FACE TO FACE started off their 25th anniversary with a bang, reuniting with Fat Wreck Chords and releasing their 9th studio full-length Protection. After much critical acclaim for their new material and months of successful tour, Face To Face tie a bow on their 25th year together with the re-release of their first three albums (Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice, Face to Face). The releases that originally put Face To Face on the map and set them up as a household name in the melodic punk world are now once again readably available. This time around each album has an expanded track list containing bonus songs from the original recording sessions. All three have also been remastered and boast enhanced artwork that incorporates silver details to denote the 25th anniversary. The band’s sizable vinyl collecting contingent have reason to celebrate, as both Big Choice and Face to Face have been out of print since their original extremely limited pressings (Big Choice was actually never available to the buying public, only as a rare promotional item) and both willfinally be available again. These deluxe re-releases are the perfect nod to three absolutely classic albums that not only cemented Face To Face’s place among the punk rock elite, but influenced legions of fans and helped to define the genre.