The Beastie Boys will reissue a rare out-of-print vinyl edition of “Check Your Head”

The Beastie Boys will re-release the limited-edition 4xLP version of their 1992 album “Check Your Head” to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

The record, which originally arrived in April 1992, was the trio’s third studio album and featured tracks such as “Pass The Mic”, “So What’cha Want” and “Jimmy James”.

Beastie Boys, via UMe, will release a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4xLP deluxe version of “Check Your Head,” which was originally released in 2009 as an Artist Store exclusive, on July 15th.

The previously sold out box set includes the 2009 remaster of the original double album plus two additional LPs of bonus content, including remixes, live versions and B-sides.

All four LPs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a cloth-wrapped, stamped hardshell case.

The “Check Your Head” 4xLP box set will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Beastie Boys online store, which you can find here.

Beastie Boys “Check Your Head” Box Set

You can see the track listing for the 4xLP box set “Check Your Head” below.

LP 1
In front of

‘Jimmy James’
“Awesome boss”
“Pass the Mic”


“Finger-Licking Good”
‘So what’ Cha Want’
‘The Biz Vs The Nuge’
“The time to live”
“Something’s Gotta Give”

LP 2

“The Blue Nun”
‘Stand together’
‘The conductor’
“Groove Holmes”


“Live at PJ’s”
“Mark on the Bus”
‘Professor Loot’
‘In 3’

LP 3
E side

‘Dub The Mic’ (Instrumental)
‘Pass The Mic’ (Pt. 2, Bill Paying Skills)
‘Drunken Praying Mantis Style’
“Netty’s Daughter”

F side

“The Skills to Pay the Bills” (Original Version)
‘So What’ Cha Want’ (Soul Assassin Remix Version)
‘So What’ Cha Want’ (Butt Naked Version)
‘Groove Holmes’ (Live Vs The Biz)

LP 4

‘Stand Together’ (Live At French’s Tavern, Sydney Australia)
‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ (Government Cheese Remix)
‘Gratitude’ (live at Budokan)
“Honky Rink”

H side

‘Jimmy James’ (Original Original Version)
‘Boomin’ Granny’
“Drink wine”
‘So What’ Cha Want’ (All The Way Live Freestyle Version)

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Jack L. Goldstein