5/03/2011

Beauty And The Beat 30th Anniversary Edition To Be Released May 17.


From gogos.com: The Go-Go’s double platinum debut album, Beauty and the Beat, has been digitally remastered and expanded for a 30th Anniversary Edition to be released May 17 by Capitol/I.R.S. The commemorative edition will be available in a 2CD package and in two digital collections featuring the remastered original album plus exclusive, previously unreleased concert audio recordings from 1981. On the same date, the remastered original album will be reissued on pink vinyl with replicated original artwork.

Beauty and the Beat was the Go-Go’s debut album, released in 1981 by I.R.S. Records. The album hit #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, and was the first album to top the chart by an all-female band that wrote and performed its own songs. The album’s singles, “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat,” also charted in several countries, fueling album sales of more than two million in the U.S. alone. Beauty and the Beat is considered one of the decade’s defining albums and it is on Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.’