Published On February 27, 2013 | By Paul Kneitz | Featured, Grunge Report, Mad Season

Mad Season, 1995.

Mad Season has released a new EPK for the upcoming Above deluxe reissue. In a statement from Barrett Martin, the drummer states that the official trailer includes a “combination of old interviews and a new one that [he and Mike McCready] just did in Seattle. The EPK also includes “great live footage of the band from 1994-95 with Layne and Mark.”

Watch the new trailer for Mad Season’s Above here. The Above reissue will be released April 2, 2013.

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  1. Stolzzie says:

    Wow cool stuff! Never expected to see mad season stuff in this quality..

  2. Kaylian says:

    Does anyone know if there will be a vinyl edition of the reissue?

  3. Mia says:

    I thought Barrett’s description of the album was right on. I’ve always thought that album had a “dark beauty” like he said, but that ultimately the music “ascended” out of that darkness and transcended it.

  4. ROBERT PLANT says:

    Layne is bosss…Babe!!..Babe!!!…Babe!!!!

  5. Ace says:

    This is the best thing I have ever seen.

  6. mikewails says:

    One of the greatest albums of the 90s, if not, THE greatest of the 90s.

  7. Kris says:

    Agreed! Above was something special and definately one of the best of the 90′s! Can’t wait to see footage of Layne!

  8. Blake says:

    Can’t wait for this!!!

  9. paulonious says:

    that’s probably the best EPK I’ve ever seen.

  10. Shadows Collide with People says:

    This just made my day. I cannot wait for this.

  11. Raj says:

    Cool trailer, seeing Layne play guitar on ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ was awesome and a rare sight.

  12. chris says:

    Makes me even more giddy with anticipation! For some reason, however, I can’t get the EPK to play all the way through, but what I was able to see brings a question to mind, or maybe I’m misunderstanding this. McCready and Martin speak of the three songs finished for the re-release with Lanegan’s vocals as part of many left-over ideas that were around when they recorded “Above.” Could this mean that they were tunes Layne had a hand in writing and just never got around to penning lyrics for? After all, it was my understanding that those songs were what was recorded for the aborted follow-up LP.

  13. Paul Kneitz says:

    ^Here’s the EPK on youtube, though the vimeo version has higher quality.

  14. Deviate says:

    I’m hoping they eventually release the rest of, or at least a few more of those unfinished tracks. Even if they were instrumentals.

  15. Kathrin says:

    wonderful, I’m eagerly waiting

  16. Ray says:

    There will be a vinyl edition of the release. It’s coming in april on record store day I believe.

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