In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Green Day has reissued their 1994 album, Dookie, along with an entirely new Deluxe Edition collection, available now.
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Released as of September 29, Dookie (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), includes 10 four-track demos, 7 cassette demos, 6 outtakes, and two live, full concert recordings in addition to the original contents of the album which totals a massive 65 tracks.
The collection is available as a six LP vinyl box set and a four-CD box set, in addition to the limited edition colored LPs they have available via their online store and various indie record shops.
In addition to the tracks, the collection includes two stickers, a five-button merch set, a single soft vinyl magnet, and an ironically appropriate air freshener. The LP collection includes all this, as well as a poster of the alternate cover art, postcard, paper airplane, bumper sticker, a black-and-white “Coloring Page” cover litho insert, and in true, cheeky Green Day-style -- a roll of Dookie dog poop bags.
The collection is an extensive release for an even more influential album, which set off the launch of an entire musical movement. As stated perfectly by the band in a press release, “Dookie’s influence remains downright inescapable.”
Anthems like, “Basket Case,” “When I Come Around,” and “Welcome To Paradise” defined a new generation of rock and punk in the 90s. Dookie officially put Green Day on the map, awarding them four 1995 GRAMMY nominations and a win for Best Alternative Performance.
Now, thirty years later, the album has crossed entire generations. “To put it in perspective,” the release wrote, “Dookie has lived through five presidential administrations, Y2K, social media, a global pandemic, and the birth of countless acolytes. However, there’s still nothing like it after all of this time.”