Legendary British EBM group, Nitzer Ebb, take on a new chapter in their storied careers: that of the box set. Set for release October 5th via Pylon Records, the box set will feature five of their studio albums from Geffen/Mute, remastered, along with another five albums filled with bonus tracks and rarities. The original artwork is all intact, not to worry, though expanded into gatefold sleeves with embossing and get this, UV finish. The set also includes a 28-page booklet with liner notes by member Bon Harris and Douglas, and “unseen photos, flyers and artwork, detailing their entire career in chronological order.” Unfortunately 2010’s ‘Industrial Complex‘ isn’t included as it’s been in print on colored vinyl recently.
Limited to a mere 500, the set also includes the 2012 master of their debut demo cassette ‘Basic Pain Procedure‘. Read the press release in it’s entirety down below, and take a stroll back to 1983 by listening to ‘Trust Ran In Colours‘ off their debut.
“This career spanning retrospective box marks the first time that all five of the band’s albums for Geffen/Mute have been collected in one complete box set. The box set features expanded double colored vinyl, of each album, with several bonus tracks and rare 12” mixes, all carefully curated by Pylon Records and the original artwork expanded into gatefold sleeves, with embossing and spot UV finish. It also contains a large size 28-page booklet with liner notes by Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris and unseen photos, flyers and artwork, detailing their entire career in chronological order from Essex to Los Angeles. These albums have been out of print since the early 90s and have never been reissued. The actual two-piece box is made of hard board stock, wrapped with leather paper and the UV design is hot foiled stamped. The box also has accommodated their first self released album from 1983 and their last release from 2010, by leaving adequate space inside, to complete the collection by the fans, as these titles have been in print in recent years. There will be a limited colored vinyl edition of the box, which will include a repress of the bands self released album, ‘Basic Pain Procedure‘, available only from the Pylon Records website for a short period of time. The ‘Industrial Complex‘ vinyl has been in print in the last several years on colored vinyl, and easily attainable on many online and fine record stores around the world.”