Ryan Adams Reveals Quirky 'Prisoner: End of World' Box Set

Seven-inch vinyl versions of each single, 2-D action playset to be included in massive collection

Ryan Adams has unveiled the contents of his limited edition box set for upcoming album 'Prisoner.' Credit: Rachael Wright

Ryan Adams announced a limited edition box set of new album Prisoner, out February 17th. The release comes with vinyl records as well as a 2-D action playset.

The Prisoner box set is career-spanning level massive, with each of the album's 12 songs getting pressed to their own, individual seven-inch vinyl. Each song's vinyl copy will not only be a different color but will each feature a unique cover as well. Seventeen previously unreleased B-sides will be featured on the various LPs.

A 2-D action playset is also included with action figures of the full band, Adams' actual stage set-up, working lights and sounds and a variety of assorted objects and animals.

A digital copy of Prisoner, the B-sides and 12 random copies will feature an extra seven-inch vinyl single with Adams performing a unique, solo, acoustic take on one of the songs using Voice-O-Graph. The box set will go on sale on January 25th and are set to ship in March.

Prisoner is Adams' sixteenth studio album and follows his full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989, which was released via his label Pax-Am in late 2015. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last August, he revealed that AC/DC and ELO were big influences on his latest collection of original music. "I put all the AC/DC records on from back to front, or I'll listen to the best of stuff from the Eighties: Springsteen, or [Nick Hornsby, and I'll listen to what's going on there," he explained. "I was listening to AC/DC's Fly on the Wall, and that's when I realized what I had to do for the record."