Vinyl copies of the Beastie Boys’ 1996 instrumental LP The In Sound From Way Out! have been off the shelves for some time now, so the surviving members of the classic hip-hop trio have decided to bring it back. Announced earlier this week, the group will re-release the 1996 album in addition to 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs and 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two on vinyl just in time for the holidays.
“These three titles have been out of print on vinyl, so we're bringing em back!” the band said via a post on their Facebook page on Thursday. “Get them at your local record store on Dec. 8.”
The vinyl versions of the 3 LPs are available now for fans to pre-order, but won’t be shipping out until early December. Their eighth and final studio effort in Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was initially supposed to be a two-part album project, but the idea was put on hold and eventually scrapped following the cancer diagnosis of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who would pass away just over a year following its release.
2004’s To The 5 Boroughs was one of the band’s more commercially successful releases in the latter half of their career. The album peaked at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and would go on to sell over 1 million copies in the U.S. alone thanks to hit singles including "Ch-Check It Out" and "Right Right Now Now."
The famous hip-hop band broke into the scene in 1986 with the Rick Rubin-produced Licensed to Ill, which was released on his Def Jam label. Licensed to Ill would go on to become one the first rap albums to top the Billboard album chart, in an era still heavily dominated by rock bands.