Dinosaur Jr. to Reissue Classic Albums on Cassette
If you had any doubt that the cassette is making a comeback, Dinosaur Jr. have announced the reissue of their first three albums on cassette via Joyful Noise Recordings. Sold as a 3-album custom wooden box set—and limited to just 500 copies—the “Cassette Trilogy” will include the classic Dinosaur Jr. albums Dinosaur (1985), You’re Living All Over Me (1987) and Bug (1988). All three albums were originally released on cassette and vinyl via the legendary Homestead and SST labels and reissued just last month on vinyl via Jagjaguwar. Now, in conjunction with Dinosaur Jr.‘s upcoming West Coast tour, Joyful Noise is reissuing all three albums on the more archaic (but equally tactile) of the original formats. The individual cassettes are being manufactured on high-quality chrome tape with purple, black, and white shells. Each are individually wrapped with 8 panel original artwork (we look forward to the 8-tracks revival shortly).