Cheap Trick The Epic Archive Vol. 3 (1984-1992) CD
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 2:58PM
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  • After Releasing Two Packages of Cheap Trick Rarities on LP for Record Store Day and Black Friday to Great Acclaim (and Great Sales), Real Gone Music Is Back with Its Third and Final Compilation of Hard-to-Find Epic Label Nuggets

  • Threads the Needle Between Being a Hits Anthology and Catnip for the Serious Cheap Trick Collector

  • Includes the Single Version of the Band’s Lone #1 Hit, “The Flame,” Plus Rare Single Versions of “It’s Only Love,” “Tonight It’s You,” and “Don’t Be Cruel”

  • Features Soundtrack-Only Performances Like “Mighty Wings” from Top Gun, “Money (That’s What I Want)” from Caddyshack II, “You Want It” from Say Anything, “I Will Survive” fromGladiator, and an A Cappella Intro to the Theme Song from the 1984 Movie Up the Creek

  • Also Presents Alternate Versions/Mixes of “Little Sister,” “She’s Got Motion,” “Can’t Stop Fallin’ into Love,” “How About You” and “All We Need Is a Dream”

  • Other Rarities include a Greatest Hits-Only Cover of The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Big Bang” from the Japanese Version of the Busted Album

  • Liner Notes Feature Track-by-Track Commentary from Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, and Robin Zander Via Interviews with Longtime Band Biographer Ken Sharp and Epic ArchiveProducer Timothy J. Smith

  • As with Previous Epic Archive Releases, Vol. 3 Includes Photos from Band Photographer Robert Alford

  • Says Bun E. Carlos, “It really is a nice package!”

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    Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive Vol. 3 (1984-1992). CD

    Our third—and final—package of Cheap Trick Epic rarities just might be the best yet! At least their legendary drummer Bun E. Carlos thinks so—“It really is a nice package!” he exclaims in the liner notes. Indeed, The Epic Archive Vol. 3 pulls off the unlikely feat of being simultaneously something of a greatest hits collection and also sonic catnip for deep Cheap Trick collectors. On the hits side, you get the single version of the band’s lone #1 hit, “The Flame,” plus rare single versions of “It’s Only Love,” “Tonight It’s You,” and “Don’t Be Cruel” (labeled as the “Big New Mix”). Then come the soundtrack-only songs, which have never appeared on a Cheap Trick studio album before and come from some big-time films: “Mighty Wings” from Top Gun, “Money (That’s What I Want)” from Caddyshack II, “You Want It” from Say Anything, and “I Will Survive” from Gladiator. Alternate mixes of “Little Sister,” “She’s Got Motion,” and “Can’t Stop Fallin’ into Love” and alternate versions of “How About You” and “All We Need Is a Dream” will quicken the pulse of collectors, as will “Big Bang” from the Japanese version of the Busted album. The whole thing starts with an a cappella intro to the theme song from the 1984 movie Up the Creek, and we also found room for one of the great lost Beatles covers of all time, the band’s version of “Magical Mystery Tour” that only appeared on their Greatest Hits release! The liner notes feature track-by-track commentary from Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, and Robin Zander via interviews with longtime band biographer Ken Sharp and Timothy J. Smith, the Epic Archive series compilation producer; once again, band lensman Robert Alford has contributed photos. Mastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York…the thrilling conclusion to an Epic journey for Cheap Trick fans!

    1. Up the Creek (Acappella Intro)
      2. How About You (Alternate Version)
      3. Little Sister (Alternate Jack Douglas Mix)
      4. It's Only Love (Single Version)
      5. She's Got Motion (Alternate Jack Douglas Mix)
      6. Mighty Wings (From the motion picture 'Top Gun')
      7. Tonight It's You (Single Version)
      8. The Flame (Clean)
      9. Don't Be Cruel (Big New Mix)
      10. All We Need Is a Dream (Alternate Version)
      11. Money (That's What I Want) [From "Caddyshack II" Original Soundtrack]
      12. You Want It (From "Say Anything" Original Soundtrack)
      13. Can't Stop Fallin' into Love (Radio Mix)
      14. Big Bang (From Japanese Version of "Busted")
      15. Magical Mystery Tour (The "Greatest Hits" Version)
      16. I Will Survive (From "Gladiator" Original Soundtrack)
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