• radio birdman Radio Birdman (7 CD + DVD boxed set, £63.50)

    label: citadel

    Radio Birdman, legendary Australian underground band and one of the pioneers of the high energy rock 'n' roll scene, reissue their formidable back catalogue in a comprehensive limited edition CD box set. The box set contains the three studio albums Radios Appear (Trafalgar and Sire versions) and Living Eyes, all remastered from original tapes and each accompanied by a standalone bonus disc. Much of the bonus disc material is previously unreleased and will provide a treasure trove of material for diehard fans. The seventh disc to make up the box set is a previously unreleased live concert recorded at Paddington Town Hall (Sydney Australia) in December 1977 just prior to the band's departure for the UK to promote the Sire release of Radios Appear. This live recording has been mixed from master tapes that have languished forgotten for decades. The result is a totally wild and raw release that captures the band's true primal energy. The bonus accompanying this disc is an all regions PAL format DVD of live footage; two clips from the December '77 concert, one from April '77, two obscure '76 tracks plus a promotional video made to celebrate the Australia-only 1988 LP box set release "Under The Ashes".

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