The Feelies

The first two albums from hugely influential college-rock act The FeeliesCrazy Rhythms and The Good Earth — will be reissued in September as remastered CD and vinyl editions accompanied by digital-only bonus tracks.

Due out Sept. 8 on Bar/None Records in North America and Domino Records in the rest of the world, the two albums are remastered by Andreas Meyer and stripped down to their original tracklists (the cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black” appended to the Crazy Rhythms CD in 1990 is omitted).

In a somewhat unusual move, the bonus material — five tracks for 1980’s Crazy Rhythms, and three cuts for 1986 follow-up The Good Earth — will be made available only be digital download, “as the band consider each album to be a discrete aesthetic artifact.” (See full tracklist below, courtesy of Pitchfork.)

The reissues also will include new liner notes, with Sound Opinions co-host and Feelies fanboy Jim DeRogatis handling Crazy Rhythms and Boston rock critic Jim Sullivan doing the honors for The Good Earth.

The records’ release are tied to the reunited Feelies’ appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties New York 2009 in September, at which the band will perform Crazy Rhythms in its entirety. The group, in its latter Good Earth lineup, reunited last year for the first time in 17 years, and has performed sporadically since, including at an R.E.M. tribute in March.

Full tracklists, video after the jump…

The Feelies, 'Crazy Rhythms'

Tracklist: The Feelies, Crazy Rhythms

1. “The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness”
2. “Fa cé-La”
3. “Loveless Love”
4. “Forces at Work”
5. “Original Love”
6. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide (Except Me and My Monkey)”
7. “Moscow Nights”
8. “Raised Eyebrows”
9. “Crazy Rhythms”

Bonus tracks:
1. “Fa cé-La” (single version)
2. “The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness” (Carla Bley demo version)
3. “Moscow Nights” (Carla Bley demo version)
4. “Crazy Rhythms” (live)
5. “I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms” (live) (Modern Lovers cover)

The Feelies, 'The Good Earth'

Tracklist: The Feelies, The Good Earth

1. “On the Roof”
2. “The High Road”
3. “The Last Roundup”
4. “Slipping (Into Something)”
5. “When Company Comes”
6. “Let’s Go”
7. “Two Rooms”
8. “The Good Earth”
9. “Tomorrow Today”
10. “Slow Down”

Bonus tracks:
1. “She Said, She Said” (Beatles cover)
2. “Sedan Delivery” (Neil Young cover)
3. “Slipping (Into Something)” (live)

The Feelies tour dates:

Sept. 11: All Tomorrow’s Parties New York 2009, Kutshers Country Club, Monticello, NY
Sept. 12: Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
Sept. 13: Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

Video: The Feelies, “Raised Eyebrows,” Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, 6/30/08:

 

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