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Listen to Green Day’s previously-unheard demo cover of Elvis Costello’s ‘Alison’

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Green Day have shared a previously un-heard cover of Elvis Costello’s ‘Alison’ – check it out below.

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The song is shared ahead of the release of their ‘Nimrod’ anniversary box set, which arrives on January 27. The cover of ‘Alison’ was recorded during the sessions for the album.

The expansive deluxe edition of their fifth album, dubbed ‘Nimrod XXV’, will be released alongside previously unreleased demos from its recording sessions.

The drop comes exactly 25 years since the band released ‘Nimrod’ – the follow-up to 1995’s ‘Insomniac’ (for which Green Day previously released a quarter-centennial edition) first hit shelves on October 14, 1997. It spawned four singles: ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’, ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’, ‘Redundant’ and ‘Nice Guys Finished Last’.

The original album sported 18 tracks (tying it with 2009’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’ as Green Day’s longest), but a Japanese edition featured a bonus song called ‘Desensitized’, while an Australian version also featured the demos ‘Suffocate’, ‘Do Da Da’ and ‘You Lied’. None of those latter three songs appear on…



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