Art Bears - The Art Box - 6 x CD box set (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)
RER AB BOX1-1
The box and the booklets are really beautifully done. Now here comes the party line:
"The Art Box marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most eclectic, dynamic and productive creative alliances in the history of experimental music. Featuring legendary composer Fred Frith, groundbreaking percussionist Chris Cutler & vocalist Dagmar Krause, this assembly of genius has made what CMJ termed an "incalculable" contribution to the post-context art-rock scene. To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Art Bears we will be releasing a 6 CD box containing: The three original releases, properly re-mastered...Art Bears Revisited -A double CD of re-mixes, re-workings and (mostly) new pieces made from the Art Bears multi-track masters by The Residents, John Oswald, Fred Frith, Christian Marclay, Jon Rose, Bob Drake (and many others). 6 years in the making, this is an amazing catalogue of imagination and great music. Digi-packed with a cover art by EM Thomas, who did all three original art bears covers and containing Art re-mixes in the booklet as well as comprehensive information. This double also contains Collapse from the Ralph Records single, All Hail from the Recommended Sampler and one previously unreleased and unfinished track completed by Fred Frith and Chris Cutler for this release. A free extra CD only available with the box (there are reasons) containing further re-workings by John Oswald, Bob Drake, Fred Frith, Biota, Yasushi Utsunomiya, as well as live Art Bears tracks and a Duck and Cover cover. A thick book of artwork, articles, notes, interviews and commentary on the material, the work process, the tour and the band in general, with photographs, documents and artwork."