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UFO are getting their second budget box set from EMI in the U.K., covering the band’s work in the ’80s on Chrysalis Records.

follow-up to last year’s budget set from the label, The Chrysalis Years Volume 2 follows the hard-rocking band through several periods of transition. In 1978, virtuosic guitarist Michael Schenker, formerly of Scorpions, left the band, to be replaced by Paul “Tonka” Chapman, the band’s guitarist from 1974 to 1975. (This was far from the only lineup change through the decade; bassist Pete Way left in 1982, and was replaced by a myriad of other players over the years. The band would split in 1983, but reunited with (again) a slightly altered lineup, releasing an album and EP between 1986 and 1988. (Afterward, they disbanded yet again, until a new lineup in 1992 gave way to the classic lineup playing through the rest of the decade.)

Despite the changes in personnel, UFO had some career highs in this period. 1980’s No Place to Run saw the band work with legendary producer George Martin, while 1982’s Mechanix was the band’s most successful LP, peaking at No. 8 in England.

The Chrysalis Years Volume 2 collects, across five discs, the band’s five albums from the era (No Place to RunThe Wild, The Willing and The Innocent (1981), MechanixMaking Contact (1983) and Misdemeanor (1986)), plus single edits and B-sides, remixes from the U.S. pressing of Misdemeanor, a mostly-unreleased live concert recorded by the BBC at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on the No Place to Run tour and the live material released on 1983’s Headstone compilation. (Unfortunately, the live and studio bonus tracks included on recent reissues of No PlaceThe Wild… and Mechanix do not carry over.)

The set was released April 2 in the U.K. and can be bought after the jump.

UFO, The Chrysalis Years Volume 2 (1980-1986) (Chrysalis/EMI 602 5572 (U.K.), 2012)

Disc 1: No Place to Run and BBC in Concert Live at Hammersmith – 2/4/1980

  1. Alpha Centauri
  2. Lettin’ Go
  3. Mystery Train
  4. This Fire Burns Tonight
  5. Gone in the Night
  6. Young Blood
  7. No Place to Run
  8. Take It or Leave It
  9. Money Money
  10. Anyday
  11. Young Blood (7″ Edit)
  12. Hot ‘n’ Ready (Live in Cleveland)
  13. Lettin’ Go (BBC in Concert)
  14. Young Blood (BBC in Concert)
  15. No Place to Run (BBC in Concert)
  16. Out in the Street (BBC in Concert)
  17. Cherry (BBC in Concert)
  18. Only You Can Rock Me (BBC in Concert)
  19. Love to Love (BBC in Concert)

Disc 2: BBC in Concert Live at Hammersmith – 2/4/1980 (continued) and The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent

  1. Mystery Train (BBC in Concert)
  2. Doctor Doctor (BBC in Concert)
  3. Too Hot to Handle (BBC in Concert)
  4. Lights Out (BBC in Concert)
  5. Rock Bottom (BBC in Concert)
  6. Chains Chains
  7. Long Gone
  8. The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent
  9. It’s Killing Me
  10. Makin’ Moves
  11. Lonely Heart
  12. Couldn’t Get It Right
  13. Profession of Violence
  14. Lonely Heart (7″ Edit)

Disc 3: Mechanix and B-side

  1. The Writer
  2. Somethin’ Else
  3. Back Into My Life
  4. You’ll Get Love
  5. Doing It All for You
  6. We Belong to the Night
  7. Let It Rain
  8. Terri
  9. Feel It
  10. Dreaming
  11. Heel of a Stranger

Disc 4: Making Contact and bonus material

  1. Blinded by a Lie
  2. Diesel in the Dust
  3. A Fool for Love
  4. You and Me
  5. When It’s Time to Rock
  6. The Way the Wild Wind Blows
  7. Call My Name
  8. All Over You
  9. No Getaway
  10. Push, It’s Love
  11. Everybody Knows
  12. When It’s Time to Rock (7″ Edit)
  13. We Belong to the Night (Live at Hammersmith)
  14. Let It Rain (Live at Hammersmith)
  15. Couldn’t Get It Right (Live at Hammersmith)
  16. Electric Phase (Live at Hammersmith)
  17. Doing It All for You (Live at Hammersmith)

Disc 5: Misdemeanor and bonus material

  1. This Time
  2. One Heart
  3. Night Run
  4. The Only Ones
  5. Mean Streets
  6. Name of Love
  7. Blue
  8. Dream the Dream
  9. Heavens Gate
  10. Wreckless
  11. The Chase
  12. Night Run (U.S. Remix)
  13. Heavens Gate (U.S. Remix)
  14. One Heart (U.S. Remix)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10 released as Chrysalis LP CDL 1239 (U.K.), 1980
Disc 1, Track 11 released as Chrysalis single A-side CHS 2399 (U.K.), 1980
Disc 1, Track 12 possibly from expanded edition of Strangers in the Night (EMI 72435 20810 2 8, 1999)
Disc 1, Tracks 13 and 15-19 and Disc 2, Tracks 1 and 4 released as BBC Radio 1 in Concert (Windsong International WINCD 016, 1992)
Disc 2, Tracks 6-13 released as Chrysalis LP CHR 1307 (U.K.), 1981
Disc 2, Track 14 released as Chrysalis single A-side CHS 2454 (U.K.), 1981
Disc 3, Tracks 1-10 released as Chrysalis LP CHR 1360 (U.K.), 1982
Disc 3, Track 11 was the B-side to “Let It Rain” – Chrysalis CHS 2576 (U.K.), 1982
Disc 4, Tracks 1-10 released as Chrysalis LP CHR 1402 (U.K.), 1983
Disc 4, Tracks 11-12 released as Chrysalis single CHS 2672 (U.K.), 1983
Disc 4, Tracks 13-17 released on Headstone (Chrysalis CTY 1437 (U.K.), 1983)
Disc 5, Tracks 1-11 released as Chrysalis LP CHR 1518 (U.K.), 1985
Disc 5, Tracks 12-14 released on Chrysalis LP BFV 41518 (U.S.), 1985
All other tracks previously unreleased

Written by Mike Duquette

April 4, 2012 at 11:44

Posted in Box Sets, News, Reissues, UFO

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