Details have been scarce on this release, so I thought I'd post here to see if anyone knows what's up.
1.) Are there no bonus tracks? No second disc? Seems not, based on the tracklisting. I know that most of the officially released rarities from this era are remixes and instrumental versions, but it would still be nice to have them collected. Plus, there are a few other actual songs from the era, like "Some Dumb Cop Gave Me 2 Tickets Already."
2.) Is "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" really split up into separate tracks now? Not a big deal, I suppose, but it kind of dilutes the impact of this 12-and-a-half minute hip-hop operetta.
3.) It says the original vinyl cover is faithfully reproduced. So please tell me the text on the cover in that terrible typewriter font (and the parental advisory sticker) is part of a plastic overlay, or printed on a sticker on the shrink-wrap.
4.) Speaking of the original vinyl cover, I see a limited edition vinyl version is being made. Will it be an eight-fold cover like the original release?
I can let all of this pass as long as the remaster job is decent. The current CD version of this album is just terrible compared to the vinyl version. Here's hoping it actually is "remastered for improved sound" instead of "the volume levels are cranked really loud." I'm betting the Beasties did the right thing, as I've already got my pre-order in. I just might get the vinyl too, so I can keep my original eight-fold edition in good shape!