The band that was known warmly as Be Bop Deluxe with Bill Nelson as a pivotal mainstay throughout the recordings of their five studio classics recorded their last, Drastic Plastic releasing it in 1978. While the album sold well, it was the end of the band. Bill Nelson went on to Red Noise, and a massive collection of solo studio works.

Cherry Red Records (UK) wraps up their new Deluxe packaging on Drastic Plastic with a fan-pleasing 4CD/2DVD edition that assembles a newly remastered album, along with a collection of live tracks, demos, bonus tracks, and sessions tracks. In addition there are fully remixed hi-res 96kHz/24-bit tracks in both Surround 5.1, and Stereo forms. The second DVD is choked with an awe-inspiring collection of videos that include a concert, a batch of BBC TV showings, and home movies recorded while filming Drastic Plastic.

Other inclusions are a 68-page booklet, a tri-fold cardboard display, a poster, four photos, and more. They are nicely tucked into a cardboard display case.

This Deluxe Edition of Drastic Plastic is expected on February 26 of 2021. A 2CD Edition will also be made available that will include the original album remastered and remixed.

Drastic Plastic (Deluxe Edition) – Be Bop Deluxe

CD1 (Drastic Plastic Original Stereo Mix Remastered)
01. ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE
02. NEW PRECISION
03. NEW MYSTERIES
04. SURREAL ESTATE
05. LOVE IN FLAMES
06. PANIC IN THE WORLD
07. DANGEROUS STRANGER
08. SUPERENIGMATIX (LETHAL APPLIANCES FOR THE HOME WITH EVERYTHING)
09. VISIONS OF ENDLESS HOPES
10. POSSESSION
11. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
Bonus Tracks
12. JAPAN
13. FUTURIST MANIFESTO
14. PANIC IN THE WORLD (SINGLE EDIT)
15. BLUE AS A JEWEL
16. ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE (SINGLE VERSION)
17. LOVE IN FLAMES (SINGLE VERSION)
18. FACE IN THE RAIN (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
19. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD (TAKE FOUR) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
20. THE SAXOPHONIST (JUAN LES PINS VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

CD2 (Additional Tracks & Sessions)
RECORDED AT THE MANOR STUDIO, AUGUST 1977 FOR AN INTENDED EP
01. AUTOSEXUAL
02. LOVERS ARE MORTAL
03. BLIMPS
04. SPEED OF THE WIND
05. QUEST OF HARVEST FOR THE STARS
BBC RADIO ONE “SIGHT & SOUND IN CONCERT” – JANUARY 19th, 1978. 06 NEW PRECISION
07. SUPERENIGMATIX
08. POSSESSION
09. DANGEROUS STRANGER
10. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
11. PANIC IN THE WORLD
12. LOVERS ARE MORTAL
13. LOVE IN FLAMES
14. BLAZING APOSTLES
BBC RADIO ONE JOHN PEEL SESSION – JANUARY 30th, 1978
15. SUPERENIGMATIX
16. POSSESSION
17. PANIC IN THE WORLD
18. LOVE IN FLAMES

CD3 (Drastic Plastic – New Stereo Remixes)
01. ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE
02. NEW PRECISION
03. NEW MYSTERIES
04. SURREAL ESTATE
05. LOVE IN FLAMES
06. PANIC IN THE WORLD
07. DANGEROUS STRANGER
08. SUPERENIGMATIX (LETHAL APPLIANCES FOR THE HOME WITH EVERYTHING)
09. VISIONS OF ENDLESS HOPES
10. POSSESSION
11. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
SINGLES AND EP TRACKS
12. JAPAN
13. FUTURIST MANIFESTO
14. BLUE AS A JEWEL
15. AUTOSEXUAL
16. FACE IN THE RAIN
17. LOVERS ARE MORTAL
18. SPEED OF THE WIND
19. QUEST FOR THE HARVEST OF THE STARS

CD4 (A Feeling of Playing – Bill Nelson Demos 1977)
01. SPEED OF THE WIND
02. SURREAL ESTATE
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
03. THE SAXOPHONIST
04. ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
05. VISIONS OF ENDLESS HOPES
06. POSSESSION
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
07. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
08. NEW MYSTERIES
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
09. JAPAN
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
10. DANGEROUS STRANGER
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
11. BLUE AS A JEWEL
12. AUTOSEXUAL
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
13. QUEST FOR THE HARVEST OF THE STARS
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
14. NEW PRECISION
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
15. LOVE IN FLAMES
(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)

DVD1 (Hi Resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround/Stereo/Original Stereo)
01. ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE
02. NEW PRECISION
03. NEW MYSTERIES
04. SURREAL ESTATE
05. LOVE IN FLAMES
06. PANIC IN THE WORLD
07. DANGEROUS STRANGER
08. SUPERENIGMATIX (LETHAL APPLIANCES FOR THE HOME WITH EVERYTHING)
09. VISIONS OF ENDLESS HOPES
10. POSSESSION
11. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
SINGLES AND EP TRACKS
12. JAPAN
13. FUTURIST MANIFESTO
14. BLUE AS A JEWEL
15. AUTOSEXUAL
16. FACE IN THE RAIN
17. LOVERS ARE MORTAL
18. SPEED OF THE WIND
19. QUEST FOR THE HARVEST OF THE STARS

DVD2 (Video)
01 BE BOP DELUXE IN
THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
02 BILL NELSON’S HOME MOVIES
FILMED WHILST RECORDING
DRASTIC PLASTIC
BBC TV “SIGHT & SOUND IN CONCERT” – January 19th, 1978

01. NEW PRECISION
02. SUPERENIGMATIX
03 POSSESSION
04. DANGEROUS STRANGER
05. ISLANDS OF THE DEAD
06. LOVERS ARE MORTAL
07. PANIC IN THE WORLD

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