Reissues — May 13, 2023 at 5:18 pm

The Replacements’ “Tim” to receive box-set reissue this fall, Tommy Stinson says

The Replacements

The Replacements’ 1985 album Tim — the band’s major-label debut, and the last record to feature guitarist Bob Stinson — is next in line to be commemorated with a multi-disc box set, likely this fall, the band’s bassist Tommy Stinson said in an interview this week.

Stinson appeared on the Lisa Loeb-hosted “Where They Are Now” on Sirius XM satellite radio on Thursday. When Loeb asked about recent Replacements archival releases, he said:

“Warner Bros. has been doing these reissues, you know, with the Replacements junk for, seems like it’s been going on forever, but really it’s only been going on these last five years. There’s one coming up, actually, for the record ‘Tim’ that they’re putting out probably in the fall. We only made four records for Warner Bros., really, and they’re reissuing those with box sets and live stuff and this and that and the other thing. It’s cool. I mean, you know, my two cents on it is, it seems like people will want it, so if they want it, give it to ’em. Whatever. You know, people still seem to have some reverence for what we did, and that’s cool. What are you gonna do, pooh-pooh that? I’m not one to do that.”

Rhino Records, which is owned by Warner, has not announced its next Replacements reissue project, but the band’s Facebook page did hint at it on Saturday in a post warning fans not to fall for bootleg product and unauthorized merchandise. The post notes that any official Replacements releases will be announced on the band’s and Rhino’s Facebook pages, adding, “But please *do* keep an eye out here for real, official and very exciting Replacements release news coming this summer.”

To date, Rhino has released expanded multi-disc box sets for 1989’s Don’t Tell a Soul (under the name Dead Man’s Pop), 1987’s Pleased To Meet Me and 1981’s Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. Each features copious amounts of unreleased tracks, demos and live material

It’s not clear what might appear on an expanded edition of Tim. The album previously was reissued in 2008 with bonus material that included six outtakes and alternate versions. The album features the songs “Bastards of Young,” “Left of the Dial,” “Kiss Me on the Bus” and “Waitress in the Sky.”







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