Anniversary, Box Sets, Reissues — July 16, 2018 at 8:15 am

Ramones’ ‘Road to Ruin’ 40th anniversary set to include new mix of album, rough cuts, live disc

Rhino Records continues its series of expanded deluxe-edition reissues of the Ramones’ catalog with the arrival this fall of a 3CD/1LP edition of the punk pioneers’ fourth album, Road to Ruin, that will include two different mixes of the record, unreleased rough mixes and a full live concert.

The Road to Ruin: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released Sept. 21, along with a newly remastered edition of the original album in a single-CD release. Both releases will be streaming.

The set includes:

  • Disc 1: Remastered version of the original stereo mix of Road to Ruin, along with a new 2018 40th Anniversary Road Revisited mix by original producer Ed Stasium.
  • Disc 2: More than 20 unreleased recordings, including rough mixes for every album, plus two unreleased outtakes (“I Walk Out” and “S.L.U.G.”) that weren’t finished in 1978, but were completed by Stasium for this release. Also includes the “Ramones-on-45-Mega-Mix” that was issued as a promo 12-inch during the publicity campaign for Ramones Mania.
  • Disc 3: Previously unreleased recording of the band’s entire 1979 New Year’s Eve concert at the Palladium in New York City, which was broadcast on WNEW-FM. The audio is sourced from Tommy Ramone’s original cassette of the console recording.
  • Disc 4: The vinyl LP features the new Stasiumn. mix of Road to Rui

The box set will be released in a limited and numbered edition of 7,500 copies worldwide, and will come in a 12×12 hardcover book that features rare photographs and artwork, and essays by Stasium, former New York Rocker writer Roy Trakin, album cover artist John Holmstrom.

Check out the full tracklist below — and listen to the previously unreleased “Take 2 (Basic Rough Mix)” of “I Wanna Be Sedated.”


Tracklist: Ramones, Road to Ruin: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Disc 1: The Album
Original Mix Remastered
1. “I Just Want To Have Something To Do”
2. “I Wanted Everything”
3. “Don’t Come Close”
4. “I Don’t Want You”
5. “Needles And Pins”
6. “I’m Against It”
7. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
8. “Go Mental”
9. “Questioningly”
10. “She’s The One”
11. “Bad Brain”
12. “It’s A Long Way Back”
40th Anniversary Road Revisited Mix
13. “I Just Want To Have Something To Do”
14. “I Wanted Everything”
15. “Don’t Come Close”
16. “I Don’t Want You”
17. “Needles And Pins”
18. “I’m Against It”
19. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
20. “Go Mental”
21. “Questioningly”
22. “She’s The One”
23. “Bad Brain”
24. “It’s A Long Way Back”

Disc 2: Rough Mixes & 40th Anniversary Extras
1. “I Walk Out” (2018 Mix) *
2. “S.L.U.G.” (2018 Mix) *
3. “Don’t Come Close” (Single Mix)
4. “Needles And Pins” (Single Mix)
5. “I Just Want To Have Something To Do” (Basic Rough Mix) *
6. “I Don’t Want You” (Basic Rough Mix) *
7. “I’m Against It” (Basic Rough Mix) *
8. “It’s A Long Way Back” (Basic Rough Mix) *
9. “I Walk Out” (Basic Rough Mix) *
10. “Bad Brain” (Basic Rough Mix) *
11. “Needles And Pins” (Basic Rough Mix) *
12. “I Wanna Be Sedated” Take 2 (Basic Rough Mix) *
13. “I Wanted Everything” (Basic Rough Mix) *
14. “Go Mental” (Basic Rough Mix) *
15. “She’s The One” (Basic Rough Mix) *
16. “Questioningly” Take 2 (Basic Rough Mix) *
17. “S.L.U.G.” (Basic Rough Mix) *
18. “Don’t Come Close” (Basic Rough Mix) *
19. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (Backing Track) *
20. “I Don’t Want You” (Brit Pop Mix) *
21. “Questioningly” (Acoustic Version) *
22. “Needles And Pins” (Acoustic Version) *
23. “Don’t Come Close” (Acoustic Version) *
24. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (“Ramones-On-45 Mega-Mix!”)
* Previously unreleased

Disc 3: Live at The Palladium, New York, NY, December 31 1979
1. “Blitzkrieg Bop” *
2. “Teenage Lobotomy” *
3. “Rockaway Beach” *
4. “I Don’t Want You” *
5. “Go Mental” *
6. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” *
7. “I Wanna Be Sedated” *
8. “I Just Want To Have Something To Do” *
9. “She’s The One” *
10. “This Ain’t Havana” *
11. “I’m Against It” *
12. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” *
13. “Havana Affair” *
14. “Commando” *
15. “Needles And Pins” *
16. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” *
17. “Surfin’ Bird” *
18. “Cretin Hop” *
19. “All The Way” *
20. “Judy Is A Punk” *
21. “California Sun” *
22. “I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You” *
23. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” *
24. “Pinhead” *
25. “Do You Wanna Dance?” *
26. “Suzy Is A Headbanger” *
27. “Let’s Dance” *
28. “Chinese Rock” *
29. “Beat On The Brat” *
30. “We’re A Happy Family” *
31. “Bad Brain”
32. “I Wanted Everything” *
* Previously unreleased

LP: 40th Anniversary Road Revisited Mix
Side 1
1. “I Just Want To Have Something To Do”
2. “I Wanted Everything”
3. “Don’t Come Close”
4. “I Don’t Want You”
5. “Needles And Pins”
6. “I’m Against It”
Side 2
1. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
2. “Go Mental”
3. “Questioningly”
4. “She’s The One”
5. “Bad Brain”
6. “It’s A Long Way Back”





  1. “It’s a long way back to Germany…”

  2. I really, really do want to be sedated.

  3. Scott Stalcup

    Mitch Hyman, Linda Cummings and Barbara Colvin must be living quite well at this point. Shame Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee can’t say the same.. on the living part, I mean.

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