Unreleased Scott Weiland Songs to Arrive in ’12 Bar Blues’ Reissue


Scott Weiland by Karl Larsen

Scott Weiland – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Karl Larsen

A handful of unreleased Scott Weiland songs will be unveild in a special “12 Bar Blues” reissue

It’s always haunting to hear some the voice of someone who has passed away on new music. The late Scott Weiland’s solo debut, “12 Bar Blues,” turned 25 on March 31. To celebrate the anniversary, Rhino will release remastered and expanded versions of the album in two collections.

“12 Bar Blues” will arrive on vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day (April 22) as a limited edition 2-LP set. The release will be limited to 7,500 copies on 180-gram translucent blue and green vinyl and available exclusively at select independent music retailers. The set will pack the original album with newly remastered audio, plus three previously unreleased recordings. Those recordings include an acoustic demo of “Barbarella” and session outtakes of “Lazy Divey” and “Chateau Mars.” The latter two tracks were on the original promotional edition of the record but left off the commercial release.

Then, on May 12, Rhino will reissue a deluxe version of “12 Bar Blues” with additional unreleased music. This set will have the newly remastered original album, unreleased tracks from the vinyl release and five more previously unreleased recordings.

In addition to the reissue news, Rhino has unveiled the previously unreleased demo version of “Barbarella,” plus a 4K edition of the original song’s music video.

The late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman co-produced “12 Bar Blues” with Blair Lamb. The album shows off Weiland’s many musical talents. He played many of the instruments off the record, including guitar, bass, keyboards and drum loops. Weiland also fashioned the album’s design concept, which honors the 1958 John Coltrane record, “Train.”

Listen to the previously unreleased demo of Scott Weiland’s “Barbarella” and watch the 4K music video for the original song below.

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