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Disc 1
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Disc 2
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Disc 3
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Disc 4
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ARTIST
TITLE
Fra Lippo Lippi
FORMAT
4CD BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
RACD 105CD RACD 105CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

All of Fra Lippo Lippi's six studio albums had been out-of-print for up to 22 years when Rune Grammofon re-released In Silence and Small Mercies as The Early Years (RACD 101) back in 2003. Songs was released as a limited edition CD in 2005, but Light And Shade, The Colour Album and Dreams have all been unavailable since the mid-'90s. This 4CD box collects the four last studio albums, Songs (1985), Light And Shade (1987), The Colour Album (1989) and Dreams (1992), in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The 6LP box collects the above 4 albums as well as the first two studio albums, In Silence (1981) and Small Mercies (1983). None of these albums have been available on vinyl since they were new releases and Dreams has never been on vinyl. It comes in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies only. Both box sets come with personal liner notes from Rune Kristoffersen on each album. Both box sets also come with stunning design by internationally-acclaimed designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen and has already been presented in UK design magazine, Grafik. After having released their two first albums In Silence and Small Mercies on the Norwegian indie label Uniton, Fra Lippo Lippi decided to finance and release their next album, Songs, themselves. If the development from the Joy Division-influenced In Silence to the piano-based Small Mercies was a big step, the same can be said about the further development leading up to Songs, the most obvious aspect being a stronger focus on more structured songs. Although the acoustic piano was a key part of Small Mercies, it was even more evident on Songs, especially as the original recording of Songs was completely without guitars (which were added on the international Virgin release). This gave the album a very personal and unique sound in the middle of a period that championed drum machines and the newly-developed digital synths and sequencers.