The Shadows remain one of the most prolific bands of the last 60 years.
They had 31 hit singles (plus 30 with Cliff Richard), which include 16 Top 10 hits (plus 25 more with Cliff), 5 No. 1 hits (plus 7 with Cliff).
They've also spent 361 weeks on the albums chart (plus another 400+ with Cliff), selling tens of millions of records since 1958, and defining the sound that influenced many of the world's greatest guitarists. The Shadows achieved a phenomenal run of hit albums throughout the 1960s/70s, with their last two reaching the No. 1 spot.
In 1980 they moved to a new label, Polydor, where during a ten-year association they would produce an additional eleven albums. With input from The Shadows and their management, 'Boxing The Shadows 1980-1990' is a collection of their musical output from that decade. Packaged in a deluxe 7"x7" hardback casebound book, with each CD slotting into its own reproduced mini album 'sleeve', this 11CD/163-track anthology includes all of those newly recorded albums; 'Change Of Address' (1980), 'Hits Right Up Your Street' (1982), 'Life In The Jungle' (1982), 'Live At Abbey Road' (1983), 'XXV' (1983), 'Guardian Angel' (1984), 'Moonlight Shadows' (1986), 'Simply...Shadows' (1987), 'Steppin' To The Shadows' (1989), 'At Their Very Best' (1989) and 'Reflection' (1990). The set also includes several non-album B-sides, as well as a couple of single remixes.
The 7,000+ word liner notes written by Broadcaster, Author and Songwriter Mike Read, includes elements from recently conducted interviews with members of the group.
This sumptuous unique collection highlights how The Shadows worked with new studio technology to enhance their sound and create innovative interpretations of many current hits of the time, resulting in a whole new generation of fans.