From the NME.
Green Day have released a new edition of their album ‘Insomniac’ to celebrate its 25th anniversary, including a host of previously unreleased live tracks.
First released on October 10, 1995, the follow-up to the band’s landmark album ‘Dookie’ peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 chart and features the singles ‘Stuck With Me’, ‘Walking Contradiction’ and ‘Geek Stink Breath’.
The new reissue features a remastered LP of the original album, alongside an extra disc featuring live tracks from the band’s 1996 Prague show at Sportovni Hala. You can listen to the tracks on Spotify or watch videos from the performance below, with more available on Green Day’s official YouTube page.
On the day that marked 25 years since the album (October 10, 2020), the band shared footage from that Prague gig, which included performance clips as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
“It’s the Insomniac 25th anniversary!!” the band wrote on Twitter when they announced the reissue earlier this week. “So we wanted to do something special, so here is the biggest glimpse ever into the ‘Insomniac’ era tours from 1995 – 96.
“Never before seen footage from Europe ’95 tour and live concert in Prague shot on 16mm film in Europe 1996 with the fateful last shows on tour before returning home to go back into the studio for Nimrod album sessions. Enjoy! Time to celebrate Insomniac 25th and bust out the champagne and caviar.”
Green Day released their latest album ‘Father Of All Motherfuckers’ last February, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. During the resultant lockdown, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong released an album compiling his ‘No Fun Mondays’ cover versions.
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