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• A 4 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING ALL THEIR ALBUM TRACKS & SINGLES RELEASED BETWEEN 1970 – 1974
• NEWLY REMASTERED
• INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS BY MALCOLM DOME

Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of the very first 4 CD collection of every album and single track recorded by the legendary ATOMIC ROOSTER between 1970 – 1974.

Sleeping for Years is a clamshell boxed set anthologising all the recordings made by the band on the classic albums Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, Made In England and Nice n’ Greasy and on such hit singles as Tomorrow Night and Devil’s Answer.

Atomic Rooster was formed by former Crazy World of Arthur Brown members Vincent Crane (Organ, Piano, Keyboards) and Carl Palmer (drums). Their self-titled first album was recorded in 1970 with Nick Graham on bass, vocals & flute, but the band soon splintered when Carl Palmer departed to join ELP. In his place came Paul Hammond on drums and guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann.

This line-up recorded the successful hit singles Tomorrow Night & Devil’s Answer and the album Death Walks Behind You in 1971. Later that year vocalist Pete French was added to the their line-up for the classic album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster. With the departure of John Du Cann and Paul Hammond came new guitarist Steve Bolton and drummer Ric Parnell. For 1972’s Made in England, Chris Farlowe replaced French on vocals. The band’s final album of the 1970s, Nice n’ Greasy, featured guitarist John Goodsall under the pseudonym of Johnny Mandala. The final release of the 1970s by the band was the single Tell Your Story (Sing Your Song).

Covering every track released by the band in the 1970s, Sleeping For Years is a newly re-mastered collection and also features six rare alternate versions and demos. The set includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Nick Graham, Pete French, Steve Bolton and Chris Farlowe.

Track List:

DISC ONE:
1. FRIDAY 13TH
2. AND SO TO BED
3. WINTER
4. DECLINE AND FALL
5. BANSTEAD
6. S.L.Y.
7. BROKEN WINGS
8. BEFORE TOMORROW

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
“ATOMIC ROOSTER” – RELEASED IN 1970

9. FRIDAY 13TH (US VERSION)
10. S.L.Y. (US VERSION)
11. BEFORE TOMORROW (US VERSION)
12. VUG (1970 DEMO WITH CARL PALMER)
13. DEVILS’ ANSWER (1970 DEMO VERSION)
14. TOMORROW NIGHT (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

DISC TWO:
1. DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU
2. VUG
3. TOMORROW NIGHT
4. SEVEN STREETS
5. SLEEPING FOR YEARS
6. I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
7. NOBODY ELSE
8. GERSCHATZER

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “DEATH WALKS
BEHIND YOU” – RELEASED IN 1970

9. PLAY THE GAME

B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

10. DEVILS’ ANSWER (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

11. BREAKTHROUGH
12. BREAK THE ICE
13. DECISION / INDECISION
14. A SPOONFUL OF BROMIDE HELPS THE PULSE RATE GO DOWN

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “IN HEARING OF
ATOMIC ROOSTER” – RELEASED IN 1971

DISC THREE:
1. BLACK SNAKE
2. HEAD IN THE SKY
3. THE ROCK
4. THE PRICE

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “IN HEARING OF
ATOMIC ROOSTER” – RELEASED IN 1971

5. DEVIL’S ANSWER (PETE FRENCH VOCAL VERSION)

TAKEN FROM THE US VERSION OF “IN HEARING OF ATOMIC ROOSTER” – RELEASED IN 1971

6. TIME TAKE MY LIFE
7. STAND BY ME
8. LITTLE BIT OF INNER AIR
9. DON’T KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG
10. NEVER TO LOSE
11. INTRODUCTION / BREATHLESS
12. SPACE COWBOY
13. PEOPLE YOU CAN’T TRUST
14. ALL IN SATAN’S NAME
15. CLOSE YOUR EYES

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MADE IN ENGLAND”
– RELEASED IN 1972

DISC FOUR:
1. ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
2. SAVE ME
3. VOODOO IN YOU
4. GOODBYE PLANET EARTH
5. TAKE ONE TOKE
6. CAN’T FIND A REASON
7. EAR IN THE SNOW
8. SATAN’S WHEEL

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “NICE N’ GREASY” –
RELEASED IN 1973

9. WHAT YOU GONNA DO?
10. MOODS

TAKEN FROM THE US & GERMAN VERSIONS OF
“NICE N’ GREASY” – RELEASED IN 1973

11. TELL YOUR STORY (SING YOUR SONG)
12. O.D.

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1974

DISC ONE:
1. FRIDAY 13TH
2. AND SO TO BED
3. WINTER
4. DECLINE AND FALL
5. BANSTEAD
6. S.L.Y.
7. BROKEN WINGS
8. BEFORE TOMORROW

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
“ATOMIC ROOSTER” – RELEASED IN 1970


9. FRIDAY 13TH (US VERSION)
10. S.L.Y. (US VERSION)
11. BEFORE TOMORROW (US VERSION)
12. VUG (1970 DEMO WITH CARL PALMER)
13. DEVILS’ ANSWER (1970 DEMO VERSION)
14. TOMORROW NIGHT (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE - RELEASED IN 1971

DISC TWO:
1. DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU
2. VUG
3. TOMORROW NIGHT
4. SEVEN STREETS
5. SLEEPING FOR YEARS
6. I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
7. NOBODY ELSE
8. GERSCHATZER

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “DEATH WALKS
BEHIND YOU” - RELEASED IN 1970

9. PLAY THE GAME

B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

10. DEVILS’ ANSWER (SINGLE VERSION)

A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1971

11. BREAKTHROUGH
12. BREAK THE ICE
13. DECISION / INDECISION
14. A SPOONFUL OF BROMIDE HELPS THE PULSE RATE GO DOWN

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “IN HEARING OF
ATOMIC ROOSTER” - RELEASED IN 1971

DISC THREE:
1. BLACK SNAKE
2. HEAD IN THE SKY
3. THE ROCK
4. THE PRICE

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “IN HEARING OF
ATOMIC ROOSTER” - RELEASED IN 1971

5. DEVIL’S ANSWER (PETE FRENCH VOCAL VERSION)

TAKEN FROM THE US VERSION OF “IN HEARING OF ATOMIC ROOSTER” - RELEASED IN 1971

6. TIME TAKE MY LIFE
7. STAND BY ME
8. LITTLE BIT OF INNER AIR
9. DON’T KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG
10. NEVER TO LOSE
11. INTRODUCTION / BREATHLESS
12. SPACE COWBOY
13. PEOPLE YOU CAN’T TRUST
14. ALL IN SATAN’S NAME
15. CLOSE YOUR EYES

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “MADE IN ENGLAND”
- RELEASED IN 1972

DISC FOUR:
1. ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
2. SAVE ME
3. VOODOO IN YOU
4. GOODBYE PLANET EARTH
5. TAKE ONE TOKE
6. CAN’T FIND A REASON
7. EAR IN THE SNOW
8. SATAN’S WHEEL

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “NICE N’ GREASY” -
RELEASED IN 1973

9. WHAT YOU GONNA DO?
10. MOODS

TAKEN FROM THE US & GERMAN VERSIONS OF
“NICE N’ GREASY” - RELEASED IN 1973

11. TELL YOUR STORY (SING YOUR SONG)
12. O.D.

A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE - RELEASED IN 1974

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