2-CD Deluxe Media Book Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
6-Disc Deluxe Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Black LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Red LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
6-Disc Super Deluxe Box Set (unsigned): Keith Richards Store
6-Disc Super Deluxe Box Set (signed): Keith Richards Store
For its 30th Anniversary edition, Keith Richards’ debut, Talk Is Cheap, will be presented as a 2-CD deluxe mediabook edition, a 6-disc deluxe edition, and a 6-disc super deluxe edition that includes enhanced packaging. Also available are a 180-gram black vinyl edition and a limited-edition, 180-gram red vinyl pressing of the core album.
The centerpiece of each edition is a newly remastered version of Talk Is Cheap, which was undertaken by original producer Steve Jordan from the original tapes. The mediabook version includes a second disc with six unreleased bonus tracks that include the likes of Mick Taylor, Chuck Leavell, Bootsy Collins, Johnnie Johnson, Joey Spampinato, and Bernie Worrell.
The 6-disc deluxe box set includes both CDs, plus the remastered album and the six never-before-heard tracks on on two 180-gram LPs, a 7″ single of “Take It So Hard” b/w “I Could Have Stood You Up,” and another 7″ single with “Make No Mistake” b/w “It Means A Lot.” What’s more, there’s an extensive, 80-page hardback book featuring rare and unseen photos, and a new essay by Anthony DeCurtis that incorporates new interviews with Keith Richards. There’s also a wealth of memorabilia included, too: a replica tour laminate, two lyric sheets, a reproduction of an invitation to the album playback party, a Talk Is Cheap Tour guitar pick, and two posters–all housed in special folio packaging.
If that’s not enough, BMG is also offering a signed (or unsigned, if you prefer) super deluxe edition exclusive to the Keith Richards Online Store. It’s housed in a wooden case that was hand-built and aged at Fender’s Custom Shop using the same materials as Keith’s iconic Fender Telecaster. Inside the box is the folio pack with all the contents of the deluxe box set. The super deluxe set also includes an exclusive steel guitar pick.