Beck’s major label debut, Mellow Gold, introduced him to the world in 1994, but it was 1996’s Odelay that really struck gold with the new movements in rock. Now, a dozen years after its original release, Odelay has been expanded into a two-CD Deluxe Edition with the addition of two never-before-released tracks from the original sessions, a soundtrack contribution, and 16 b-sides and compilation tracks never-before-released in the U.S. Odelay – Deluxe Edition (Geffen/UMe), will be released January 29, 2008.

Disc One of Odelay – Deluxe Edition adds to that original album two never before heard Dust Brothers-produced tracks from the Odelay sessions, “Inferno” and “Gold Chains,” and “Deadweight” from the film A Life Less Ordinary.

Disc Two’s 16 selections include “Thunder Peel,” co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr.; the U.N.K.L.E. (featuring James Lavelle) remix of “Where It’s At,” and Aphex Twin and Mickey P. remixes of “Devil’s Haircut” (titled “Richard’s Hairpiece” and “American Wasteland,” respectively). Also heard are the once international-only b-sides “Clock,” “Electric Music and The Summer People,” “Lemonade,” “SA-5,” “Feather In Your Cap,” “Erase The Sun,” “000.000,” “Brother,” “Trouble All My Days,” “Strange Invitation,” “Devil Got My Woman,” (a cover of the Skip James classic recorded at the original Sun Studios in Memphis before they closed their doors) and “Burro” — a Spanish language version of Jackass recorded with a mariachi band.

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