Coming June 9, 2023
RATT Limited Edition 180g 5LP & 7″ Single Box Set! All Five Atlantic Albums Newly Remastered by Andy Pearce! Includes Replica Tour Book, Poster, Bumper Sticker & More! With (2) RATT “Best of” records gone platinum plus over the years, this is by far the coolest representation of the records all on vinyl 6/2023.
“The Atlantic Years” limited edition box set, celebrating RATT’s massively successful period where all five of their studio albums were certified GOLD, PLATINUM or MULTI-PLATINUM (for combined album sales of over 20 MILLION). The LP set includes all five albums remastered on 180g black vinyl, rare “Nobody Rides for Free” 7″ single, 12-page replica tour book (featuring rare and never-before-seen photos from Ratt’s personal archives), 11″x17″ wanted poster, bumper sticker, replica backstage pass, and guitar pick in a custom lift-top box. All albums feature the classic lineup of Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DeMartini (guitars), Robbin Crosby (guitars), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby Blotzer (drums).
Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by frontman lead singer songwriter Stephen Pearcy.
RATT invaded Los Angeles with the release of their (6) song EP in 1983 that sold over 100,000 albums. RATT exploded on to the national scene in 1984 with the release of their first major label debut “Out of the Cellar” on Atlantic Records featuring an undeniable hook and legendary music video, lead single “Round and Round” hit #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Out of the Cellar reached #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified 4x platinum. Two more charting singles followed with “Back for More” and “Wanted Man.” RATT started the tour as an opening act, but by the end of the tour had climbed to arena headliners.
RATT returned in 1985 with their second full-length album, Invasion of Your Privacy. Certified triple platinum and also reaching #7 on the Billboard Top 200, Invasion of Your Privacy also featured the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit “Lay It Down” and the classic “You’re in Love.” Headlining another arena tour playing over 150 shows.
“Dancing Undercover” followed in 1986 as Ratt remained a headliner act and another successful tour. Lead single “Dance” hit the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned another music video hit with “Slip of the Lip,” while “Body Talk” was featured in a key scene in the Eddie Murphy film The Golden Child. Dancing Undercover became Ratt’s third consecutive PLATINUM plus album and reached #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
1988’s “Reach for the Sky” saw Ratt return to the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 album charts, peaking at #17. Driven by the bluesy hit and MTV favorite “Way Cool Jr.,” Reach for the Sky was also certified PLATINUM plus and became Ratt’s fourth album in a row to move well over a million copies. “I Want a Woman” was also a successful single and the video captured the excitement and energy of Ratt live.
The original era of Ratt ended in 1990 with “Detonator”. Music was changing, but Detonator was still a success, peaking at #23 on the Billboard Top 200 and going Platinum. The first album to feature major outside songwriting contributions (Desmond Child, Diane Warren) with “Giving yourself Away” with frontman Stephen Pearcy. The lead single “Lovin’ You’s a Dirty Job” hit #18 on the Rock Charts while the power ballad “Giving Yourself Away” reached #39.
Also included in the LP set ONLY is the final RATT release of the Atlantic Era, 1991’s “Nobody Rides for Free” which was featured in the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze hit film “Point Break”.
Features Limited Edition 5LP & 45rpm 7″ Vinyl Single Box Set Limited to 4,000 Units in North America All Five Atlantic Records Albums: Out of the Cellar (1984), Invasion of Your Privacy (1985), Dancing Undercover (1986), Reach for the Sky (1988) & Detonator (1990) “Dancing Undercover” on Vinyl for the First Time Since 1987 “Reach for the Sky” on Vinyl for the First Time Since 1988 “Detonator” on Vinyl for the First Time Since 1990 180g Vinyl All Five Albums Newly Remastered by Andy Pearce
12-Page 12″x12″ Replica Tour Book with Rare & Never-Before-Seen Photos from STEPHEN PRARCY’s RATT’s Personal Archives 45rpm 7″ Vinyl Single – Rare Track from the film Point Break (Exclusive to the LP Box) 11″x17″ Wanted Poster Bumper Sticker Guitar Pick Replica Backstage Pass. Included a 7” single.
The ultimate RATT BOXSET celebrating (40) years of Ratt n’ Roll, 1983-2023. To be released by BMG.