In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the band’s debut album Showbiz, Muse have announced the release of the deluxe boxed set Origin of Muse. This deluxe set will chronicle the band from their early beginnings in Devon, their early demos, first Eps, debut album and breakthrough record Origin of Symmetry.
The collection is housed in a 48 page casebound book which sits in a rigid board slipcase with anti-scratch and matte laminated finish with a spot gloss. The book contains an extensive and in-depth interview with Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme as they talk about the earliest beginnings of the band, as well as the recording and release of their debut album Showbiz through to Origin of Symmetry. The book also incorporates original posters, setlists, photographs and contact sheets which are inserted and can be pulled out from the book, as well as original artwork and all CD’s and vinyl.
The audio is 9 CD’s and 4 coloured vinyl containing the following highlights.
CD1 – Newton Abbot Demos -15 previously unreleased first demos by the band including an early version of the hit “Plug in Baby”
CD2 – The Muse EPS+ Showbiz Demos – Their debut releases on Dangerous Records and previously unreleased demos for their debut album Showbiz
CD3 – Showbiz – Remastered debut album
CD4 – Showbiz B Sides – Contains a previously unreleased alternate version of “Recess”
CD5 – Showbiz Live – Previously unreleased recording of live shows broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1999/2000
CD6 – Origin of Symmetry Instrumental Demos – Previously unreleased recorded at the Community Centre in Teignmouth
CD7 – Origin of Symmetry – Remastered
CD8 – Origin of Symmetry B Sides – Every B side recorded for the single released from the album
CD9 – Origin of Symmetry Live at Reading Festival – Full version of band’s headline performance of entire album recorded at Reading Festival 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of its release
Vinyl 1-4 – Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry remastered 180 gm heavyweight coloured vinyl.