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Release Round-Up: Wilde and Grey Edition

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We’ve got a few reissue notes (in case you missed them) to start off your week.

  • First up, Cherry Pop is prepping another batch of Kim Wilde reissues. The label re-released Wilde’s RAK-era LPs – Kim Wilde (1981), Select (1982) and Catch as Catch Can (1983) to a strong reaction from her fanbase, and are now prepping two-disc editions of Teases & Dares (1984) and Another Step (1986), Wilde’s first two records for the MCA label. The latter is notable for being co-produced by Rod Temperton and Bruce Swedien, two names that longtime Michael Jackson fans will recognize as songwriter and engineer, for the King of Pop, respectively. These new reissues will be released sometime this summer.
  • EMI continues to let it all hang out with some massive U.K. reissue projects. The latest is a triple-disc re-release of Attack of the Grey Lantern, the 1997 debut album from acclaimed indie-rockers Mansun. This new package will contain the original, chart-topping semi-concept album as well as two discs of non-LP material, a newly-produced remix and extensive liner notes by former Mansun frontman Paul Draper. It streets on June 15 in the U.K.
  • Finally, in case you missed the word on these, Amazon is showing listings for deluxe reissues of a-ha’s Hunting High and Low (1985) and Scoundrel Days (1986) from Rhino on June 15 (internationally). They’re coming up as imports thus far, but I have little doubt they’ll come out in the U.S., especially with the band about to hit the States on their farewell tour. No word yet on extras – I have e-mailed Rhino to no avail thus far (so if you’re reading this and from the label, send a message to theseconddisc@gmail.com) – but once there’s more info, it’ll be here. After all, we’ll have to compare to the Reissue Theory posts done on both of these LPs!

Have a look at the details for both Kim Wilde and Mansun after the jump.

Kim Wilde – Teases & Dares (MCA WILDE 1 (U.K.)/5550 (U.S.), 1984)

Disc 1: Original LP and single tracks 

  1. The Touch
  2. Is It Over
  3. Suburbs of Moscow
  4. Fit In
  5. Rage to Love
  6. The Second Time
  7. Bladerunner
  8. Janine
  9. Shangri-La
  10. Thought It Was Goodbye
  11. Lovers on a Beach (B-side to “The Second Time” – MCA KIM 1, 1984)
  12. Shangri-La (Alternate) (B-side to “The Touch” – MCA KIM 2, 1984)
  13. Putty in Your Hands (B-side to “Rage to Love” – MCA KIM 3, 1984)
  14. Turn It On (from Weird Science: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack – MCA 6146, 1985)
  15. The Second Time (7″ Version) (7″ A-side – MCA KIM 1, 1984)
  16. The Touch (7″ Version) (7″ A-side – MCA KIM 2, 1984)
  17. Rage to Love (7″ Version) (7″ A-side – MCA KIM 3, 1984)

Disc 2: Dance remixes

  1. The Second Time (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T1, 1984)
  2. Lovers on a Beach (Extended Version) (12″ B-side – MCA KIM T1, 1984)
  3. Go for It (Extended Dance Version) (U.S. 12″ A-side/version of “The Second Time” – MCA 23533, 1984)
  4. The Touch (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T2, 1984)
  5. Shangri-La (Extended version) (12″ B-side – MCA KIM T2, 1984)
  6. Go for It (Dub Version) (U.S. 12″ B-side/version of “The Second Time” – MCA 23533, 1984)
  7. Rage to Love (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T3, 1984)
  8. Shangri-La (Special Re-Mix) (from Debut magazine bonus LP issue 8/9 – Debut MAG 8/9, 1984)
  9. The Second Time (U.S. Remix)  (12″ B-side to “Rage to Love” – MCA KIM T3, 1984)

Kim Wilde – Another Step (MCA KIM L1 (U.K.)/5903 (U.S.), 1986)

Disc 1: Original LP and B-sides

  1. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  2. Hit Him
  3. Another Step (Closer to You)
  4. The Thrill of It
  5. I’ve Got So Much Love
  6. Victim (originally a CD bonus track – MCA 254 347-2, 1986)
  7. Schoolgirl
  8. Say You Really Want Me
  9. She Hasn’t Got Time for You
  10. Brothers
  11. Missing
  12. How Do You Want My Love
  13. Don’t Say Nothing’s Changed
  14. Songs About Love (B-side to “Schoolgirl” – MCA 258 650-7, 1986)
  15. Loving You (B-side to “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – MCA KIM 4, 1986)
  16. Hold back (B-side  to “Another Step (Closer to You)” – MCA KIM 5, 1987)
  17. Another Step (7″ Version) (7″ A-side – MCA KIM 5, 1987)
  18. Say You Really Want Me (U.S. 7” Version) (U.S. 7″ A-side – MCA 53130, 1986)
  19. Say You Really Want Me (U.K. 7″ Version) (7″ A-side – MCA KIM 6, 1987)

Disc 2: Dance remixes

  1. Schoolgirl (Head-Mastermix) (12″ A-side – MCA 258 641-0, 1986)
  2. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (W.C.H Club Mix) (12″ A-side – MCA 258 564-0, 1986)
  3. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (W.C.H. Mix) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T4, 1986)
  4. Another Step (Closer to You) (Extended Mix) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T5, 1987)
  5. Say You Really Want Me (from Running Scared: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack – MCA 6169, 1986)
  6. Say You Really Want Me (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM T6, 1987)
  7. Say You Really Want Me (The Video Mix) (12″ A-side – MCA KIM X6, 1987)
  8. Say You Really Want Me (David Todd Remix) (U.S. 12″ B-side – MCA 23678, 1986)
  9. Say You Really Want Me (Radio Edit) (U.S. 12″ B-side – MCA 23678, 1986)
  10. Say You Really Want Me (Instrumental) (from 7″ promo – MCA 52925, 1986)
  11. Say You Really Want Me (Urban Version) (from 7″ promo – MCA 52925, 1986)
  12. Megamix (You Keep Me Hangin’ On/Another Step/Say You Really Want Me) (from Another Step reissue – MCA DKIML 1, 1987)

Mansun – Attack of the Grey Lantern: Special Edition

Disc 1: Original LP (Parlophone PCS 7387 (U.K.)/Epic EK 67935 (U.S. – different track order), 1997)

  1. The Chad Who Loved Me
  2. Mansun’s Only Love Song
  3. Taxloss (previously released on Six EP – Parlophone CDR 6465, 1997)
  4. You Who Do You Hate
  5. Wide Open Space (previously released on Four EP – Parlophone CDR 6453, 1996)
  6. Stripper Vicar (previously released on Three EP – Parlophone CDRS 6447, 1996)
  7. Disgusting
  8. She Makes My Nose Bleed (previously released on Five EP – Parlophone CDR 6458, 1997)
  9. Naked Twister
  10. Egg Shaped Fred
  11. Dark Mavis
  12. An Open Letter to the Lyrical Trainspotter (previously released on Three EP – Parlophone CDR 6447, 1996)

Disc 2: EP tracks

  1. Egg Shaped Fred (Alternate Version)
  2. Ski Jump Nose
  3. Lemonade Secret Drinker
  4. Thief + Hidden Bonus Track
  5. Take It Easy, Chicken
  6. Drastic Sturgeon
  7. The Greatest Pain
  8. Moronica
  9. The Edge
  10. Duchess
  11. No One Knows Us
  12. Things Keep Falling Off Buildings
  13. Rebel Without a Quilt
  14. Vision Impaired
  15. Skin Up Pin Up
  16. The Gods of Not Very Much
  17. Moronica (Acoustic)
  18. Lemonade Secret Drinker (Acoustic)
  19. The Most to Gain
  20. Flourella

Disc 3: More EP tracks

  1. She Makes My Nose Bleed (Acoustic)
  2. The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail
  3. Live Open Space
  4. Drastic Sturgeon (Live)
  5. Grey Lantern
  6. Impending Collapse of It All
  7. Ski Jump Nose (Live)
  8. Wide Open Space (Acoustic)
  9. Closed for Business
  10. K.I.Double.S.I.N.G.
  11. Everyone Must Win
  12. The World’s Still Open
  13. Dark Mavis (Acoustic)
  14. Stripper Vicar (Live)
  15. Egg Shaped Fred (Acoustic)
  16. Impending Collapse of It All (Acoustic)
  17. Ski Jump Nose (Acoustic)
  18. (I’m in a) Wide Open Space (Greg Downey & Mansun Remix) (previously unreleased)

Disc 2 Tracks 1-4 released as One EP (Parlophone CDR 6430, 1996)
Disc 2 Tracks 5-8 released as Two EP (Parlophone CDR 6437, 1996)
Disc 2 Tracks 9-12 released on Three EP (Parlophone CDRS 6447/CDR 6447, 1996)
Disc 2 Tracks 13-18 released on Four EP (Parlophone CDR 6453/CDRS 6453, 1996)
Disc 2 Tracks 19-20 and Disc 3 Tracks 1-4 released on Five EP (Parlophone CDR 6458/CDRS 6458, 1997)
Disc 3 Tracks 5-8 released on Six EP (Parlophone CDR 6465/CDRS 6465, 1997)
Disc 3 Tracks 9-14 released on Seven EP (Parlophone CDR 6482/CDRS 6482, 1997)
Disc 3 Tracks 15 was the 7″ B-side to “Closed for Business” (Parlophone R 6482, 1997)
Disc 3 Tracks 16-17 released on the cassette version of the Legacy EP (Parlophone 7243 8 85843 4 0, 1998)

Written by Mike Duquette

April 26, 2010 at 13:50

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  1. Sadly, the a-ha reissues have been pushed to 12 July, according to Amazon UK. If these are like the most reissues (The Cure’s Disintegration, anyone?), they’ll be delayed three or four times before finally seeing the light of day. 😦

    Don

    April 26, 2010 at 16:35

  2. […] been remastering and expanding the Kim Wilde catalogue to considerable reaction (enough to warrant two waves of reissues, at least), it makes you wonder what other female pop acts might get the same treatment someday. If […]


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