As Best Classic Bands reports, 10cc is the subject of a comprehensive box set, 20 Years:1972-1992 celebrating the U.K. band’s acclaimed period from 1972 to 1992, which included three #1 singles and five top 10 albums. The 145 tracks across 14 CDs include all of the studio and official live albums released in this period, as well as two additional discs featuring a selection of single edits and alternative mixes/versions, and non-album B-sides.
As the label announcement says, 10cc was formed in 1972 by Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme who between them were creative pop and experimental songwriters, as well as multi-instrumentalists, singers, and producers. They recorded most of their albums at their own Strawberry Studios (North) in Stockport and Strawberry Studios (South) in Dorking.
Originally signed to the UK Records label, 10cc first charted in September 1972 with their ‘50s pastiche “Donna”, which narrowly missed the #1 spot but spent a quarter of the year on the U.K. chart. Six months later, 10cc had their first #1 single “Rubber Bullets.” After two albums they signed to Phonogram’s Mercury Records label in 1975.