This two-in-one set features a pair of LPs by Corey Hart, First Offense and Boy in the Box, originally issued in 1984 and 1985. These 19 tracks include the original versions of Hart's biggest hits, "Sunglasses at Night" and "Never Surrender".
Three women are stranded on a resort-like island when they lose their boat in a storm. Each finds an appropriate male for sexual encounters, but one has her heart set on a millionaire – a married man, in fact. She waits until the millionaire's wife leaves for an extended period of time, and then when the news comes through that the wife has died in a plane crash, the nubile young woman consoles the bereaved widower all night in his bedroom, and then goes bouncing off to join her friends in the morning.
Both these couplings are extremely fine, but taken together they add up to even more than the sum of their parts. The point of coupling Shostakovich’s first and last string quartets is obvious, and the contrast between what the composer himself called his “Springtime Quartet” and the unprecedented sequence of six slow movements written months before his death could not be more poignant.
SCRATCHING THE DOOR highlights tracks recorded by The Flaming Lips’ original line-up, which featured Wayne Coyne’s brother Mark on vocals. The album includes the band’s first and second cassette demos, in addition to The Flaming Lips first self-released EP, and marks the first time all of these recordings have been collected together on a single release. Among the other featured tracks are covers of The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and the theme song from the 1960’s Batman television series, which previously appeared on Rykodisc’s 2002 compilation, Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid.