|Large format hard back book with 5 CDs **Handling fee applies**
Format: CD / Cat No: PEND29CD / Released: 07/10/2019
Track Listing: CD 1: If I Were The Wind / The Voyager / Two Roads / Green Eyed Angel / Fly High Fall Far / Excalibur / Circus
CD 2: Dark Summer?s Day / 2am / I Walk The Rope / Queen Of Hearts: i Queen Of Hearts / Queen Of Hearts: ii A Man Could Die Out Here / Queen Of Hearts : iii the Last Waltz / It?s Only Me / The Freakshow / Fallen Dreams And Angels
CD 3: Sister Bluebird / Masters Of Illusion / Faces Of Light / The Last Man On Earth / Indigo / Am I Really Losing You?
CD 4: The World (Completely re-mixed - not just re-mastered - with re-recorded drums from current drummer Jan-Vincent Velazco)
CD 5: Men Who Climb Mountains (Completely re-mixed - not just re-mastered - with re-recorded drums from current drummer Jan-Vincent Velazco plus updated and additional keyboards)
More information: PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, an additional handling charge of £5.00 will be added to the standard fixed shipping cost for your order when you checkout.
The First 40 Years is a large format hard back book showcasing the history of the band.
Approximately 11inch square (just slightly smaller than a vinyl sleeve) this 32 page hard back book is truly a celebration of Pendragon from 1978 to the current day. Cover artwork from Simon Williams (The World, Window Of Life, Masquerade Overture, etc) incorporating images throughout the history of the band, and inside there are 32 glossy pages of photo memories throughout the years plus a few words from Nick, Peter, Clive and Vinnie.
Of the 5 CDs incliuded, three were recorded on the sold-out London date of their 40th Anniversary tour last November at the 229 The Venue, and they include many rarely played tracks like I Walk The Rope, Sister Bluebird, Excalibur and Dark Summer's Day, all the way through to recent material like Faces Of Light, Indigo and Empathy.
Nick Barrett: "We wanted to do something really special to celebrate and have spent a lot of time and energy on the three live CDs and the two studio album remixes for the First 40 Years Anniversary release. It's really been a no expense spared project and we have lashed out on getting some amazing artwork done by Simon Williams, who did Masquerade Overture et al."
The London show featured a return to the drum stool for Nigel Harris to perform some of the early songs and some saxophone from original member and one of the co-founders, Julian Baker.
The other two discs will be completely remixed versions of The World and Men Who Climb Mountains, which bookend the career of the band. Both remixes will feature re-recorded drums from current drummer Jan Vincent Velazco and some updated additional keyboards on The World recording.
Nick Barrett: "We've been working on the mixes for over a year now so a massive amount of effort has gone into this. I feel hell bent now on taking releases back to creating something that is bespoke and has had 100% put into every artistic aspect, that's what I loved about my favourite albums, the attention to detail. So expect great things!"