listening to in rainbows and you might like 'em. It took me a WHILE to come around on Radiohead. Then again, the mopey songs ain't for everyone...

voltard Wed 12/19/2007 11:31PM
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Shmo-Kaine starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/20/2007 06:40AM
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F U voltard. If you don't like it leave assbag. Beck is GREAT. BOO YOU retard!!!!!!!

biged Thu 12/20/2007 07:22AM
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Beck is Good yes!!!

leftovercheese4u Wed 12/26/2007 04:15PM
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Mellow gold is my fav. by far. I don't know how many times I sat in a small room w/ this album on and made some memories. Very trippy.

paulygparty Fri 1/4/2008 01:34PM
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coolest scientologist.