RAMONES: END OF THE CENTURY: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION 3 CD/ 1 LP BOX SET 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION OF THE FIFTH RAMONES STUDIO ALBUM TITLED END OF THE CENTURY. ALSO HAS MATERIAL RELATED TO ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE (3 CD AND 1 LP SET)

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I updated release date information on January 23, 2022.

1) RELEASE DATE IS A MYSTERY.
2) NEW MIXES BY ED STASIUM AND RICK RUBIN.
3) HIGHEST CHARTING RAMONES ALBUM.
4) TRACKLISTING.



RELEASE DATE IS A MYSTERY:
Sire Records released fifth Ramones' studio album End Of The Century on February 4, 1980 and on it plays of the Ramones members singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and drummer Marky Ramone.
Producer Ed Stasium confirmed in late August, 2020, that Rhino Records will release 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition box set of End Of The Century on March 5, 2021.
BUT Rhino Records have something.... I got information from Stasium in February, 2021, that release is postponed from March and it is hopefully going to be released possibly in August or September in 2021.
BUT..., Rhino Records have something again and label has not told reason why release is taking for so long.
I asked in January 23, 2022, from Ed Stasium if he knows what is the situation with 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition box set of End Of The Century. He answered in same day.
- No news whatsoever. Still a mystery to me. Sorry to say I have no definitive answer at this time, Ed Stasium wrote to me on January 23, 2022.


NEW MIXES BY ED STASIUM AND RICK RUBIN:
End Of The Century is originally produced by the Phil Spector. Recording sessions for the album began on May 1, 1979 at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. For example Ed Stasium helped with the album's engineering.
Deluxe Edition should include 3CD and one LP. This box set release will be a definitive overview of Ramones work in Los Angeles with bonus material associated with the film. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of End Of The Century, Rick Rubin and Ed Stasium worked on a stripped down remix in contrast to the lush original mixes by Spector.
- We were finished with mastering with Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in June 2020, Ed Stasium told me on January 23, 2022.
Ed Stasium has been the studio wizard for many of the Ramones albums. Together with Tommy Ramone he produced Road To Ruin (1978) and Too Tough To Die (1984) and alone Mondo Bizarro (1992) and Joey Ramone's
...Ya Know? (2012). Stasium was already engineer in a studio when Ramones recorded Leave Home (1977) and Rocket To Russia (1977). And as I said, Ed Stasium helped with the album's engineering also when the Ramones were recording End Of The Century.
His other producer works include Motörhead's 1916, Living Colour's Time's Up and Biohazard's Biohazard.
Rick Rubin is produced for example these albums: Slayer's Reign In Blood, Undisputed Attitude and Diabolus In Musica, Danzig's Danzig II: Lucifuge and Danzig 4, System Of A Down's Toxicity and Mezmerize and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik and One Hot Minute.
Rick Rubin is the Ramones fan. When he listed his eight favourite albums of all time, one of them was Ramones debut album: "This one is a sort of document of a moment as well. It's raw, powerful, and it doesn't sound like anything else." See listing here).


HIGHEST CHARTING RAMONES ALBUM:
So box set will come out (hopefully) 42-43 years after End Of The Century was published for the first time.
This album is the highest charting Ramones album of all time, reaching #44 on the US Billboard 200 chart, #14 on the UK Albums Chart and #10 on the Swedish Albums Chart.
Singles Baby, I Love You and Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? both charted pretty well in Europe. Along with tracks for the movie and soundtrack album Rock 'n' Roll High School, End Of The Century was the first time the Ramones had recorded and worked in Los Angeles.
Rhino Records released an expanded and remastered 1CD version of End Of The Century in 2002 and it has bonus songs. Five of them are demo songs which the Ramones recorded with Ed Stasium in April, 1979, the week before the Ramones flew to Los Angeles for Phil Spector sessions.
Stasium recorded with the Ramones these demos: Danny Says, I'm Affected, Please Don't Leave, All The Way and Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll Radio.






CD1: ORIGINAL ALBUM AND NEW MIXES BY RICK RUBIN AND ED STASIUM:

1) Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
2) I'm Affected
3) Danny Says
4) Chinese Rock
5) The Return Of Jackie And Judy
6) Let's Go
7) Baby, I Love You (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich)
8) I Can't Make It On Time
9) This Ain't Havana
10) Rock And Roll High School
11) All The Way
12) High Risk Insurance
40th Anniversary "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remixes:
13) Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
14) I'm Affected (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
15) Danny Says (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
16) Chinese Rock (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
17) The Return Of Jackie And Judy (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
18) Let's Go (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
19) Baby, I Love You (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich) (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
20) I Can't Make It On Time (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
21) This Ain't Havana (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
22) Rock And Roll High School (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix) (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
23) All The Way (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)
24) High Risk Insurance (New "Stripped Down" Rick Rubin & Ed Stasium Remix)


CD2: DEMOS / SINGLES / ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL:
1) Rock And Roll High School (movie mix)
2) I Want You Around (movie mix)
3) I Want You Around (Sire demo)
4) Rock And Roll High School (Sire demo)
5) Let's Go (Sire demo)
6) I Can't Make It On Time (Sire demo)
7) This Ain't Havana (Sire demo)
8) Danny Says (Sire demo)
9) I'm Affected (Sire demo)
10) Chinese Rock (Sire demo)
11) Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? (Sire demo)
12) High Risk Insurance (Sire demo)
13) Please Don't Leave (Sire demo)
14) All The Way (Sire demo)
15) End Of The Century Radio Spot
16) Live at Roxy Medley from Rock And Roll High School soundtrack
17) I Want You Around (Phil Spector soundtrack remix)
18) Rock And Roll High School (Phil Spector single / soundtrack remix)
19) S.L.U.G. (Gold Star demo version)


CD3: LIVE AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA ON JULY 8, 1980 (JJJ-FM RADIO BROADCAST)
1) Blitzkrieg Bop
2) Teenage Lobotomy
3) Rockaway Beach
4) I Can't Make It on Time
5) Go Mental
6) Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
7) Rock 'N' Roll High School
8) I Wanna Be Sedated
9) Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
10) She's The One
11) I Just Want To Have Something To Do
12) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
13) Let's Go
14) Commando
15) Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
16) I'm Affected
17) Surfin' Bird
18) Cretin Hop
19) All The Way
20) Judy Is A Punk
21) California Sun
22) I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
23) Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
24) Pinhead
25) Do You Wanna Dance?
26) Suzy Is A Headbanger
27) Let's Dance


LP: ORIGINAL ALBUM:
1) Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio
2) I'm Affected
3) Danny Says
4) Chinese Rock
5) The Return Of Jackie And Judy
6) Let's Go
7) Baby, I Love You (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich)
8) I Can't Make It On Time
9) This Ain't Havana
10) Rock And Roll High School
11) All The Way
12) High Risk Insurance