Monday, February 08, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Elevator' (demo) by Gang of Four


Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that Matador Records’ delayed Gang of Four vinyl box set has received a new release date -- March 12 -- and now also will be released as a CD edition, the label announced Tuesday, teasing the release with the premiere of a previously unreleased demo, which is today's SOTD.

The limited-edition 77-81 box set originally was due out Dec. 11, but was delayed by production issues. The set -- it can be preordered now via Amazon -- features newly remastered pressings of 1979’s "Entertainment!" and 1981’s "Solid Gold" on vinyl, plus an LP on singles and a double LP titled "Live at American Indian Center 1980."

The box set -- which spotlights the original Go4 lineup of bassist Dave Allen, drummer Hugo Burnham, guitarist Andy Gill and singer Jon King -- also includes a 90-minute cassette with 26 previously unreleased demos and outtakes from "Entertainment!" and "Solid Gold," plus a 100-page, full-color hardbound book. 

The release of the new box set comes a year after the loss of Gill, who died Feb. 1, 2020, from a respiratory illness now believed to have been Covid-19. 

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