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The Lemonheads’ Lovey Scaled Up In 30th Anniversary Reissue

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Hot on the heels of their breakthrough 1989 album Lick, The Lemonheads inked a deal with Atlantic Records and just a year later, their major label debut was out.

Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies), 1990’s Lovey had crunchy pop punk numbers like “Stove” and “Ballarat” but it also contained a moving acoustic reading of Gram Parsons’ “Brass Buttons.”

Although the album was a commercial disappointment, it was the calm before the storm, as the follow-up It’s A Shame About Ray would catapult the Boston band to international stardom.

Fire Records is set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Lovey with an expanded reissue. The 2xLP/CD Deluxe Book will contain never-before-seen photos and expanded liner notes.

Out October 23, the updated version of the album will also include “Live At The Wireless,” an 8-song session with Australia’s Tripe J that was recorded in 1991. The session was remixed and remastered from the original source tapes.

The Lemonheads’ Lovey: 30th Anniversary Edition

Disc 1: Lovey
1. “Ballarat”
2. “Half The Time”
3. “Year Of The Cat”
4. “Ride With Me”
5. “Lil Seed”
6. “Stove”
7. “Come Downstairs”
8. “Left For Dead”
9. “Brass Buttons”
10. “(The) Door”
11. “Untitled”

Disc 2: Live at The Wireless
1. “Come Back D.A.”
2. “Stove”
3. “A Song For You”
4. “Come Downstairs”
5. “Nighttime” (Big Star cover)
6. “Year Of The Cat”
7. “Ride With Me”
8. “Die Right Now”