NEW RELEASES 2014-2015
These releases are completely independent, funded and managed by the band, with full artistic control and freedom from any industry influence. Doing it this way has resulted in long delays and personal expense, but the end result is/will be the best possible quality records for you, and no unwanted compromises for us.
THE BOX SET :
The long awaited Box Set is finally here. This project began almost 4 years ago when a number of 2 inch 24 track tape reels were found at Albert Studios in their archives. These tapes contained the original tracks of nearly all of the studio recordings that Radio Birdman made at Trafalgar Studios during 1976-77. This treasure trove of sound included many outtakes, interesting alternate versions of known songs, and a few songs that have never been released in any format. After sorting through literally hundreds of tracks, Deniz selected some of the best and most interesting cuts for release. These have been mixed and mastered.
The Box Set contains remastered CDs of the original albums and ep, and each of the 3 albums comes with an "alternate universe" bonus disc from the same sessions, made from the previously unheard tapes described above.
There is also a previously unreleased live concert recorded at Paddington Town Hall in 1977.
The third and last Paddington Town Hall concert of 1977 is widely regarded as one of the greatest shows the band ever played. The full house crowd went berserk, essentially destroying the venue and part of the surrounding neighborhood in the process. After this show, it was considered that further Sydney appearances, for the time being, were just too volatile and dangerous. The band split for the UK soon after. Fortunately the event was captured by Trafalgar Records engineers on multitrack tape, resulting in a studio-quality recording.
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. We’re sure it will prove to be the jewel in the crown for the box set.
Along with the live album there is a bonus dvd containing two live clips from 12/12/77 Paddinton Town Hall show, a promo clip of "Aloha Steve and Danno", a live version of New Race from 4/77, and some rare early footage from Macquarie University."