The Maccabees have announced details of a career-spanning box set to be released later this year.
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The south London band announced their split shortly after headlining Latitude Festival last year and played their final shows earlier this summer, concluding a short tour with three sold-out nights at London’s Alexandra Palace.
‘The Complete Collection’ will take the form of a vinyl box set that will feature original recordings and b-sides from throughout the group’s career.
The limited edtion, one-off run package will include all four of The Maccabees’ albums on heavy weight vinyl, housed in a sleeve book. It will also boast a special bonus track vinyl of acoustic versions, b-sides and the unreleased track ‘Nimm’, which was recorded during the ‘Marks To Prove It‘ sessions.
A download card will include all that and extra additional rarities chosen by the band that aren’t on the vinyl. ‘The Complete Collection’ is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 20.
A mailing list email from the band also announced their label, Fiction Records, would be rereleasing their last album ‘Marks To Prove It’ on CD with a bonus DVD of Elephant Days.
Weeks’ new project ‘The Gritterman’ is due September 7th on Particular Books/Penguin. The book’s plot centres around a road gritter who is made redundant.
The book will also be accompanied by a soundtrack album, written and recorded by Orlando Weeks and narrated by actor and comedian Paul Whitehouse. “The Gritterman is kindly and light-hearted but stoic at the same time and Paul was able to strike that balance perfectly,” says Weeks. “Funny but thoughtful. He’s been a joy to work with.”