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A Flock of Seagulls aren’t the only ’80s act getting a reissue from Cherry Pop. The label is prepping May 24 reissues of the first two records by another one-hit-wonder-with-a-whole-lot-more, Cutting Crew.

Though they’re best known for “(I Just) Died in Your Arms,” the band enjoyed two other Top 40 hits (“One for the Mockingbird” and “I’ve Been in Love Before,” a Top 10 single) and a minorly-successful sophomore release in their day. Cherry Pop is releasing both of these records – Broadcast (1986) and The Scattering (1989) – with a handful of bonus cuts each. Notably, Broadcast includes the original U.S. mixes of those big hits (as opposed to the now more-common U.K. lineup, which used three alternate mixes) and some live cuts; The Scattering includes three unreleased demos for all the Cutting Crew fans out there. And both have new artwork and newly-penned liner notes by CC vocalist Nick Van Eede.

Pre-order the albums here and check the jump for full track details.

Cutting Crew, Broadcast (Cherry Pop CRPOP48 – originally released as Siren SRNLP 7 (U.K.), 1986/Virgin 1-90573 (U.S.), 1987)

  1. Any Colour (U.S. Mix)
  2. One for the Mockingbird (U.S. Mix)
  3. I’ve Been in Love Before (U.S. Mix)
  4. Life in a Dangerous Time
  5. Fear of Falling
  6. (I Just) Died in Your Arms (U.S. Mix)
  7. Don’t Look Back
  8. Sahara
  9. It Shouldn’t Take Too Long
  10. The Broadcast
  11. I Just Died in Your Arms (Remix) (12″ A-side – Siren 21-12, 1986)
  12. I’ve Been in Love Before (Live in London) (exact origin unknown)
  13. The Broadcast/Any Colour (Live in the U.S.A.) (from “I’ve Been in Love Before” CD single – Siren SRNCD 29, 1987)
  14. For the Longest Time (B-side to “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” – Siren 21, 1986)

Cutting Crew, The Scattering (Cherry Pop CRPOP49 – originally released as Siren SRNLP 25 (U.K.)/Virgin 1-91239 (U.S.), 1989)

  1. Year in the Wilderness
  2. The Scattering
  3. Big Noise
  4. Everything But My Pride
  5. Handcuffs for Houdini
  6. (Between a) Rock and a Hard Place
  7. Tip of Your Tongue
  8. Reach for the Sky
  9. The Last Thing
  10. Feel the Wedge
  11. Binkies Return
  12. Brag
  13. More Than a Dream (Demo) *
  14. Into the Night (Demo) *
  15. No Secrets (Demo) *

* indicates previously unreleased track

Written by Mike Duquette

May 10, 2010 at 08:30

Posted in Cutting Crew, News, Reissues

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  1. Great band!

    Galley

    May 10, 2010 at 08:43


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