Beastie Boys reveal 30th anniversary of ‘Ill Communication’ reissue

June 2, 2024

Beastie Boys recently announced a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1994 album ‘Ill Communication’!

The album turned 30 on May 31 and the Boys put out a video clip below, showcasing the forthcoming boxset. It’s three vinyl LPs – two of the original album remastered, and a third record featuring remixes, bonus tracks and rarities.

You may be thinkin’ “wait a minute, wasn’t this released in 2009?” Yes. It was. With a limited release of 1,500 copies. The album will also be reissued on cassette, making its first appearance on the format since its original 1994 release. You can pre-order (ships July 26) on their official website.

As with the 2009 edition, the 30th anniversary reissue of ‘Ill Communication’ has an acoustic rendition and a live recording of ‘Heart Attack Man’, along with a ‘Get It Together’ remix and a “European B-Boy” instrumental version of ‘Sure Shot’.

The upcoming ‘Ill Communication’ reissue follows similar 30th anniversary campaigns for their first three albums: 1986’s ‘License to Ill’, 1989’s ‘Paul’s Boutique’, and 1992’s ‘Check Your Head’.

Is ‘Ill Communication’ the best Beastie Boys album? If not, which is?


Written by Todd Hancock