Tying in with their current tour, The Boomtown Rats’ first six studio albums are released at the end of October as a mid-priced box set.
Each of the six discs are housed in card sleeves depicting full album artwork, while each one also features bonus tracks as presented on the previous issues*.
Albums included are: The Boomtown Rats (1977), A Tonic For The Troops (1978), The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1979), Mondo Bongo (1980), V Deep (1982) and The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1984).
While long-time fans will undoubted have these albums already, the set provides a good opportunity for the curious to own almost everything in one handy package.
‘The Boomtown Rats: Six Albums’ is released in the UK on October 21st, just five days before Bob Geldof, Pete Brickette and co play London’s Roundhouse on October 26th.
[* at the time of writing, it is unclear as to whether ‘A Tonic For The Troops’ will feature ‘So Strange’, a bonus track from the first expanded CD pressing, but replaced by ‘D.U.N.L.O.G.H.A.I.R.E.’ on the subsequent issue.]