44 ½ features 12 CDs and 2 DVDs presenting live and unrecorded material from the archive
French avant-garde progressive rock collective and member of Henry Cow's Rock In Opposition movement, Art Zoyd are the subject of a major retrospective box set compiled by Cuneiform Records. Consisting of live performance audio recordings and footage (a lot of which is previously unreleased), various film, TV and theatre works, this monumental document racks up at 12 CDs and 2 DVDs and covers the groups output from their formation in 1969 up until their 44 ½ birthday concert at RIO festival, in Le Garric, France, 2015.
Contents includes: eight CDs of live recordings made between 1972–2004 and four CDs of studio recordings, sketches and outtakes from 1980–2005. One DVD is a recording of an historical television appearances and the other is footage from the aforementioned Rock In Opposition Festival in 2015. There will also be two booklets featuring archival photos, interviews and a two-page spread on the bands history.
44 ½: Live & Unreleased Works will be released on 24 November via Cuneiform Records.