New England - The New England Archives Box: Vol 1 - 5CD
Five CD set from the under-appreciated AOR/melodic rock band. The first disc contains 10 tracks recorded at Earmark Studios in Philadelphia in 1978. The first half of Disc Two was recorded at Blizzard Studios while the second half of CD2 returns to more recordings from 1978 Earmark Studios, plus 'Familiar Faces', a very rare track recorded at Intermedia Studios in Boston in 1975. Disc Three features a rough mix of their self-titled debut, and closes with 'Last Show' and 'Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya' from London's legendary Trident Studios.
Disc Four is made up of rough mixes for the second LP, Explorer Suite, plus 'It's Never Too Late' mixed by Jim Boyer in 1980. The real treat is seven tracks from the band Target, featuring both John Fannon and Kenny Melle vocals, who would eventually transform into New England. Disc Five is made up of mono versions and alternative demos. The New England Archives Box Vol 1 has been drawn and compiled from the band's own collections of tapes and personal recordings, and features a number of rare and never before seen photos and imagery.