A breakout success, the album peaked at 3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like "Sex Type Thing" and "Wicked Garden", and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.
To mark the legendary album's silver anniversary, Rhino will release two versions on September 29, which is 25 years to the day of the album's original debut. The first is the "Core: Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.
The set, limited to 15, copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book 12 x 12 with rare and unseen photographs. The music from the Super Deluxe version will also be available via digital download and streaming services. Fans can pre-order a limited edition bundle of the "Core: Super Deluxe Editon" at www.
This exclusive bundle is limited to 1, copies. Story continues after advertisement Also available on the same day is a 2-CD "Core: A single disc remaster of the original album will be available as well. Nearly all of the music on the second disc of both versions is making its commercial debut. One of those, "Only Dying", is an unheard song the band had planned to re-record in for "The Crow" soundtrack.
The idea was later scrapped after the star of the film, Brandon Lee, was killed during production. The disc continues with five unreleased demos from their original Atlantic sessions and concludes with four b-sides, including the jazzy "Swing Type Version" of "Sex Type Thing", as well as two acoustic versions of "Plush" — the "Acoustic Type Version" recorded with the full band and the rarely heard "first take" that was recorded by Weiland and Dean DeLeo for MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" in The third disc contains two fiery live recordings from the summer of , the first an unreleased performance at Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater near Los Angeles and the second from the Reading Festival, making its U.
These high-energy shows feature performances of all but two songs from "Core" as well as an early live version of "Lounge Fly", a song the band has just written a month earlier that would appear the following year on the band's second album, "Purple".
The band's iconic appearance on "MTV Unplugged", recorded in November , gets its first official release on the final CD in the set. This would be their last performance in support of "Core" and includes reworked, acoustic versions of "Wicked Garden" and "Sex Type Thing", the debut performance of "Big Empty", which would later appear on "Purple", and a cover of David Bowie's "Andy Warhol". Super Deluxe Edition" also features the original album pressed on vinyl, and a DVD that presents a 5.
Super Deluxe Edition" track listing: Original Album Remastered