Scott Weiland Celebrated With ’12 Bar Blues’ Reissue
Scott Weiland will be celebrated with a 25th anniversary remastered and expanded reissue of his solo debut, 12 Bar Blues.
12 Bar Blues will make its vinyl debut as a limited edition 2LP set, to be released on Record Store Day 2023 (22 April). The album will be limited to 7,500 copies on 180-gram translucent blue and green vinyl and available exclusively at select independent music retailers,
The set includes the original album with newly remastered audio along with three previously unreleased recordings: an acoustic version of Barbarella and session outtakes Lazy Divey and Chateau Mars. The latter. two tracks appeared on the original promotional version of the album sent out by Atlantic Records, but were cut from the commercial release.
On 12 May a deluxe version of 12 Bar Blues with even more unreleased music will be available digitally. It features the newly remastered original album, the unreleased tracks from the vinyl release, plus seven more previously unreleased recordings. The demo version of Barbarella from the digital deluxe version is available online today. The classic video for “Barbarella” has also been newly upgraded to 4K, watch below.
Best-known as the singer with Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland took listeners on a sonic roller coaster ride in 1998 with 12 Bar Blues, his adventurous solo debut on Atlantic Records.
Weiland co-produced the album with Blair Lamb and played many instruments on the record, including guitar, bass, keyboards, drum loops, and more. He also was responsible for the album’s design concept, which is an homage to Blue Train, the 1958 album by legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
Victor Indrizzo, Zander Schloss, and Jeff Nolan from the Magnificent Bastards (a group Weiland started in 1995) are featured throughout the record. In addition, several artists made guest appearances on 12 Bar Blues, including Sheryl Crow playing accordion on Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau on Divider and Mockingbird Girl. Renowned musician/producer Daniel Lanois plays on Desperation #5 and Barbarella, and also mixed several songs on the original album.
12 BAR BLUES – 2LP Tracklisting
1. Desperation #5
3. About Nothing
4. Where’s The Man
2. Cool Kids
3. The Date
1. Jimmy Was A Stimulator
2. Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down
3. Mockingbird Girl
4. Opposite Octave Reaction
1. Barbarella – Acoustic Version *
2. Lazy Divey *
3. Chateau Mars *
* previously unreleased