Rhino on Wednesday unveiled a new career-spanning box set that encompasses all of Devo‘s hits and a selection of rarities.
50 Years Of De-Evolution (1973-2023) will arrive in various configurations on October 20. The first is a 4-LP set pressed on clear vinyl which is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, available exclusively from Rhino.com.
This deluxe version comes in a slipcase with a 28-page book, a Devo air freshener, and a foldable paper hat that resembles the band’s iconic red energy domes. Additionally, a lithograph of the album artwork is included.
A 2-CD version of the 50-song collection will also be available. Pre-order at https://store.rhino.com/en/rhino-store/artists/devo/.
On the same day, a 25-song version of 50 Years Of De-Evolution (1973-2023) will be released as a 2-LP set on black vinyl, and a 2-LP special edition featuring blue and red vinyl will be available exclusively at retail. The 7″ version of “Disco Dancer” from the upcoming set made its streaming debut Wednesday.
“In the past this information has been suppressed. But now it can be told. Come celebrate 50 years of De-evolution with a mind-blowing, 50th Anniversary box set from Devo,” said Devo co-founder Gerald Casale.
“This box set represents a great cross section of early experiments and later creations. I was looking to create a new sound, a concept in art and music that represented a new way of thinking about life on planet earth. With Devo, I think we did just that. Farewell to the first 50, Let’s get the next 50 started,” another co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh added.
Devo has also partnered with the disruptive clothing brand Brain Dead who will host and launch a special Devo event as well as merchandise capsule. “A Face In The Crowd” will be screened on October 17 at Brain Dead’s Fairfax Theatre.
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