2CD £12.99
  • SKU: PECLEC22672
  • UPC: 5013929477247
  • Release Date: 26 April 2019


Label Review.

1975 album remastered and expanded with 2 bonus tracks and the whole album in a new stereo mix with 4 bonus tracks (2 previously unreleased). Esoteric. Also available as limited edition Box Set.

Our Overview.

Be Bop Deluxe - the British band formed by the undoubtable talent of guitar singer-songwriter Bill Nelson in 1972, - dabbled with genres that ranged from prog rock, glam rock, porto-punk and new wave and never actually played Be Bop music. The band originally recorded ‘Futurama’ in the Autumn of 1975 at Abbey Road studios (with some sessions also taking place at AIR studios in London. This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 39 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions, a BBC Radio “In Concert” performance from January 1976, a rare John Peel Show session from February 1976 (unavailable on CD for over twenty years), along with an unissued and previously unreleased 1976 Harvest Records promotional video for Ships in the Night and a session for BBC TV’s “Old Grey Whistle Test” show from January 1976.

Another highlight of the limited edition boxed set version is the lavishly illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes a facsimile of the 1976 Sunburst Finish tour programme, postcards and a replica poster. This special deluxe limited edition boxed set of Sunburst Finish is a fitting tribute to a fine band, the creative vision of Bill Nelson and a wonderful album.