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Former YES, King Crimson Drummer Bill Bruford To Release Career-Spanning Box Set

Former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford will release a career-spanning six-disc box set on April 29 through BMG.

Making A Song and Dance: A Complete Career Collection includes tracks from YES, King Crimson, his own Bruford and Earthworks projects, his work with iconic guitarists Al Di Meola, Steve Howe and Kazumi Watanabe and collaborations with keyboardists Patrick Moraz and Michiel Borstlap.

Over the past 50 years, Bruford has been one of the most original and innovative drummers across multiple genres.

For this anthology, Bruford has selected tracks from across his whole career, comprising works from 23 different artists and bands over a 40-year period.

“I’ve deliberately avoided forcing them into industry categories such as ‘progressive rock’, ‘fusion’ or ‘jazz’ on the grounds that most of the music I’ve been associated with fits very poorly into such straight-jackets – round holes and square pegs come to mind,” Bruford said.

The package also includes a detailed biography, written by Bruford, featuring rare and unseen photos. The outer box artwork, gatefold CDs and booklet have been designed by Bruford’s long-time artist and graphic designer Dave McKean.

The 6 CD Box Set is available for pre-order at:

(Photo: Dave McKean)

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