Chrysalis Records release a 50th Anniversary box set in November to coincide with the release of Ten Year’s After’s debut album in 1967.
For the first time including albums from both the Deram and Chrysalis eras, between 1967 and 1974, the box set will be limited to 1500 copies. It includes 10 albums on CD plus a previously unreleased bonus disc called ‘The Cap Ferrat Sessions’. This disc was recorded in 1972 and is newly mixed by acclaimed record producer Chris Kimsey who has overseen the whole project.
The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book which includes newly commissioned in-depth 10,000 word sleeve notes written by Melody Maker journalist and early champion of the band, Chris Welch, charting the band’s progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham, through iconic appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle of Wight festivals, right up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee’s family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey.
“I’m genuinely excited about the new Ten Years After box set” says Ten Years After’s founding drummer, Ric Lee. And, referring to the unreleased material, he added that the tracks were “originally recorded in 1972 in the South of France using The Rolling Stones Mobile recording truck.”
“I remember we recorded the live tracks in a villa in Cap Ferrat, South of France. The session tracks were originally planned for the ‘Rock N Roll Music To The World’ album, but due to vinyl restrictions of the time, the tracks were not included in the final album release.”
TEN YEARS AFTER – ’50TH ANNIVERSARY CD BOX SET 1967 – 1974′
1. Ten Years After [Mono, 1967]
2. Undead [Stereo, 1968]
3. Stonedhenge [Stereo, 1969]
4. Ssssh [Stereo, 1969]
5. Cricklewood Green [Stereo, 1970]
6. Watt [Stereo, 1970]
7. A Space In Time [Stereo, 1971]
8. Rock & Music To The World [Stereo, 1972]
9. Positive Vibrations [Stereo, 1974]
10. The Cap Ferrat Sessions [recorded in 1972, mixed in 2017]
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