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Goo Goo Dolls, `Rarities` (Album artwork courtesy of Warner Records and BB Gun Press)
Goo Goo Dolls, "Rarities" (Album artwork courtesy of Warner Records and BB Gun Press)

Goo Goo Dolls release 'Rarities'

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Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:50 am

New compilation album of rare & never-before-heard songs from 1995-2007

On Friday, Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls officially released a brand-new compilation album, “Rarities.” The retrospective collection of 20 songs spanning Goo Goo Dolls’ career from 1995-07 is available in digital, vinyl and CD formats via Warner Records. Listen now HERE.

In celebration of the album’s release, the band also shared “Broadway (Live),” a rare live recording of the band’s iconic hit originally captured for AOL’s “[email protected]” series. Listen now HERE.

Containing songs that span over a decade of Goo Goo Dolls’ career, “Rarities” explores a prolific period during which the band released several chart-topping hits, ascended to mainstream stardom and cemented its footing as one of the most influential rock acts in recent memory. The double-LP features numerous tracks never before released on digital streaming platforms or any physical format, including B-sides, live songs, acoustic renditions, radio performances, international releases and additional non-album tracks.

With over three decades and counting together as a band, this special release provides a panoramic view of Goo Goo Dolls’ alternate journey through the past. Rarities includes live tracks such as “Let Love In” and “Listen” that were recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood; acoustic versions of iconic singles such as “Iris,” “Slide” and “Name”; international releases including a remix of “Long Way Down” by Grammy-winning mixer/producer/engineer Tom Lord-Alge; and even a one-minute performance of the Major League Baseball-staple “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.”

With their anticipated 13th LP on the horizon, the band also recently announced North American tour dates for summer 2022. Visit the band’s website here.

Formed in Buffalo in 1986 by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac, Goo Goo Dolls quietly broke records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group garnered four Grammy Award nominations and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 No. 1 and Top 10 hits. Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks.

“A Boy Named Goo” (1995) went double-Platinum; “Dizzy Up The Girl” went quadruple-Platinum; “Gutterflower” (2002) and “Let Love In” (2006) went Gold; “Something for the Rest of Us” (2010) and “Magnetic” (2013) bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200; and 2016’s “Boxes” attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Among many accolades, Rzeznik received the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award in 2008.

Following a sold-out 2018 20th anniversary tour in celebration of “Dizzy Up The Girl,” Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded their 12th full-length album, “Miracle Pill” (Warner Records), igniting a bold and bright new era in the process. In fall 2020, the band began a new chapter with the release of first-ever holiday record, “It’s Christmas All Over.”

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