PledgeMusic has teamed up with the Metropolis Group to release a very special Ultimate Collectors box set for the band, which will be made available for pre-order on November 18th 2011.
This new partnership will provide a direct-to-fan project giving REEF followers the chance to get first access and exclusive bonus content with the release of this new product.
In addition, REEF are making available a range of unique ‘pledger only’ items to their fans via be www.pledgemusic.com/projects/reefwhich include:
· Signed drumskins and sticks
· Limited edition T-Shirts
· Boxset & gig ticket bundles
On 26th March 2012 REEF release their complete recorded works in this all-encompassing box set. Spanning across their ten year career, the 9 CD and 1 DVD package features every commercial song recorded, including their very first demo ‘The Purple Tape’ – which lead to the band being signed to Sony – as well as b-sides, demos, live tracks, rarities and previously un-released and un-heard material. The DVD includes all music promo videos, TV appearances and interviews and some home movie footage capturing the story of this iconic ‘90’s band.
Beautifully packaged the box set also contains a 64-page booklet featuring never-before-seen pictures of the band, a 12” vinyl of their newly arranged 5th album (Lucky #5), a vintage poster and a replica demo of their ‘Purple Tape’ sessions.
Gary Stringer, lead singer of REEF says: “We are properly stoked to finally have all the REEF music in one place …… we’ve enjoyed looking back at our original 10 year blast from a fresh perspective and now fans and new friends alike can do the same with this great box set.”
To coincide with the release, the band will be playing two exclusive shows for 100 people at West London’s Metropolis Studios on16th and 17th March 2012. To gain tickets, fans will need to pre-order the box set (priced at £200 inc. ticket, or £125 without) www.pledgemusic.com/projects/reef. Further exclusives will be available via Pledge Music.
REEF formed in 1993, signing to Sony imprint S2 Records the following year. Their debut 1995 album ‘Replenish’ achieved Gold status and saw the band play shows with the Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden.
The follow up to Replenish, 1997’s ‘Glow’ stormed the UK Charts at Number 1 and included the single ‘Place Your Hands’. In 1999 the band released ‘Rides’ (George Drakoulias) and in the same year the band saw off the likes of Oasis and Pulp to win the Music Industry’s Soccer Six competition. Rides was followed by the poppier sounding ‘Getaway’ produced by Al Clay (Pixies, Stereophonics) in 2000 which was most notable for the single ‘Set The Record Straight’. Always a favourite at shows and Festivals alike, the band made many high profile appearances during this period, including Glastonbury and Reading festivals.
This incredible box set compiles all these phenomenal successes and lovingly documents the story of how West Country’s finest sons went from fledgling band to one of the best loved rock acts of the nineties.