- Audio CD (28 April 2014)
- Collector's Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Box set, Collector's Edition
- Label: Edsel
- ASIN: B00I6HI7UY
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,307 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Jeopardy and From The Lion's Mouth and All Fall Down Box set, Collector's Edition
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This comprehensive 4CD box set presents the perfect opportunity to reappraise the career of The Sound – the frequently overlooked London quartet who could perhaps should have had an impact on the post-punk era on the level achieved by the likes of Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen or The Cure. Across four CDs in wallets in a clamshell box are “Jeopardy”, “From The Lion’s Mouth” and “All Fall Down”, the three legend-enshrining LPs they recorded for Korova and WEA between 1980 and 1982. The albums are supplemented with rarities, b-sides, the recordings with Kevin Hewick, and BBC radio sessions. The fourth CD contains the BBC live in concert recordings. Put together with input from band members Mike Dudley and Graham Bailey as well as Adrian Borland’s father Bob, the box also contains a 36 page booklet with annotation by Tim Peacock of Record Collector, as well as the lyrics and ephemera.
Top Customer Reviews
Courtesy of this boxset and its sisterset I am now enjoying becoming reacquainted with this most underrated bands back catologue
Why they werent up there when others were is always going to be a mystery
So there is not a lot I can really say. You already know
The middle class chubby cherub was sadly ignored by the music moguls of the time.
London had given the world Punk and the New Romantics (1976 – 1980) so it was time to shift the focus
In a time full of musical subcultures, eyes were firmly fixed on the Midlands and North West of these mystic isles.
These Wimbledon stalwarts deserved to be as big as Echo and the Bunnymen or Joy Division. Why the gods never smiled on them is beyond me. They were more accessible than the aforementioned and their music was just as emotional.
I’m not too sure that this release will attract a new audience, the gems contained within are nearly 35 years old.
It’s difficult to imagine in today’s environment of light speed information dissemination, but there was once a band whose debut album received five-star reviews from both New Musical Express and Melody Maker, and yet that group never gained anywhere near the level of popularity they deserved.
Today, such an act would have 1,000,000 friends on Facebook, and music critics all across the globe would be falling all over themselves to offer their own opinions on the relative merits of this highly touted act. In 1980, however, news was still passed along by means of town criers and the newly invented telegraph system. Or so it must have seemed to The Sound, one of the very finest bands of the post-punk era.
Like many great artists, they toiled in obscurity during their period of peak activity. Unlike most of these great artists, however, they still haven’t caught on.Read more ›
At the time of their existence, from 1979 to 1988, much the same situation existed. The Sound’s records often met with unanimous critical acclaim in the music press, yet they never managed the same mainstream success that, say, Joy Division eventually achieved. Neither did they gain the same sizeable cult status of their contemporaries The Chameleons and The Comsat Angels, bands with whom they shared certain sonic similarities and aesthetics. Somehow The Sound remained unjustly under-rated and overlooked.
Collecting together the band’s first three albums, EP tracks, radio sessions, incendiary live performances and a scattering of hitherto unreleased tracks, this new box set represents serious value for money. The music is spread over four CDs housed in replicas of the original albums’ outer sleeves, alongside an informative 36-page colour booklet containing an essay on the band, interviews and full lyrics.
The Sound’s 1980 debut album “Jeopardy” is a taut and flab-free blast of post-punk energy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I discovered this band only earlier this year, when it randomly followed a Chameleons album, while I was at work. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Plushy Damone
it's all okay. delivered after 3 weeks like it was plannedPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
It nearly broke my heart when I had to sell my Sound cds and vinyl to raise some funds, but I did get a few hundred pounds for them. Read morePublished 20 months ago by gazz
WOW !!! I've got 3 of their albums on vinyl, so I know of them, but this catalogue of music is just phenomenal. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ian22
Fantastic box. It was cheap and it came as promised. Perfect! ☺Published 23 months ago by Bo Henning Hansen