The Flaming Lips and the band’s frontman Wayne Coyne have recently announced that their best, and most renowned album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots will get a full-on box set treatment for its 20th anniversary. The set will include 6 CDs released in the second part of 2022 and a vinyl set sometime in 2023.
It includes the original album, all the Pink Robot singles with remixes and b-sides, plus Wayne Coyne’s 4-track demos, live performances (Boston 2002 and London 2003), radio sessions, new interviews with Coyne, Steven Drozd, producer Dave Fridmann, manager Scott Booker, and more. While it won’t have the 5.1 surround mix, Wayne says there will be a Dolby Atmos mix “in the not too distant future.”
At the same time the band just released a new documentary titled The Flaming Lips: Space Bubble Film, which followed the band’s planning and performance of their pandemic space bubble shows in Oklahoma City, premiered at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema Film Festival, with more screenings to come.
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