Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill (20th Anniversary Edition)
After Pantera topped the album charts in 1994 with ‘Far Beyond Driven’, Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Dimebag Darrell, and Vinnie Paul returned two years later with the dark, unrelenting and highly personal music heard on ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’. Released in 1996, the album reached number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and went on to become Pantera's fourth consecutive platinum release. This release marks the 20th anniversary of the hard-hitting album.
The 2CD set includes the original album remastered, plus a dozen previously unreleased mixes, instrumentals, and live recordings. The set also features rare photos from the era, as well as new liner notes by esteemed rock critic and radio producer Katherine Turman that explore the stories behind the album and its legacy. The companion disc that accompanies the original album features an unreleased version of every album track, including two versions of ‘Suicide Note Pt. 1’ – a rough mix of the track, along with a separate version of the introduction, which spotlights Dimebag on 12-string acoustic guitar. The second disc also features a newly remixed version of the title track, rough mixes for ‘Drag The Waters’ and ‘The Underground In America,’ as well as instrumental takes for ‘13 Steps To Nowhere’ and ‘Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath).’ In addition to the studio recordings, the anniversary collection features three live tracks recorded at the Dynamo Festival in Holland in 1998: ‘War Nerve,’ ‘Suicide Note Pt. II,’ and ‘Sandblasted Skin.’