Matchbox: The Albums 1979-82, 4CD Clamshell Boxset

Matchbox: The Albums 1979-82, 4CD Clamshell Boxset

6th January 2020 0 By John Deaux

Rockabilly Rebels Matchbox have their 4 albums from Magnet Records which had artists such as Alvin Stardust, Darts and Bad Manners to name a few signed to them, finally released in 1 handy compendium.

This box is a fabulous collection of classic Rockabilly which is currently enjoying a bit of a revival thanks to The Stray Cats which have just turned 40.

The 4 albums that are housed in a really sturdy cardboard clamshell have had the 4 album covers lovingly recreated as well as a booklet that has a plethora of memorabilia photos and extensive liner notes.

Spread over the 4 discs there’s an abundance of bonus tracks, some of which have never seen the light of day on CD until now and that includes the wonderful album Crossed Line.

In total there are 65 amazing tracks collected in this box and they’re all great. It’s really rare for a box not to contain at least a duff track or even a dodgy album. However there’s not been a track I want to skip in this collection.

If you’re currently enjoying the Rockabilly revival or even just discovering it, this should be a go to set of albums. 

Score 8/10

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE

MATCHBOX

1. ROCKABILLY REBEL

2. BUZZ BUZZ A DIDDLE IT

3. SEVENTEEN

4. TELL ME HOW

5. HURRICANE

6. EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE LOVE

7. ROCKIN’ AT THE RITZ

8. HI-FLY WOMAN

9. LOVE IS GOING OUT OF FASHION

10. POOR BOY

11. LORD MR.FORD

12. BLACK SLACKS

BONUS TRACKS

13. MAD RUSH

14. I DON’T WANNA BOOGIE ALONE

15. PALISADES PARK

16. CRAZY HAZE

DISC TWO

MIDNITE DYNAMOS

1. MIDNITE DYNAMOS

2. SHOCKED N SHATTERED

3. CHECKIN’ OUT

4. C’MON LET’S GO

5. MARIE MARIE

6. SOUTHERN BOYS

7. BACK-ROW ROMEO

8. SIXTEEN CHICKS

9. SWEET LOLITA

10. WHEN YOU ASK ABOUT LOVE

11. JELLY ROLL

12. BACK HERE IN BOSTON

13. STRANGER IN NEVADA

BONUS TRACKS

14. LOVE IS GOING OUT OF FASHION (NEW VERSION)

15. SCOTTED DICK

16. YOU’VE MADE A FOOL OF ME

17. OVER THE RAINBOW / YOU BELONG TO ME

18. DON’T BREAK UP THE PARTY

19. STAY COOL

20. I’M A LOVER MAN

21. LITTLE LONELY GIRL

DISC THREE

FLYING COLOURS

1. LOVE’S MADE A FOOL OF YOU

2. HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

3. ANGELS ON SUNDAY

4. LONE STAR DREAMERS

5. BONAPARTE’S RETREAT

6. WHIPLASH

7. BABE’S IN THE WOOD

8. DON’T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES

9. YOU’RE THE ONE

10. 24 HOURS

11. WISH I’D NEVER (SAID HELLO)

12. ARABELLA’S ON HER WAY

BONUS TRACKS

13. TOKYO JOE

14. SPRINGHEEL JACK

15. CITY WOMEN

DISC FOUR

CROSSED LINE (released here on CD for the first time.)

1. ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

2. I AIN’T TAKING NO PRISONERS

3. CROSSED LINE

4. MAD BAD & DANGEROUS

5. I WANT OUT (Featuring Kirsty MacColl)

6. ROLLIN’ ON

7. RIDING THE NIGHT

8. GATE CRASHING

9. HOT LOVING

10. DREAMERS SOMETIMES DO

11. MEAN ‘N’ EVIL

12. AIN’T MUCH FUN

BONUS TRACK

13. HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Release Date

31st January 2020

Label 

7Ts

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