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Adam And The Ants: Kings Of The Wild Frontier box set review

Album Review

A lavish, extravagant set that matches the music and attitude of this astonishing album.

It’s gold. So gold. As gold as the golden embroidery on pop’s greatest jacket, a 12x12-inch gilded trinket box housing a grotto of pirate swag: posters, postcards, stickers and ads; a replicated original introduction catalogue; a sturdy, stunningly illustrated Story Of The Album booklet written by Adam himself, its cover a bare-chested portrait of The Sexiest Man Who Ever Lived; and – oh-yee-oh-ee-yoy! – a liquid gold vinyl album. Then, once you’ve stopped swooning, you put the music on and your head explodes...

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