A two-disc 20th Anniversary Edition of Pantera‘s Far Beyond Driven will be released by Rhino on March 25, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.
The album, which was the band’s seventh studio offering, debuted in 1994 at #1 on the Billboard chart — an amazing feat for a metal record — and then stayed on the chart for seven more months. Following in the crushing aural assault of their previous record, 1992â€™s Vulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven contains the standout tracks â€œIâ€™m Broken,â€ â€œ5 Minutes Alone,â€ â€œStrength Beyond Strength,” “Becoming,” and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan all performed by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, bassist Rex Brown, and drummer Vinnie Paul.
The 20th Anniversary Edition will contain a newly remastered version of the album on one disc, with a new 40-minute disc 2 with the band’s live performance on June 4, 1994 from the 1994 Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington, England, dubbed Far Beyond Bootleg – Live From Donington ’94. Check out the full track listing for the upcoming release here below.
If you’re a metal fan and you don’t already have Far Beyond Driven, definitely get your hands on this 20th Anniversary Edition when it’s released in March. I saw the band on this tour for the album, with Brooklyn locals Type O Negative in support, and getting to see Pantera headline in a stadium setting was amazing. They were totally brutal, so I can’t wait to hear the Donington concert that’s part of this new edition.
FAR BEYOND DRIVEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Disc One â€“ Original Album Remastered
1. â€œStrength Beyond Strengthâ€
3. â€œ5 Minutes Aloneâ€
4. â€œIâ€™m Brokenâ€
5. â€œGood Friends And A Bottle Of Pillsâ€
6. â€œHard Lines, Sunken Cheeksâ€
8. â€œ25 Yearsâ€
9. â€œShedding Skinâ€
10. â€œUse My Third Armâ€
11. â€œThroes Of Rejectionâ€
12. â€œPlanet Caravanâ€
Disc Two â€“ Far Beyond Bootleg – Live From Donington â€˜94
1. â€œUse My Third Armâ€
3. â€œStrength Beyond Strengthâ€
6. â€œFucking Hostileâ€
7. â€œThis Loveâ€
8. â€œMouth For Warâ€
9. â€œCowboys From Hellâ€