The year was 1976 and a new genre called punk was about to command the attention of music listeners, due in part to four shaggy looking lads who called themselves the Ramones. Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone arrived on the scene with their self-titled debut, a disc that's gone on to be one of the most celebrated releases in music history. Now, 40 years later, a special deluxe reissue is set to return to stores with a wealth of bonus material.

April marked the official 40th anniversary of the album, but Rhino will release this four disc offering on July 29. The 3CD / 1LP set is a limited edition release with 19,760 copies individually numbered. Included are the stereo and mono mixes of the original album, rarities, unreleased demos and a 32-song live set from The Roxy in West Hollywood recorded back in August of 1976.

The collection also comes packaged in a 12 X 12 hardcover book. You'll find extensive production notes about the recording by producer Craig Leon, an essay on the band's early days by journalist Mitchell Cohen and additional photos taken by Roberta Bayley, who was responsible for the iconic shot that appeared on the Ramones self-titled album cover.

As stated, the first disc features Leon's newly remastered stereo version and mono mix of the album. "The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono," says Leon. "We had an idea to record at Abbey Road and do both a mono and stereo version of the album, which was unheard of at the time. I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea."

You'll find special single mixes, outtakes and demos on the second disc in the collection, with the previously unreleased demos of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "53rd and 3rd" and "Loudmouth" highlighting that disc. Look for the Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition arriving July 29 and retailing for $64.98.

Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album + Stereo Version 40th Anniversary Mono Mix

1. "Blitzkrieg Bop"
2. "Beat On The Brat"
3. "Judy Is A Punk"
4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
5. "Chain Saw"
6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"
7. "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement"
8. "Loudmouth"
9. "Havana Affair"
10. "Listen To My Heart"
11. "53rd & 3rd"
12. "Let's Dance"
13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"
14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"
15. "Blitzkrieg Bop"*
16. "Beat On The Brat"*
17. "Judy Is A Punk"*
18. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"*
19. "Chain Saw"*
20. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"*
21. "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement"*
22. "Loudmouth"*
23. "Havana Affair"*
24. "Listen To My Heart"*
25. "53rd & 3rd"*
26. "Let's Dance"*
27. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"*
28. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"*

Disc Two: Single Mixes, Outtakes, and Demos

1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Original Stereo Single Version)
2. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Original Mono Single Version)
3. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Original Stereo Single Version)
4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Original Mono Single Version)
5. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World" (Original Uncensored Vocals)*
6. "I Don't Care" (Demo)
7. "53rd & 3rd" (Demo)*
8. "Loudmouth" (Demo)*
9. "Chain Saw" (Demo)*
10. "You Never Should Have Opened That Door" (Demo)
11. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Demo)*
12. "I Can't Be" (Demo)
13. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World" (Demo)*
14. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You" (Demo)*
15. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (Demo)
16. "I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed" (Demo)
17. "You're Gonna Kill That Girl" (Demo)*
18. "What's Your Name" (Demo)

Disc Three: Live at The Roxy (8/12/76)

Set One

1. "Loudmouth"
2. "Beat On The Brat"
3. "Blitzkrieg Bop"
4. "I Remember You"
5. "Glad To See You Go"
6. "Chain Saw"
7. "53rd & 3rd"
8. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
9. "Havana Affair"
10. "Listen To My Heart"
11. "California Sun"
12. "Judy Is A Punk"
13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"
14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"
15. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"
16. "Let's Dance"

Set Two

17. "Loudmouth"*
18. "Beat On The Brat"*
19. "Blitzkrieg Bop"*
20. "I Remember You"*
21. "Glad To See You Go"*
22. "Chain Saw"*
23. "53rd & 3rd"*
24. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"*
25. "Havana Affair"*
26. "Listen To My Heart"*
27. "California Sun"*
28. "Judy Is A Punk"*
29. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"*
30. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"*
31. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"*
32. "Let's Dance"*

40th Anniversary Mono Mix

LP Track Listing

1. "Blitzkrieg Bop"*
2. "Beat On The Brat"*
3. "Judy Is A Punk"*
4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"*
5. "Chain Saw"*
6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"*
7. "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement"*
8. "Loudmouth"*
9. "Havana Affair"*
10. "Listen To My Heart"*
11. "53rd & 3rd"*
12. "Let's Dance"*
13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"*
14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World"*

* Previously Unreleased

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