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Nitzer Ebb / 1982-2010: The Box Set

Pylon Records will release Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set, in October, a new 10LP vinyl package that includes newly remastered versions of all five of  Nitzer Ebb‘s Mute/Geffen albums and five additional vinyl records of bonus tracks and rarities.

The electronic/industrialists’ career spanning box features expanded double black vinyl sets of That Total Age (1987), Belief (1989), Showtime (1990), Ebbhead (1991) and Big Hit (1995). Each come with several bonus tracks and 12-inch mixes – all curated and remastered by Pylon Records.

The original artwork has also been expanded into gatefold sleeves, with embossing and spot UV finish. It also contains a large size booklet with liner notes by the band’s co-founders Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris, along with unseen photos, flyers and artwork, detailing their entire career in chronological order from Essex to Los Angeles.

The box set is “wrapped with leather paper” and the UV design is hot foiled stamped. The box also has extra space inside for their first self-released album, Basic Pain Procedure, from 1983 and their last release, Industrial Complex, from 2010, to complete the collection (these titles have been in print in recent years).

A limited coloured vinyl edition of this box set is also available via Pylon Records website.

Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set will released on 12 October 2018.

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Nitzer Ebb

Box Set (1982-2010) [VINYL]

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THAT TOTAL AGE
Limited Edition Gatefold Embossed Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with five bonus tracks, including the 12” mixes of “Join In The Chant,” “Let Your Body Learn” and rare instrumental version of “Murderous.”

Side 1
1.Fitness To Purpose
2.Warsaw Ghetto
3.Violent Playground
4.Murderous

Side 2
1.Smear Body
2.Join In The Chant
3.Alarm
4.Let Your Body Learn

Side 3
1.Let Beauty Loose
2.Into The Large Air
3.Murderous (Instrumental) – Bonus
4.Fitness to Purpose (Mix Two) – Bonus

Side 4
1.Join In The Chant (Burn! 12” Mix) – Bonus
2.Let Your Body Learn (12” Mix) – Bonus
3.Join In The Chant (Metal Mix) – Bonus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BELIEF
Limited Edition Gatefold Embossed, UV Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with six bonus tracks, including the 12” mixes of “Control I’m Here,” “ Shame,” “Hearts & Minds” and a band favorite “Backlash.”

Side 1
1.Hearts and Minds
2.For Fun
3.Control I’m Here
4.Captivate
5.T.W.A

Side 2
1.Blood Money
2.Shame
3.Drive
4.Without Belief

Side 3
1.Control I’m Here (Command Control Confront Mix) – Bonus
2.Shame (Mix no 2 William Orbit) – Bonus
3.K.I.A. (PK Mix) – Bonus

Side 4
1.Captivate (William Orbit Mix) – Bonus
2.Hearts & Minds (Mix Subsonic) – Bonus
3.Backlash (William Orbit Mix) – Bonus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SHOWTIME
Limited Edition Gatefold UV Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with five bonus tracks, including the 12” mixes of “Lightning Man,“ Fun To Be Had” and “Getting Closer.”

Side 1
1.Getting Closer
2.Nobody Knows
3.One Mans Burden
4.All Over
5.My Heart

Side 2
1.Lightning Man
2.Rope
3.Hold On
4.Fun To Be Had

Side 3
1.Lightning Man (The Industry Vs. The Ebb Remix) – Bonus
2.Fun To Be Had (Long Mix George Clinton) – Bonus
3.Getting Closer (The Kitchen Mix) – Bonus

Side 4
1.Fun To Be Had (Dust Brothers Master Mix) – Bonus
2.Lightning Man (RSW Mix) – Bonus
3.Getting Closer (The Trance Mix) – Bonus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EBBHEAD
Limited Edition Gatefold Spot UV Foil Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with seven bonus tracks, including the highly acclaimed “AS IS” EP along with remixes by Vince Clarke, Barry Adamson and Flood.

Side 1
1.Reasons
2.Lakeside Drive
3.I Give To You
4.Sugar Sweet
5.DJVD

Side 2
1.Time
2.Ascend
3.Godhead
4.Trigger Happy

Side 3
1.Family Man (Jaz Coleman Mix) –Bonus
2.Come Alive (Alan Wilder Mix) – Bonus
3.Lovesick (Flood Mix) – Bonus
4.Higher (Barry Adamson Mix) – Bonus

Side 4
1.Ascend (Vince Clarke Anonymous Mix) – Bonus
2.I Give To You (Pestilence Mix) – Bonus
3.Godhead (Remix) – Bonus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BIG HIT
Limited Edition Gatefold Spot UV Foil Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with five Bonus tracks, including the 12” mixes of “Kick it” and “I Thought.”

Side 1
1.Cherry Blossom
2.Hear Me Say
3.Kick It
4.I Thought

Side 2
1.Flood Water
2.Border Talk
3.In Decline
4.Living Out Of A Bag

Side 3
1.Boy
2.Our Own World
3.Friend (Brittle Mix) – Bonus
4.Beats Me – Bonus

Side 4
1.Kick It (Adrian Sherwood Compulsion Edit) — Bonus
2.Kick It (Popular Music Mix) — Bonus
3.I Thought (Final Sin) — Bonus

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Bridge

So I just got the coloured vinyl set and its really well made and the artwork is fantastic. Right up there with many of the best sets out there (and believe me, I have a loooooooooooot of box sets) but what I really find odd is that they include their 1st album here (though oddly not in the black vinyl box version) but don’t include their last album Industrial Complex (2010), even though the boxset is entitled 1982-2010. They say that its widely available to buy and put in the box (they leave space for it), but haven’t had much luck finding it, and when I spot a copy its a crazy price. Pretty sure the vinyl is also 140gm and not the usual 180gm.

Malaria

I think you need to read the press release, you will understand why BPP was included on the color box and not on black box. Also IC been pressed and repressed over 5 times, just look at discogs you will see. There is copies for $32.99 which is what they were going for when they were available. My DAF and Can box set vinyl is not 180gram.
https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/8085408
Pretty Detailed Press release
https://ymlp.com/zWExNu

Glenn

From Discogs I see all 5 albums getting CD reissues on Oct 19. All are 2-CD except That Total Age and they include additional remixes not on the vinyl reissues.

Malaria

That is great regarding the CDs, I counted there is 116 tracks on those 5 CDs and 76 of them are bonus tracks. There is no way they could have put all that on vinyl, it would be like 20 Lp box set.

Jhonn

So boring all these“I will not buy it“ comments, also to say vinyl is yesterday‘s format, but asking for cd, is really funny. Which one is more yesterday? Vinyl is now and the day before yesterday. But please, don‘t write if you don‘t buy something. No one is interested in this information!

Gman

I`m Missing The Alan Wilder Version of “Family Man”, Originally on “Ebbhead”.
??????????

Malaria

” Family Man” is produced by Jaz Coleman, the lead singer of Killing Joke, it was featured on the the AS IS Ep, which is featured on Side C of the Ebbhead Deluxe Vinyl on the box set. The track that produced from the AS IS Ep is “Come Alive” that is also on the vinyl. It also looks like all the albums are coming out on CD with all the bonus tracks and remixes, including some that were promos only for the US Dj market.

af

The Alan Wilder mix of Family Man was only tacked on the US version of Ebbhead.

Gman

Nope.
I own the German Vinyl & UK CD. Its also There. Track #10.
A Rerelease without that Version is incomplete for me.
But i did not buy it anyway . Already have all those.
But for newbie` s ?

Xavier

As a frequent buyer from Pylon’s website, ordered the beautiful colored vinyl box set, I asked that if there will be Cds, they did mention that deluxe expanded CDs will be released and that they are waiting for the band to announce the US dates so they can tie in everything. It seems that the band have some great shows planned and they are trying to thread the needle here. Hopefully it will have lot of the remixes.

mike toppe

Thank you

V. D. Jugend

One decent track. The instrumental of “Murderous”. Which is an almost laugh-inducing DAF knockoff anyway. But as long as people are happy…alles ist gut.

Jakob

What are the chances we can put some pressure on like with Yazoo and get get this released on CD? Would definitely buy it then. Definitely not interested in the vinyl set.

Malaria

So if there are 1000 paying fans lets say out there, and probably hole bunch more of new fans based on how often Fixmer/McCarthy play, and all the press that BlackLine got with Depeche Mode,
Someone on this forum is suggesting, there is that many used copies of all these Cd singles, compilation cds, records, etc to cater to the demand. The breakdown I just read, was incredible. Some of us want to support the band, not some used Ebay, Discogs market. Their catalog has never been reissued properly and I doubt that there would be no CDs in the future, if the label spent that much time putting this together.

negative1

i guess you didn’t read carefully enough.
the conclusion was, with 2 compilations and the digital one,
you would 80%+ of the tracks, and also at least 20-30 tracks
that aren’t included in a format that’s easy to listen to, on cd
and digital.

all this for a fraction of the price.

if you were a collector like me, who hadn’t kept up, you can still
get all those releases for under the price they’re asking.

i was lucky enough to be around for the releases, but i have no need
in trying to support an overpriced release with barely any value to it.

i always wait for price drops, used items, and other sources.

don’t be naive in thinking the band didn’t get money from all those
items being resold in the first place.

support is fine, when it is warranted, in this case its not.

later
-1

negative1

yes, its work to find copies of the tracks.

but do you want to listen to them, or collect them.

i collect the vinyl, so i don’t care about the quality of them.
i listen to the cd tracks.

also, the digital versions are 320k, and WAV, so i the quality is excellent,
not sure why people wouldn’t think so.

here’s a breakdown of the bonus tracks:
============================
bottom line, getting 2 compilations, and the digital version gets you
23/29 tracks

out of the other 6, only 1 is a hard to find promo/vinyl track…

a lot cheaper than getting this boxset, and getting them on vinyl:
===============================================
THAT TOTAL AGE
Limited Edition Gatefold Embossed Sleeve, containing two black vinyl LPs, with five bonus tracks, including the

12” mixes of “Join In The Chant,” “Let Your Body Learn” and rare instrumental version of “Murderous.”

3.Murderous (Instrumental) – Bonus
———————————-
CD remaster of That total age

4.Fitness to Purpose (Mix Two) – Bonus
—————————————-
CD remaster of That total age
CD boxset catalogue

Side 4
1.Join In The Chant (Burn! 12” Mix) – Bonus
——————————————-
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
Digital In order

2.Let Your Body Learn (12” Mix) – Bonus
——————————————–
Vinyl 12 inch let your body learn

3.Join In The Chant (Metal Mix) – Bonus
——————————————–
CD remaster of That total age
CD boxset catalogue

=================================
CD remaster of That total age
CD boxset catalogue
CD boxset compilation
vinyl let your body learn

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BELIEF

Side 3
1.Control I’m Here (Command Control Confront Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD japan Belief
Digital in order
Vinyl 12 inch control i’m here

2.Shame (Mix no 2 William Orbit) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
Digital in order
Vinyl 12 inch shame

3.K.I.A. (PK Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD UK belief
CD japan belief
CD boxset catalogue
Digital in order

Side 4
1.Captivate (William Orbit Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single shame
CD body of work
CD boxset catalogue
Digital in order
vinyl 12 inch US hearts and minds
vinyl 12 inch UK shame

2.Hearts & Minds (Mix Subsonic) – Bonus
———————————————————
vinyl 12 inch hearts and minds

3.Backlash (William Orbit Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
Digital in order
Vinyl 12 inch shame

==========================================
CD japan Belief
Digital in order
CD UK belief
vinyl 12 inch hearts and minds
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
Digital in order

optional
——–
CD single shame
Vinyl 12 inch control i’m here
Vinyl 12 inch shame
vinyl 12 inch US hearts and minds

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SHOWTIME

Side 3
1.Lightning Man (The Industry Vs. The Ebb Remix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD japan showtime
CD single US lightning man
Digital in order
Vinyl US lightning man

2.Fun To Be Had (Long Mix George Clinton) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single US lightning man
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

3.Getting Closer (The Kitchen Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single US lightning man
Digital in order
Vinyl US 12 inch getting closer

Side 4
1.Fun To Be Had (Dust Brothers Master Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had
Digital in order

2.Lightning Man (RSW Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single US lightning man
Digital in order

3.Getting Closer (The Trance Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single US lightning man
Digital in order
Vinyl US 12 inch getting closer
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had

==================================================================
CD single US lightning man
Digital in order
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had

optional
———
CD japan showtime
CD body of work
Vinyl US lightning man
CD boxset compilation
Vinyl US 12 inch getting closer
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

EBBHEAD
Side 3
1.Family Man (Jaz Coleman Mix) –Bonus
———————————————————
CD us as is
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

2.Come Alive (Alan Wilder Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD us as is
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

3.Lovesick (Flood Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD us as is

4.Higher (Barry Adamson Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD us as is

Side 4
1.Ascend (Vince Clarke Anonymous Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD uk promo various mute
vinyl uk promo ascend
cassette uk ascend

2.I Give To You (Pestilence Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
Digital in order
Vinyl 12 inch US i give to you

3.Godhead (Remix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single UK godhead
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
Digital in order

======================================================
CD us as is
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation
CD uk promo various mute

optional
——-
CD single UK godhead
vinyl uk promo ascend
cassette uk ascend
Vinyl 12 inch US i give to you

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BIG HIT
Side 3
3.Friend (Brittle Mix) – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single I thought
Digital in order

4.Beats Me – Bonus
———————————————————
CD single I thought
Digital in order

Side 4
1.Kick It (Adrian Sherwood Compulsion Edit) — Bonus
———————————————————
vinyl UK 12 inch kick it

2.Kick It (Popular Music Mix) — Bonus
———————————————————
CD single kick it
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

3.I Thought (Final Sin) — Bonus
———————————————————
CD single I thought
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

=========================================
CD single I thought
Digital in order
vinyl UK 12 inch kick it
CD single kick it

optional
———————
CD body of work
CD boxset compilation

so overall
============================================
=================================
CD remaster of That total age
CD japan Belief
CD UK belief

CD single US lightning man
CD single I thought
CD single kick it
CD single us as is

CD uk promo various mute

CD boxset catalogue
CD boxset compilation
CD body of work

Digital in order

vinyl 12 inch let your body learn
vinyl 12 inch hearts and minds
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had
vinyl UK 12 inch kick it

optional
——–
CD single shame
CD japan showtime
CD single UK godhead

Vinyl 12 inch control i’m here
Vinyl 12 inch shame
vinyl 12 inch US hearts and minds
Vinyl US lightning man

Vinyl US 12 inch getting closer
Vinyl 12 inch US i give to you
Vinyl 12 inch Fun to be had
vinyl uk promo ascend

cassette uk ascend

29 tracks
==========================================
Getting the 2 compilations, and the
digital ones gets you :

23 tracks

or : 4 cds, 4 cd-singles, and 4 12 inches
for all the tracks

exclusive vinyl/promo/cd only
—————————–
6 tracks

1 hard to find promo cd/12 inch

later
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thefix

If there’s a band who really needs the 2CD deluxe reissue treatment it’s Nitzer Ebb. (They can skip over Bit Hit if they wish.) Their music’s never really been properly reissued, the Body of Work comp was haphazard, and the digital-only In Order collection was full of errors and vinyl rips. This might be a good start but it’s way overpriced and doesn’t have anything rare.

seikotsi

Interesting, I thought their best track ‘warsaw ghetto’ was not on it, but they sneakily inserted it on ‘that total age’. It was released before that, but would fit in quite well.

thefix

It looks like they used the original US LP/cassette track listing for TTA, which included ‘Warsaw Ghetto’. Oddly (and unfortunately) this track was removed for the US CD.

Backlash

If I purchased all of these used, as they are all deleted, I would spent over $225 and heaven knows what quality it would be, and tack on shipping on each item and still would not have all the remixes. Also Mp3 downloads have no tangible value. A decent copy of TTA costs $30+ and you dont get any remixes with it. Also just checked Itunes USA, none of the bonus tracks that is on this box set is even available to download. That Total Age is not available at all. Also Ebbhead and Big Hit were never released in the US on vinyl and both of those have bonus tracks including the AS IS Ep, and those hard to find Adrian Sherwood Mixes from Big Hit.

I think it is good price, it averages out to about $18 a record, plus you get a box, a booklet and curated by the band. I think it is a great package and I am sure they will release the CDs as well. Original members are back and they are planning a world tour.

Glenn

We be great to see a reissue campaign for these albums on CD.

Mark Reed

What a strange and unusual release. Insultingly overpriced, utterly incomplete (chock full of remixes of some but not all the songs, but not the dozen or so non-album tracks they did), and not on CD. This type of content would come in a “original album series” 5CD for £15, not 10LP’s for £330!

Brad Breault

Chime me in on the bandwagon for a CD version, another band I never quite got around to replacing old original copies of albums I once owned and would be great to at least have all the studio recordings in 1 place 1 on shot, just not on vinyl only. Most people reading this kind of news understand wanting a larger format for primarily artwork and potential sound quality, but having a CD option even if it omits some artwork or other bits is still preferable at least to me. Too bad labels and talent haven’t considered doing music-only sets in 1 package and memorabilia/paraphenalia/artwork/trinkets/etc. in separate purchases for those who really only want those sort of items.

Paul E.

I’ve bought a lot of Douglas McCarthy’s solo stuff from Pylon Records and they are great to work with. Last week I asked about digital downloads with the vinyl and/or a future CD release. They replied that Geffen holds all the “digital” rights and Pylon is only offering vinyl at this time with no download code. I would love to have these remastered on CD so I’m a bit bummed.

Elliot

I’d be interested if there was a CD release of this.

Straker

I have a few of their releases on CD and would welcome an overview box set on compact disc but I have no interest in having my pocket gouged for £200-300 for something incomplete on yesterday’s format.

Thanks to neagative1 for the steer to previous releases.

Carl

I used to buy a bit of their stuff back in the day ,hardly anyone else did though, so who will shell out that kind of money is mystifying .
CD set please about £30 should cover it.

Seikotsi

I would prefer a rerelease box of all their 12 inches. For some reason I see them much more as a 12” single band than as an album band.

Oh yes and the instrumental of let your body learn is missing here.

Anyway they are great so check them out if you don’t know them!

Wax Monster X

CD please.

AdamW

Much cheaper at Pylon Records’ website. Plus, the exclusive color version also includes Basic Pain Procedure as an extra LP.

Personally, I have all the recordings on various vinyls and CDs, so I’m probably going to pass, but if you liked the band but never bought the music and want it on vinyl, it’s a nice easy way to catch up.

(To answer a question: there are a lot of missing remixes – NE made a ton of them. But most of the good ones are here, IMHO.)

Color vinyl from Pylon: http://pylonrecords.com/DetailNEBOXCOLOR.html

Mike

Would love this on CD, please succumb to prudent pressure like Yazoo did and release on CD!

negative1

i’m a fan of the band, but there’s no way i’m paying that much for this boxset.

maybe half of that price.

anyways, this is nowhere near complete. there are tons of remixes of the
early tracks, that aren’t on here.

if you’ve been collecting them. as i have for their first 3 albums. you’re
better off buying each album separately, along with the vinyl 12 inch singles,
and the latter cd-singles.

it’s a much better value that way.
———————————————-
if you want an overview, get these compilations:

so bright so strong (german) lp/cd 1988
body of work (us/europe) 2xCD 2006
in order (60 tracks) digital 2010

if you want new remixes added on then
———————————————–
body of work + reworks
compilation (europe) 3xCD 2010

finally:
——–
Catalogue (UK) 5xCD 2010

gathers the same albums together, and you can still find it cheap.

later
-1

elliott buckingham

never heard of these but I can only assume they were mates with the mode due to wilder and Clarke remixes

Caroline McKenzie

They were on Mute Records in the UK. Hence also Barry Adamson, RSW (Renegade Soundwave) and PK (Paul Kendall).

Larry Davis

I would say yes because i saw NE open up for the Mode on the Violator Tour in 1990, Giants Stadium, NJ…this box looks great but would prefer it on CD…nice companion piece to the 2cd comp “Body Of Work”, which I just love…

Aevion

They were label mates with Depeche Mode and I do believe they supported them during the tour for Violator.

Aevion

I almost forgot, on top of that Alan Wilder produced the Ebbhead album in return for Douglas McCarthy doing vocals on the Recoil single Faith Healer.

Tracey Spivey

I too would be tempted if this was released on CD.

John Lloyd

Jaw-dropping price, peculiar product – something else that will hardly draw newcomers in nor be conclusive enough for the collectors. It might interest some that the Vince Clarke mix of Ascend was only on promo and the cassette single.

mark

love this band…but no way would i buy this, i hope they release them as individual records and not just in this box set

FM

I’d be interested if this was being released on CD.

xymox970

Yes…….me too.

With all the mixes in one set – it would be just right.

I am not such a big fan to know if any of the mixes are omitted, but it would be good to know if there are……