Beck will reissue his 1994 slacker folk album One Foot in the Grave on April 14th, with reportedly 16 additional songs tacked onto the original track list. The rocker's publicists confirmed the release date, which Rock Daily noted on Amazon.com's preorder page, which also indicates Interscope Records will handle the reissue. The LP was originally distributed by K Records and recorded before — but released after — Beck's breakthrough major label debut Mellow Gold.
The news of the reissue first appeared in Japanese paper Daily Yomiuri, which interviewed Beck before his tour of Japan this month. "Well, it's been out of print for a few years, so it's something we've been planning, but I knew that we had these extra tracks. I've actually been working on this for the past two or three years," Beck told the newspaper. "[On] the original tapes there were an extra maybe 30 songs that weren't on the record and I picked the best... and added them on there, so it's got about a little over a dozen extra tracks that no one's heard before."
Exclaim.ca adds more potential details to the 15th anniversary reissue, including its potential track list. In addition to the original One Foot, the three-song It's All In Your Mind EP — the original version, not the Sea Change version — is reportedly included. There's also evidently a batch of unreleased songs that have appeared only on bootlegs and been part of Beck lore but never heard ("Teenage Wastebucket," "Piss On the Door") and even some songs that the fine folks at Beck site Whiskeyclone haven't heard of. We hate to get ahead of ourselves, but since we're celebrating 15th birthdays, shouldn't Mellow Gold get one too?
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