Music daily New Musical Express and other outlets report that Wu-Tang Clan‘s iconic 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever is turning 25, with an anniversary collection to mark the occasion.
The collection will be released by Get On Down and Legacy Recordings, and this special edition will include the album as a 4xLP with accompanying lyric booklet, a silver 7-inch single of “Triumph” with “Heaterz” on the B-side, and a reissue of the double album on cassette, which comes in a replica of the original slipcase. The merchandise is available for preorder now and can be bought in a bundle or as separate items.
Wu-Tang Forever was the outfit’s second studio album and went on to achieve quadruple-platinum status in the US. The record also received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards but lost out to No Way Out by Puff Daddy & The Family.
The outfit has also released three digital EPs, Reunited (The Remixes), Triumph, and It’s Yourz, landing on streaming services Spotify and Apple Music for the first time. The EPs comprise edits, instrumentals, and out-of-print remixes from the Wu-Tang Forever era, as well as original artwork.
Continuing the 25th-anniversary celebrations, the first episode in a short new series of unearthed Wu-Tang Clan interviews from the 1997 music video shoot for “Triumph” has been released. During a break from filming the clip, the outfit spoke about the making of the song and the album, with this first interview featuring RZA.