Thursday, March 15, 2018

WISHBONE ASH: The Vintage Years (1970-1991): 30 CD box set!


The Vintage Years 1970-1991

Strictly limited deluxe 30 CD box set authorized by all of the original band members


In April 2018, Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best-loved rock acts, are to release a comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, THE VINTAGE YEARS, through Madfish. Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material. Following decades of being starved of unreleased material from the true vintage years from Wishbone Ash, fans will soon be able to enjoy the long-awaited, remastered anthology from this esteemed and influential band in its pure quality in both musical and printed content.

Talking about the release, founding member Martin Turner explains, "we decided to give it all to the wonderful Pete Reynolds whom I believe has done a brilliant job of mixing and remastering a massive collection of work. It’s almost like having one’s whole musical life in one box. It certainly represents the most comprehensive Wishbone collection that I know of and I hope you enjoy it."

Andy Powell adds "It’s truly amazing to look back at the musically fertile ‘70s and ‘80s and wonder at the sheer amount of incredible creative output from our band. We had great roots and a really strong blue-print for success. I feel blessed to have played my part in it all and I’m truly thankful that it’s set the course for my entire life and all the music that’s followed, as the band continues to live on into the 21st century.”

The contents of THE VINTAGE YEARS box set include:

  • Brand new cover artwork designed by Colin Elgie 
  • All 16 studio albums including bonus tracks presented in mini-gatefold sleeves. 
  • Eight previously unreleased live albums from 1973-1980 on 11 discs: 
  • Three original live albums: LIVE DATES, VOLUME TWO and LIVE IN TOKYO. 
  • All music has been remastered from the original multitrack and ¼" tapes. 
  • A 156-page coffee table hardback book including personal photos and rare memorabilia. 
  • A 36-page poster book, covering the early years through to HERE TO HEAR
  • Four reproductions of original posters. 
  • A facsimile MCA debut album promo pack. 
  • A 7" flexi disc for the single “Blind Eye”, the first of the 11 Japanese singles series. 
  • Individually signed photos of each band member.

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