The Jess Roden Anthology is a 6CD, 94-track edition that – for the first time ever – chronicles Jess’ entire career; from his late-teens fronting the Mod-Soul of The Alan Bown! during the late 60s via his long Island Records’ sojurn with Bronco, The Butts Band, his first solo album recorded with Allen Toussaint and Chris Blackwell which led to the Brit-Funk of The Jess Roden Band before his move to New York and further, highly acclaimed, solo recordings and into the 80’s by way of The Rivits and, post Island with the Seven Windows and The Humans albums.
Containing well over 50% of previously unreleased material, The Anthology includes never-before-heard demos, alternative mixes, long-thought-lost masters, completed but discarded tracks, alternate takes as well as a wealth of live recordings.
All of the selections have been re-mastered in the UK and US from the original 1⁄4”, 1” or 2” analog tapes.
The 1st edition is limited to just 950 hand-numbered copies and presented in a 12” hard-back, casebound book format in which the 32-page booklet contains the first interview Jess has given in 30 years discussing many of the song selections.