Kaleidoscope Of Shadows: The Story So Far


True West will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2022. This comprehensive legacy collection brings together their three long out-of-print albums, plus rarities, and previously unreleased demos and live tracks, in a stunning 8-panel digipak with 24 page booklet with notes by producer Pat Thomas.
This 3CD deluxe digipak set includes all three of the band's long out-of-print studio albums (Hollywood Holiday, Drifters, Hand of Fate) and is the first time on CD for Hand of Fate (with 3 non-LP Bonus Tracks), plus six previously unreleased demos for the third album that never was. Also includes out-of-print rarities including the complete Tom Verlaine sessions and 12 previously unreleased live tracks recorded in Stockholm, Hamburg, NYC, and New Orleans. 61 tracks in total. While not one of the original four Paisley Underground bands, Russ and Gavin shared musical lineage with Steve Wynn and Kendra Smith from the Dream Syndicate, so True West often shared bills with that band, 3 O'Clock, Rain Parade, and also the paisley adjacent Green On Red and Long Ryders. While often lumped together by journalists with the PU, True West blazed their own trail of two guitar prowess that brought them to the attention of Television's Tom Verlaine who produced three tracks for them at upstate NY's Bearsville Studios. By summer 1985, the band had toured Europe with cover stories in NME, Melody Maker, & Sounds. They joined R.E.M on the Western U.S. and Canada leg of the Fables of the Reconstruction tour, returned home to record demos for a third album that never happened as planned as guitarist/songwriter Russ Tolman left the band. True West soldiered on without Tolman, releasing Hand of Fate in 1986.

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Kaleidoscope Of Shadows: The Story So Far
TRUE WEST
Kaleidoscope Of Shadows: The Story So Far
3-CD
BOYD 194
€ 28.90*
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1 Steps to the Door
2 I'm Not Here
3 And Then the Rain
4 Hollywood Holiday
5 Lucifer Sam
6 It's About Time
7 Throw Away the Key
8 You
9 Look Around
10 At Night They Speak
11 Speak Easy
12 Shot You Down
13 What About You
14 Hold On
15 And Then the Rain (Drifters Version)
16 Backroad Bridge Song (What Could I Say)
17 Ain't No Hangman
18 Morning Light
19 Burn the Roses (Tom Verlaine Sessions)
20 Look Around (Tom Verlaine Sessions)
21 Throw Away the Key (Tom Verlaine Sessions)
22 Falling Away
23 The Gunner
24 Just One Chance
25 Mark Time
26 Trim the Fat
27 Hand of Fate
28 Waved Me By
29 Lost at Daybreak
30 Happenings 10 Years Time Ago
31 No Comebacks
32 Bitter Dream
33 Riches Still May Fly
34 Story of Sweet May
35 Leathers Worn
36 Til the Morning Light (Demo)
37 Down to Size
38 20th Room (Live)
39 Speak Easy (Demo)
40 As the World Turns
41 1969 (Zippo 45 B-Side)
42 Galveston Mud (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
43 George Raft (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
44 How Does It Feel (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
45 Into the Light (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
46 Looking for an Angel (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
47 Missouri Moon (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
48 Look Around (Live)
49 Into the Light (Live)
50 Lust for Life (Live)
51 Who'll Stop the Rain (Live)
52 Alchemy (Live)
53 And Then the Rain (Live)
54 Hollywood Holiday (Live)
55 Speak Easy (Live)
56 Throw Away the Key (Live)
57 What About You (Live)
58 I Put a Spell on You (Live)
59 Suspicious Minds (Live)
60 Shot You Down (Live)
61 Hold On (Live)