DEATH: ‘Spiritual Healing’ Deluxe Reissue First-Week Sales Revealed


The latest chapter in Relapse‘s DEATH reissue campaign, the landmark, genre-defining album “Spiritual Healing”, sold 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Originally released in 1990, “Spiritual Healing” marked a new turn in theDEATH discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band. “Spiritual Healing” sets the standard for riffs, insane time changes and of course mainman Chuck Schuldiner‘s masterful guitar solos. Now reissued as a double CD housed in super deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from DEATHplayers James Murphy and Terry ButlerChuck‘s sister Beth Schuldiner and VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen, Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals.

In addition to the 2-disc edition, limited-edition (2000 machine-numbered copies) triple CD digipak is available exclusively from Relapse.com. The third CD features a never-before-released live set recorded in 1990 featuring the “Spiritual Healing” DEATH lineup. An iTunes deluxe edition was also released containing five additional previously unreleased pre-“Human” rehearsal tracks not available on either of the CD versions.

“Spiritual Healing” follows the recent Relapse Records reissues ofDEATH classics “Individual Thought Patterns”“The Sound of Perseverance”“Human” and the live collection “Vivus!” plus Chuck Schuldiner projects MANTAS and CONTROL DENIED. Like those reissues, this collection will contain extensive liner notes from previous members and never-before-seen photos of the band.

“Spiritual Healing” track listing:

Disc 1 – “Spiritual Healing” – Remastered

01. Living Monstrosity
02. Altering The Future
03. Defensive Personalities
04. Within The Mind
05. Spiritual Healing
06. Low Life
07. Genetic Reconstruction
08. Killing Spree

Disc 2 – “Spiritual Healing” – Rehearsals

Altering The Future
Defensive Personalities
Within The Mind
Within The Mind – Take 2
Spiritual Healing
Killing Spree

Spiritual Healing – Studio Instrumentals

Defensive Personalities
Spiritual Healing
Within The Mind

Joke / Jam Tracks

Satanic Jam
Primus Jam
Jon a Qua – Take 2
Jon a Qua – Take 3
Jon a Qua – Take 4
Jon a Qua – Take 5
Jon a Qua – Take 6

Disc 3 – Live at Streets, New Rochelle, NY March 17, 1990

Living Monstrosity
Pull The Plug
Zombie Ritual
Spiritual Healing
Left To Die
Defensive Personalities
Genetic Reconstruction
Open Casket
Within The Mind
Leprosy

Unearthed Pre-”Human” Rehearsals

Suicide Machine
Together As One
See Through Dreams

Digital Deluxe-Only Bonus Tracks:

Suicide Machine – Unearthed Version 2
Suicide Machine – Unearthed Version 3
Suicide Machine – Unearthed Version 4
Together As One – Unearthed Version 1
See Through Dreams – Unearthed Version 2

Source: www.blabbermouth.net

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