In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Beastie Boys will bring back the long out-of-print Hello Nasty vinyl box set including a collection of rare tracks.
Originally dropped in 2009, the four LP set combines the classic 1998 LP with 21 bonus tracks including an assortment of remixes, outtakes, b-sides, and other rare music. Available now in pre-order form preempting its formal 9.08 release, the collection will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl along with an eight-panel gatefold package, and as an added bonus, the hardcover slipcase will come with a removable sew-on patch.
What marked the trio’s first official LP in four years at the time, Hello Nasty originally dropped in 1998. Led by the hit lead single “Intergalactic,” the album was critically acclaimed and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Joking about the difference between Hello Nasty and its predecessor, In an interview with Rolling Stoneabout the LP at the time, MCA (Adam Yauch) stated “We played dominoes the whole time we worked on Ill Communication. Boggle figures very heavily in the making of this one.”
Mike D (Michael Diamond) then corrected the record: “Actually, Ill Communication we were playing the Sega golf game.”