Pennsylvania’s finest Live celebrate 25 years since the release of their 8 x multi-platinum juggernaut album ‘Throwing Copper ‘ by releasing a ‘Super Deluxe Re-issue ‘.
On July 19, Radioactive/MCA/UMe will mark the 25th anniversary of LIVE’s seminal sophomore album Throwing Copper with a deluxe multi-format reissue. The Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition not only features the album with bonus tracks on 2LP black vinyl, and a 12-page booklet with an in-depth interview with the band chronicling the era of the album, but it also contains 2 x CDs with a 26-track line-up that includes LIVE‘s previously unreleased, explosive eight-song performance at Woodstock ’94 on a separate disc. The 25th anniversary Throwing Copper collection will also be made available in a deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone 1 x CD set as well. Pre-order Throwing Copper now and listen to the Bonus Track of “Hold Me Up” HERE.
Initially released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper cemented LIVE‘s position as one of the most instrumentally powerful and lyrically impactful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Throwing Copper, which topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its initial release, also features a pair of No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8 x multiplatinum by the RIAA, having sold over 8 million copies.
“Throwing Copper is big songs, big feelings, big dynamics,” observes vocalist Ed Kowalczyk. “It was us taking the cart and throwing it way ahead of the horse, and we hoped the horse would eventually catch up. We had a ‘let’s build it and hope they come’ attitude.” Adds bassist Patrick Dahlheimer, “While touring for Mental Jewelry, the rooms were getting bigger, and I wanted our new music to fill those places and beyond. With Throwing Copper, I just knew it had to be more grand.”
Without a doubt, “Lightning Crashes” is the galvanizing force of nature that took both LIVE and Throwing Copper into the next stratosphere. “Everyone in the band felt ‘Lightning Crashes’ could be a big single,” admits drummer Chad Gracey. “That was based on, one, the greatness of the song, but also, two, the way bands at that time would build to their album’s big ballad. We thought if we could get two singles out and then ‘Lightning Crashes,’ it could be successful and huge.” Watch ‘Lightning Crashes’ on the video link at the top of the page.
You can catch LIVE in amphitheatres and arenas this summer as co-headliners of The ALTIMATE Tour with Bush. Britain’s only date is at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on June 30th and the last few remaining tickets can be purchased HERE.