Muse announce a new stunning ‘Origin of Muse’ boxset for release this December

6th December will see the release of a stunning collectors boxset – ‘Origin of Muse‘ which will be an essential purchase for fans of the band.

The set will feature 9 CDS, 4 Vinyl and a 48 page booklet. It will include in-depth interviews with the band and never before released material. Origin of Muse will feature 113 tracks, 40 of which have never been released before.

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their most recent album Simulation Theory was released in November last year. Drones, was released in June 2015 and debuted at number one in 21 countries around the world including their first number one album in the United States. The album went on to win the Grammy Award, their second, for Best Rock Album in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released seven studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.  

The full contents of the discs and records is as follows:

  • CD1 – Newton Abbot Demos -15 previously unreleased first demos by the band including an early version of the hit “Plug in Baby”
  • CD2 – The Muse EPS+ Showbiz Demos – Their debut releases on Dangerous Records and previously unreleased demos for their debut album Showbiz
  • CD3 – Showbiz – Remastered debut album
  • CD4 – Showbiz B Sides – Contains a previously unreleased alternate version of “Recess”
  • CD5 – Showbiz Live – Previously unreleased recording of live shows broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1999/2000
  • CD6 – Origin of Symmetry Instrumental Demos – Previously unreleased recorded at the Community Centre in Teignmouth
  • CD7 – Origin of Symmetry – Remastered
  • CD8 – Origin of Symmetry B Sides – Every B side recorded for the single released from the album
  • CD9 – Origin of Symmetry Live at Reading Festival – Full version of band’s headline performance of entire album recorded at Reading Festival 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of its release
  • Vinyl 1-4 – Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry remastered 180 gm heavyweight coloured vinyl.

Origin of Muse Tracklisting:

CD 1 – NEWTON ABBOT DEMOS

1. Cave 
2. Rain 
3. Agitated 
4. Crazy Days 
5. Coma 
6. Connect The Kettle Lead 
7. Balloonatic 
8. Boredom 
9. Sober 
10. Jimmy Kane 
11. Ashamed 
12. Plug In Baby 
13. Earthquake 
14. Good News 
15. Overdue 

CD 2 – THE MUSE EPs + SHOWBIZ DEMOS

1. Overdue
2. Cave 
3. Coma 
4. Escape
5. Muscle Museum 
6. Sober 
7. Uno 
8. Unintended
9. Pink Ego Box
10. (Muscle Museum) #2 
11. Showbiz (Live, Sawmills Studios, 1998)
12. Do We Need This (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
13. Sunburn (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
14. Overdue (Live, Fortress Studios, 1999)
15. Uno (Alternate version, Rak Studios, 1999)

CD 3 – SHOWBIZ

1. Sunburn
2. Muscle Museum 
3. Fillip 
4. Falling Down 
5. Cave 
6. Showbiz
7. Unintended
8. Uno 
9. Sober
10. Spiral Static (Bonus track)
11. Escape 
12. Overdue 
13. Hate This & I’ll Love You 

CD 4 – SHOWBIZ B-SIDES

1. Recess (Unreleased alternate version, Trident Studios, 1999)
2. Jimmy Kane 
3. Forced In
4. Agitated
5. Twin 
6. Host
7. Do We Need This?
8. Con-Science 
9. Minimum
10. Ashamed
11. Yes Please
12. Recess
13. Nishe

CD 5 – SHOWBIZ LIVE

1. Uno (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
2. Cave (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
3. Muscle Museum (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
4. Falling Down (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
5. Fillip (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
6. Do We Need This (Live, The Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, 1999)
7. Agitated (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
8. Sunburn (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
9. Plug In Baby (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
10. Showbiz (Live, The Astoria, London, 2000)
11. Cave (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)
12. Muscle Museum (Acoustic live demo, Airfield Studios, 1999)

CD 6 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY INSTRUMENTAL DEMOS

1. Micro Cuts
2. Feeling Good
3. Space Dementia 
4. Hyper Music 
5. Citizen Erased 
6. Megalomania 
7. Screenager 
8. Shrinking Universe 
9. Shine 

CD 7 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY 

1. New Born
2. Bliss
3. Space Dementia 
4. Hyper Music 
5. Plug In Baby 
6. Citizen Erased 
7. Micro Cuts 
8. Screenager 
9. Darkshines
10. Feeling Good
11. Futurism (Bonus track)
12. Megalomania 

CD 8 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY B-SIDES

1. Nature 1
2. Execution Commentary
3. Bedroom Acoustics
4. Shrinking Universe
5. Piano Thing
6. Map Of Your Head
7. The Gallery
8. Hyper Chondriac Music
9. Shine
10. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want           
11. Dead Star
12. In Your World
13. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You 

CD 9 – ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY, LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL

1. New Born
2. Bliss 
3. Space Dementia 
4. Hyper Music 
5. Plug In Baby 
6. Citizen Erased 
7. Micro Cuts 
8. Screenager 
9. Darkshines 
10. Feeling Good 
11. Megalomania 

Colin Polonowski

Updated: Sep 08, 2019


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