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2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beastie Boys critically acclaimed Paul’s Boutique. This is the album that gave us “Shake Your Rump”, “Egg Man” and “Hello Brooklyn”. To celebrate the occasion EMI is re-releasing the record in all manner of formats beyond Tuesday’s exclusive digital release on

The digital release comes packed with five videos as well as 3D interactive album art. For those of us that still love our stereo systems, CD and vinyl releases follow next week on February 10th. Oh, and Beastie Boys will also be headlining at Bonnaroo this year too. Bet they’ll be performing a lot of these songs.

Here are all the possible ways you can pick up this re-issue:

Deluxe Digital Download
Digital album download in choice of format (320kbps MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless), 5 Beasties music videos, video commentary, 3D interactive digital album art

CD + Digital Download
8 panel ecopack CD + Digital Download

Vinyl + Digital Download
8 panel, 180g vinyl + Digital Download

T-Shirt Combos
Limited edition Paul’s Boutique t-shirt with wraparound album art.  Available with Deluxe Digital, CD, or Vinyl combo.

20th Anniversary Commemorative Pack
Includes Digital Deluxe, CD, Vinyl, T-shirt, and an 8 foot wide poster of the album art as it was originally intended to be enjoyed.

Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.

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