The Pop/Rock music of Cheap Trick kept not only the Mid-West in thrall but also the rest of the world as well. The band produced more than a handful of singles that included "Surrender", "Dream Police", "Voices", "I Want You To Want Me", and "The Flame". Consider this (and the previous The Epic Archives volume essential library adds.

One of Illinois' great Rock and Roll exports is easily known as Cheap Trick. During their reign (and they haven't quit touring or recording), they released a strong set of classic albums that charted up through One On One (1981), when the slow down of their walk of fame began. They released three more albums (Next Position Please – 1983, Standing On The Edge – 1985, The Doctor – 1986) before striking popularity once again with the platinum selling classic, Lap of Luxury, buoyed by “The Flame” as a hit single.

Back in April of 2017, Real Gone Music released a collection of rarities named The Epic Archives, Volume 1 (1975-1979). It collected demos, live performance tracks, session outtakes, and alternate versions of familiar songs. With the volume 1 designation, it's easy o assume that a follow-up archival set would arrive.

On June 1, Real Gone Music will once again plumb the archives for rarities that will make up a later years set. The Epic Archives, Volume 2 (1980 – 1983) will explore a collection of demos, live performance tracks, B-sides, alternate versions (of familiar tracks), three from the popular Found All The Parts EP, and a remix. There are sixteen songs in all.

With thirteen more albums, there's little reason to not assume that Real Gone Music will continue these archival collections for the die-hard fan.

The Epic Archive Vol 2 (1980-1983)  "  Cheap Trick

01. Day Tripper (Live) (EP Version)
02. Such a Good Girl  (EP Version)
03. Take Me I'm Yours (EP Version)
04. Oh Boy (Vocal Version)
05. Loser (Demo)
06. The House Is Rockin' (With
Domestic Problems) (Live at the LA Forum)
07. Way of the World (Live at the LA Forum)
08. World's Greatest Lover (Single Version)
09. Everything Works If You Let It (Single Version)
10. Reach Out (From Heavy Metal Music from the Motion Picture)
11. I Must Be Dreamin' (From Heavy Metal Music from the Motion
Picture)
12. If You Want My Love (Demo)
13. Saturday at Midnight (Super New Dance Re-Mix)
14. Dancing the Night Away (Short Version)
15. Spring Break (From Spring Break Original Soundtrack)
16. Get Ready (B-side)