Soundgarden to reissue debut
Hard-rock heroes Soundgarden just announced a remixed and expanded reissue of their 1988 debut Ultramega OK. The project — available digitally as well as on CD, vinyl, and cassette — will drop March 10.
According to a press release, the reissue is “a long-planned ‘correction'” of the original album. After Ultramega OK‘s release, the band planned to remix it, but instead inked a major label deal and got to work on their sophomore effort, Louder Than Love. For this reissue, Soundgarden turned to Jack Endino, who engineered seminal albums like Nirvana’s In Utero, to create a mix more aligned with their vision. Along with the remixed version of the album, the reissue will include six early versions of tracks recorded by Endino and Chris Hanzsek in 1987.
Hear a previously unreleased version of Ultramega OK‘s “Beyond the Wheel,” which appears on the upcoming reissue, below.