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Columbia Compiles Brubeck

It’s becoming apparent that Columbia/Legacy will use any excuse to put a handful of CDs together and call it a box set. This week’s evidence: For All Time, a collection of five Dave Brubeck albums due October 7 and compiled in celebration of the venerable pianist’s signing to Columbia fifty years ago. Never mind that Dave isn’t with Columbia anymore (requests for 8×10 autographed glossies of Mr. 6/8 Time can be sent to Telarc Records these days).

The forthcoming set celebrates Brubeck’s Columbia years by collecting five of his “time” albums in a single and convenient package: Time Out (1959), Time Further Out (1961), Countdown: Time in Outer Space (1962), Time Changes (1963) and Time In (1965). Each album will have its own jewel case, and these will all fit into one slipcase. The notable news here is that Countdown, Time Changes and Time In are seeing their first CD release as a result of this package. Those three albums will come remastered with new liner notes by Brubeck and previously unreleased tracks. The versions of Time Out included in For All Time is the expanded edition that has been available since 1997.

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