Friday, July 19, 2019

REISSUE: Live – Throwing Copper 25th Anniversary Reissue

Pennsylvania alternative rock band Live released one of the biggest modern rock records of the year in 1994 with their stellar sophomore album, Throwing Copper.  Led by the singles, “Selling The Drama”, “I Alone”, “All Over You” and the emotionally-charged standout “Lighting Crashes”; the album sold over 8 million copies and earned the band a spot in the lineup of the second edition of Woodstock that year.  The album – produced again by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads fame - built upon their promising 1991 debut album Mental Jewelry, with a collection of songs that were even grander, more dynamic and more lyrically dense – with Ed’s socio-political themes - that still deeply resonate today.      
To celebrate, Radioactive/MCA/UMe has just released a deluxe reissue of Throwing Copper today that is available digitally, on CD and as a Super Deluxe 2CD/2LP box set.  The box set is highlighted by the inclusion of three bonus tracks led by the single-worthy cut “Hold Me Up”; as well as a recording of their legend-making, nine-song performance at Woodstock ‘94 featuring seven songs  from Throwing Copper, including a fiery performance of “White, Discussion”.   
As with all UMe reissues, the packaging is absolutely incredible and will look as good on your shelf as it sounds on your stereo.  Also included in the box set is a booklet with tons of photos from the era and an oral history of the band during the Throwing Copper era of 94-95, as presented in an interview with Lori Mejewski. 
To purchase or for more info:
Additionally, Live has partnered with California craft brewery, Alosta Brewing Co. collaborating on a craft brew called, Throwing Copper Ale, in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary.  More info here:
Stream the previously unreleased bonus track, “Hold Me Up” here:

Revisit “I Alone” here: and “Lightning Crashes” here:


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