Limited box set including 180gm vinyl LP, four CDs and book. Central to this set, and almost 40 years after Chris compiled and sequenced it, is a first pressing on vinyl of his never-released solo album (long thought lost, the masters were discovered by chance in a barn in the West of England in early 2013). While some titles are known, none of the selections have previously been heard. The CDs include music drawn from Chrisâs entire career with his solo recordings taking center-stage. Evening Blue also includes alternate takes and mixes as well as previously unheard compositions and never-before-heard home demos and other sketches. It is all housed in a 200+ page hardback book which includes over 420 images, the majority of which have not been seen before. The text has been abridged and edited from Dan Ropekâs biography of Chris and, together with Ropekâs own interviews with the late Jim Capaldi and Paul Medcalf as well as many of Chrisâs friends and musical colleagues throughout his life, Evening Blue includes exclusive interviews with: Steph Wood and Anna Capaldi-Gilbey; studio engineers Dick Cuthell, Terry Barham and Brian Humphries; musicians Mike Kellie, Steve Winwood, Poli Palmer and Gordon Jackson as well as Muscle Shoals Swampers Charles Rose and David Hood; photographers Brian Cooke, Richard Keith Wolff, Dina Regine, Barrie Wentzell, David Miller, Dan Cuny and Gered Mankowitz.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.