What’s in the new Bill Bruford Earthworks 24 Disc Boxset

What’s in the new Bill Bruford Earthworks 24 Disc Boxset

2nd July 2019 0 By John Deaux

‘Earthworks Complete’ is a Summerfold Records box set reissue of the entire back catalogue across the band’s 20-year career. 15 titles on 20 audio and 4 DVD discs include previously unreleased and little known material.

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Complete

  • 15 titles on 20 audio and 4 DVD discs document the 20 year history from 1987 to 2006 of one of the UK’s brightest, most travelled and best loved young jazz ensembles.
  • Featuring Bill Bruford with Iain Ballamy, Django Bates, Patrick Clahar, Laurence Cottle, Tim Garland, Steve Hamilton, Tim Harries, Mark Hodgson, Mick Hutton, Gwilym Simcock.
  • All audio, visual and print materials compiled and curated by Bill Bruford.
  • Additional original artwork by award-winning illustrator, photographer and filmmaker Dave McKean.
  • Each title is a single CD unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Earthworks
  2. Dig?
  3. All Heaven Broke Loose
  4. Stamping Ground- Live
  5. A Part, and Yet Apart
  6. The Sound of Surprise
  7. Footloose and Fancy Free (2cd)
  8. Random Acts of Happiness
  9. Footloose in NYC (2cd & 1dvd set)
  10. A Video Anthology Volume 1: 2000s (2cd & 1dvd set)
  11. A Video Anthology Volume 2: 1990s (2cd & 1dvd set)
  12. Earthworks Underground Orchestra
  13. Earthworks in Santiago, Chile (1cd & 1dvd set: previously unreleased video)
  14. From Conception to Birth (17 short tracks showing the process from demo to master, with explanatory notes from Bill Bruford)


  1. Heavenly Bodies Expanded (2cd ‘best of’ collection across the entire catalogue, with explanatory notes from Bill Bruford)


  • This is a heady concoction indeed, and one which joyously breaks down all sorts of musical barriers in its path. (The Times, London)
  • It mixes up styles, moods and meters as effortlessly as it ignores musical boundaries. (Wall St. Journal)
  • Earthworks makes jazz out of just about anything handy… (Jazziz)

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