Faith No More have confirmed what we suspected and mentioned here in Comments, that the new The Real Thing and Angel Dust re-releases are not done on the band’s initiative.

A Facebook update from the band stated:

“Most of you have probably heard news about upcoming Angel Dust and Real Thing reissues, and the latest statements seem imply that these are band sponsored releases. In fact, they are Warners/Rhino re-issues (who still own the license to them). This is not to say that they are not worth getting…it’s just that they are not coming from us. Hope that makes sense. Thanks.”

The statement pretty much explains why we are not getting any bonus material that has not previously been released.