DUCKS DELUXE: Coast To Coast – The Anthology (3CD)

We are told:

Renowned for their exciting, sweat-drenched live shows and formed by exmembersof Help Yourself (among others), Ducks Deluxe pioneered the spirit ofPub Rock back in the early-to-mid Seventies. Having been a popular live draw,they signed to RCA, for whom they made two albums – but sadly, by the time thesecond was released, they’d disbanded. Sean Tyla then formed Tyla Gang whileNick Garvey formed The Motors. Martin Belmont went on to Graham Parker &The Rumour.

For the first time ever, here are Ducks Deluxe’s complete original studiorecordings across three CDs, augmented by the cream of the band’s reunionmaterial. Frontman Sean Tyla recently celebrated his 70th birthday and he stillperforms gigs to this day, especially in Scandinavia.

Both of the band’s original studio albums – Ducks Deluxe and Taxi To TheTerminal Zone (produced by Dave Edmunds) - appear on Coast To Coast in theirentirety, alongside non-album A’s and B’s, rarities, three previously unissuedearly demos, exclusive compilation appearances, alternative versions (fromretrospectives Side Tracks And Smokers and All Too Much), their reunion minialbumBox Of Shorts and accompanying live recordings.

Housed in a tidy card wallet combo, Coast To Coast also boasts detailed sleevenotes,reproductions of many rare images from the period and boastsremastered sound quality.