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Boomkat Product Review:
Limited edition 6CD set of "audio verite" recordings of Suicide playing live from September 1977 to August 1978 mastered by Denis Blackham.
These recordings cover most of their early shows at CBGB's & Max's plus their first ever tour across Europe & the UK. As you will hear, a crucial year in Suicide's development as both musicians and performers and their mission to stretch the label of Punk Rock to the very limit. The package includes a 40 page booklet of Suicide & Red Star Records memorabilia (including very rare Red Star Press Releases) from the personal archives of Howard Thompson, the A&R man that signed Suicide to UK label Bronze Records, Only the infamous "23 Minutes Over Brussels" has been legally released before.
From the sleeve notes: "This set of recordings are not the faint hearted, nor is it the ideal place to start to those first time listeners seeking an easy entry into the dark and decidedly queasy world of Alan Vega & Marty Rev's proto-futuristic, low tech sci-fi musical that they launched on a mostly uncaring world as music group Suicide. ....Howard Thompson's archive was originally made purely for his personal reference based on a joyess recognition that he was right there seeing history in the making. We've presented the gigs in the order they happened, all the better to hear how the Suicide live experience develops...."