It’s the second volume of UFO: The Chrysalis Years out from EMI. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
This anthology kicks off with 1980’s No Place To Run, now featuring the single edit “Young Blood”, available on CD for the first time, as well as its live b-side “Hot ‘N’ Ready”, recorded in concert at that year’s Reading festival. Next up is a BBC gig recorded for Radio 1 on their 1980 No Place To Run UK tour. Featuring the classics “Out In The Street”, “Cherry”, “Only You Can Rock Me”, “Love To Love”, “Doctor Doctor”, “Too Hot To Handle”, “Lights Out” and “Rock Bottom”, this is the first time the original broadcast has been released on CD in its entirety.
1981’s The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent (UK No 19) kicks off with live favourite “Chains Chains”, and includes the singles “Couldn’t Get It Right” and the 7″ edit of “Lonely Heart”, previously unreleased on CD. Back in the days when rock groups were expected to produce (at least) one LP a year, and UFO being no slouches, they produced Mechanix (UK No 8) in 1982, now featuring the otherwise unavailable b-side, “Heel Of A Stranger”. 1983’s Making Contact, the first album to be recorded without founder member and bassist Pete Way, now features the b-side “Everybody Knows”, as well as the previously unreleased on CD – 7″ edit of single “When It’s Time To Rock”.
As UFO have now been touring and recording in excess of 40 years and 20 albums, announcing their “farewell” tour in 1983 may have been a little premature, but to commemorate this, a number of concerts were recorded on that tour, resulting in the 5 tracks taped at London’s famed Hammersmith Odeon, and later released on Headstone. The “comeback” record, and their final LP for Chrysalis, Misdemeanor was released in 1986, and now features the non-album b-side “The Chase”, as well as US Remix versions of “Night Run”, “Heavens Gate” and “One Heart”. The package is completed with liner notes written in conjunction with singer, songwriter and UFO mainstay Phil Mogg available on request), conducted whilst the band recorded their very latest album, which is due for release later in 2012.
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