October 16, 2011

Foo Fighters

On November 21st, the first 5 Foo Fighters albums will be reissued on vinyl.  With the exception of their debut, all are double LPs.  In addition to the studio albums, the live acoustic Skin And Bones receives the vinyl treatment for the first time- also a double LP.  This makes the entire Foo's album catalog available on vinyl.  In Your Honor, their 5th album, was originally a 4LP box set, but will now be available as a much less expensive 2LP set. I'm still trying to catch the 4LP box at a good price, so maybe now I'll have a better chance.


Wasting Light was recorded to 2" tape, in Dave's garage. With Butch Vig producing, and a couple of important guests, the attempt to get back to the basics really pays off- this is the best I've ever heard the Foo's sound.

The analog master was sliced & diced to pieces, and CD copies each include a section of it.

This is their first album to hit the #1 Billboard spot (its first week out), easily in my top 5 so far for 2011.

Packaged in the gatefold jacket you'll find two heavyweight 45 RPM discs in poly-lined plain sleeves, alternate sleeves printed with graphics and credits, and a download card that doubles as a CDR cover (nice touch!).

Wasting Light on Metacritic.com


Foo Fighter's 6th studio album from 2007, containing the single The Pretender, which holds the record for Billboard's longest running #1 Alt / Modern Rock song (18 weeks). With that and two other singles, the Foo's spent 29 weeks in the #1 Alt single spot for this album.  The Pretender also took home a Grammy for Best Hard Rock performance (also nominated for Record of the Year, and Best Rock Song). The album lost out for Album of the Year to Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, but took a Brit Award for Best International album.
Also a heavyweight double set in a gatefold cover with heavy printed sleeves.

Foo Fighters vinyl at SoundStageDirect.

Foo Fighters online.

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