Ramones’ Rocket To Russia to Get Deluxe Reissue

Joey Ramone (1951-2001), singer with US punk band the Ramones, on stage during a live concert performance by the band, with drummer Tommy Ramone in the background behind his drumkit, 1977. The backdrop has the band's 'presidential seal' logo and name. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Rolling Stone reports that the Ramones’ third album, Rocket to Russia, is getting a deluxe reissue for its 40th anniversary. Spanning three CDs, the reissue will feature two different mixes of the album as well as unreleased material, including “It’s A Long Way Back To Germany” with Dee Dee on vocals, an original radio promo with Joey Ramone and alternate-lyric versions of “Why Is It Always That Way?” and “Ramona.”

Rocket to Russia was released on November 4, 1977. Three of its singles—  “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Rockaway Beach” and “Do You Wanna Dance”— all charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The reissue will be released on November 24 via Rhino.


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