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Faith No More Re-Releasing Two Deluxe Edition Albums

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Last summer, Faith No More treated fans to "Sol Invictus," the group's first new studio release in almost 20 years. This year, the band will revisit two classic albums with deluxe editions of "King For A Day" and "Album Of The Year."

Each album will be available as a two-disc set that includes the original release accompanied by a second disc filled with rarities related to the album. In addition to the CD set, there will also be a double LP, 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl format of each album, featuring the remastered original, along with rare bonus tracks.

Following the Grammy nominated album "Angel Dust," Faith No More returned in 1995 with "King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime." Recorded at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock, New York, it was the first album without longtime guitarist Jim Martin, whose departure had an influence on the direction of the album.

In the new liner notes, keyboardist Roddy Bottum writes: "As a result, we wrote and recorded some of our most radical, out there songs, like 'Cuckoo For Caca' and 'Ugly In The Morning,' some of our mellowest like 'Take This Bottle,' 'Caralho Voador' and then some or our most high-drama, like 'Just A Man.'"

Among the eight bonus tracks are the b-sides "Spanish Eyes" and "Absolute Zero," as well as the band's cover of the Bee Gee's "I Started A Joke," which was originally released as a b-side in 1995, and then as a single in 1998.

The band returned in 1997 with "Album Of The Year," which became Faith No More's first and only number one album. It features members of the current lineup: Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards) Billy Gould (bass) Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). Recorded mostly in Gould's home studio, the album produced three singles: "Ashes to "Ashes," "Last Cup of Sorrow" and "Stripsearch."

In the liner notes, Bottum writes: "We were definitely referencing our musical roots as well, going back to darker tones visited in 'Angel Dust' ...in retrospect it feels really strong and an undeniably prolific chapter in what we ultimately set out to do."

The eight bonus tracks for "Album Of The Year" include live versions of the album track "Collision" and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic, "This Guy's In Love With You," plus rare mixes of "Last Cup of Sorrow," "Pristina," and more.

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1. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Faith No More always delivers the goods. I actually loved their recent album "Sol Invcitus".

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