Reprise Records to Release Entire Green Day Catalog on Vinyl



In a press release sent out Friday, Reprise Records -- a subsidiary of Warner Bros. -- announced it will be releasing Green Day's entire catalog on 12-inch vinyl in chronological order throughout 2009. The first two, 39/Smooth and Kerplunk -- originally released on Berkeley's Lookout Records in 1990 and 1992 -- are available today, March 24. The others, including 1994's Dookie (which will be available on audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl), 1995's Insomniac, 1997's Nimrod, 2000's Warning, 2001's International Superhits! (greatest hits), 2002's Shenanigans (B-sides, rarities, and covers), 2004's American Idiot (on 180-gram double vinyl), and 2005's Bullet in a Bible (a live album recorded during the American Idiot tour), will be released in sequential order through the year. Green Day also has a new record in the works, the Butch Vig-produced 21st Century Breakdown, which should be out in May.