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Sublime Releasing New Material

October 23, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Gasoline Alley/MCA act Sublime will release a new album and video collection. The new album, Second Hand Smoke, due Nov. 25, includes 19 tracks culled from unreleased material, rarities, and remixes recorded while the ska/punk group was working on its three previous albums -- sublime, Robbin' The Hood and 40 Oz. To Freedom.

The song "Saw Red," recorded in 1994 and featuring Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, is among the set's centerpieces, as is "Thanx Dub," featuring the group's DJ, Field Marshall, on drums. The album will be preceded by a home video package, "sublime," expected Nov. 18. As well as impromptu interview footage, the work includes six videos: four from Sublime and two earlier tracks.

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