‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to Release Career-Spanning ‘Squeeze Box’
The 14 studio albums of "Weird Al" Yankovic will be released on Nov. 24 in a box set called Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic. The collection will be available on both CD and vinyl, and comes in a package that is a replica of Yankovic's accordion.
Squeeze Box traces the career of the beloved musical parodist/satirist from his self-titled 1983 debut through 2014's Mandatory Fun, which became the first comedy album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. There's also a 15th disc of non-album tracks called Medium Rarities as well as a 100-page book of memorabilia and rare photos. All of the records, which are stored in the bellows of the accordion, have been remastered by engineer Mark Wilder.
Yankovic has teamed up with PledgeMusic to take pre-orders for the set. Prices begin at $200 for the CDs and $300 for the vinyl, with bundles that add merchandise -- including a t-shirt, a magnet sheet, a retro-styled pennant and socks -- to the equation. A t-shirt and poster are also available. Fans who contribute to the PledgeMusic campaign will also be allowed to enter a special site featuring exclusive videos, such as those dealing with the creation of the set and greetings from Yankovic. You can get full information and see a video about Squeeze Box at PledgeMusic.
“Weird Al” Yankovic, 'Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic' Album Listing
“Weird Al” Yankovic (1983)
“Weird Al” Yankovic In 3-D (1984)
Dare to be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)
Even Worse (1988)
UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)
Off the Deep End (1992)
Bad Hair Day (1996)
Running With Scissors (1999)
Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Mandatory Fun (2014)
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