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The Comeback Special - Limited Deluxe Art Book Box Set

$195.00

Release Date: 29/10/2021

Discs: 7

THE COMEBACK SPECIAL DOCUMENTS THE THE's TRIUMPHANT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT ON 5TH JUNE 2018.

When you combine the right songs with the right musicians and an audience that never forgot, it’s like coming home.” - Pete Paphides

The Royal Albert Hall concert was the first of a trio of London shows during The Comeback Special tour—the others taking place at Brixton Academy and The Troxy—all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Performing live for the first time in 16 years with a headline appearance at Denmark’s Heartland Festival a few days before the Royal Albert Hall concert, the rejuvenated THE THE, which featured previous members James Eller on bass, DC Collard on keyboards and Earl Harvin on drums and new member Barrie Cadogan on guitar alongside Matt Johnson, would go on to play sold-out shows and make festival headline appearances across the globe throughout 2018.


CONTENTS

This exquisitely designed 136 page art book tells the whole story behind The Comeback Special, with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, film stills, contributions and stories, as well as 7 discs including exclusive audio content, plus director Tim Pope’s beautifully shot, unobtrusive film of the show.

  • Features previously unseen artwork by Andy Dog, lyrics to all songs on the set list, a foreword by Pete Paphides, contributions by band members and collaborators
  • 'Conversations by Candlelight', a Radio Cinéola broadcast over a bottle of Jura whiskey with Matt Johnson and Tim Pope + acoustic snippets of selected songs
  • 'Book Narration', a Radio Cinéola broadcast with Matt Johnson and Jackson Ewald Johnson offering a guided tour of the book
  • 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' (interview + 6 acoustic performances at KCRW in LA during the tour: 'The Beat(en) Generation', 'Heartland', 'This Is The Day, 'Slow Emotion Replay', 'Armageddon Days', 'Lonely Planet')
  • Exclusive 10” vinyl featuring ‘DJ Food’s ‘Stolen Moments’ remix of ‘Global Eyes’ and ‘I Saw The Light’ performed at Festival No. 6

TRACK LISTING

CD1 (THE COMEBACK SPECIAL)
1. Global Eyes
2. Sweet Bird Of Truth
3. Flesh & Bones
4. Heartland
5. The Beat(en) Generation
6. Armageddon Days (are here again)
7. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship
8. We Can't Stop What's Coming
9. Phantom Walls
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
11. Dogs Of Lust
12. Helpline Operator
13. This Is The Night

CD 2 (THE COMEBACK SPECIAL)
1. This Is The Day
2. Soul Catcher
3. Bugle Boy
4. Beyond Love
5. Slow Emotion Replay
6. (Like a) Sun Rising Thru My Garden
7. Infected
8. I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life)
9. True Happiness (this way lies)
10. Uncertain Smile
11. Lonely Planet

CD 3 (CONVERSATIONS BY CANDLELIGHT)
1. First Glass
2. Second Glass
3. Third Glass
4. Fourth Glass
5. Fifth Glass
6. Heartland (candlelit)
7. Sixth Glass
8. The Beat(en) Generation (candlelit)
9. Seventh Glass
10. Armageddon Days (are here again) (candlelit)
11. Eighth Glass
12. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship (candlelit)
13. Ninth Glass
14. Love Is Stronger Than Death (candlelit)
15. Tenth Glass
16. Bugle Boy (candlelit)
17. Eleventh Glass
18. True Happiness (this way lies) (candlelit)
19. Twelfth Glass
20. Uncertain Smile (candlelit)
21. Thirteenth Glass
22. Lonely Planet (candlelit)
23. Fourteenth Glass

CD 4 (BOOK NARRATION)
1. The Introduction
2. The Dedication
3. The Rehearsals (Part One)
4. The Rehearsals (Part Two)
5. The Soundcheck
6. The Ritual
7. The Concert (Political)
8. The Concert (Emotional)
9. The Concert (Metaphysical)
10. The Concert (Encore)
11. The Lyrics and Andy Dog
12. The Tour
13. The Summing Up
14. The Microphone Stand
15. The Goodbye


DISC 5&6 (THE COMEBACK SPECIAL DVD & BD)
1. Global Eyes (Video)
2. Sweet Bird Of Truth (Video)
3. Flesh & Bones (Video)
4. Heartland (Video)
5. Beat(en) Generation (Video)
6. Armageddon Days (are here again) (Video)
7. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship (Video)
8. We Can't Stop What's Coming (Video)
9. Phantom Walls (Video)
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death (Video)
11. Dogs Of Lust (Video)
12. Helpline Operator (Video)
13. This Is The Night (Video)
14. This Is The Day (Video)
15. Soul Catcher (Video)
16. Bugle Boy (Video)
17. Beyond Love (Video)
18. Slow Emotion Replay (Video)
19. (Like a) Sun Rising Thru My Garden
20. Global Eyes (Video)
21. Infected (Video)
22. I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life) (Video)
23. True Happiness (Video)
24. Uncertain Smile (Video)
25. Lonely Planet (Video)
26. End Credits (Video)

DISC 7 (MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC)
1. Introduction (Live On KCRW)
2. The Beat(en) Generation
3. Heartland (Live On KCRW)
4. Explanation (Live On KCRW)
5. This Is The Day (Live On KCRW)
6. Interview (Live On KCRW)
7. Slow Emotion Replay (Live On KCRW)
8. Armageddon Days (are here again) (Live On KCRW)
9. Lonely Planet (Live On KCRW)
10. Signing Off (Live On KCRW)