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UFO to release Volume 2 of ‘The Chrysalis Years’

Following last year’s The Chrysalis Years Volume 1, 1973-1979, UFO – The Chrysalis Years (1980-1986) collects together all six of the “post-Schenker” albums UFO recorded for Chrysalis in the 1980s.

Following last year’s The Chrysalis Years Volume 1, 1973-1979, UFO – The Chrysalis Years (1980-1986) collects together all six of the “post-Schenker” albums UFO recorded for Chrysalis in the 1980s.

This anthology kicks off with 1980’s No Place To Run, now featuring the single edit ‘Young Blood’, available on CD for the first time, as well as its live b-side ‘Hot ‘N’ Ready’, recorded in concert at that year’s Reading festival. Next up is a BBC gig recorded for Radio 1 on their 1980 No Place To Run UK tour. Featuring the classics ‘Out In The Street’, ‘Cherry’, ‘Only You Can Rock Me’, ‘Love To Love’, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘Too Hot To Handle’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Rock Bottom’, this is the first time the original broadcast has been released on CD in its entirety.

1981’s The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent (UK No 19) kicks off with live favourite ‘Chains Chains’, and includes the singles ’Couldn’t Get It Right’ and the 7” edit of ‘Lonely Heart’, previously unreleased on CD. Back in the days when rock groups were expected to produce (at least) one LP a year, and UFO being no slouches, they produced Mechanix (UK No 8 ) in 1982, now featuring the otherwise unavailable b-side, ‘Heel Of A Stranger’. 1983’s Making Contact, the first album to be recorded without founder member and bassist Pete Way, now features the b-side ‘Everybody Knows’, as well as the previously unreleased on CD – 7” edit of single ‘When It’s Time To Rock’.

As UFO have now been touring and recording in excess of 40 years and 20 albums, announcing their “farewell” tour in 1983 may have been a little premature, but to commemorate this, a number of concerts were recorded on that tour, resulting in the 5 tracks taped at London’s famed Hammersmith Odeon, and later released on Headstone. The “comeback” record, and their final LP for Chrysalis, Misdemeanor was released in 1986, and now features the non-album b-side ‘The Chase’, as well as US Remix versions of ‘Night Run’, ‘Heavens Gate’ and ‘One Heart’. The package is completed with liner notes written in conjunction with singer, songwriter and UFO mainstay Phil Mogg (available on request), conducted whilst the band recorded their very latest album, which is due for release later in 2012.

UFO – The Chrysalis Years (1980-1986):

Disc 1

No Place To Run

1. Alpha Centauri

2. Lettin’ Go

3. Mystery Train

4. This Fire Burns Tonight

5. Gone In The Night

6. Young Blood

7. No Place To Run

8. Take It Or Leave It

9. Money Money

10. Anyday

Bonus tracks

11. Young Blood (Edit – Previously Unreleased on CD)

12. Hot ‘N’ Ready (live b-side)

BBC In Concert (4th February 1980)

Previously Unreleased on CD

13. Lettin’ Go

14. Young Blood

15. No Place To Run

16. Out In The Street

17. Cherry

18. Only You Can Rock Me

19, Love To Love

Disc 2

BBC In Concert (4th February 1980) continued

Previously Unreleased (released digitally as 686 8115)

1. Mystery Train

2. Doctor Doctor

3. Too Hot To Handle

4. Lights Out

5. Rock Bottom

The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent

6. Chains Chains

7. Long Gone

8. The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent

9. It’s Killing Me

10. Makin’ Moves

11. Lonely Heart 5:02

12. Couldn’t Get It Right

13. Profession Of Violence

Bonus track

14. Lonely Heart (7” edit – previously unreleased on CD)

Disc 3

Mechanix

1. The Writer

2. Somethin’ Else

3. Back Into My Life

4. You’ll Get Love

5. Doing It All For You

6. We Belong To The Night

7. Let It Rain

8. Terri

9. Feel It

10. Dreaming

Bonus track

11. Heel Of A Stranger (b-side)

Disc 4

Making Contact

1. Blinded By A Lie

2. Diesel In The Dust

3. A Fool For Love

4. You And Me

5. When It’s Time To Rock

6. The Way The Wild Wind Blows

7. Call My Name

8. All Over You

9. No Getaway

10. Push, It’s Love

Bonus tracks

11. Everybody Knows (b-side)

12. When It’s Time To Rock (7” edit – previously unreleased on CD)

Headstone – Live At Hammersmith 1983

13. We Belong To The Night

14. Let It Rain

15. Couldn’t Get It Right

16. Electric Phase

17. Doing It All For You

Disc 5

Misdemeanor

1. This Time

2. One Heart

3. Night Run

4. The Only Ones

5. Meanstreets

6. Name Of Love

7. Blue

8. Dream The Dream

9. Heavens Gate

10. Wreckless

Bonus tracks

11. The Chase (b-side)

12. Night Run (b-side US Remix)

13. Heavens Gate (b-side US Remix)

14. One Heart (b-side US Remix)