Ozric Tentacles collect first four official albums in new seven-disc set

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UK space proggers Ozric Tentacles have announced that they will release a new seven-disc set, Travelling The Great Circle: From Pungent Effulgent to Jurassic Shift, through Kscope on January 14.

Travelling The Great Circle: From Pungent Effulgent to Jurassic Shift collects together the band's first four official studio album: Pungent Effulgent, Erpland, Strangeitude and Jurassic Shift, remastered in an expansive earbook.

This new seven-disc set features rare content collected from band members old and new, personal artefacts from close associates of the band and new Erpmen drawn by Ed Wynne. The 80-page Earbook also features original liner notes by Dominic Blake, rare photographs as well as hard to find audio and visual material.

Following the initial period of DIY cassette releases, the band formed their own label Dovetail Records’ in 1989 with the release of their first “Official” album Pungent Effulgent. The album release combined with a busy touring schedule in the UK helped them gain an even wider following and catch the attention of the national music press.

As well as the first four studio albums in one package, Travelling The Great Circle: From Pungent Effulgent to Jurassic Shift features a bonus disc of ‘Demos & Rarities’ hand-picked and remastered by Ed Wynne. 1991 live album Live Underslunky is also included, which showcases the band in scintillating form. The Earbook is rounded off with a DVD featuring the band at the height of their powers, performing to a sold out crowd at Brixton’s Fridge in 1991 along with various TV appearances from the era.

Pre-order Travelling The Great Circle: From Pungent Effulgent to Jurassic Shift.

At the same time the band will head out on their Ozric Tentacles Electronic show on tour throughout December 2021 and February 2022.

Ozric Tentacles will play:
Dec 1: Glasgow Mono
Dec 2: Newcastle Cluny 2
Dec 3: Stockton on Tees Georgian Theatre
Dec 4 : Todmorden Golden Lion (matinee and evening)
Dec 5: York Fulford Arms
Dec 6: Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Dec 7: Leicester The Musician
Dec 8: Southampton 1865
Dec 9: Guildford Boileroom
Dec 10: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Dec 11: Ramsgate Music Hall
Dec 12: Cambridge Portland Arms
Dec: Brighton Green Door Store
Dec 15: Cardiff  The Globe
Dec 16: Bristol Exchange
Dec 17: Glastonbury King Arthur
Dec 18: Exeter The Phoenix
Dec 19: London The Lexington
Feb 10: Preston Ferret
Feb 12: High Wycombe Arts Centre
Feb 13: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Feb 14: Deal The Lighthouse
Feb 15: Colchester Arts Centre
Feb 16: Manchester Deaf Institute
Feb 17: Carlisle Brickyard
Feb 18: Edinburgh Bannermans

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.