4LP Box Set With Poster And Download Post Card
Third, and final, box set includes ‘The Tenement Year’ (1988), ‘Cloudland’ (1989), ‘Worlds In Collison’ (1991) and ‘The Lost Album’ (1989).
With Pere Ubu on hiatus since 1982’s excellent ‘Song Of The Bailing Man’, David Thomas had recorded a much-praised solo album and the band had now signed to a major label. In a period of rampant world commercialism, what would happen next?
Another crucial era for the band unraveled, Pere Ubu’s journey charted new undulating territory and so began a three-album escapade that retooled our understanding of what pop music is. The third in the four-part boxed set series, ‘Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991’ sits between ‘The Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Drive, He Said 1994-2002’.
“Solid as the band can be, it's also likely to dissolve songs from the bottom up. For all Pere Ubu's uncertainty, the band isn't arbitrary; its music has the off-the-wall unity of a Marx Brothers routine,” said Jon Pareles of The New York Times on ‘The Tenement Year’.
One year later and things were further obscured with ‘Cloudland’ when they released “their industrial-strength equivalent of a class Beach Boys album from musicians more familiar with factories than surf.” (Greg Kot, Chicago Sun Times). Then, in 1991, ‘Worlds In Collision’ became “the most atmospheric, carefully sculpted recording in the band's 13-album catalog.” (Tom Moon, Spin).
Here we have Pere Ubu between 1987 and 1991 with three phenomenal pop albums, together with the ‘Lost Album’, an 11-track record of demos that sounds like they’d loosened the nut and bolts of the genre even further.
Four of these tracks, ‘Around The Fire’,’ Down By The River’, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘Invisible Man’ were recorded as demos for the album originally designed to follow ‘Cloudland’. Referred to by the band as ‘The Lost Album’ they are now joined with songs from ‘Cloudland’ that wouldn’t fit on the original vinyl release due to the length limitations of vinyl. The record also includes a tribute to Van Dyke Parks ‘Wine Dark Sparks’ and ‘Bang The Drum’ inspired by a Van Dyke Parks song. Genius.
Remastered by Paul Hamann at Suma Studio in February 2017 and designed by John Thompson, the four LP box set will be released on 4th April 2018. Pere Ubu will also be on the road across Europe through May and June 2018.
The Modern Dance – Ltd Edition White Vinyl LP
St. Arkansas – Ltd Edition Blue LP
Pennsylvania – Ltd Edition Blue LP
390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo – Black LP
390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo – Ltd Edition Yellow LP (RSD21)
Dub Housing – CD
St. Arkansas – St Arkansas + Pennsylvania LP bundle
Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania + St Arkansas LP bundle
Architecture of Language 1979-1982 – 4 LP Box with poster and download card
Nuke The Whales 2006-2014 – 4LP Boxset + Poster
Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania + St Arkansas CD bundle
Pennsylvania – CD
St. Arkansas – St Arkansas + Pennsylvania CD bundle
St. Arkansas – CD
Coed Jail! – Coed Jail! CD
The Tenement Year – Ltd Edition Clear Vinyl LP
Raygun Suitcase – CD
Terminal Tower – Record Store Day 180g vinyl
Worlds In Collision – CD
Worlds In Collision – LP
Cloudland – CD
Cloudland – LP
Drive, He Said 1994 - 2002 – 4LP box set with poster and download postcard
Song Of The Bailing Man – CD
Song Of The Bailing Man – LP
The Modern Dance – Pere Ubu 10 Album CD bundle
The Modern Dance – 'The Modern Dance' & 'Dub Housing' LP bundle
The Modern Dance – LP
The Modern Dance – CD
Dub Housing – LP
The Art Of Walking – LP
The Art Of Walking – CD
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The Pere Ubu project was supposed to be an end, not a beginning. Assembled in August 1975 to be the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young of the Cleveland music underground, the plan was to record one, maybe two singles and exist no more. Within months, however, those first self-produced records were being snapped up in worldwide.
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