First four Ramones albums being repressed

News / July 9, 2011

According to, the first four Ramones LPs will be repressed on vinyl and will go on sale, beginning on July 19th. According to the website,Ramones (1976), Leave Home (1977), Rocket to Russia (1977) and Road to Ruin (1978) will all be repressed on “180-gram audiophile vinyl and in special limited-edition sets packaged with bonus 7-inch singles on blue vinyl.”

They will retail for $17.98 and will also be available at in the deluxe editions. According to Rhino, the releases will “come in accurate representations of the original packaging” and will be made “using lacquers cut from the original analog masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.” The deluxe editions will be $24.98 and are limited to just 500 copies per album.

Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.