The ninth studio album from 1985,now in an "omnibus" edition.Here's what you get:a box similar to the omnibus "Wonderful and Frightening" with a 45 page book detailing activities of the period and the written testimonies of participants/observers/journalists...plus all other relevant minutae.
CD 1 is the original vinyl album in chunky gatefold cardboard,with inner cardboard and poly-sleeved disc. CD 2 is eighty minutes of sundry mixes. CD 3 has two 12" singles plus session tracks from the Peel box set...so not quite the expansion seen on the W&F job, but at the same retail as the latest instalment of
"Now that's what I call marketing"...just upgrade,matey!
From Salford skiffle to SoCal machine disco, this mid eighties aggregation plunked out an array of tunes in portentiously echoey studios, serving as a lifeboat for many of us as the poptides of "Rock'N'Roll"surged on to the Wham washout and Bros beaching...but that's another story,one the marketplace has so far managed to ignore.