40 Years Bear Family Records
(Germany - Import)
Deluxe four disc (three CD + PAL/Region 0 DVD) set with 308-page hardcover book. Includes 72 tracks plus a DVD that contains two documentaries. Bear Family Records came into being in the late summer of 1975. We want to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary with a very special release. A CD/DVD/book edition has been produced just for this event. Our friends in the music industry, musicians and songwriters, have written and recorded a collection of 'Bear' songs especially for our anniversary. These original recordings - 72 in all - are available exclusively on this LP-sized Bear Family boxed set. Especially interesting are the songs that deal not just with any old bear, but with our own Bear Family label - Ry Cooder's "I Wanna Be On Bear Family When I Die", Jim Diamond's "Bear Family", Deke Dickerson's "Bear Family Talking Blues", Roland Heinrich's "Sixteen Discs", and Kim Lenz's "What". In the accompanying 308-page LP-sized publication, you will read comments and remarks of internationally recognized music critics, experts and authors on Bear Family. We have re-printed all song lyrics, and of course there is a picture of every performing artist. Look back on Bear Family's 40-year history with the lavishly illustrated book. We want to thank all our facilitators and supporters who have made us what we are today, and last but not least we say goodbye to companions we have lost. This CD boxed set is an unprecedented celebration because Bear Family is a record company without peer - and because a 40th anniversary only comes once every forty years!