Ever see a box set so amazing, and for a band you might have never heard of, that you need to know how it happened?
That’s the case with Born Without A Face – the complete sound recordings box set: 1984-1986.
To call this set obsessive and complete is kind of an understatement because big labels don’t treat major bands this well.
The set features an artfully handmade box with a magnetic clasp. The band’s name is silk screened across the front. Inside there are three posters, a sticker, 1-12” 33 1/3rpm record featuring the “Freakshow” album, 1-12” 45rpm featuring “The Unbecoming” & “Worship” eps and a CD collecting all the tracks from the vinyl. The inside of a box includes another art piece, some notes and is part of a hand numbered edition of 300.
From a re-issue standard, the vinyl is beyond 180 gram (so called “audiophile editions”). These records are 210 gram. They are thick like dinner plates or, probably more accurately, 78rpms which the label design seems to invoke.