In celebration of Live’s momentous, platinum-selling album “Throwing Copper” 25th anniversary fans can now celebrate the album that started it all for the Pennsylvania-based band via a Special Edition double LP. First released on April 26, 1994, “Throwing Copper” transformed Live into one of the most lyrically impactful and instrumentally powerful bands of the modern alternative-rock era.
In the mid to late
nineties it was almost impossible to turn on the radio or MTV and not hear or
see a song/video from Live and the album “Throwing Copper”. As the follow up to
Live’s 1991 major label debut “Mental Jewelry”, the album was a big step for
the band hailing from the small town of York, PA and would spawn two No.1
Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and since been
certified 8x multiplatinum by the RIAA, selling over 8 million copies. The 25th Anniversary release of
“Throwing Copper” is a fitting recognition the monumental release and comes
packed in a full color, dual gatefold sleeve with linear notes and is pressed
on either standard black or limited edition red and olive heavy weight vinyl.
Though no remixing and mastering was done to this package you do get 3 bonus
tracks “Hold Me Up”, “We Deal In Dreams” and “Susquehanna” along with the track
“Horse” which was included on the original release as a hidden track.
Revisiting this album in
vinyl form was really a lot of fun. It instantly conjured up memories of when I
had first heard some of these songs or when I was lucky enough to catch the
band on one of their many college tours. Each track offered a warm, more
natural sound than what I remember hearing on my digital version so that alone
was worth the listen. The addition of the three bonus tracks was also a plus
especial the track “Hold Me Up” which was featured in the Kevin Smith film
“Zach and Miri Make a Porno”. If you every owned this album and reluctantly
sold it to one of those “cash for cd’s” music stores that used to be popular
around the same time as when this album first came out then I highly recommend
you grab a copy of this album on vinyl as it will surely put a smile on your
face while affirming that the 90’s weren’t all bad.
LIVE’s 8x Multi-Platinum Hit Album Throwing Copper Will Be Released On Standard Black and Limited- Edition Configurations In Celebration of 25th Anniversary October 4 Via Radioactive/MCA/UMe
On October 4, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of LIVE’s groundbreaking sophomore album Throwing Copper,Radioactive/MCA/UMe will release a vinyl version of the multi-platinum-selling album in two configurations, a standard black 2LP as well as a limited-edition red vinyl + olive green vinyl. The vinyl releases are in addition to thealready available Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition, deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone1CD set. Order Throwing Copper now here.
First released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper transformed LIVE into one of the most lyrically impactful and instrumentally powerful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Topping the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its debut, Throwing Copperalso features two No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8x multiplatinum by the RIAA, selling over 8 million copies.
Produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Throwing Copper captured the intense hard-rock sound the four-piece band from York, Pennsylvania established with their compelling 1991 debut album, Mental Jewelry. With the declarative “Selling the Drama” to the powerful message of “I Alone” to the tenacious force of “All Over You” to the passionate story of the electrifying “Lightning Crashes,” Throwing Copper confirmed LIVE’s desire to form a deep connection with its ever-growing audience in as many ways as possible. Without a doubt, “Lightning Crashes” is the galvanizing force of nature that took both LIVE and Throwing Copper into the next stratosphere.
From there, LIVE was on a clear roll, having scored a key slot at Woodstock ’94 on August 12, 1994, in addition to logging their first appearance on Saturday Night Live on January 21, 1995, and subsequently laying down an intimate nine-song set for MTV Unplugged on February 15, 1995 — all key signposts along the way for Throwing Copper’s ultimate ascent to the top of the Billboard albums chart on May 6, 1995.
In celebration of the momentous, platinum-selling album’s 25th anniversary, Throwing Copper will be available on black and limited-edition color vinyl, allowing fans to celebrate the album that started it all for the Pennsylvania-based band and the album that would cement its place as a legendary alternative-rock force.
On tour now at amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America, +LIVE+–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) — is marking Throwing Copper’s milestone on the co-headline The ALT-IMATE Tour with Bush. By popular demand, +LIVE+ and BUSH just added fall dates to their acclaimed ALT-IMATE Tour, which Billboard raved about as a night when the two bands “roar through the classics.” The high-powered co-headline run sees these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone. Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show is hitting arenas and outdoor amphitheaters across the country, and has now added shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Reno, Temecula, Phoenix and Cedar Park (see itinerary below). Tickets for all shows on sale now at LiveNation.com.