Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s estate has shared plans to release a deluxe reissue of the Wu-Tang Clan co-founder’s debut solo effort, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, to mark the 25th anniversary of the iconic 1995 release. The reissue will arrive on several different platforms, with a digital-only release dropping on March 27th via Rhino Entertainment.
This digital-only release will come complete with 43 tracks, including the original LP, which features Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah, Method Man, GZA, and more; instrumentals, acapella’s, B-sides, and remixes. Furthermore, it will also include unreleased, “stripped versions” of “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”.
Listen to the stripped version of “Brooklyn Zoo” shared with the announcement below.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Brooklyn Zoo” (2020 Remaster)
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The box set will feature all 17 songs from the album pressed on nine, seven-inch white, blue, and yellow vinyl. Click here to pre-order and pre-save.
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version will also see a Record Store Day vinyl box set release on April 18th. Additionally, ODB’s estate has announced that the LP, has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
[H/T Rolling Stone]