John Wetton An Extraordinary Life 8CD Box Set To Be Released on 24th November 2023

John Wetton An Extraordinary Life 8CD Box Set To Be Released on 24th November 2023

Celebrating an Extraordinary Legacy: The John Wetton Box Set

Fans of John Wetton, one of the UK’s most iconic and prolific musicians, get ready for a special treat! On November 24th, the first in a series of box sets honoring Wetton’s incredible life and music will hit the shelves.

An Extraordinary Life, the name of this lovingly crafted box set, contains 8 newly remastered CDs, covering Wetton’s extensive solo career. It features his six solo albums released between 1980 and 2011, each peppered with special bonus tracks.

But that’s not all! Two additional discs will take you on a journey through a treasure trove of rare, live, and unreleased gems from Wetton’s musical vaults. These were meticulously compiled by John’s archivist, Rick Nelson.

Watch the trailer for the box set here!

The set is beautifully housed in a 12″ by 12″ box and includes a 64-page book with an introduction by legendary artist Roger Dean. With comprehensive sleeve notes by Nick Shilton, author of Wetton’s biography, “An Extraordinary Life,” and photographs from the Wetton archive, the design has been artfully completed by John’s long-time friend, Michael Inns.

Fully endorsed by the Wetton estate, and compiled with the blessings of John’s son Dylan and his wife Lisa, this box set is more than a collection of music. It’s a tribute to Wetton’s rich baritone voice, his mastery of bass, and a career spanning more than four decades.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s inside:

  • DISC 1: Caught in The Crossfire (1980)
  • DISC 2: Battle Lines (1994)
  • DISC 3: Arkangel (1997)
  • DISC 4: Welcome to Heaven (2000)
  • DISC 5: Rock of Faith (2003)
  • DISC 6: Raised in Captivity (2011)
  • DISC 7: New Live and Unreleased Tracks
  • DISC 8: New Live and Unreleased Tracks

About John Wetton

John Wetton occupies a unique place in British music history. With a career sparkling over 40 years, Wetton was part of several influential bands like Family, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Roxy Music, UK, Asia, and Icon. His guest appearances include work with Bryan Ferry, Steve Hackett, Brian Eno, Renaissance, and Galahad.

His solo career is an equally accomplished chapter in his extraordinary life. Now, all of it is captured in one sumptuous box set, making it a must-have for both longtime fans and newcomers to his music.

An Extraordinary Life is not just a collection; it’s an experience, a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s most loved and respected artists. Make sure to mark your calendars and celebrate the legacy of a true music legend.

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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