Vice Versa formed in late 1977 / early 1978 by Stephen Singleton with Mark White and David Sydenham as members and can be considered as one of the „Big Four“ late 70’s minimalistic electronic/synth-based bands from Sheffield.
Together with the other three big Sheffield-Protagonists of electronic music; Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA and The Future / Human League they heavily influenced and changed the guitar-dominated British Pop Music Culture in the late 70’s to early 80’s, especially when in late 1980 Vice Versa decided to change their name to ABC and to take a more modern and commercial pop orientated path to receive worldwide success and fame.
The box set includes an extensive 40 page lp-sized history of Vice Versa and Neutron Records with many unpublished photographs and unseen original artworks, 4 full-colour printed innersleeves and in honour of the venue that gave Vice Versa their first opportunities at Sheffield University the Box also includes a paper kit synth called ’nowsoc78′ which the buyer of the Box-Set could assemble themselves with scissors and glue.
All original Vice Versa Recordings from 1978 to 1980 are contained on this deluxe finelinen and embossed Box-Set containing a total of 45 different Versions and incl. 30 previously unreleased versions and 3 previously unreleased tracks: With a total running-time of of almost 3 hours (114 minutes of Studio-Recordings and 56 minutes of Live-Recordings) and with more than 2 hours of previously unreleased recordings this is the ultimate „Must-Have“ for any serious collector and fans of late 70’s electronics/minimal/Synth.
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