Mother Love Bone To Release ‘On Earth As It Is’ Featuring Rare B-Sides

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Photo credit: James Bland

On November 4th, Stardog Records will release Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is, a reissue set of the complete works from Seattle rock band and pre-cursor to Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone (Andrew Wood, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Bruce Fairweather and Greg Gilmore).

Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is will be available in both a vinyl and CD/DVD set.

Both packages are now available for presale here. Limited quantities are available. (Full details on both packages below).

The vinyl and CD/DVD sets are packaged in slipcase artwork replicating a legendary Mother Love Bone mural that graced the exterior wall of famed Seattle nightclub, The Vogue. The wall mural was re-painted by Jeff Ament on the side of West Seattle’s Easy Street Records in May of 2016.

A digital version of the audio from the 3 CD set is also available for preorder on iTunes now.

REISSUE DETAILS

1. Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is LP Set  

The LP set includes:

  • Albums Apple and Shine both remastered for the first time by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering;

  • Over 20 recordings which include rare B-sides, demos, alternate versions, and unreleased songs including Andrew Wood’s demo recording of “Chloe Dancer” and a live version of “Stardog Champion” featuring Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam;

  • 24 page booklet with lyrics, credits, and rare photos;

  • 12″ x 12″ envelope containing photo prints, 24 page zine, fold out poster, stencil and more;

  • And a very limited number of randomly selected vinyl box set packages will receive a rare Happy Holidays greeting card signed by each member of Mother Love Bone. These cards were uncovered from the Mother Love Bone / Love Co. deep archives.

Shine EP:

Side A
Thru Fade Away
Mindshaker Meltdown
Half Ass Monkey Boy
Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns

Side B = Side A

Apple LP:

Side A
This Is Shangrila
Stardog Champion
Holy Roller
Bone China

Side B
Come Bite The Apple
Stargazer
Heartshine

Side C
Captain Hi Top
Man of Golden Words
Capricorn Sister

Side D
Gentle Groove
Mr. Danny Boy
Crown of Thorns

2. Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is CD/ DVD Set

The 3 CD / 1 DVD set includes:

  • Apple and Shine on one disc – remastered for the first time by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering;

  • Over 20 recordings that include rare B-sides, demos, alternate versions, and unreleased songs including Andrew Wood’s demo recording of “Chloe Dancer” and a live version of “Stardog Champion” featuring Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam;

  • Love Bone Earth Affair DVD – available for the first time on DVD and includes bonus features of rare unseen live Mother Love Bone performances and more;

  • And a 24 page booklet with lyrics, credits and photos.

Apple / Shine CD:
This Is Shangrila
Stardog Champion
Holy Roller
Bone China
Come Bite The Apple
Stargazer
Heartshine
Captain Hi Top
Man Of Golden Words
Capricorn Sister
Gentle Groove
Mr. Danny Boy
Crown Of Thorns
Thru Fade Away
Mindshaker Meltdown
Half Ass Monkey Boy
Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns

B-sides / Alt Versions CD:
Holy Roller
Bone China
Hold Your Head Up
Capricorn Sister
Zanzibar
Lady Godiva Blues
Red Hot Shaft
Seasons Changing (Live at the Plant)
Stardog Champion (Live at the Plant)

B-sides / Alt Versions CD:
Lubricated Muscle Drive
Savwhafair Slide
Jumpin Jehova
Showdown
Bloodshot Ruby
Elijah
Chloe Dancer (Demo)
Have You Ever Kissed A Lady
Otherside
These R No Blues
Made Of Rainbows
Bloody Shame
One Time Fire
Stardog Champion featuring Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam (Live from Alpine Valley)

Love Bone Earth Affair DVD:
Love Bone Earth Affair
Captain Hi Top Music Video
Half Ass Monkey Boy (Live from the Oz)
I’m In Love With My Car (Live from the Oz)

ABOUT MOTHER LOVE BONE
Mother Love Bone was established in 1988 by ex-Green River members Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard, ex-Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood and ex-Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore. Frontman Andrew Wood’s personality and compositions helped to catapult the group to the top of the burgeoning late 1980s/early 1990s Seattle music scene. Wood died tragically only days before the scheduled release of the band’s debut album, Apple. The album was finally released a few months later.

ABOUT STARDOG RECORDS
Stardog Records was created by PolyGram Records in 1989 exclusively an imprint for Seattle glam-rock act Mother Love Bone and the group’s releases with subsidiary Mercury Records. The label’s name is a nod to the Mother Love Bone song “Stardog Champion.”

In partnership with Republic Records, Stardog Records was revitalized in 2016. Picking up where history left off, Stardog will release Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is along with the debut release from Reignwolf.