Rancid celebrate 20 years of “…And Out Come The Wolves”
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this special release in our history, Epitaph is proud to present the limited edition deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Rancid’s …And Out Come The Wolves. The record has been re-mastered by Bob Ludwig from the original recording’s analog tapes and will be presented on 180 gram vinyl. The digital version will have 2 bonus tracks, including “Blast ‘Em” and “That’s Entertainment”.
The recording of …And Out Come The Wolves was split between Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and Electric Lady Studios in New York City. It was produced by Jerry Finn, mixed by Andy Wallace, with additional recording in New York by Brett Gurewitz. It was released on August 22, 1995 at the height of the 90’s punk resurgence and is arguably one of the most important albums of that decade. Featuring tracks that have become punk standards such as “Roots Radical”, “Time Bomb”, and “Ruby Soho”. …And Out Come The Wolves was certified gold in 1996 and platinum in 2004.
Rancid has performed the album live in its entirety this year on their headline tour including shows at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, and at Riot Fest Denver, Chicago, and Toronto. The band will play …And Out Come The Wolves in full at their first annual The Bash New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, OFF!, and The Interrupters as support. Tickets are on sale now.
Re-mastered for the first time since its release, in 1994, when digital mastering was in its infancy, this re-issue is a first opportunity to hear this incredible record in all its stunning hard-hitting fidelity – the way it was always meant to be heard. The way the late, great Jerry Finn would have wanted it.
The roots of Rancid are traceable back to Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, Ca. circa 1987. After Operation Ivy broke up, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. In 1993 they signed with longtime producer, and label founder Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph, who would stay on with the band for the next 20 years as the bands producer. Rancid (Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Branden Steineckert) has stayed independent. They have their own independent booking agent, they’re on an independent record label, Hellcat/Epitaph, and they make their own t-shirts.
Epitaph Records is an independent record label founded in Los Angeles by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. With early releases by a variety of punk heavyweights, Epitaph spawned the 90s punk explosion. From the beginning Epitaph has been a firm believer in its “artist comes first” philosophy and is full service label to the musicians on its diverse and creative roster. Along the way Epitaph proudly launched its sister label ANTI-, representing unique and distinguished artists.
…AND OUT COME THE WOLVES TRACK LISTING
1. Maxwell Murder
2. The 11th Hour
3. Roots Radical
4. Time Bomb
5. Olympia, WA
6. Lock, Step & Gone
7. Junkie Man
8. Listed M.I.A.
9. Ruby Soho
10. Daly City Train
11. Journey to the End of the East Bay
12. She’s Automatic
13. Old Friend
14. Disorder and Disarray
15. The Wars End
16. You Don’t Care Nothin’
17. As Wicked
18. Avenues & Alleyways
19. The Way I Feel
20. Blast ‘Em (bonus track – available on digital only)
21. That’s Entertainment (bonus track – available on digital only)