RIYL: Polka, Parodies, Doctor Demento
I’ve listened to music for my entire life. I grew up in a very musical inclined household.
There was always music on and musical discovery was encouraged. In this nurturing environment I found my very first favorite musician. I first saw his music advertised in tv commercials that made me laugh so much that I asked for one of his tapes for Xmas that year. That tape was Even Worse from one of the hardest working musicians in the game, Weird Al Yankovic.
Through Weird Al I actually discovered other music. This Song Is Just Six Words Long was such a great song that I sought out the George Harrison original. The same thing would happen later when I got a copy of In 3D and played King of Suede on repeat. That sent me off on a The Police kick.
I saw UHF in the theater with my family on opening weekend, and I even met him once.
My love for Al stayed strong through age 19 or 20 and his Star Wars Saga song. But somewhere in there my interest waned and I moved on to other things. I’ve always loved him though. I saw him perform live for the first time just a few years ago and it was awe inspiring in it’s showmanship.
This is a unique career spanning boxset in that it comes in a custom accordion box to mimic Al’s accordion. Included are all 14 studio albums and 1 bonus LP of rarities and B sides.
It also includes a 100 page book and a slipmat. There are also more expensive vinyl packages that include things like a signed test pressing and socks. If those are things that you might be interested in.
Legacy Recordings, home to definitive releases by the worldâ€™s foremost recording artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, proudly presents Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of â€śWeird Alâ€ť Yankovic, a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Alâ€™s studio albums, remastered for CD and 150-gram vinyl, and lavishly housed in an exact replica of the artistâ€™s signature accordion.
In addition to his studio albums, Squeeze Box will also include a special 15th bonus album, Medium Rarities, featuring previously unreleased and non-album tracks selected by Weird Al, plus a 100-page book including a treasure trove of unseen photos and memorabilia.
Squeeze Box will be officially released November 24, 2017, with a long-lead manufacturing time due to its unprecedented custom packaging. Fans have the opportunity to pre-order the box set now to be guaranteed delivery of this historic set, as only a limited number of sets will be manufactured after this pre-sale.
Fans who pre-order here will also gain access to a private section of this site (via the â€śAccess Passâ€ť), where they will be able to enjoy exclusive videos of how Squeeze Box was created and made, factoids of Alâ€™s career, and special video greetings from the master himself.
LIST OF ALBUMS
â€śWeird Alâ€ť Yankovic (1983)
â€śWeird Alâ€ť Yankovic In 3-D (1984)
Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)
Even Worse (1988)
UHF â€“ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)
Off The Deep End (1992)
Bad Hair Day (1996)
Running With Scissors (1999)
Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Mandatory Fun (2014)
Medium Rarities (2017) Exclusive to Box Set
Please note that all purchases are final. Due to manufacturing timelines, the box set will ship in Fall 2017.
All 14 studio albums plus bonus album of demos and rarities
Remastered in 150-gram vinyl
100-page Collectorâ€™s Book of rare photos and memorabilia
All of above housed in custom created replica of Alâ€™s signature accordion!
Customized Zoetrope-animated turntable mat
All box set sales are final. Release date November 24, 2017
All orders placed by February 28, 2017 are guaranteed delivery
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive