The UK band that goes by the name of UFO released two studio sets before charting with their third album, Phenomenon. Phenomenon was released in 1974 and set the stage for their successful UK/US studio sets (Force It – 1975, No Heavy Petting – 1976, Lights Out – 1977, Obsession – 1978, No Place To Run – 1980), and four others through 1985. Their recent A Conspiracy of Stars, issued in 2015, placed appreciably on worldwide charts. UFO – like Angel, Starz, and other similar hard rock bands from that time frame – has a legion of fans. My brother was one of them, which is how I became exposed to UFO.

On October 11, Chrysalis Records will release a Deluxe Edition of the jump-starting Phenomenon album with all new 2019 remastering (from original analog masters – by Andy Pearce), and expanded by a collection of 8 live performance tracks from their November 5th, 1974 Electric Ballroom show in Atlanta, GA. The set is being reissued on vinyl 2LP (although I assume a CD set will soon materialize. I mean,,,why not, right?!) The 2LP set will add a booklet with new sleeve notes and photos.

UPDATE: A 3CD Deluxe Edition of Phenomenon is also scheduled for reissue with a collection of live tracks and a mighty impressive assembly of sixteen demos, single edits, rough and early mixes, and outtakes! All are newly remastered for this impressive set (that we’d like to see continued). The package is housed in an 8-panel digipak and protected by an O-card slipcover. That booklet has to be great as well.

UFO is currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a unit. Congratulations, guys!

Phenomenon (3CD 2019 Remaster) – UFO

CD1 (Original Album)
01 Too Young To Know
02 Crystal Light
03 Doctor Doctor
04 Space Child
05 Rock Bottom
06 Oh My
07 Time On My Hands
08 Built For Comfort
09 Lipstick Traces
10 Queen Of The Deep

CD2 (Bonus Tracks)
01 Sixteen (Demo)
02 Oh My (Demo)
03 Give Her The Gun (A-Side Single)
04 Sweet Little Thing (B-Side Single)
05 Sixteen (Outtake)
06 Doctor Doctor (Single Edit)
07 Rock Bottom (Single Edit)
09 Oh My (Instrumental Rough Mix)
10 Sixteen (Instrumental Rough Mix)
11 Doctor Doctor (Instrumental Rough Mix)
12 Rock Bottom (Rough Mix)
13 Time On My Hands (Rough Mix)
14 Built For Comfort (Rough Mix)
15 Lipstick Application (Instrumental Rough Mix)
08 Doctor Doctor (Mono Single Edit)
16 Queen Of The Deep (Early Version)

CD3 (Live at The Electric Ballroom – November 5, 1974)
01 Oh My
02 Doctor Doctor
03 Built For Comfort
04 Give Her The Gun
05 Cold Turkey
06 Space Child
07 Rock Bottom
08 Prince Kujuku

Phenomenon (2LP 2019 Remaster) – UFO

LP1 – Side One (A)
01 Too Young To Know
02 Crystal Light
03 Doctor Doctor
04 Space Child
05 Rock Bottom
LP1 – Side Two (B)
01 Oh My
02 Time On My Hands
03 Built For Comfort
04 Lipstick Traces
05 Queen Of The Deep

LP2 – Side One (A) [Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, Georgia – November 5, 1974]
01 Oh My
02 Doctor Doctor
03 Built For Comfort
04 Give Her The Gun
05 Cold Turkey
LP2 – Side Two (B) [Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, Georgia – November 5, 1974]
01 Space Child
02 Rock Bottom
03 Prince Kujuku

By MARowe

3 thoughts on “UPDATE: UFO Classic, Phenomenon, Gets 2LP AND 3CD Deluxe Edition Reissue”
  1. If you have analog masters, why were these LPs not done AAA? We all know what” FROM the original analog tapes mean” why put digital files back on vinyl??

  2. More to the point … now that Phenomenon’s out of the way, is there any word of a progressive release campaign for the other Schenker-era albums in similar formats? The Back On Black 2LP sets are increasingly hard to find at a reasonable price now …

    Amazed that Strangers has never been reissued in its original format on suitably coloured vinyl or picture disc, perhaps accompanied by the unedited Cleveland show.

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