STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 LP "Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop" by releasing a three-disc/one-LP deluxe edition. Due on July 23, it will feature a remastered version of the original album, alternate versions and mixes of several of the songs, and a complete concert taped at the Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Florida, on March 14, 1997.
A previously unreleased live version of the song "Tumble In The Rough", which is the only track on the album solely credited to late singer Scott Weiland, can be streamed below.
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo told Consequence Of Sound about the song: "'Tumble In The Rough' actually came about from Scott wrestling with a guitar at the house in Santa Ynez where we wrote and recorded the whole record. We had noticed him sitting around for a couple days just banging out those chords. The verse riff that you hear where it goes from a G to a B-flat, he came up with that lick first and we kind of built the whole song around it. From there, it metamorphosed into Robert [DeLeo, bass] writing the opening and ending licks. We arranged it, Scott wrote the lyrics and melody, and it was really as simple as that. All you need to do is read the lyrics to hear where Scott was at on that one. It’s pretty autobiographical, to say the least."
"Tiny Music" was recorded in late 1995 with producer Brendan O'Brien at the Westerly Ranch in Santa Ynez, California.
Prior to the release of "Tiny Music", Weiland was arrested for possession of cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. In April 1996, a judge ordered him to spend four to six months at a drug treatment center, which put the group's U.S. summer tour on hold.
"Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop" deluxe edition track listing:
Disc One: Original Album 2021 Remaster
01. Press Play
02. Pop's Love Suicide
03. Tumble In The Rough
04. Big Bang Baby
05. Lady Picture Show
06. And So I Know
07. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
08. Art School Girl
10. Ride The Cliche
12. Seven Caged Tigers
Disc Two: Early Versions, Instrumentals, & Alternate Mixes
01. Press Play (Full-Length Version)
02. Pop's Love Suicide (Early Version)
03. Tumble In The Rough (Early Version)
04. Big Bang Baby (Early Version)
05. Lady Picture Show (Early Version)
06. And So I Know (Early Version)
07. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart (Early Version)
08. 5 Or 4 Times (Art School Girl) (Early Version)
09. Adhesive (Instrumental)
10. Ride The Cliche (Instrumental)
11. Seven Caged Tigers (Early Version)
12. Big Bang Baby (Alternate Version)
13. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart (Percussion Mix)
14. Art School Girl (Jaw Harp Version)
15. Kretz's Acoustic Song
Disc Three: Live at Club La Vela, Panama City Beach, FL (3/14/97)
03. Tumble In The Rough
05. Wicked Garden
06. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
08. Big Empty
09. Interstate Love Song
10. Lady Picture Show
12. Big Bang Baby
13. Dead & Bloated
14. Sex Type Thing
Weiland, who reunited with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus but was dismissed in 2013, died in December 2015 of a drug overdose.
Chester Bennington, who joined STP in early 2013, departed nearly three years later to spend more time with his main band LINKIN PARK. Bennington committed suicide in July 2017.
Jeff Gutt joined STONE TEMPLE PILOTS four years ago. His recording debut with the group was on its self-titled seventh LP, which arrived in March 2018.
Gutt, a 44-year-old Michigan native who spent time in the early-2000s nu-metal act DRY CELL, among other bands, and was a contestant on "The X Factor", joined STONE TEMPLE PILOTS in 2017 after beating out roughly 15,000 hopefuls during an extended search that began more than a year earlier.