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Bill Hicks Official Site
Bill Hicks' new store, billhicks.hasawebstore.com, has launched with exclusive pre-order offers for his new CD/DVD set, The Essential Collection. The deluxe bundle includes The Essential Collection box set, as well as a limited edition t-shirt and laminate with lanyard.
Ryko is proud to announce the release of The Essential Collection, a four disc set (2 CD / 2 DVD) - out September 14th, 2010 on Ryko - that encompasses Bill Hicks' short but influential career as a satirist, social critic and stand-up comedian. The package contains double DVD discs with over five hours of footage from Bill Hicks’ personal archives including rare, never-before-seen performances from the early 80‘s, the cult short film Ninja Bachelor Party (starring Bill Hicks, Kevin Booth and David Johndrow), in-depth interviews with Hicks and a photo gallery from his family’s keepsakes. The 2 CD discs offer over two hours of his best stand-up material with never-before-released performance pieces from a San Ramon, CA show recorded by Bill Hicks that was found in his archives. The box set also features new liner notes written by family members as well as renowned figures (including Henry Rollins, Eric Bogosian, noted UK author Paul Outhwaite, and UK journalist/tv personality, Clive Anderson), and a download card containing original song recordings by Hicks (that were mastered at Abbey Road Studios - London, England) entitled, Lo-Fi Troubador.