Beastie Boys Announce 30th Anniversary Ill Communication Vinyl Reissue

Beastie Boys’ classic 1994 album, Ill Communication, is set to receive a special deluxe edition reissue on vinyl in celebration of its 30th anniversary. This remastered 3xLP set will feature a rare version of Ill Communication that was originally released as a limited run in 2009. Fans can expect 12 bonus tracks, including rarities, a live version of Check Your Head’s “The Maestro,” B-sides, and remixes. The package will also include lenticular cover art, a slipcase, and more.

In a nostalgic move, Beastie Boys will also release a limited-edition cassette version of Ill Communication, marking the first time in decades that the album will be available in that format. Last year, the group reissued Hello, Nasty on vinyl for its 25th anniversary, adding 21 bonus tracks to the original tracklist. Additionally, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz’s hardcore punk supergroup DFL reissued their debut album, My Crazy Life, in the same year.

Notably, New York’s Beastie Boys Square at Ludlow and Rivington Streets in the Lower East Side was recently unveiled, with contributions from Ad-Rock and Michael “Mike D” Diamond. This historic location was once home to Paul’s Boutique, the namesake of Beastie Boys’ influential second album from 1989, which featured the eponymous shop on its gatefold cover.

Fans can delve into the full tracklist of the Ill Communication reissue, which promises to be a treat for long-time followers of Beastie Boys. The band’s enduring impact on music history is further solidified with this vinyl reissue, showcasing their eclectic sound and innovative approach to hip-hop.

As Beastie Boys continue to captivate audiences with their timeless music, the Ill Communication vinyl reissue stands as a testament to their enduring legacy in the world of music. Get ready to experience the magic of this classic album once again, in a whole new format.