SONIC YOUTH’S DAYDREAM
TWO-CD (4XLP) DELUXE EDITION REISSUE FEATURING BONUS DISC
OF UNRELEASED LIVE MATERIAL AND HARD-TO-FIND COVERS
Acclaimed Band To Also Perform Entire Album In Series Of Concerts
Daydream Nation was Sonic Youth’s sixth album, their first double LP, and their last for an indie label before signing with major label Geffen. Widely considered to be Sonic Youth’s watershed moment, Daydream Nation catapulted them into the mainstream and proved that indie bands could enjoy wide commercial success without compromising their artistic vision.
Disc One features the original 1988 album, remastered under the band’s supervision. From the anthemic “Teen Age Riot” to “Eric’s Trip,” “Total Trash,” “Candle, and “‘Cross The Breeze,” Daydream Nation contains some of Sonic Youth’s best known songs. Disc one closes with a bonus home demo of “Eric’s Trip.”
The “Live Daydream” Disc two, comprised largely of previously unreleased tracks, features 15 live performances from the band’s “Daydream Nation” Tour. Culled from performances at CBGB’s in New York City to The Paradiso in Amsterdam (and several others), “Live Daydream” includes live versions of every song on the original album. Added to that are four studio bonuses: “Within You Without You,” a Beatles cover from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father – an NME-sponsored charity Beatles Tribute album, “Computer Age” from the critically-acclaimed Neil Young tribute album The Bridge; “Electricity” from the Captain Beefheart tribute album Fast And Bulbous, and a cover of Mudhoney’s “Touch Me, I’m Sick,” originally released as a Sub Pop 7″ single.
A milestone in post-punk rock, Daydream Nation was praised from the beginning, earning the #3 spot on Rolling Stone‘s 1988 Albums of the Year list (#2 Village Voice, #9 New Musical Express).
Celebrating the re-release of Daydream Nation, the band will perform the entire album live at several select shows in North America and Europe. Confirmed dates (with others to be announced) are as follows:
June 02 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
June 21 – Munich, Germany – Tollwood Festival
June 27 – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Halle
July 05 – Turin, Italy – Spazio
July 06 – Ferrara, Italy – Piazza Castello
July 07 – Rome, Italy – Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica
July 13 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival
July 19 – Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Community Theater
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
August 30 – London, England – Roundhouse
August 31 – London, England – Roundhouse (sold out)
September 1 – London, England – Roundhouse (sold out)