The Unthanks have just announced the release of ‘Memory Box‘, a Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Box of Unthanks Treasure which can only be ordered direct from them. Watch the promotional video below:
The Unthanks fan base, not surprisingly, is continually growing, from within the music world as well. Only this week Elvis Costello featured them on his cover CD for MOJO to mark the release of his autobiography ‘Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink’. He selected ‘Flutter’ from their latest release ‘Mount the Air’ saying “When I first heard Rachel Unthank’s singing, I realised the beauty was in the root and in the branch too. Each new Unthanks record is deeper and richer. Adrian McNally’s delicate orchestrations frame Becky Unthank’s voice so beautifully. It is hard to choose just one song from Mount the Air, I hope you hear it all.
Here’s a superb opportunity to expand your collection with Memory Box:
The box includes
The Unthanks Archive Treasures
A 70 minute + CD of rarities, exclusive live tracks, demos and outtakes, featuring a new Christmas single (listen to it on the promo video), an unreleased live version of Robert Wyatt’s Alifie/Alifib, never-before-heard Winterset recordings, BBC session tracks, childhood folk-club snapshots and much more. The CD also includes tracks such as Tar Barrel in Dale, Sexy Sadie and Oak, Ash and Thorn, which have previously only been available on compilation albums featuring other acts.
The Unthanks On Film
A 90+ DVD including a feature length film of the Mount The Air tour, live from Newcastle City Hall, plus archive extras including beautiful footage from Abbey Road of Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, the Shipyards films from Horncliffe Mansion and our animated single videos.
The Unthanks Songbook
A 60 page book of our favourite song words, including original cuttings from our own songbooks.
The Unthanks Kitchen
At last! By popular demand of our singing weekenders, a recipe book of dishes made at our Northumberland winter weekends.
The Unthanks Unsung
A 30 pages for you for you to start your own songbook.
The first ever Unthanks 7” single
..featuring 2000 Miles and Tar Barrel in Dale.
2 Art Prints
by Becky Unthank and Natalie Rae Reed (artist for Mount the Air cover)
by Natalie Rae Reed
A handful of snaps
A signed screen-printed card
* A scrap book of tour diaries and never before seen photos released next year, will complete the box. This is not included in the price of the box. *
* Only the Archive CD will be available separately. The other items will only be available in this limited edition set. When they’re gone, they’re gone! *
So that’s a 70 min CD, 90 min DVD, 3 books, 2 postcards, 7″single, signed card, 2 prints and a bunch of photos…
At £35 it’s like Christmas has come early. Order it here via The Unthanks Shop.
For details of their 10th ANNIVERSARY INTIMATE 5-PIECE TOUR head here: www.the-unthanks.com/tour-dates