It’s been wonderful to have the Be Bop Deluxe studio catalogue refreshed and expanded by Cherry Red UK. All expanded studio editions have become Out of Stock  since their reissues. The one left to expansion was the band’s 1977 best-selling live set, Live! In The Air Age. And we’re quite happy to report that this album is now the next to be given deluxe attention.

On August 27, Cherry Red UK via Esoteric Recordings will deliver a massive 15CD/1DVD boxed set for Live! In The Air Age, doing exactly for Be Bop Deluxe what Universal should be doing for Live Dates from Wishbone Ash. The 15 CDs will not only present a newly remastered original Live! In The Air Age release, but will add to it with every show from the Be Bop Deluxe UK Tour encompassing February and March of 1977.All tracks from all shows have been newly remixed for this set and have been previously unreleased. The included DVD will present The Star Rider In Concert film from 1977 that had Be Bop Deluxe in it. The box will pack in a 68-page book that delivers more photographs and a new essay from Bill Nelson. A collection of postcards as well as a replica poster are inside the box.

This new Live! In The Air Age box will be offered in 15CD/DVD box form as well as a truncated 3CD package. The 3CD set will contain the original album remastered WITH the three bonus tracks, and 2CDs featuring the March 26, 1977 show at Hammersmith Odeon in London.

Live! In The Air AgeBe Bop Deluxe

CD1 (Original Album Remastered)
01 Life In The Air Age
02 Ships In The Night
03 Piece Of Mine
04 Fair Exchange
05 Shine
06 Sister Seagull
07 Maid In Heaven
08 Mill Street Junction
09 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape
10 Blazing Apostles
Bonus Tracks (BBC John Peel Session – January 1977)
11. Still Shining
12. Mill Street Junction
13. Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD2 (De Montfort Hall in Leicester – February 12, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD3 (De Montfort Hall in Leicester – February 12, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

CD4 (Grand Theatre in Leeds – February 13, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD5 (Grand Theatre in Leeds – February 13, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street

CD6 (Grand Theatre in Leeds – February 14, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD7 (Grand Theatre in Leeds – February 14, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

CD8 (Hammersmith Odeon in London – March 25, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD9 (Hammersmith Odeon in London – March 25, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

CD10 (Hammersmith Odeon in London – March 26, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD11 (Hammersmith Odeon in London – March 26, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

CD12 (Colston Hall in Bristol – March 27, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD13 (Colston Hall in Bristol – March 27, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

CD14 (Winter Gardens in Bournemouth – March 28, 1977)
01 Introduction – Blimps
02 Life In The Air Age
03 Fair Exchange
04 Piece Of Mine
05 Sister Seagull
06 Mill Street Juncture
07 Ships In the Night
08 Swansong
09 Maid In Heaven
10 Shine
11 Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape

CD15 (Winter Gardens in Bournemouth – March 28, 1977)
01 Bill Nelson’s Introduction
02 Twilight Capers
03 Modern Music Suite
04 Forbidden Lovers
05 Terminal Street
06 Blazing Apostles

DVD (Star Rider In Concert Segment – Previously Unreleased)
01. Fair Exchange
02. Ships In The Night
03. Maid In Heaven
04. Bring Back The Spark
05. Blazing Apostles

By MARowe

One thought on “Be Bop Deluxe Set, Live! In The Air Age Gets 15CD/DVD Box”
  1. This is not every show from the tour, just the seven shows that were recorded for the live album.

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