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Life Is Unfair Limited 3LP/2CD/DVD/Booklet/Poster Box Set

by Black Box Recorder

Release Date: 20 October 2019

Format: Box Set Vinyl

Label: One Little Indian Records


Black Box Recorder Life Is Unfair Limited 3LP/2CD/DVD/Booklet/Poster Box Set


Legendary British-pop trio Black Box Recorder are set to release definitive vinyl boxset Life is Unfair September 20th

It’s the first time that The Facts Of Life and Passionoia have been available as Vinyl Records.

The package is made up of previously unreleased material and a DVD containing live footage and official music videos. The highly anticipated boxset includes the albums England Made Me, The Facts of Life, Passionoia, a sixteen track bonus CD of unreleased material and a CD featuring live performances. There is also a DVD of their show ‘Live at the Forum’ on 27th October 2008 as well as five official videos. There’s also a booklet featuring sleeve notes from the band.

Auteurs front man Luke Haines and former Jesus and Mary Chain member John Moore formed Black Box Recorder in 1998 with vocalist Sarah Nixey. The British dark pop trio debuted in 1998 with England Made Me, followed up with The Facts of Life, which gave them their first hit with the single of the same name in April 2000. The top 20 success of the single led to an invitation for the band to perform on Top of the Pops.

In late 2008 it was announced the band would be playing a couple of shows at The Luminaire and The Queen Elizabeth Hall in early 2009 – their most prestigious show to date. The gigs quickly sold out, and a second appearance at The Luminaire announces.

Featured Tracks:

England Made Me (LP)

1. Girl Singing In The Wreckage
2. England Made Me
3. New Baby Boom
4. It’s Only The End Of The World
5. Ideal Home
6. Child Psychology
7. I.C. One Femail
8. Up Town Top Ranking
9. Swinging
10. Kidnapping An Heiress
11. Wonderful Life
12. Hated Sunday

The Facts of Life (LP)

1. The Art of Driving
2. Weekend
3. The English Motorway System
4. May Queen
5. Sex Life
6. French Rock’n’Roll
7. The Facts of Life
8. Straight Life
9. Gift Horse
10. The Deverell Twins
11. Goodnight Kiss

Passionoia (LP)

1. The School Song
3. British Racing Green
4. Being Number One
5. The New Diana
6. These Are The Things
7. Andrew Ridgley
8. When Britain Refused To Sing
9. Girls Guide For The Modern Diva
10. I Ran All The Way Home


1. Facts Of Life (single version)
2. Start As You Mean To Go On
3. Soul Boy
4. Facts of Life (Chocolate Layers Remix)
5. Uptown Top Ranking
6. Brutality
7. Watch Angels Not The Wire
8. Rock’N’Roll Suicide (BBC Session)
9. The Art Of Driving (BBC Session)
10. Straight Life (BBC Session)
11. Goodnight Kiss (BBC Session)
12. Land Of Our Fathers
13. 17 And Deadly
14. Passionoia (Mega Mix)
15. Lord Lucan Is Missing (Live)
16. Keep It In The Family
17. Do You Believe In God?

Live Is Unfair (Live At Astoria) (CD)

1. England Made Me (Live)
2. The School Song (Live
3. Being Number One (Live)
4. These Are The Things (Live)
5. The English Motorway System (Live
6. Straight Life (Live)
7. Girls Guide For The Modern Diva (Live)
8. The New Diana (Live)
9. Swinging (Live)
10. The Facts Of Life (Live)
11. British Racing Green (Live)
12. Child Psychology (Live)
13. Lord Lucan Is Missing (Live)
14. Andrew Ridgley (Live)
15. Girl Is Singing In The Wreckage (Live)


1. Live Footage
2. Child Psychology
3. England Made Me
4. Facts Of Life
5. Art Of Driving