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The Flaming Lips announce deluxe box sets of early, long-lost rarities

The eighties are back! The Flaming Lips have just announced a deluxe reissue of their earliest recordings for their fans’ consumption. The release will include material from their first two cassette demos and their self-released debut EP.

It’s exciting stuff for any fan of the band and an opportunity not to be missed if you want to broaden your Flaming Lips horizons.

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This is the first time that some of these recordings have ever been released and makes for a seriously exciting collectors item. 

Titled Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips, the record will be a 19-track compilation of cuts from the band’s original lineup, featuring the vocals of frontman Wayne Coyne’s brother, Mark.

The reissue comes out on the 20th of April. In addition to this, a bunch more material is coming your way on May 25th. Titled Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips: 1986-1990, this will be a six-CD boxed set made up of the band’s first four studio albums with Restless Records, and topped off with two discs of rare recordings, demos and B-sides.

Four albums have been remastered, including 1986’s Hear It Is, 1987’s Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips, 1989’s Telepathic Surgery, and 1990’s In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares). 

On top of all this goodness, a press release promises “a slew of vinyl reissues, including remasters of the Restless albums.” Keep an ear to the ground for more juice from Wayne and co.

Via Consequence of Sound.