STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Release ‘Core’ 25th Anniversary Edition

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

When I think back to 1992 and the explosion of grunge and other killer music from that period, one of the highlight releases is the Stone Temple Pilot’s debut, ‘Core‘. STP seemed to storm onto the scene with the record which, once released, would peak at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. It infected listeners with singles like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden,” and was eventually certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.

Now, 25 years later, the band will be celebrating this achievement with an upcoming deluxe edition of the album laden with tons of bonus material, some of which has never been released. For Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Core’ deluxe edition, Rhino Records is releasing a 4CD/DVD (Sept. 29th) version of the record that tracks the album’s history. On the first disc, fans can hear a newly remastered version of ‘Core’ from front to back. The second disc features a variety of demos and B-Sides from the album, including some never before heard versions of fan-favorite songs.

The third disc takes you on to the concert stage, capturing what STP sounded like in their prime, providing two live performances from the band back in 1993 at the Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater as well as the Reading Festival. The fourth CD is the band’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ session, on disc for the first time in history. As a bonus, there is a DVD that features ‘Core’ like you’ve never heard before, with the album in a full 5.1 surround sound mix, and a variety of music videos from the initial album cycle.

Yes, it is a lot to take in but clearly an essential must-have for any true, bonafide fan of Stone Temple Pilots. You can pre-order your copy of ‘Core: 25th Anniversary’ reissue from Stone Temple Pilots website. Check out the track listings for the discs here and make sure to also check out streaming material from the release further below.

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
01. Dead & Bloated
02. Sex Type Thing
03. Wicked Garden
04. No Memory
05. Sin
06. Naked Sunday
07. Creep
08. Piece of Pie
09. Plush
10. Wet My Bed
11. Crackerman
12. Where the River Goes

Disc Two: Demos And B-sides
01. Only Dying – Demo *
02. Wicked Garden – Demo *
03. Naked Sunday – Demo *
04. Where the River Goes – Demo *
05. Dead & Bloated – Demo *
06. Sex Type Thing – Demo *
07. Sin – Demo *
08. Creep – Demo *
09. Plush – Demo *
10. Sex Type Thing – Swing Type Version
11. Plush – Acoustic Type Version
12. Creep – New Album Version
13. Plush – Acoustic from MTV Headbanger’s Ball (Take 1)

Disc Three: Live 1993
Live At Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater (July 2, 1993)
01. Crackerman *
02. Wicked Garden *
03. No Memory *
04. Sin *
05. Plush *
06. Where The River Goes *
07. Sex Type Thing *
08. Wet My Bed *
09. Naked Sunday *

Live At The Reading Festival (Aug. 27, 1993)
10. Wicked Garden
11. No Memory *
12. Sin
13. Lounge Fly *
14. Dead & Bloated
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Naked Sunday *

Disc Four: MTV Unplugged (November 17, 1993)
01. Crackerman
02. Creep *
03. Andy Warhol
04. Plush *
05. Big Empty *
06. Wicked Garden *
07. Sex Type Thing *

Disc Five: (DVD) Original Album 5.1 Mix, 24/96 Stereo Audio, And Music Videos
* Previously Unreleased

Bonus “Plush” 7-inch
Included with preorder, limited edition of 1,000 units

Side 1
Plush (Edit)
Side 2

Listen to “Only Dying“, originally intended for ‘The Crow’ soundtrack but shelved and never before released:

Plush” live:

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