In celebration of B.B. KING’S 50th Anniversary of signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962, Universal Records are releasing a three format career retrospective on the iconic Blues Boy. The main component of the release is a 10-CD, 194 track collection chronicling his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album. This particular set is housed in a de-luxe box which includes a 72-page silver gilded hardback book, featuring essays FROM ASHLEY KAHN and DICK SHURMAN. The set is also packed with key images and memorabilia, illustrating KING’S long and influential career.
There will also be a 4 CD cut down version and digital version (essentially the 4-CD pack plus the bonus album ‘Lucille Talks Back’).
Whatever format KING fans choose, they’ll enjoy all the key moments from his career (including a plethora of pre-ABC Paramount material). There’s also collaborations aplenty (tracks with people like THE ROLLING STONES, BOBBY BLAND, ETTA JAMES and ERIC CLAPTON). There are also a number of previously unreleased tracks – including material from the famous 1970 Carnegie Hall concert.
‘LADIES and GENTLEMEN …B B KING’ is OUT 24TH SEPTEMBER 2012 ON UNIVERSAL