The Blues Collection
updated over 3 years ago
The Blues Collection" was a magazine series devoted to examining the wealth of history surrounding the emergence of 'electric blues' and the artists concerned. Each issue, published between 1993 & 1997, was devoted to an artist's work and was accompanied by a compilation recording of their songs. Some issues covered a mix of various artists and two Christmas issues of various artists were also included.
A total of 92 recordings - as listed below - were issued in this manner in the UK, mainly CDs, but with some Cassette alternatives. A similar series of recordings was released in the European market, although this range (so far) appears to have only been 75 recordings due to copyright constraints.
Six binders were made available in a 'roll-out' programme during the issues, enabling the containment of 15 issues per Binder; The Magazine Package
The entire series was developed under the aegis of the DeAgostini company and its subsidiary publishers Orbis. The magazine series numbering is reflected in the suffix to the recording's catalogue number. E.g.: Issue 28 is suffix 028.
A number of these compilations either previously existed, or subsequently appear, on other labels in their own right and under alternative titling.
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NOTE: This list is the UK issue order