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TonyD
03-10-2012, 12:04 PM
Southern Lord has announced a deluxe reissue of one of the towering achievements in metal history, "Dopesmoker" by SLEEP.

For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered, presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of SLEEP's hour-plus Weedian chronicle. Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by longtime SLEEP artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Additionally, this reborn version of "Dopesmoker" boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band's best all-time performances: "Holy Mountain" from San Francisco's I-Beam in 1994.

This edition ensures that this mesmerizing, incredibly complex document remains unrivaled in the annals of stoner metal.

"Dopesmoker" track listing:

01. Dopesmoker (1:03:31)
02. Holy Mountain (Live @ the I-Beam SF, CA. 1994) (11:54)
From Blabbermouth

slapguitarer
03-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Does that mean I have an original press then?

If so, swag.

TonyD
03-10-2012, 12:43 PM
CD or vinyl? The "original press" is technically Jerusalem, I guess.

slapguitarer
03-10-2012, 01:24 PM
CD. And I have Dopesmoker.

bt11763
03-10-2012, 01:25 PM
does want

JRA
03-10-2012, 01:44 PM
It's about cunting time.

TonyD
03-10-2012, 03:20 PM
Well I guess the 2003 release of Dopesmoker was a decent mix, I'd rather hear a remaster of Holy Mountain. And some new studio versions of the songs they never recorded.

Onioner
03-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Well I guess the 2003 release of Dopesmoker was a decent mix, I'd rather hear a remaster of Holy Mountain. And some new studio versions of the songs they never recorded.

Agreed, I really don't see much of a point in this reissue other than to bring the album back in print. And no Sonic Titan on this reissue means that the 2003 version is still valuable.

TonyD
03-10-2012, 06:07 PM
And there is ANOTHER new cover for it... I don't get it.

mankvill
03-10-2012, 06:22 PM
I actually had no idea that Dopesmoker was released on CD. I got my copy on vinyl :stoned: :shred:

Onioner
03-10-2012, 06:25 PM
I actually had no idea that Dopesmoker was released on CD. I got my copy on vinyl :stoned: :shred:

Why? Dopesmoker wasn't meant to be split across three sides like it is on the vinyl release. As much as I love vinyl, Dopesmoker is one of those cases where it really doesn't work in that format.

mankvill
03-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Why? Dopesmoker wasn't meant to be split across three sides like it is on the vinyl release. As much as I love vinyl, Dopesmoker is one of those cases where it really doesn't work in that format.

It's the only copy I've found. :D And I love it, it's so awesome.

I've only ever seen Jerusalem on CD.

Onioner
03-10-2012, 07:12 PM
It's the only copy I've found. :D And I love it, it's so awesome.

I've only ever seen Jerusalem on CD.

Well, if you like it, then cool. It's an amazing album/song regardless! :rocker:

Sepultura69
03-12-2012, 10:05 AM
:stoned:

hb420
03-29-2012, 01:18 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TY2PEgpAL._SS500_.jpg

The new cover :party:
Better than the other IMO

jd091
03-29-2012, 01:46 PM
I like. What formats are this being released on?

VoidFlame
03-29-2012, 02:22 PM
Beautiful :lovedup:

TonyD
03-29-2012, 02:49 PM
AWESOME
Where did you see this?

Edit: lol nevermind

Onioner
03-29-2012, 02:57 PM
As crazy as the original cover was, this one is so much closer to the whole weed caravan concept of Dopesmoker. I love it! :party: It's also a lot more autograph friendly too. :horns:

slapguitarer
03-29-2012, 04:35 PM
That is a really cool cover. :rocker:

Onioner
04-20-2012, 05:45 PM
http://www.southernlord.com/sleep.php

They would release the reissue on 4/20 haha! There are some cool packages in there for sure, I ordered the black double vinyl + shirt + CD copy package. Also looks like the inserts holding the physical records themselves are gonna have a photo of the riff chart used to construct Dopsmoker, which is way awesome IMO (Tony, I think you may have posted that photo on here at one time?) Also, apparently the CD ships out immediately, so we'll get to hear the new mastering sooner than we thought.

Also, it looks like the vinyl versions have Sonic Titan as a bonus track, so looks like the vinyl is now the definitive version to own! :D I can rip the CD version for the full seamless track, and make vinyl rips of the live versions of Holy Mountain and Sonic Titan.

anomynous
04-20-2012, 07:29 PM
The gouging on the shipping is inexcusable

InFlamesOfBirchmen
04-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Do you know if the website is the only place you can get it?

Nick_to_the_face
04-20-2012, 10:13 PM
Seriously, fuck that shipping

Onioner
04-21-2012, 02:18 AM
Seriously, fuck that shipping

Agreed, I think mine came out to like 11 bucks! I only went through with it because I know that there are no stores close enough to me that I could buy it in person from. If I back home in the east bay with my car then I would have been happy to wait to buy it from Amoeba or Rasputin's.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
04-21-2012, 08:01 AM
For what its worth, the website for the local record store (Criminal Records) has a May 8th release for the reissue, so it may be worth waiting just to save on shipping.

EDIT: Apparently Amazon lists the same date. I'll definitely be waiting.

Nick_to_the_face
04-21-2012, 12:24 PM
See, I know of no place around here where I could get it around here. So I may have to bite the bullet on this one.

mankvill
04-21-2012, 12:26 PM
See, I know of no place around here where I could get it around here. So I may have to bite the bullet on this one.

Ask if Love Garden or Earwaxx can order it for you

Nick_to_the_face
04-21-2012, 12:37 PM
Ask if Love Garden or Earwaxx can order it for you

Good idea.

Wait I can do that?

jd091
04-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Soooo... yesterday, after I had, uh, partaken with my friends, I threw on Jerusalem and listened to it all the way through. :stoned: I know Jerusalem is slightly condensed, but it was still great. I'm highly considering getting this, but those shipping prices are fucking unreal. :(

daimonos
04-21-2012, 06:32 PM
I want this so bad.

ravenheart
04-27-2012, 02:11 AM
Hey manks, seeing as you're too lazy to answer emails, you want this?

TonyD
05-14-2012, 10:52 AM
http://www.metalblast.net/2012/05/sleep-dopesmoker-reissue/
Somebody's mom's review of Dopesmoker :lol:

ravenheart
05-14-2012, 03:53 PM
http://www.metalblast.net/2012/05/sleep-dopesmoker-reissue/
Somebody's mom's review of Dopesmoker :lol:

Please. Fake as fuck.

The Dopesmoker reissue does deserve 1/5 though, just for more legitimate, troll-free reasons.

TonyD
05-14-2012, 05:57 PM
Whatever it's still funny, this is you
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/250/6/9/comic_book_guy_by_jimboy_sk8s-d2y9ind.jpg

jd091
05-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Whatever it's still funny, this is you
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/250/6/9/comic_book_guy_by_jimboy_sk8s-d2y9ind.jpg

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