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Ian Dury: The Vinyl Collection

Album Review

From New Boots to Love Pants, this box set brings us Dury’s most important years.

This vinyl (or CD if you’d prefer) box set treats New Boots And Panties as year zero in the Ian Dury story, meaning that completists will need to seek out his studio beginnings with Kilburn And The High Roads for a complete set of his album recording career.

Listening to New Boots now, it’s difficult to imagine that Dury had much in common with punk. The music is a sophisticated mix of old fashioned rock’n’roll, funk and jazz, the verbal dexterity and autobiographical tales a far cry from the voracious anger of The Sex Pistols. 

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