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U.K. Comps from En Vogue, Faith No More Arrive from Music Club Deluxe

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Last week The Second Disc reported on a double-disc anthology from The Jesus and Mary Chain from Music Club Deluxe Records. It turns out that set was just the tip of the iceberg; the label, owned by Demon Music Group, has just put out some more double-disc sets aimed at collectors and anthologists. We’re pleased to present to you their latest slate, including sets from En Vogue, Faith No More, All Saints and more.

Though their reunion tour is about to come to an end, West Coast rockers Faith No More have cut an impressive swath of music, including crossover hits like “Epic,” “We Care a Lot” and “Midlife Crisis.” Music Club Deluxe’s new set, Midlife Crisis: The Very Best of Faith No More, compiles all those hits with a respectable amount of album sides and rarities.

Also hailing from the state of California is the R&B group En Vogue. They gave audiences in the early ’90s something to dance to in hits like “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Free Your Mind” and “Whatta Man,” their collaboration with Salt-N-Pepa. Don’t Let Go: The Very Best of En Vogue spans the group’s entire career, including some hard-to-find remixes.

Here’s something else for the ’90s British pop fan in your life: Pure Shores: The Very Best of All Saints is the first fully career-spanning compilation from the British hit singers, who rose to fame off a string of Top 10 singles including the chart-toppers “Never Ever,” “Pure Shores,” “Black Coffee” and covers of “Under the Bridge” and “Lady Marmalade.” For collectors, it not only includes tracks from all three of their studio albums, including the EMI-released Studio 1 (2006), but a handful of B-sides and remixes.

Finally, another British pop group gets compiled with Stay Another Day: The Very Best of East 17 . The boy band racked up a dozen U.K. Top 10 hits throughout the 1990s, and those singles and more album cuts make the cut on this set.

Check out all the track listings after the jump and head on over to Music Club Deluxe’s site to place your orders, as they’re all available now.

All Saints, Pure Shores: The Very Best of All Saints (Music Club Deluxe, MCDLX503, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Never Ever
  2. Lady Marmalade
  3. I Know Where It’s At
  4. I Remember
  5. If You Don’t Know What I Know
  6. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone
  7. Rock Steady
  8. Dreams
  9. All Hooked Up (Single Version)
  10. Alone
  11. Surrender
  12. War of Nerves (’98 Remix)
  13. Love is Love
  14. Get Down
  15. Inside
  16. On and On
  17. Lady Marmalade (Timbaland Remix)
  18. Ha Ha

Disc 2

  1. Pure Shores
  2. Black Coffee
  3. Bootie Call
  4. Let’s Get Started
  5. Chick Fit
  6. I Feel You
  7. No More Lies
  8. Distance
  9. Ready Willing & Able
  10. Twentyfour Seven – Artful Dodger feat. Melanie Blatt
  11. One More Tequila
  12. Heaven
  13. Saints & Sinners
  14. Take the Key
  15. Whoopin’ Over You
  16. Flashback
  17. Pure Shores (2 Da Beach U Don’t Stop Remix)
  18. Black Coffee (Neptunes Remix)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-3 and 10 and Disc 2, Tracks 3-4, 12 and 14 from All Saints (London, 1997)
Disc 1, Track 4 was a B-side to “Never Ever” and included on Japanese pressings of All Saints.
Disc 1, Track 5 and Disc 2, Track 17 from London CD single, 2000. Original version of Disc 2, Track 17 from Saints & Sinners; this version later released on All Hits (London, 2001)
Disc 1, Tracks 6, 8, 11, 13 and 18 and Disc 2, Tracks 1-2, 6, 8-9, 11, 13 and 15 from Saints & Sinners (London, 2000)
Disc 1, Tracks 7 and 16 and Disc 2, Tracks 5 and 16 from Studio 1 (Parlophone, 2006)
Disc 1, Track 9 from London CD single. Original version from Saints & Sinners. This version later released on All Hits.
Disc 1, Track 12 from London CD single. Original version from All Saints.
Disc 1, Track 14 was a B-side to “Bootie Call” (London, 1998)
Disc 1, Track 15 was a B-side to “War of Nerves” (London, 1998)
Disc 1, Track 17 from The Remix Album (London, 1998)
Disc 2, Track 7 was a B-side to “Under the Bridge”/”Lady Marmalade” (London, 1998)
Disc 2, Track 10 from It’s All About the Stragglers (London, 2000) and All Hits.
Disc 2, Track 18 from London CD single, 2000. Original version from Saints & Sinners.

East 17, Stay Another Day: The Very Best of East 17 (Music Club Deluxe MCDLX504, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Stay Another Day
  2. It’s Alright
  3. Steam
  4. Around the World
  5. Let It Rain
  6. Slow It Down
  7. Gold
  8. Love is More Than a Feeling
  9. I Disagree
  10. Gotta Do Something
  11. I Want It
  12. Feel What U Can’t C
  13. Be There
  14. Let It All Go
  15. Set Me Free
  16. Innocent Erotic
  17. I Remember

Disc 2

  1. If You Ever (featuring Gabrielle)
  2. Thunder
  3. Do U Still
  4. House of Love
  5. Each Time
  6. Deep
  7. West End Girls
  8. Someone to Love
  9. Hey Child
  10. Hold My Body Tight
  11. Betcha Can’t Wait
  12. Don’t You Feel So Good
  13. Free Your Mind
  14. Right Here with You
  15. It’s All Over
  16. Gotta Keep On
  17. Ghetto

Disc 1, Tracks 2 and 7-12 and Disc 2, Tracks 4 and 6-7 from Walthamshow (London, 1992)
Disc 1, Tracks 1, 3-6 and 13-15 and Disc 2, Track 10 from Steam (London, 1994)
Disc 1, Tracks 16-17 and  Disc 2, Tracks 2-3, 8 and 12-17 from Up All Night (London, 1995)
Disc 2, Tracks 1 and 9 from Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far (London, 1996)
Disc 2, Tracks 5 and 11 from Resurrection (Telstar, 1998)

En Vogue, Don’t Let Go: The Very Best of En Vogue (Music Club Deluxe MCDLX505, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Hold On
  2. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)
  3. Free Your Mind
  4. Giving Him Something He Can Feel
  5. Lies
  6. You Don’t Have to Worry
  7. Party
  8. Don’t Go
  9. Waitin’ on You
  10. Yesterday
  11. Hooked on Your Love
  12. Love Don’t Love You
  13. Runaway Love
  14. Hip Hop Lover (Hip Hop Remix)
  15. Desire (Dancehall Remix)
  16. What is Love (Extended Club Remix)
  17. Let It Flow

Disc 2

  1. Don’t Let Go (Love)
  2. Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue
  3. Give It Up, Turn It Loose
  4. Whatever
  5. Too Gone, Too Long
  6. Damn I Wanna Be Your Lover
  7. What a Difference a Day Makes
  8. You’re All I Need
  9. No Fool, No More
  10. Riddle
  11. Love You Crazay
  12. Falling in Love
  13. Number One Man
  14. Those Dogs
  15. Runaway Love (featuring F-Mob) (Extended Version)
  16. Hold On (Hip Hop Remix)
  17. Riddle (Red Zone Remix Edit)
  18. Does Anybody Hear Me?

Disc 1, Tracks 1 and 5-9 from Born to Sing (Atlantic, 1990)
Disc 1, Tracks 2-4 and 10-12  and Disc 2, Track 3 from Funky Divas (East West, 1992)
Disc 1, Tracks 13-15 and Disc 2, Track 15 from Runaway Love EP (East West, 1993)
Disc 1, Track 17 and Disc 2, Tracks 1, 4-8 and 18 from EV3 (East West, 1997)
Disc 2, Track 2 from Very Necessary (Next Plateau/London, 1993)
Disc 2, Track 9 from Why Do Fools Fall in Love: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture (East West, 1998)
Disc 2, Tracks 10-14 from Masterpiece Theatre (Elektra, 2000)
Disc 2, Track 16 from Remix to Sing (Atlantic, 1991)
Disc 2, Track 17 from Elektra CD single. Original version from Masterpiece Theatre.

Faith No More, Midlife Crisis: The Very Best of Faith No More (Music Club Deluxe MCDLX506, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. We Care a Lot
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Epic
  4. Falling to Pieces
  5. Midlife Crisis
  6. Easy
  7. Digging the Grave
  8. Stripsearch
  9. The Real Thing
  10. The World is Yours
  11. Hippie Jam Song
  12. Instrumental
  13. Highway Star (Live)
  14. Sweet Emotion
  15. Arabian Disco
  16. War Pigs
  17. The Morning After
  18. As the Worm Turns

Disc 2

  1. Everything’s Ruined
  2. A Small Victory
  3. Evidence
  4. I Started a Joke
  5. Last Cup of Sorrow
  6. Ashes to Ashes
  7. Ricochet
  8. This Guy’s in Love with You (Live)
  9. R’N’R
  10. Kindergarten
  11. Caffiene
  12. Land of Sunshine
  13. Theme from “Midnight Cowboy” (Live)
  14. Light Up and Let Go
  15. I Won’t Forget You
  16. Underwater Love
  17. Spanish Eyes
  18. Big Kahuna
  19. Introduce Yourself (4-Track Demo)
  20. Absolute Zero
  21. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Disc 1, Tracks 1 from We Care a Lot (Mordant, 1985). Re-recorded for Introduce Yourself (Slash, 1987)
Disc 1, Tracks 2-4, 9 and 16-17 and Disc 2, Track 16 from The Real Thing (Slash, 1989)
Disc 1, Tracks 5-6 and Disc 2, Tracks 1-2 and 10-12 from Angel Dust (Slash, 1992)
Disc 1, Track 7 and Disc 2, Tracks 3, 7 and 21 from King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime (Slash, 1994)
Disc 1, Track 8 and Disc 2, Tracks 5-6 from Album of the Year (Slash, 1997)
Disc 1, Tracks 10-13 and Disc 2, Tracks 8, 12, 15 and 19 from the limited edition bonus disc included with Who Cares a Lot? (Slash, 1998)
Disc 1, Track 14 from Kerrang! magazine flexidisc, 1989
Disc 1, Tracks 15 and 18 from We Care a Lot (Mordant, 1985)
Disc 2, Track 4 from Brazilian pressings of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime
Disc 2, Track 9 from Introduce Yourself (Slash, 1987)
Disc 2, Tracks 14 and 18 from Japanese pressings of Album of the Year
Disc 2, Track 17 from the U.K. 7″ box set version of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime
Disc 2, Track 20 from Japanese pressings of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime

Written by Mike Duquette

September 28, 2010 at 14:05

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  1. I’m conflicted on these Music Club Deluxe releases. On the one hand, they seem to be filling a niche that no one else is filling. On the other hand, it’s essentially a budget label and quality control is sometimes a problem.

    Case in point, I bought the 2CD “All Together Now: The Very Best of the Farm” last year. The liner notes/track list state that you get a single version of the song “Love See No Colour” on Disc 1, and the album version on Disc 2. However, both discs contain EXACTLY the same song, the single version. So you’re paying for the same song twice. I sent Music Club an e-mail about it but never heard back.

    Also, the liner notes make frequent reference to the Farm’s 3rd and final album, “Hullabaloo,” but no tracks from that are included. I’m sure it’s because they didn’t want to pay to license them, but it makes the collection seem incomplete.

    On the plus side, they did unearth some rare mixes and a previously unreleased song, so that’s cool. But like I said, these releases are a mixed bag.


    September 28, 2010 at 15:41

    • I agree. I also find the sound on the Music Club releases to be iffy.


      September 28, 2010 at 17:04

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