Third Man Records has announced their Vault Package #52, Sleep: Dopesmoker, featuring remastered audio from the original source tapes of the album. The package includes four “green kush” colored LPs that include the album, a custom etching and alternate takes of “Dopesmoker” and an unearthed studio version of the long-lost track “Hot Lava Man,” a 7″ featuring “Dopesmoker” (Radio Edit) and “Proceeds The Weedian” (marking the band’s first 7″ release since 1991), two foldover posters and a woven patch, all inside a custom LP slipcase.
A standard 2xLP version will be available from Third Man later this summer. Sign up is open now through April 30th at midnight CST.
Third Man records is attempting “to further divine the legend and lore behind its epic nature” by creating a deluxe and expanded reissue of Sleep’s Dopesmoker. They describe the album as “singular”, standing “apart from the myriad of subgenres that try to claim ownership of it and ultimately manages to exist solely by itself. There are imitators and pretenders that fall into the wake…but there can be only one original”.
The audio has been precisely remastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering using the original master tapes not used on any previous release of the album.
SLEEP LIVE 2022
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8/27 @ This Ain’t No Picnic Festival, Pasadena, CA