"Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is", a reissue set of works from Seattle rock band MOTHER LOVE BONE, will be made available on November 4 through UMC (via Stardog Records).
MOTHER LOVE BONE was established in 1988 by ex-GREEN RIVER members Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard, ex-MALFUNKSHUN frontman Andrew Wood and ex-TEN MINUTE WARNING and SKIN YARD drummer Greg Gilmore. Wood's personality and compositions helped to catapult the group to the top of the burgeoning late 1980s/early 1990s Seattle music scene. Wood died tragically only days before the scheduled release of the band's debut album, "Apple". The album was finally released a few months later.
"Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is" will be available in both a vinyl and CD/DVD set. The vinyl and CD/DVD sets are packaged in slipcase artwork replicating a legendary MOTHER LOVE BONE mural that graced the exterior wall of famed Seattle nightclub The Vogue. The wall mural was re-painted by Jeff Ament on the side of West Seattle's Easy Street Records in May 2016.
The 3-CD-and-1-DVD set includes:
* "Apple" and "Shine" on one disc — remastered for the first time by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering
* Over 20 recordings that include rare B-sides, demos, alternate versions, and unreleased songs, including Andrew Wood's demo recording of "Chloe Dancer" and a live version of "Stardog Champion" featuring Chris Cornell and PEARL JAM.
* "Love Bone Earth Affair" DVD — available for the first time on DVD and including bonus features of rare unseen live MOTHER LOVE BONE performances and more
* 24-page booklet with lyrics, credits and photos
Stardog Records was created by PolyGram Records in 1989 exclusively as an imprint for Seattle glam-rock act MOTHER LOVE BONE and the group's releases with subsidiary Mercury Records. The label's name is a nod to the MOTHER LOVE BONE song "Stardog Champion".
In partnership with Republic Records, Stardog Records was revitalized in 2016.