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The second in the reissue series of the Be Bop Deluxe catalogue from the fine fellows at Cherry Red records, a 3CD, 1DVD set. This time it’s the second album from July 1975. Bill Nelson had split the original line-up of the band after the first album, Axe Victim, and following a false start with 2 members of Cockney Rebel on keyboards and bass, Futurama was recorded with bassist Charlie Tumahai and drummer Simon Fox, Bill Nelson playing keyboards as well as guitars.
CD1 contains the original album mix, with 2 bonus tracks, both of which have been readily available on previous releases. CD2 contains a new mix of the album and another set of bonus tracks. CD3 has a Peel session from March 1975 which was last available on the ‘At The BBC 1974-1978’ set from 2013, and an ‘In Concert’ from May 1975 which seems to be commercially available for the first time here. The DVD (not part of the review set) has a 5.1 surround sound version of the album (and a selection of bonus tracks), the band’s Whistle Test appearance from July 1975 and a promo video for the single » Continue Reading.