Price: £48.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Be Bop Deluxe
Availability: 17-07-2020
CatNo: PECLEC42715
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Be Bop Deluxe Axe Victim Deluxe Bill Nelson Surround 3CD_DVD
A limited four disc (3cd/1dvd) deluxe box set edition of Axe Victim, the 1974 debut studio album by Be Bop Deluxe.
 
Features:
 
* Re-mastered from the original tapes.
* 2020 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Stephen W Tayler.
* Previously unreleased BBC sessions from 1973 and 1974, including the lost John Peel session from November 1973
* Both sides of the rare Smile Records single Teenage Archangel b/w Jets at Dawn, released by the band in 1973 prior to being signed to EMI
* The previously unreleased audition session for Decca Records from December 1973
* Previously unreleased out-takes from the original album sessions.
* A 68 page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. 
* A facsimile record store poster and postcards. 
 
A glorious celebration of a wonderful debut album and a fine tribute to the creative vision of Bill Nelson.
DISC ONE: CD
AXE VICTIM
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED:
 
1. AXE VICTIM
2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS
3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS
4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN
5. NIGHT CREATURES
6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS
7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE
8. JETS AT DAWN
9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN
10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE)
BONUS TRACKS
11. TEENAGE ARCHANGEL (1973 SINGLE)
12. JETS AT DAWN (1973 SINGLE VERSION)
13. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN (FIRST MIX) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
14. AXE VICTIM (ALBUM VERSION – FIRST MIX) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
 
DISC TWO: CD
AXE VICTIM
THE NEW STEREO MIX:
 
1. AXE VICTIM
2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS
3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS
4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN
5. NIGHT CREATURES
6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS
7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE
8. JETS AT DAWN (FULL VERSION)
9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN
10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE)
BONUS TRACKS
11. AXE VICTIM (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
12. NIGHT CREATURES (SPOKEN WORD VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
13. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
 
DISC THREE: CD
 
BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SHOW” SESSION 6th NOVEMBER 1973
 
1. AXE VICTIM (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
2. BLUESY RUBY (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
3. TOMORROW THE WORLD (BBC SESSION NOVEMBER 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
 
THE DECCA SESSION – 13th DECEMBER 1973:
 
4. AXE VICTIM (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
5. I’LL BE YOUR VAMPIRE (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
6. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
7. BLUESY RUBY (DECCA SESSION 1973) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
 
BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SHOW” SESSION 9th MAY 1974
 
8. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN (BBC SESSION MAY 1974)
9. MILL STREET JUNCTION (BBC SESSION MAY 1974)
10. 15TH OF JULY (INVISIBLES) (BBC SESSION MAY 1974)
11. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (BBC SESSION MAY 1974)
 
DISC FOUR: DVD
AXE VICTIM
THE NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX, NEW 96 KHZ / 24-BIT STEREO MIX AND 96 KHZ / 24-BIT ORIGINAL STEREO MIX
 
1. AXE VICTIM (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
2. LOVE IS SWIFT ARROWS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
3. JET SILVER & THE DOLLS OF VENUS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
4. THIRD FLOOR HEAVEN (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
5. NIGHT CREATURES (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
6. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
7. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
8. JETS AT DAWN (FULL VERSION) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
9. NO TRAINS TO HEAVEN (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
10. DARKNESS (L’IMMORALISTE) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
BONUS TRACKS
11. AXE VICTIM (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
12. NIGHT CREATURES (SPOKEN WORD VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
13. ROCKET CATHEDRALS (FIRST VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (5.1 SURROUND MIX)