The Replacements Unearth Tons of Previously Unreleased Tracks for 'Pleased to Meet Me' Box Set

You can hear six bonus tracks from the massive reissue now
The Replacements Unearth Tons of Previously Unreleased Tracks for 'Pleased to Meet Me' Box Set
The Replacements are once again being treated to a massive reissue, which will treat us to a wealth of previously unreleased material. This time, their fifth album, 1987's Pleased to Meet Me, will be getting treated to a box set.


Arriving October 9 via Rhino, the set will feature 29 previously unreleased tracks. These include demos, rough mixes and various outtakes. Right now, you can check out six of those tracks digitally. On streaming platforms, rough mixes of "Alex Chilton," "Never Mind," "Valentine" and "Kick It In" are available, in addition to non-album tracks "Birthday Gal" and "Election Day."

The Pleased to Meet Me box will be available as a a three-CD/one-vinyl LP set, as well as digitally. The physical version comes with a hardcover book featuring rare photos and a history penned by Bob Mehr, the author of the Replacements biography Trouble Boys.

Down below, you can check out a trailer for the set, as well as the lengthy tracklist.

In 2019, the band's Don't Tell a Soul received similar reissue treatment.



The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me Box Set:

Disc One – Pleased to Meet Me (2020 Remaster) + Rare, Single-Only Tracks

1. "I.O.U."
2. "Alex Chilton"
3. "I Don't Know"
4. "Nightclub Jitters"
5. "The Ledge"
6. "Never Mind"
7. "Valentine"
8. "Shooting Dirty Pool"
9. "Red Red Wine"
10. "Skyway"
11. "Can't Hardly Wait"
12. "Election Day"
13. "Jungle Rock"
14. "Route 66"
15. "Tossin' n' Turnin'"
16. "Cool Water"
17. "Can't Hardly Wait" – Jimmy Iovine Remix
Disc Two – Blackberry Way Demos
1. "Bundle Up" – Demo
2. "Birthday Gal" – Demo
3. "I.O.U." – Demo *
4. "Red Red Wine" – Demo *
5. "Photo" – Demo
6. "Time Is Killing Us" – Demo *
7. "Valentine" – Demo
8. "Awake Tonight" – Demo *
9. "Hey Shadow" – Demo *
10. "I Don't Know" – Demo *
11. "Kick It in" – Demo 1 *
12. "Shooting Dirty Pool" – Demo *
13. "Kick It in" – Demo 2 *
14. "All He Wants To Do Is Fish" – Demo *
15. "Even If It's Cheap" – Demo *

Disc Three – Rough Mixes, Outtakes and Alternates

1. "Valentine" – Rough Mix *
2. "Never Mind" – Rough Mix *
3. "Birthday Gal" – Rough Mix *
4. "Alex Chilton" – Rough Mix *
5. "Election Day" – Rough Mix *
6. "Kick It in" – Rough Mix *
7. "Red Red Wine" – Rough Mix *
8. "The Ledge" – Rough Mix *
9. "I.O.U." – Rough Mix *
10. "Can't Hardly Wait" – Rough Mix *
11. "Nightclub Jitters" – Rough Mix *
12. "Skyway" – Rough Mix *
13. "Cool Water" – Rough Mix *
14. "Birthday Gal"
15. "Learn How to Fail" *
16. "Run for the Country" *
17. "All He Wants to Do Is Fish"
18. "I Can Help" – Outtake *
19. "Lift Your Skirt" *
20. "'Til We're Nude"
21. "Beer for Breakfast"
22. "Trouble on the Way" *
23. "I Don't Know" – Outtake

*previously unreleased