Being a huge fan, no I mean HUGE fan of Nick Cave, when the opportunity arose to secure a copy of the Super Delux Box Set for his latest album with the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away, then I just had to jump on it.
Whilst it took many months to arrive it was well worth the wait. The thing of beauty arrived tripled boxed for protection. The last layer is a lovely black linen bound box with a lift-off lid that holds the following:
• CD Album and vinyl album [180gm Heavyweight Vinyl]
• DVD with specially created visuals by artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
• 2 x exclusive 7″ vinyls containing non album bonus tracks
• Exclusive 120-page replica of Nick Cave’s handwritten, hand stamped and hand glued notebooks
• Certificate of authenticity.
• Exclusive liner notes
• Digital download of the track We No Who U R, delivered to your ‘My Account’ area instantly upon purchase.
And as the blurb indicates:
“The very special notebook in this bespoke box set is an anatomy of the album, song by song. The multitude of written notes are painstakingly reproduced, a detailed dissection of each song, an autopsy with a runaway scalpel; dozens of unused verses, alternate song titles, rants and screeds, embarrassing digressions, photographs, drawings and scribbles that in a sane world should never see the light of day. Here Nick gives the listener an unprecedented insight into the mania of the songwriting process.”
A great addition to my collection and a wonderful insight into one of the great musical/artistic minds of my generation! (Well in my opinion anyhoot!)