New English Beat Box Set: The Complete Beat

The entire catalogue of the English Beat is being released, starting with their first-ever box set.  

Inside are expaned versions of all three albums plus a nifty two-CD collection of rarities, B-sides, 12-inch singles (I’ve been looking for an extended version of “Save It for Later” for a long time!), Peel Sessions and even a Boston gig from 1982.

Dave Wakeling keeps the Beat flag flying, too.  Watch for him and the current edition of the band to promote this box throughout the summer.  

Highly recommended for any ska fans.  In fact, it’s probably bloody essential.

 

Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “New English Beat Box Set: The Complete Beat

  • June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm
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    Thanks for the heads up!

    They seem to have been playing Toronto regularly twice a year for the last several years. I still haven't made it to one of the gigs, but damn it, will make it next time.

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  • June 20, 2012 at 10:56 am
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    The entire catalogue of the English Beat is being released, starting with their first-ever box set.

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