3 Doors Down announces 20th anniversary 'The Better Life' deluxe reissue


3 Doors Down has announced a deluxe reissue of the band’s 2000 debut album The Better Life in honor of its 20th anniversary.

The expanded collection will be released as a three-LP vinyl box sett, a two-CD collection and a digital set on March 26. All versions will include the original album, as well as Escatawpa Sessions, a series of demos recorded in 1996 named after 3 Doors Down’s Mississippi hometown.

The CD and digital versions also include four bonus tracks: a new, 20th anniversary mix of The Better Life title track, acoustic versions of “Kryptonite” and “Be Like That” recorded in 2000, and a never-before released version of the rarity “Wasted Me.”

You can listen to the new “The Better Life” mix streaming alongside a lyric video now on YouTube.

The original The Better Life was released February 8, 2000, and has since been RIAA certified seven-times Platinum. It spawned hit singles in “Kryptonite,” “Loser” and “Be Like That.”

The 20th anniversary The Better Life celebration will continue when 3 Doors Down plays the album in full during a streaming concert airing Friday night at 9 p.m. ET. It’s part of a three-show series, which will also include acoustic and electric “greatest hits” performances airing February 16 and March 5, respectively.

By Josh Johnson
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