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 The Flaming Lips celebrate the 20th-anniversary of their classic 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots with the release of an expansive box set that also includes B-sides, demos, remixes, radio sessions, live tracks, and other assorted rarities from the era. The LP box set has 40 tracks never released on vinyl and over 30 previously unreleased tracks — 56 in total — across 5 LPs. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: 20th Anniversary Edition is available now via Warner Records on all streaming services. There is also a limited edition D2C exclusive edition of the 20th Anniversary deluxe 5 LP vinyl box set pressed on Baby Pink vinyl — order HERE. Click HERE to check out a revised video of “Do You Realize??” utilizing previously unreleased audio.

Over the course of 2023, all material released from the November 2022 6-CD box set will also make its way to vinyl, including two live albums from that edition and the 25-minute demo “Psychedelic Hypnotist Daydream.”

Also available now are Fight Test (Ruby Red Vinyl) and Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (Glow In The Dark Green Vinyl) on vinyl disc for the first time and the 6-CD and vinyl box set edition of YOSHIMI featuring 100 tracks, many previously unreleased. Order HERE  and order new Yoshimi T-shirts designed for the 20th Anniversary HERE.

Starting Tuesday, April 25th in London, The Flaming Lips will begin performing Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety at select venues around the world. Click HERE for details.

The Flaming Lips On Tour 2023:

Apr 25              London, UK                  Troxy

Apr 28              London, UK                  Eventim Apollo

Apr 29              Manchester, UK            O2 Apollo

May 05             Chicago, IL                   The Salt Shed

May 07             Atlanta, GA                   Shaky Knees Festival

May 08             Charlotte, NC                The Fillmore

May 10             Knoxville, TN                Tennessee Theatre

May 11             Nashville, TN                Ryman Auditorium

May 25             Washington, DC            The Anthem

May 27             Boston, MA                   Boston Calling Festival

Jun 03              Jackson, MS                 Cathead Jam

Jun 08              Brooklyn, NY                 Kings Theatre

Jun 10              Bloomington, IN            Granfalloon Festival

Jun 11              Cleveland, OH              Agora Theater & Ballroom

Jun 13              Milwaukee, WI              The Riverside Theater

Jun 14              St. Louis, MO                Saint Louis Music Park

Jun 16              Omaha, NE                   Steelhouse

Jun 17              Tulsa, OK                     Tulsa Theater

Aug 02              Detroit, MI                     The Fillmore

Aug 04              Montreal, QC                Osheaga Festival

Aug 06              Philadelphia, PA            The Fillmore

Aug 07              New Haven, CT            Colege Street Music Hall

Aug 18              Los Angeles, CA           YouTube Theater

Aug 22              Portland, OR                 Pioneer Courthouse Square

Aug 23              Seattle, WA                  Woodland Park Zoo

Aug 25              Bonner, MT                  KettleHouse Amphitheatre

Aug 26              Ogden, UT                    Ogden Twilight

Released in July 2002, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots remains the commercial high-water mark in The Flaming Lips ‘wild four-decade journey, giving the GRAMMY® award-winners their first RIAA certified Gold Record. As the eagerly awaited follow-up to 1999’s masterwork, The Soft BulletinYoshimi proved that singer/guitarist Wayne Coyne, and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd had yet another masterpiece in them.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is a sci-fi-themed quasi-concept album that cast The Flaming Lips’ most playful and profound songs to date in a wondrous swirl of ambient electronics, digital beats, and psychedelic splendor. The record yielded the band’s top-streamed track, “Do You Realize??” (a timeless stargazing anthem that, in 2009, was named the Official Rock Song of the band’s native Oklahoma) and also landed the Lips their first-ever Grammy Award® win for the cosmic album-closing instrumental “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia).”  Click HERE to view and share “Wayne listening to the multi-tracks for “Do You Realize??”

The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition provides a complete 360-degree view of the band’s creativity during this period. Several unheard demos show a rare peak at the band’s creative process. The box set also collects B-sides and outtakes, from epic fan favorites like “Assassination of the Sun” to fun, folky serenades like “Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus You Gave Me).” There is also a treasure trove of radio sessions including idiosyncratic overhauls of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” and “Breathe,” Radiohead’s “Knives Out,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” In addition, the set includes a lush instrumental version of “Do You Realize??,” that has been requested by fans to play at both weddings and funerals.

5 LP Vinyl Box Set

LP 1 – Original Album Side 1 1.      Fight Test 2.      One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21

3.      Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1

4.      Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2

5.      In The Morning Of The Magicians

Side 2

  1. Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell
  2. Are You A Hypnotist
  3. It’s Summertime
  4. Do You Realize??
  5. All We Have Is Now
  6. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon


LP 2 – Demos+

Side 3

  1. All My Life – Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)
  2. Ego Tripping Part 2 or 3 (Demo)
  3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Demo)
  4. Hypnotist: Early Version (Demo)
  5. Epic Systems Delirium (Demo)
  6. In The Morning Of The Magicians (Demo)

Side 4

  1. Do You Realize?? 1st Chords Wayne (Demo)
  2. Do You Realize?? Steven New Part (Demo)
  3. Fight Test: Primitive Demo With Helium Voice
  4. If I Go Mad/Funeral In My Head (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)
  5. Syrtis Major (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 1)


LP 3 – Non-LP+

Side 5

  1. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Japanese Version)
  2. SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy (From The Spongebob SquarePants Movie)
  3. Seven Nation Army (From LateNightTales: The Flaming Lips)
  4. Go (Sparklehorse with The Flaming Lips) (Alternate Version From the Flaming Lips Archives)
  5. The Deterioration Of The Fight Or Flight Response (B-Side of Fight Test UK CD 1)
  6. Fight Test (Live on WXRT)

Side 6

  1. Do You Realize?? (Live on CD 101)
  2. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (AOL Session)
  3. Waitin’ For A Superman (Live on WXPN)
  4. In The Morning Of The Magicians (Live on KCRW)
  5. White Christmas (Live on WXPN)
  6. The Golden Path (The Chemical Brothers, feat. The Flaming Lips)


LP 4 – Radio Sessions

Side 7

  1. Suspicious Minds (Live on Cover-ed)
  2. Assassination Of The Sun (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
  3. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
  4. Do You Realize?? (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002
  5. One More Robot (Live on BBC Radio 1) Maida Vale Session July 2002

Side 8

  1. Do You Realize?? (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
  2. One More Robot (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
  3. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
  4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on KEXP) Aug 5, 2002
  5. Breathe (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
  6. Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on XFM) Nov 11, 2003
  7. Sunship Balloons (Live on XFM) Nov 11, 2003


LP 5 – Radio Sessions+

Side 9

  1. Fight Test (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
  2. Thank You Jack White (Live on XFM) June 26 2003
  3. Do You Realize?? (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002
  4. One More Robot (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002
  5. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Live on XFM) July 11, 2002

Side 10

1.      Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show

2.      Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show

3.      Sunship Balloons (Live on BBC Radio 1) Oct 31, 2003  BBC Janice Long Show

  1. Up Above The Daily Hum (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)
  2. Xanthe Terra (B-Side of Do You Realize?? UK CD 2)