In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys‘ multi-platinum album Check Your HeadUMe will release a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4LP deluxe version of the album originally released in 2009. The album is due to drop on August 12th.

In addition to the 2009 remaster of the original double album, the long out-of-print and much sought-after box set will also come with two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. All four LPs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a fabric-wrapped, stamped, hardcover case. The collection can be purchased at participating retail outlets and is available to preorder exclusively through the Beastie Boys online store. Other merch including a Check Your Head slipmat and t-shirts are also available.

Originally released in April 1992, Check Your Head marked Beastie Boys’ return to live instrumentation, with Mike D on drums, Adrock on guitar, and MCA on bass for the first time since the band’s early 1980s hardcore punk recordings. The album was the group’s first record produced by the band with Mario Caldato Jr. at their own G-Son Studios in Atwater Village, CA, and it was the first to feature keyboardist Keyboard Money Mark. With tracks including “So What’cha Want”, “Pass The Mic”, “Gratitude”, and “Jimmy James”, Check Your Head peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, helping to position the Beastie Boys as a dominant force of pop culture in the decade to come.

The limited-edition Check Your Head 4LP box set reissue is currently available for preorder. The album will ship and be available for purchase at participating independent retailers on August 12th. View the album artwork, tracklist, merch, and a clip about the album from the Beastie Boys Book audiobook below.


LP 1
Side A
Jimmy James
Funky Boss
Pass The Mic
Lighten Up

Side B
Finger Lickin’ Good
So What’ Cha Want
The Biz Vs The Nuge
Time For Livin’
Something’s Got To Give

LP 2
Side C
The Blue Nun
Stand Together
The Maestro
Groove Holmes

Side D
Live At P. J.’s
Mark On The Bus
Professor Booty
In 3’s

LP 3
Side E
Dub The Mic (Instrumental)
Pass The Mic (Pt. 2, Skills To Pay The Bills)
Drunken Praying Mantis Style
Netty’s Girl

Side F
The Skills To Pay The Bills (Original Version)
So What’ Cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix Version)
So What’ Cha Want (Butt Naked Version)
Groove Holmes (Live Vs. The Biz)

LP 4
Side G
Stand Together (Live At French’s Tavern, Sydney Australia)
Finger Lickin’ Good (Government Cheese Remix)
Gratitude (Live At Budokan)
Honky Rink

Side H
Jimmy James (Original Original Version)
Boomin’ Granny
Drinkin’ Wine
So What’ Cha Want (All The Way Live Freestyle Version)

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