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Ten Years After / 1967-1974 repress

10CD box set returns

Out-of-print box now available once more

Originally issued at the very end of 2017, the Ten Years After box set, 1967-1974, was limited to just 1500 copies and thus went out of print fairly quickly. Over three years on and the 10CD package is being made available again via a limited repress.

This collection gathers long-players from the Chrysalis and Deram eras of the British blues/rock band and includes eight studio albums, one live album and a bonus disc of never before heard recordings from 1972 called The Cap Ferrat Sessionswhich is newly mixed by producer Chris Kimsey. All the albums have been remastered from the original quarter-inch production master tapes.

‘Love Like A Man’ from 1970’s Cricklewood Green

The package previously came in hardcover book format but is now revised to a clamshell box which houses the 10 CDs in individual wallets and a perfect bound booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Chris Welch. These notes include extensive interviews with the remaining band members, Alvin Lee’s family, and there is additional recording notes by Kimsey.

The unreleased material – The Cap Ferrat Sessions – exists thanks to Alvin Lee’s wife, who discovered a box of recordings in their house in Spain. Chris Kimsey recorded and engineered these tracks originally (they formed part of the Rock N Roll Music To The World sessions) which is why Chrysalis Records turned to him to mix them for the first time.

Kimsey has set the record straight in terms of the quality of these newly-found tracks: “Alvin and the band were incredibly creative and abundant during this period. These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time. So these gems were left off. Mixing this in 2017 I began to study the parts, the playing, the response of each musician. It was amazing! It is what all great recordings are made of”.

This set now sells for £150+ on discogs so if you missed out the first time, now is your chance to add this to your collection for a fraction of that price.

Ten Years After 1967-1974 will be released again on 18 June 2021, via Chrysalis. Numbers will be limited (again).

A word on the Amazon pre-order links. They are all live but it seems they are geo-tagging, so if your default delivery address is outside the country it will show as ‘currently not available’

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Ten Years After

1967-1974 Ten CD box set

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Cap Ferrat is in the South of France, situated between Nice and Monaco.

Tracklisting

1967-1974 Ten Years After / 10CD box set repress

      1. I Want To Know
      2. I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes
      3. Adventures Of A Young Organ
      4. Spoonful
      5. Losing The Dogs
      6. Feel It For Me
      7. Love Until I Die
      8. Don’t Want You, Woman
      9. Help Me

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