The FLAMING LIPS – ” Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots ” 20th Anniversary Box Set

Posted: October 4, 2022 in MUSIC

The Flaming Lips have now announced the 20th anniversary box set editions of their great 2002 album, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”. The 100-track 6-CD set is out November 25th and the 56-track 5-LP vinyl set will be out spring 2023. The American band’s 10th studio outing, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” was their first since 1999’s breakthrough album “The Soft Bulletin” and reached number 13 in the UK album chart. It earned widespread critical acclaim for its electronic creativity and meshing of ideas and styles.

Additionally, The Flaming Lips have announced two special “Yoshimi” shows where they’ll play the album in full at London’s Eventim Apollo on April 28th and Washington, DC’s The Anthem on May 25th.

Both the vinyl and CD box sets include the original album remastered plus rare b-sides and other non-LP songs (including Japan-only bonus tracks), and radio sessions. Those include a long-requested instrumental version of “Do You Realize?,” B-side “Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus You Gave Me),” covers of Radiohead’s “Knives Out” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and lots more.

The CD box also includes the “Fight Test” and “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell” EPs as well as two live albums: Paradise Lounge, Boston, October 27th 2002 and The Forum, London, UK, January 22nd, 2003.

The Flaming Lips say that everything that’s on the CD set will also make its way to vinyl, separately, in 2023. “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” will be released as a 6CD set on 25 November 2022, via Warner Records. The vinyl follows on 14th April 2023.

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