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Beastie Boys’ ‘Check Your Head’ receiving 30th-anniversary reissue

The Beastie Boys are to release a reissued version of Check Your Head to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the record.

Consequence states the reissue will be released through Vinyl Me Please and pressed on burgundy and dark red vinyl with an AAA varnish made from the original master tapes by Ryan Smith. Mark Ronson has also contributed to the record by writing the liner notes for the re-release.

In a statement, Vinyl Me Please said: “Released 30 years ago, ‘Check Your Head’ proved that the Beastie Boys were capable of breaking new ground in hip-hop for the third time, and launched singles like ‘So What’cha Want,’ that entire bands could build their career on.”

They added: “As forward thinking in its construction today as it was 30 years ago, the opportunity to do [an] AAA reissue of this album was an honour for us at VMP.”

Fans can head to Vinyl Me Please for more information about the release, and to sign-up for access. Meanwhile, earlier this year, New York paid tribute to the hip-hop group by naming a street after the Beastie Boys in the Lower East Side, on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington streets.

“As many of us know, once the Beastie Boys hit the scene, it really changed the hip-hop game,” explained New York City Council member Christopher Marte. “I see it as a celebration. A celebration for the Lower East Side, a celebration for hip-hop, and especially a celebration for our community who has been organising for a really long time to make this happen.”