CD Box Set Review: “The Babys: Silver Dreams Complete Albums”

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The Babys Box Set

The Babys Silver Dreams

Fans of the highly underrated rock band The Babys can rejoice as Cherry Red Records have pulled out all the stops with their just released “The Babys – Silver Dreams: Complete Albums 1975 – 1980” boxset.

Rock fans have always had a soft spot for the much over looked band The Babys. The band members have individually gone on to success playing with other artists such as Journey, Rod Stewart, Coverdale/Page and Styx while lead singer John Waite will forever be cemented in rock history for his massive hit “Missing You.” Unfortunately for The Babys they never had huge success as a collective unit. Hopefully the new “Silver Dreams: Complete Albums 1975 – 1980” boxset will help nonbelievers realize what they have been missing all these years.

The Babys – 87 tracks

The boxset includes the band’s 5 original studio albums and a 6th disc of LIVE and officially unreleased rarities. There are 87 tracks in all which include a staggering 39 bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are made up of live performances, alternative takes, single edits and extremely hard to find mono versions. Disc 1 includes the often bootlegged The Official Unofficial Babys Album which is officially released here for the first time!

The Babys boxset

The mini sleeve albums are all housed in a hard clamshell case that includes a full color poster of newly created liner notes.

The audio on these 6 discs is incredible and these classic albums have never sounded this good on any format. This is a must have for all diehard fans of The Babys and if you’re one of the uninitiated then this set is the perfect way to get acquainted with one of the best pop rock bands to ever exist.

Babys Bonus Tracks include:

If You’ve Got The Time (Alternative Version)
Head Above The Waves (B-Side)
If You’ve Got The Time (Mono Version)
Money (That’s What I Want)
Silver Dreams (Mono Version)
Isn’t It Time (Single Edit)
Isn’t It Time (Mono Version)
Head First (Single Edit)
Every Time I Think Of You (Single Edit)
Head First (Mono Version)
Every Time I Think Of You (Mono Version)
Midnight Rendezvous (Single Edit)
Intro (LIVE)
Broken Heart (LIVE)
Money (That’s What I Want) (LIVE)
Every Time I Think Of You (LIVE)
Isn’t It Time (LIVE)
Head First (LIVE)
Back On My Feet Again (Mono Version)
Midnight Rendezvous (Mono Version)
Turn And Walk Away (Mono Version)
Postcard (Mono Version)
Looking For Love (LIVE)
Rodeo (LIVE)
Wild Man (LIVE)
If You’ve Got The Time (LIVE)
I Believe In You (LIVE)
Give Me Your Love (LIVE)
If You Could See Me Fly (LIVE)
Bitch Or Angel
I Wear Your Ring
I’m Falling
Time On My Hands
You’ll Get Yours
Do It Nice
Step In Line
Rainy Day
Jack The Lad
If You Could See Me Fly

Babys Boxset

 

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Pat FrancisCD Box Set Review: “The Babys: Silver Dreams Complete Albums”