Boomtown Rats studio material to be released as box set

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.]