Jane's Addiction Unlocks Cabinet of Curiosities Box Set

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 27, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Just in time for the band's summer reunion tour, Jane's Addiction is set to release the 3CD/1DVD box set Cabinet of Curiosities (Rhino) on April 21. The collection contains demos, live performances, and rarities, including 30 unreleased tracks. The set will be released digitally as well as in a striking, limited-edition wooden cabinet for $74.98. The wooden curio cabinet looks like a shrine to the band made by an adoring fan. The box opens to reveal recreations of early concert fliers, ticket stubs, a set list and other memorabilia.

The box set focuses solely on the band's original incarnation of vocalist Perry Farrell,  guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins. The first two discs comprise mostly previously unrleased tracks and demos. Disc 3 contains a complete live show from December 19, 1990, at the Hollywood Palladium and features a number of fiery, unreleased performances including "Mountain Song," "Whores," "Ocean Size," and "Been Caught Stealing."

The DVD begins with Soul Kiss, previously available only on VHS, which features the video for "Mountain Song" that was banned by MTV, a video for "City," and candid home movies of the band. The DVD also brings together six additional music videos as well as a trio of unreleased 1990 performances taped in Milan for MTV Italy.

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Atomic Punk on February 27, 2009 at 10:54 PM

MM with another scoop. Thanks for this one. Navarro deserves more recognition! Anyone know what he's doing these days?