Following the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues campaign, the first three albums by the band, Ramones, Leave Home and Rocket To Russia, will be reissued on vinyl with the re-mastered audio from the 40th anniversary releases. The albums can either be ordered individually or as a bundle from Pledge Music.
You can pre-order the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues via Pledge Music here
You can read more about the three re-mastered Ramones albums below
Ramones is one of the most important and influential albums of all time, with Rolling Stone naming it the Greatest Punk Album Of All Time. The album was a pioneer of the punk rock movement, with the band inspiring punk legends such as Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and The Clash. It features one of the most famous rock songs in history with Blitzkrieg Bop – which constantly appears in many greatest songs of all time lists. This will feature the 2016 re-mastered audio from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Ramones.
1977 saw Ramones release two great albums in the same year, and Leave Home was the first to be released in January of that year, as the follow-up to their eponymous debut album. This 30-minute opus of buzzsaw rock introduced fans to classics like Pinhead, California Sun and Swallow My Pride. This release will feature the 2017 audio from the Leave Home 40th Anniversary Edition. re-mastered by the original Leave Home album engineer/mixer.
Rocket To Russia
Ramones released their second album of the calendar year (and third overall) on November 4, 1977, capping off one of the biggest years in the history of punk with Rocket To Russia. Among the band’s best-loved albums, it features classics like Sheena Is A Punk Rocker and Rockaway Beach, along with their signature covers of Do You Wanna Dance? and Surfin’ Bird. It’s also the last album ever recorded by all four founding members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left soon after to focus on writing and producing. This will feature the 2017 audio from the 40th Anniversary Edition of Rocket To Russia, re-mastered by the original Rocket To Russia album engineer/mixer Ed Stasium.