Still the favourite with many Motorpsycho fans, the iconic "Demon Box" was also their breakthrough album and is a testament to their most drastic period of transition, from being a relatively, but not entirely, straight rock band largely met with indifference, to becoming a band where "shit definitely falls in place", to quote Tommy Olsson's liner notes. It's also, notably, the only album in their vast catalog where Deathprod was a permanent member of the group.
This re-issue follows those of "Timothy's Monster" and "Blissard" and has been possible with the kind permission and co-operation of Voices Of Wonder.
Spread over five discs we get the following:
Disc 1 and 2: "Demon Box" as it appears on the double vinyl edition and as it was envisaged by the band at the time. But the label only wanted to release it as a single CD, meaning that a couple of tracks, much to the bands regret, had to be left out. So this is actually the first ever CD release of the full "Demon Box" album.
Disc 3: The two EPs that followed the album, plus "Home Of The Brave", a live recording previously available on a long deleted compilation.
Disc 4: Various outtakes, live recordings and other rarities, mostly unreleased until now.
Disc 5 (DVD): Something of a curio that will have the fans wetting their pants, for sure. A previously uncirculated, one-camera video documentation of the full gig at the Vera venue in Groningen, The Netherlands, September 19, 1993. Dark, shadowy, chaotic, loud, energetic and primitive, this is still the best audiovisual recording of a complete show from this period.
The original 2LP edition of "Demon Box" is being released at he same time.
This has been out of print for many years, and now fetches unhealthy prices on the net.