Matt Berry ‘Gather Up’ 2xLP

Matt Berry ‘Gather Up’ 2xLP

 Available as red coloured 2xLP or 5xLP box set.

‘Gather Up’ is the culmination of ten years on Acid Jazz for Matt Berry.
‘Gather Up’ comes as a beautifully packaged 4CD hardback book set with 28 pages of illustrations and notes or a 5LP box set with a 64-page booklet and certificate of authenticity signed by Matt.
‘Gather Up’ is also available as a standalone 21-track ‘Best Of’ on gatefold CD and red coloured vinyl double LP.
The 55 tracks on the 4CD / 5LP sets are split between an anthology compilation that tracks the very best tracks from his eight albums and associated singles for the label over the last decade, an album of unreleased tracks and rarities, a demo version of his 2020 album ‘Phantom Birds’ (titled ‘Phantom First’) and the previously unreleased ‘Live At A Festival’ album, which showcases Matt and his band The Maypoles in full flight.
The book included in both formats has an extended essay by Chris Catchpole which reviews Matt’s musical career and an exclusive set of photo images culled from the archive of Matt’s long time photographic collaborator Ben Meadows.
Following the huge acclaim earlier this year for Matt Berry’s eighth studio album, ‘The Blue Elephant’, Acid Jazz release ‘Gather Up’, a compilation album encompassing the singular musical adventures this extraordinary musician has taken over the past decade, offering a revelatory and fascinating insight into the working process of a genuine musical maverick and sonic explorer.
Over 10 years with Acid Jazz, Berry has released nine incredibly diverse albums (including one live album). From the tangled-folk rock thickets of ‘Witchazel’ and ‘Kill The Wolf’ (which features the song from which this release gets its name), to the out-there explorations of ‘Music For Insomniacs’ or ‘TV Themes’’ retro-kitsch delights, through the soul power in ‘Matt Berry & The Maypoles Live’ or the twilight grooves of ‘The Small Hours’ to the classic pedal-steel songwriting of ‘Phantom Birds’ and the smorgasbord of psychedelic sounds on ‘The Blue Elephant’, Berry’s journey has produced a feast for the ears that twists and turns down more unexpected avenues than most artists could manage over several careers.
‘Gather Up’ pulls together an excellent career spanning collection expertly compiled by Berry, including non-album tracks such as ‘Snuff Box Theme’. No easy achievement considering the sheer breadth, diversity and volume of his exceptional musical output.


Condition: New

Label: Acid Jazz

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