Seattle-based rock group Mother Love Bone are considered pioneers of the grunge genre forming in the late 1980s and gaining popularity quickly after the release of their debut EP Shine in 1989. After the tragic death of the band’s lead singer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose in March of 1990, two of the members, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, went on to join Pearl Jam.
Now the alternative rock/grunge band is turning to its vault of recorded works and on November 4, 2016, it will release a four-disc box set of remastered material called On Earth As It Is.
The first disc will feature 17 songs from the band’s albums Shine (1989) and Apple (1990), while the second and third discs will feature a number of demos, B-sides, and unreleased material, as well as live tracks (“Stardog Champion” performed by Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam in 2011), and even Andrew Wood’s demo of “Chloe Dancer,” which has never been available as a stand-alone track.
The fourth disc will serve as the premiere outlet for Mother Love Bone’s 35-minute home video titled “The Love Bone Earth Affair’, which was originally released in 1993. It will also include the music video for “Captain Hi Top”, the band’s cover of “I’m in Love With My Car” (Queen), and a pair of live performances that have never been released to the public on film.
On Earth as It Is will be available on both CD and vinyl and can be pre-ordered now digitally on iTunes as well as through Amazon.