Coming soon: Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966 box sets

by Modculture 9 July, 2015

Coming soon: Georgie Fame - The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966 box sets

Coming soon: Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966 box sets

Not one box set, but two different sets. But both under the same title. Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966.

Details at this early stage (as is often the case) are sketchy. But thanks to a couple of strong images, more detailed than we actually expected. Above you can see the CD box set, with the cover recently appearing online. That cover gives us a broad outline of what is here.

That’s down as:
5x CDs
18 previously unreleased tracks
4x original albums plus b-sides, demos and rarities
Remastered at Abbey Road from the original master tapes
48-page hardcover book featuring an in-depth interview
5x postcards
1x poster

In short, it’s pretty much an essential modernist release.

Coming soon: Georgie Fame - The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966 box sets

Coming soon: Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking 1963-1966 box sets

So what does the vinyl offer? Well, the written details of the vinyl release are pretty much non-existent. However, there is an image and an indication that this is a four-album set. But when we look closely at the image, there might be five discs and if we look even closer, we can see the words ‘remastered’ and ‘download’ – so there might be downloadable content included and the vinyl is presumably remastered from the same source as the CD.

However, that’s just guesswork courtesy of me squinting at an image for some time. so don’t necessarily take our word on it. What does differ is the sub-title, which is labelled as ‘the groundbreaking albums’. Those are:

Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo
Fame At Last!
Sweet Things
Sound Venture

– there does look there might be a 5th disc (or actually, a first disc) called The Whole World’s Shaking, but that might also be the booklet for the set. Officially only four vinyl discs are listed. That’s the bottom line.

Both releases are available for pre-order now, but that’s ahead of a 9th October release date. As for price, the vinyl set is £52.99 and the CD set is £43.99. Both are released via UMC / Universal.

The Whole World’s Shaking CD box set at Amazon

The Whole World’s Shaking vinyl box set at Amazon

  • Hieronymus Maximus

    I bought the vinyl box set today. The music is brilliant off course; but we already knew that. Just wanted to moan about the cover art reproductions. Apparently these re-issues were remastered at Abbey Road. Using state-of-the-art analog masters bla bla bla. But the cover art, especially the back covers look dreadfully cheap. Very bad repoduction (scans) from the originals. The couldn’t even be bother to re-do the type for titles and the tracklisting. I can’t understand why there hasn’t been paid more attention to the packaging. But again, the music’s briliant and the free download of the extra (and non-released) tracks makes it worth the price.