Limited edition deluxe box set compiling repressed versions of the Beggars Banquet' period LPs and a fourth double LP of a previously unreleased live show recorded in London May 10th, 1987; and five CDs of rarities, outtakes, and a collection of 28 songs intended for what was supposed to be the follow-up to '16 Lovers Lane'. The box set also contains a large-format 112-page book of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster - plus additional pieces from guest essayists, fans & contemporaries. Also included is a 'Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express' songbook that was prepared at the time of release by their publisher, but never printed, containing hand-transcribed sheet music of all ten songs from the album. Also includes a card with a unique download code for the box in both MP3 & WAV formats.
The first 400 box sets ordered directly from Domino came with a book from Grant McLennan's personal library, as well as a bookmark certifying it as such.
Tracks CD1-1 to CD1-4: Demos recorded in London, May 1985.
Tracks CD1-5 to CD1-8: Demos recorded at Alvic Studios, London, July 10 1985. CD1-7 and CD1-8 released as the B-side of the 'Head Full Of Steam
Track CD1-9: Liberty Belle out-take recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, October and November 1985
Tracks CD1-10 to CD1-11: Released as the B-side of the 'Spring Rain
' single. Recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, November 1985.
Tracks CD1-12 to CD1-13: Session recording for the BBC's Janice Long Show. Recorded at Maida Vale Studio, London, April 9 1986.
Tracks CD2-1 to CD2-6: Demos recorded at Craig Leon and Cassell Webb's residence, London, November 1986.
Tracks CD2-7 to CD2-12: Demos recorded at Alvic Studios, London, October or November 1986.
Tracks CD2-13 to CD2-15: Released as the B-side of the 'Right Here
' single. Recorded at Alvic Studios, London, January 1987.
Tracks CD2-16 to CD2-17: Released as the B-side of the 'Cut It Out
' single. Recorded at Berry Street Studios, London, March 1987.
Tracks CD3-1 to CD3-8: Demos recorded at Trackdown Studios, Sydney, January 14 1988.
Tracks CD3-9 to CD3-14: Demos recorded at Damian Gerrard Studios, Sydney, March 1988.
Tracks CD3-15 to CD3-16: Released as the B-side of the 'Streets Of Your Town
' single. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney, mid-1988.
Tracks CD3-17 to CD3-18: Released as the B-side of the 'Was There Anything I Could Do?
' single. Recorded in London, August 1988.
Tracks CD3-19 to CD3-23: Recorded at KCRW Studio for Live On Snap With Deirdre O'Donoghue, Santa Monica, CA, November 10 1988.
Tracks CD4-1 to CD5-16: Demos recorded at Robert Forster's apartment, Botany Street, Bondi Junction, Sydney, October 24-25 1989.
US Street Date: Dec. 13 (but many stores received them on Dec. 20)