Monday, 18 November 2013

VOGELFREI - update

Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Band: BONEMACHINE
Title: Vogelfrei
Reason for update: Alternate colour versions of the artwork for the three discs from "Vogelfrei".

Casting your weary mind back to 24 April 2010 and thinking about what brightened up an otherwise typical Saturday, you will - of course - immediately remember Nazgul's post about the rather excellent "Vogelfrei" box-set.  That epic Bonemachine release contained 3 digipak CD's in sombre black and white artwork, along with a bonus 3" disc.  The cunningness of the release was that each of the discs - series 1, 2 and 3 as they were called, coming with different colour CD-r discs - had the same core songs at their heart, but different bonus tracks to differentiate them.

Todays post - only three and a half years or so after the original review of the box-set - shows alternate, colour artwork for the three discs, courtesy of that man with his finger on the pulse of all things Hugin, errrr...Hugin!

It was a toss up whether to label this post as the next instalment in the Vaults of W.A.R. series or just stick to tradition and keep it as an update to the existing post.  Nazgul plumped for the latter: oh, the trials and tribulations of running Honour and Darkness!

What difference would these inlays have brought to the final release?  Under the 'modern regime' of releases on labels such as Fallen Angels Productions I suspect we might have seen two limited edition box-sets, one in monochrome and one in colour.  Still, that was then and this is now, so let's just enjoy these relics of a release from long ago.  Nazgul gathers from Hugin that at the time this release was issued (by T'an! Kaven!! Ash!!!, an imprint label of The Eastern Front) they preferred the black and white artwork as more in keeping with the WWII themed music.  As stylish as these alternate covers are I think they made the right call on that one.

Never seen before, here's another exclusive to get your teeth (or bayonet) into!

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