is the first-ever complete cross-career celebration of the U.K.’s much adored melodic rockers musical canon. From the very first demo’s recorded in 1974 right up to the last album, Into The Valley Of The Moonking
released in 2009, The Gathering
captures every era of Magnum’s life and work over 5 classic discs.
Included in the chronology are previously unreleased live tracks; rare demos; hard-to-find single B-Sides featuring extended and alternative versions. Disc 5 of the set is a complete vintage live performance previously unreleased on CD and taken from the Wings Of Heaven
tour recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in March 1988.
Accompanying the set is a sumptuous 60-page booklet which includes a ‘no stone left un-turned’ ten thousand word story of Magnum written by the Classic Rock magazine news editor, Dave Ling. The booklet also features an extensive pictorial history of the band with many previously unseen photographs and a ‘collectors spotting’ array of rare images of memorabilia and catalogue record releases. Also featured is a complete Magnum discography and Personnel list.
Finally, The Gathering
is wrapped in an exclusive artwork piece from Magnum’s long-standing contributing fantasy artist, Rodney Matthews. The Gathering
is the definitive Magnum release and a must-have item among the band’s loyal and devoted fan-base.