NEW SPINAL TAP ALBUM ARTWORK TAKES 20 MINUTES TO ASSEMBLE
The same band that brought you the blackest album of all time has once against revolutionized the art of packaging recorded music by releasing the deluxe edition of their new album, Back From The Dead in a fold-out cardboard digipak — featuring 12-inch tall cut-outs of the band members — that takes 20 minutes to assemble.
The new disc from the legendary Spinal Tap drops next Tuesday, June 16th. It will include studio versions of tracks like “Big Bottom” and “Hell Hole” that were performed live in the 1984 This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary and featured on its soundtrack. Back From The Dead will also include a three-part version of “Jazz Odyssey,” a reggae version of “(Listen To The) Flower People” and newer songs including “Warmer Than Hell,” “Celtic Blues” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Nightmare.”
“While the movie and soundtrack accurately represented our stage sound at the time, the studio versions of these songs on this album represent the cosmic maturation of the material, within a digital context,” said bassist Derek Smalls to ChartAttack.com. “Also, they’re louder.”
The deluxe edition of the CD comes with the aforementioned diorama (detailed assembly instructions here), as well as a one-hour DVD.