Back in 1977, when I bought my first copy of the Ian Dury debut, New Boots and Panties!!, never once did I figure to this extraordinary album to be remembered as well as it has been. In seeing Lou Reed on his tour for Street Hassle at Chicago’s Park West, I enjoyed Ian Dury and The Blockheads as an opening act. From that time to this writing, this album is never far from my mind. Therefore, I’m always pleased to see it recognized for what it is, an enduring document of the changing late ’70s that transitioned into the New Wave of the ’80s. Make no mistake, New Boots And Panties is a classic.

On October 27, Edsel Records will revisit New Boots And Panties!! with a 4CD/1LP 40th Anniversary Edition. Besides the new remaster of the original ten-track album, this box will cram a definitive revue of this album with a wide range of demos, a few outtakes, a few live tracks, a selection of John Peel Sessions, as well as a complete live set from Dury’s Paris Theater (London) on 01/07/1978. Topping this all off with a vinyl LP of the original album, this 40th Anniversary Edition should seal a deal for any serious fan of Ian Dury. The Paris Theater show has never been available on CD until now.

This set will include a 12″ by 12″ hard cover book (where the CDs and LP are housed). Inside, a pull-out 8-page booklet will highlight the album and the era it was released in by photos, liner notes, and other things.

Looking forward to this UK import in a big way!

New Boots And Panties!! – Ian Dury

CD1 (Original Album):
01. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
02. Sweet Gene Vincent
03. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
04. My Old Man
05. Billericay Dickie
06. Clevor Trever
07. If I Was With A Woman
08. Blockheads
09. Plaistow Patricia
10. Blackmail Man

CD2 (Bonus, Outtakes, Live, John Peel Sessions):
01. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
02. Razzle In My Pocket
03. You’re More Than Fair
04. England’s Glory [live]
05. Close To Home
06. Two Steep Hills
07. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (BBC John Peel Session)
08. Clevor Trever (BBC John Peel Session)
09. Sweet Gene Vincent (BBC John Peel Session)
10. Blockheads (BBC John Peel Session)

CD3 (Demos):
01. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
02. Sink My Boats
03. Apples
04. England’s Glory
05. Tell The Children
06. I Made Mary Cry
07. Sweet Gene Vincent [backing track]
08. Blackmail Man
09. My Old Man
10. Something’s Going To Happen In The Winter
11. Wifey
12. Sink My Boats [alternate version]
13. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
14. If I Was With A Woman
15. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
16. Clevor Trever
17. Blockheads

CD4 (Live at The Paris Theatre – London – 01/07/1978):
01. Sex & Drugs And Rock And Roll
02. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
03. Clevor Trever
04. Plaistow Patricia
05. I Made Mary Cry
06. What A Waste
07. Blockheads
08. If I Was With A Woman
09. Upminster Kid
10. Sweet Gene Vincent
11. Sex & Drugs And Rock And Roll (Reprise)

LP (Original Album):
01. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
02. Sweet Gene Vincent
03. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
04. My Old Man
05. Billericay Dickie
06. Clevor Trever
07. If I Was With A Woman
08. Blockheads
09. Plaistow Patricia
10. Blackmail Man