ducks deluxe Coast to Coast: the Anthology (3 CD set, £14.50)label: cherry red
Renowned for their exciting, sweat-drenched live shows and formed by ex-members of Help Yourself (among others), Ducks Deluxe pioneered the spirit of Pub Rock back in the early-to-mid Seventies. Having been a popular live draw, they signed to RCA, for whom they made two albums – but sadly, by the time the second was released, they’d disbanded. Sean Tyla then formed Tyla Gang while Nick Garvey formed The Motors. Martin Belmont went on to Graham Parker & The Rumour. For the first time ever, here are Ducks Deluxe’s complete original studio recordings across three CDs, augmented by the cream of the band’s reunion material. Frontman Sean Tyla recently celebrated his 70th birthday and he still performs gigs to this day, especially in Scandinavia. Both of the band’s original studio albums – Ducks Deluxe and Taxi To The Terminal Zone (produced by Dave Edmunds) - appear on Coast To Coast in their entirety, alongside non-album A’s and B’s, rarities, three previously unissued early demos, exclusive compilation appearances, alternative versions (from retrospectives Side Tracks And Smokers and All Too Much), their reunion mini-album Box Of Shorts and accompanying live recordings. Housed in a tidy card wallet combo, Coast To Coast also boasts detailed sleeve notes, reproductions of many rare images from the period and boasts remastered sound quality.
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