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Roger Chapman five disc 1981-1985 box set on the way

Roger Chapman
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Family singer Roger Chapman will have a five-disc set of his 80s albums, all newly remastered from the master tapes, released through Esoteric Recordings in October.

Turn It Up Loud – The Recordings 1981-1985 will be released on October 28 by the label, and features the four of Chapman's albums released between 1981 and 1985; Hyenas Only Laugh for Fun (1981), the live double release He Was... She Was... You Was... We Was... (1982), Mango Crazy (1983) and The Shadow Knows (1984).

The set will also feature eight bonus tracks drawn from singles and live tracks released during the time. These include I Just Wanna Make Love To You on He Was... She Was... You Was... We Was..., Shot In The Dark on Mango Crazy and Shadow on The Wall, Let Me Down, How How How and Mango Crazy, all from the 1985 EP Live In Berlin.

Turn It Up Loud – The Recordings 1981-1985 will come in a clamshell boxed set and features an illustrated booklet with new essay and exclusive interview.

Pre-order Turn It Up Loud – The Recordings 1981-1985.

Roger Chapman

(Image credit: Cherry Red)

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.