Stranded In Reality

Ian Hunter’s ‘Stranded In Reality’, the 30-disc Anthology box set, is available exclusively via Propermusic.com : http://smarturl.it/ianhunterboxset

The ‘Sampling In Reality’ boxset sampler is available to buy now for just £7 and features 5 tracks taken from the forthcoming anthology plus 2 unique tracks.

The career of the British rock great and Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter is celebrated with this strictly limited edition 30-disc Anthology box set, Stranded in Reality, containing a swathe of rare and previously unreleased recordings and film. Compiled and curated by Ian and recognised Hunter-Mott biographer Campbell Devine, the project is the ultimate celebration of the artist’s hugely influential and sparkling solo work. Covering the years 1975 to 2015, Stranded in Reality comprises 17 original albums on 19 CDs, 9 “new” discs of intriguing rare and unreleased tracks plus 2DVDs.

All of Ian’s classic solo albums are contained in the box set including expanded Anniversary Editions of Ian Hunter, All-American Alien Boy, You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic and Welcome to the Club, plus special unique bonus track discs of Short Back n’ Sides, All of The Good Ones Are Taken, The Artful Dodger, Strings Attached, Shrunken Heads and When I’m President.

The new albums are titled Tilting the Mirror (Rarities 2CD), If You Wait Long Enough for Anything, You Can Get it on Sale (Live 1979-81 2CD), Bag of Tricks (Live Volumes 1, 2 and 3), Acoustic Shadows and Experiments. The box presents many unheard and “lost” songs from Ian’s archive including ‘San Diego Freeway’, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ and ‘Salvation’ as well as rarely performed live versions of ‘Wild East’, ‘While You Were Looking At Me’, ‘The Outsider’ and a 2008 acoustic concert.

A visual 2 disc set, It Never Happened, features promo, live and archive material, and most of the footage has not been issued commercially on DVD until now. The project includes a complete 1979 Hunter Ronson concert from London’s Hammersmith Odeon and a TV film from the same tour, live in Toronto. Collectively, the albums and DVD’s offer music fans a rock ‘n’ roll jackpot of over 400 tracks!

Lavishly presented in an LP-size deluxe box with custom Escher-style cover, the collection also contains an 88-page hardback book with comprehensive essay, rare memorabilia and Ian Hunter “Track by Track” for every song, a stunning facsimile Shades newspaper featuring classic historic press features, an Alien Boy lithograph personally signed by Ian and original and brand new album artwork in replica card sleeves.

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Live 1979-81
This 2 CD Set contains the “holy grail”, the complete and legendary Hammersmith Odeon show from 1979 with Mick Ronson, and recordings from Berkeley, New York and San Francisco.
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2 CDs, 34 tracks of rarities, outtakes, soundtrack songs and more.
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BAG OF TRICKS
3 volumes of live material from 1987 in Toronto through to 2015 in Tokyo.
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ACOUSTIC SHADOWS
Previously unreleased soundboard recordings, as a trio from the Mick Jagger Centre, England, 2008.
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EXPERIMENTS
18 tracks of all previously unreleased outtakes and demos from Ian’s personal archive.
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IT NEVER HAPPENED
A 2 DVD set featuring promo, live and archive material, most of which has not been issued commercially until now.

The complete track listing for the set is available to view now on www.propermusic.com. Don’t forget, you can also get Sampling In Reality, the 7 track sampler now from Propermusic. Tracks 1 to 5 are taken from the forthcoming, Limited Edition Ian Hunter box set, Stranded in Reality – Tracks 6 and 7 being unique to this sampler – All versions previously unreleased except Track 2.