Late Morphine frontman Mark Sandman will be celebrated via the forthcoming two-CD/DVD box set “Sandbox: Mark Sandman Original Music,” due Nov. 16 from Hi-N-Dry Records.
The collection features cuts taken largely from his stints with Morphine and its predecessor Treat Her Right, a blues-based quartet that also featured Morphine drummer Billy Conway. The 31 tracks will include a handful of previously released items as well as a host of rarities, while the DVD boasts rare footage and live performances.
Sandman died in 1999 after collapsing on stage during a Morphine show in Rome. Conway and saxophonist Dana Colley organized the Morphine Orchestra tour the following year, taking a host of musicians on the road to play the band’s songs in tribute to the fallen songwriter.