Rage Against the Machine’s breakout self-titled debut turns 20 this year and to celebrate Legacy Recordings will be releasing Rage Against the Machine – XX on November 27th.
The reissue will feature new liner notes written by Public Enemy’s Chuck D and be available in three different formats: a remastered CD version with three bonus cuts; a double CD with bonus DVD; or a box set with two CDs, two DVDs, a vinyl LP, a two-sided poster and a 40-page booklet. A second 180-gram vinyl picture disc and reproduction of the original LP will also be released, though it will not contain any bonus tracks.
It wouldn’t be a reissue without plenty of nuggets, and Rage fans will be able to sink their teeth into three b-sides (available on the single CD) and the group’s first demo (available in the double CD package).
The first DVD will include music videos and live footage from a 1997 VHS compilation as well as all of Rage’s free concert at London’s Finsbury Park in June 2010, which the band threw to thank British fans for their Facebook crusade to make the track “Killing in the Name” the Number One song in the U.K. during Christmas 2009. The second DVD will have more live footage shot between 1991-94, including the group’s first ever live show at Cal State Northridge in October 1991.