Air Age Anthology

retrospective 2CD collection - 17 February 1997

Be Bop Deluxe

TRACKS:

1-01)  Axe Victim

1-02)  Love With The Madman

1-03)  Sister Seagull

1-04)  Heavenly Homes

1-05)  Ships In The Night

1-06)  Twilight Capers

1-07)  Kiss Of Light

1-08)  Crying To The Sky

1-09)  Sleep That Burns

1-10)  Life In The Air Age (Live)

1-11)  Electrical Language

1-12)  Panic In The World

1-13)  Maid In Heaven

1-14)  Between The Worlds

1-15)  Blazing Apostles

1-16)  Lovers Are Mortal

1-17)  Down On Terminal Street

1-18)  Darkness (L'immoraliste)

 

TRACKS:

 

​2-01)  Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

2-02)  Night Creatures

2-03)  Music In Dreamland

2-04)  Jean Cocteau

2-05)  Beauty Secrets

2-06)  Life In The Air Age

2-07)  Speed Of The Wind

2-08)  Modern Music

2-09)  Dancing In The Moonlight

2-10)  Honeymoon On Mars

2-11)  Lost In The Neon World

2-12)  Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids

2-13)  Modern Music (Reprise)

2-14)  Fair Exchange (Live)

2-15)  Autosexual

2-16)  New Mysteries

2-17)  Surreal Estate

2-18)  Islands Of The Dead

2-19)  Visions Of Endless Hopes

2-20)  The Bird Charmers Destiny

2-21)  The Gold At The End Of My Rainbow

NOTES:

Air Age Anthology is a double CD compilation offering the new listener a thorough introduction to Be Bop Deluxe.  No room was found for any rarities, but three tracks came with previously unheard studio talk (Nelson counting in a couple of tracks, and ending one take with the observation "we'll keep that one").  The set was enhanced by a nicely illustrated booklet with a sleeve notes written by Kevin Cann.


PAST RELEASES:

 

36 of the 39 tracks on this compilation album were taken from the six albums released in the band's lifetime (issued between 1974 and 1978), with the remaining 3 tracks originally released on The Best of and the Rest Of double album (1978).  See individual entries of those albums for full details including vinyl editions of the same material.

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CURRENT AVAILABILITY:
 

This compilation is now out of print in physical form, but is available to download from online stores.

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