20th Anniversary of The Beacon Street Collection (Original Release)

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Everyone at Beacon Street Online would like to wish and congratulate No Doubt on their 20th anniversary of the original release of The Beacon Street Collection!

The band recorded and released The Beacon Street Collection independently on their own record label, Beacon Street Records, on this day back in 1995. The album was sold by the band at shows and became an underground hit in Orange County. Interscope ended up re-releasing the album under it’s name on October 21, 1997 after the success of Tragic Kingdom. The album has always been a personal favorite of mine (hence the namesake of the site) and for fans all over the world that included favorites “Total Hate ’95”, “Stricken”, “Greener Pastures”, “By The Way” and “Squeal”.

The album artwork is iconic and features a photo of Gwen’s grandfather on the cover. Gwen also was the one who cut up and put together the collages that are featured in the album artwork while the band was recording “Sixteen” for the Tragic Kingdom record. The band shots were also taken by friend Eric Keyes. The artwork on the disc features childhood photos of No Doubt.

In one of our recent polls, fans voted “Total Hate ’95” as their dream single from The Beacon Street Collection.

For more, check out our New Listen feature which gives a new live take on the band’s independent release!

9 Replies to “20th Anniversary of The Beacon Street Collection (Original Release)”

  1. Awww those were the days!

    my favorite thing about this post is the 20years theme graphic, well done!!

    greener pastures, stricken, squeal, doghouse forever my favorites!

  2. I’m still amazed by the massive progress from their first album to this. It’s like a totally different band. I don’t really like their first album, but this one is really great.

  3. I think the album cover is beyond cool! I remember in an interview from the 90s, Gwen or one of the guys gave the background story to the whole bird in his mouth thing, if I could remember the magazine I know I still have it. Anyone else remember?

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