Since their eponymous and historic 1976 debut, The Ramones had livened up music with an intended punk flavor indicative of their NYC locale. From that great album and through the rest of the ’70s, they made a solid name for themselves with three more gems (The Ramones Leave Home (1977), Rocket to Russia (1977), and Road To Ruin (1978). (Of course, they continued far beyond these titles.)  With four classic studio sets for the ’70s, it only made perfect sense to capture their classic live performances with a live album. They released the 2LP document, It’s Alive in 1979. It’s Alive was from a 1977 New Year’s Eve show in London at the Rainbow Theatre.

On September 20, Rhino Records will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of It’s Alive with a 4CD/2LP Deluxe Edition Box. For the CDs, you will not only have the original classic remastered, but will gain three previously unreleased shows prior to this released December 31, 1977 show. Those include the December 28, 1977 Birmingham show at the Top Rank Ballroom, their December 29, 1977 set at Victoria Hall in Staffordshire, and their December 30, 1977 show at Friars in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. With those CDS, a 180g-weight 2LP set of the classic live set is included. The hard cover book (which houses the discs), contain new liners notes, photos, and credits. The box is 12″ x 12″. The label art is the original Sire label art. This box is limited edition with only 8000 copies to be produced. All sets will be numbered.

It’s Alive (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) – The Ramones

CD1 (The Rainbow Theatre, London, December 31, 1977  – Original 1979 Album Remastered)
01 Rockaway Beach
02 Teenage Lobotomy
03 Blitzkrieg Bop
04 I Wanna Be Well
05 Glad To See You Go
06 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07 You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08 I Don’t Care
09 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10 Havana Affair
11 Commando
12 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13 Surfin’ Bird
14 Cretin Hop
15 Listen To My Heart
16 California Sun
17 I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18 Pinhead
19 Do You Wanna Dance
20 Chainsaw
21 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22 I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23 Judy Is A Punk
24 Suzy Is A Headbanger
25 Let’s Dance
26 Oh Oh I Love Her So
27 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
28 We’re A Happy Family

CD2  (Top Rank, Birmingham, Warwickshire, December 28, 1977; Previously Unreleased)
01 Rockaway Beach
02 Teenage Lobotomy
03 Blitzkrieg Bop
04 I Wanna Be Well
05 Glad To See You Go
06 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07 You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08 I Don’t Care
09 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10 I Can’t Give You Anything
11 Commando
12 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13 Surfin’ Bird
14 Cretin Hop
15 Listen To My Heart
16 California Sun
17 I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18 Pinhead
19 Do You Wanna Dance
20.Chainsaw
21 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22 I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23 Suzy Is A Headbanger
24 Let’s Dance
25 Oh Oh I Love Her So
26 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
27 We’re A Happy Family

CD3 (Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, December 29, 1977; Previously Unreleased)
01 Rockaway Beach
02 Teenage Lobotomy
03 Blitzkrieg Bop
04 I Wanna Be Well
05 Glad To See You Go
06 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07 You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08 I Don’t Care
09 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10 I Can’t Give You Anything
11 Commando
12 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13 Surfin’ Bird
14 Cretin Hop
15 Listen To My Heart
16 California Sun
17 I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18 Pinhead
19 Do You Wanna Dance
20 Chainsaw
21 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22 I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23 Suzy Is A Headbanger
24 Let’s Dance
25 Oh Oh I Love Her So
26 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
27 We’re A Happy Family

CD4  (Friars, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, December 30, 1977; Previously Unreleased)
01 Rockaway Beach
02 Teenage Lobotomy
03 Blitzkrieg Bop
04 I Wanna Be Well
05 Glad To See You Go
06 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07 You’re Gonna Kill That Girl
08 I Don’t Care
09 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10 Havana Affair
11 Commando
12 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
13 Surfin’ Bird
14 Cretin Hop
15 Listen To My Heart
16 California Sun
17 I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
18 Pinhead
19 Do You Wanna Dance
20 Chainsaw
21 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
22 I Wanna Be A Good Boy
23 Suzy Is A Headbanger
24 Let’s Dance
25 Oh Oh I Love Her So
26 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
27 We’re A Happy Family

By MARowe

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