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In 1994, four Seattle-based musicians decided to embark on a side-project that took them into new and different musical territory. Formed by Mike McCready, Layne Staley, Barrett Martin, and bluesman John Baker Saunders, the group went on to form Mad Season, which made one seminal album in the history of Seattle rock. That album, Above was released in 1995 and immediately struck a resonate chord with the public that sent the album into gold status within a few weeks. It is the only complete album of Layne Staley's introspective and mystical lyrics, which were highlighted by additional vocals from Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan and Seattle-based saxophonist/percussionist Skerik.

In 2012, the two remaining band members, Mike and Barrett, along with Above's original producer Brett Eliason, convened in Seattle to sift through the original magnetic tapes from that second album's sessions to revisit the unfinished songs. They called on Mark Lanegan to pen lyrics and sing on 3 of the best of those songs, including one co-written by Peter Buck of REM, which will be featured on the forthcoming reissue honoring the legacy of Layne and Baker.

Fans can pre-order the newly expanded edition of Above (release date April 2nd 2013) on iTunes and will receive an instant download of "Locomotive," which features new lyrics and vocals from Mark Lanegan, with each order.

"When I think of the triumph and tragedy of the Mad Season Above record and the few shows we played , I am overcome with emotion. When people tell me it's their favorite record, it somehow makes the loss of Layne and Baker sting less. Still hurts forever. I believe they would have been proud that people still resonate with the music they created. I certainly do. Layne's lyrics are prophetic and deep, and Baker's bass is subtle and tough. I hope people enjoy the re-release of the brief, elegant and dark Season we all shared. Thanks for listening." - Mike McCready

Pre-order Above (Deluxe Edition) - available April 2, 2013







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PuntBamaPunt
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Tracklisting for 3-disc Mad Season Above Deluxe Edition

CD1 – Above tracklist
- Wake Up
- X-Ray Mind
- River of Deceit
- I'm Above
- Artificial Red
- Lifeless Dead
- I Don't Know Anything
- Long Gone Day
- November Hotel
- All Alone
PLUS bonus tracks:
- Interlude (previously unreleased)
- Locomotive (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
- Black Book Of Fear (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
- Slip Away (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
- I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier (remix)

CD2 - Live at The Moore
- Previously unreleased full audio set of Live at The Moore performance from Seattle, WA, April 29, 1995.
- Includes "Wake Up" "Artificial Red" "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" "I'm Above" (featuring Mark Lanegan).

DVD - Live at The Moore + Bonus Footage
- Full video set of the Live at The Moore performance from Seattle, WA performance, April 29, 1995. Remixed and remastered for 5.1 sound, and newly edited by director Duncan Sharp.
- Plus, more bonus footage, including a full concert of the band's performance from New Years Eve 1995 at RKCNDY in Seattle, and both performances from the Seattle-based Self-Pollution Radio specials, one newly edited.






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3xlsugrad
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I love this album. It is still in my rotation. I look forward to the deluxe edition especially the live set.





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SUB
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I'll probably buy this. I enjoyed the original. A great grunge supergroup.





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I always enjoyed this album too. Basically Layne's coping mechanism with rehab and sobriety but had some really good tunes on it.

BTW Sub, I'm still laughing at your airplane/passing gas experience.






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SUB
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Haha. The first 3/4 of that story are actually true. The whole bathroom part was to lead into walk the dinosaur.





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Pretty stoked to get the Moore on cd and another live show on dvd.

New Track: Locomotive






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