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6CD Set. ?Formed in 1996, The Beta Band signed to Parlophone Records imprint Regal and released their hugely acclaimed 'Champion Versions' E.P. This was followed by two more critically lauded E.P.'s: 'The Patty Patty Sound' and 'Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos' (later collected together as The Three E.P.'s). Now renowned for their ability to mix together a truly eclectic range of genres and influences - folk, reggae, rap, rockabilly, electronica, rock, Disney soundtracks all filtered through the band's experimental jamming - the band's eponymously titled debut album was released in 1999. Over six discs The Regal Years is an extensive collection featuring all the aforementioned releases - The Three E.P.'s and the albums 'The Beta Band', 'Hot Shots II' and 'Heroes To Zeros' - as well as previously unreleased bonus material, including live recording, remixes, BBC radio sessions and demos. It also includes sleevenotes by the band's Richard Greentree.
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