The ‘Reckless’ reissue has been personally overseen by Bryan working with many of the original team including Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig and Jim Vallance. The 2014 deluxe remaster by Bob Ludwig enticingly includes seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. These tracks were written as demos with Jim Vallance – Bryan’s co-writer on the Reckless album. Recorded in Jim’s basement of utmost interest to fans will be the actual inclusion of the track “Reckless” which due to deadlines did not make it onto the original album. The deluxe also includes a landmark 1985 live gig at the Hammersmith Odeon.
The four disc super deluxe edition housed in a DVD case sized hardback book with rigid slipcase features on Disc 1 the 2014 remaster and bonus tracks; Disc 2 the Hammersmith Odeon live gig and on Disc 3 the currently unavailable DVD of the Reckless movie. This “movie” – a series of music videos was a first at the time as it was an accompanying release alongside the Reckless album and was shot by the legendary Director, Steve Barron (Dire Straits, Aha, Michael Jackson). It features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks. The superdeluxe edition fourth disc is a Blu-ray pure audio of the Reckless remaster and a previously unreleased 5.1 mix of Reckless by Bob Clearmountain.
The accompanying book includes sleeve notes by Alexis Petridis and in conversation pieces between Bryan and Jim Vallance as well as Bob Ludwig. As you would expect from a now respected photographer, Bryan has included lots of unseen photos and archive material from the time.