Saturday, February 11, 2012
Writing On The Wall
Something else to look forward to, this time on 2nd April, is the 25th Anniversary "Ultimate Edition" of Bucks Fizz "Writing On The Wall".
You may remember that the album was reissued on CD back in 2004, but the pressing was less than fabulous and left a lot of the bass and bottom out of the mix.
This release corrects all of that. It also gathers all of the 1986 material together in one place, it's sourced from the original master tapes, features a 20 page booklet AND as if all that weren't enough it features a bonus CD of "Lost Masters 3"!
Full track listing is as follows
1. New Beginning (Full length version)
2. Love The One You're With (7" Version)
3. Don't Turn Back (Unedited Version)
4. Keep Each Other Warm (Long Version)
5. Love In A World Gone Mad (1986 7" Version)
6. The Company You Keep
7. Soul Motion
8. Give A Little Love (Unedited Version)
9. In Your Eyes
10. I Need Your Love
11. Too Hard
12. Love The One You're With (12" Version)
13. I Hear Talk (1986 Extended Version)
14. Love In A World Gone Mad (1986 Extended Version)
15. New Beginning (Extended Version)
1. Love The One You're With (Alternate Mix)
2. Keep Each Other Warm (The Original Idea)
3. Love In A World Gone Mad (Shelley Preston Version)
4. Big Deal (1986 7")
5. I Want To Stay (Unedited Version)
6. What's One Lonely Woman (Laid Back Mix 2011)
7. The Company You Keep (Demo)
8. Easy Trouble (Cheryl Baker)
9. One Heart (Bobby Gee)
10. I Should Have Been Strong (Bobby Gee)
11. Paper Hearts (Shelley Preston)
12. Innocent (Bobby Gee)
13. Big Deal (1986 Extended Version)
14. Live Motown Medley (Fairfield Hall)
15. Live Rolling Stones Medley (Fairfield Hall)
16. Soul Motion (2011 Extended Mix)
I've already got this album once on vinyl and twice on CD. Will I be getting it again? Absolutely!
Further details can be found here:
Bucks Fizz Early Years Site
This release is also the last one to feature the involvement of Dean Murphy due to his deteriorating health issues. I'd like to publically thank Dean for the time, talent, energy and effort he has invested in all the Bucks Fizz reissues and Lost Masters 1,2 & 3. Thanks for the many rare Bucks Fizz tracks that we would never have heard otherwise and for allowing fans like me to have a part, however small, in the process. I for one truly appreciate it. All the best mate...