Bassist Robert DeLeo “emotional and excited” about anniversary, announces deluxe reissues
By David Sands
August 9, 2017
Stone Temple Pilots grunge-infused debut album Core made a big splash when it arrived roughly 25 years ago, paving the way for the alt-rockers behind it to become one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s. In celebration of Core‘s silver anniversary, Rhino Records will be releasing two remastered editions of the album, a deluxe and super deluxe version on Sept. 25.
Limited to just 15,000 copies, Core: Super Deluxe Edition will come with four CDs, containing a remastered version of the album and over two hours of never before released demos and concert recordings, including their appearance on MTV’s Unplugged. The package will also feature a vinyl version of the original Core album and a DVD with a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album and videos for “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Wicked Garden” and “Creep,” as well as a hardcover book of rare STP photographs. Songs from the super deluxe version will also available via digital download and streaming services.
The 2-CD Deluxe Version of Core, will feature the remastered version of the album as well as rare B-Sides and unreleased demos. Fans will also be able to purchase a remastered version of Core as a stand-alone product. Core T-shirts and lithographs are also available in anniversary bundles through the group’s website.
Bassist and backing vocalist Robert DeLeo founded Stone Temple Pilots in 1989 with his guitar-playing brother Dean, drummer Eric Kretz and the late singer Scott Weiland. He recently celebrated the announcement of the Core anniversary releases with a photo of the group’s first performance and the following tweet:
“25 years ago.. our 1st show of our 1st tour..So emotional and excited to be announcing the 25th anniversary of Core!”
The RIAA has certified Core as an 8X Platinum album. Following its 1992 release, STP’s debt eventually climbed to climbed to #3 on the Billboard Charts. And their single “Plush,” a single on the LP earned the group a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Stone Temple Pilots, which has recently been grieving the loss of their former singer (and Linkin Park frontman) Chester Bennington, is currently in the process of selecting a new lead vocalist.