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Cherry Red Fills in Gaps for April

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The Cherry Red label group has been insanely busy in recent weeks prepping expanded and remastered albums for consumption in England. We’ve already seen new releases from their Now Sounds, Big Break and Soul Music labels, but April will see a few other worthy titles for your consideration on the Cherry Red, Cherry Pop, El and Iron Bird labels.

First up is a reissue of How Long: The Very Best of Ace, one of the surprisingly few career-spanning sets by pub-rockers Ace. The band’s brief brush with success manifested through the excellent single “How Long,” a No. 3 hit in America. Ace, of course, was the first of many bands to feature vocalist/keyboardist Paul Carrack, who would later lend his talents to Squeeze’s East Side Story (1981) and Mike + The Mechanics in the mid-’80s and ’90s. This compilation, featuring a newly expanded and updated booklet, looks to be the start of a reissue campaign by the label. This one’s due out April 11 in the U.K. and a week later in America.

Coming from the same label on April 25 (again, a U.K. date) is an expansion of The Fall’s The Marshall Suite (1999). Not too dissimilar to the band’s early albums put out as “Omnibus Editions” by Beggars’ Archive, the chaotic post-punk band’s long-out-of-print techno-influenced semi-concept album will be augmented by a disc of B-sides, remixes and BBC sessions and another disc of a live concert for XFM Radio in 1999. This set will feature new liner notes by Daryl Easlea of MOJO.

Cherry Pop has a delightful oddity in a reissue of the debut album by Pepsi & Shirlie. The singing and dancing duo were best known as part of the back-up band for WHAM! in the mid-’80s, but All Right Now (1987) saw the girls collaborating with pop producers Stock Aitken Waterman on a mostly original set featuring U.K. Top 10 hits “Heartache” and “Goodbye Stranger.” In traditional Cherry Pop fashion, B-sides and remixes are the order of the day as expanded material goes, along with two mixes of a previously-unreleased tune from the era, “Who’s Gonna Catch You?” The expansion of All Right Now is also due April 25 in England.

The Iron Bird label, which specials in hard rock and metal reissues, has a “three-fer” collecting the first three albums by Warrant. The Hollywood-based hair-metal rockers rose to fame in 1989 with the No. 2 power ballad “Heaven,” but most fans know them for the poppy, eyebrow-raising “Cherry Pie,” a Top 10 hit from a year later. This two-disc set includes straight reissues of the band’s first three LPs for Columbia – Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (1988), Cherry Pie (1990) and Dog Eat Dog (1992) – but omits the bonus demos included on previous remasters by Legacy Recordings in the States. Still, for those looking for a bargain way to acquire all of these albums, this is your opportunity when it arrives in the U.K. on April 18.

Finally, an interesting early rock classic comes to El Records with some interesting (if not exactly relevant) bonus material. The Ventures might not be a household name to casual rock fans, but their influence is massive. The Tacoma, Washington duo were instrumental (no pun intended) in the development of guitar-based rock, experimenting with various effects and textures that would become staples of various rock genres. Their hit “Walk, Don’t Run” – easily one of the best surf-rock songs of all time, and an overall favorite of this author – was a deserved success, and set the band on a path of continued popularity and legacy, culminating with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. El reissues the Walk, Don’t Run album in both the original stereo and mono mixes, but also adds eight selected sides by Bert Weedon, an influential English jazz-rock guitarist who was one of the first to take a rock instrumental, “Guitar Boogie Shuffle,” toward the top of the U.K. charts. It’s a pretty neat history lesson, and it’s out April 18 in the United Kingdom.

Track lists and pre-order links are all available after the jump.

Ace, How Long: The Very Best of Ace (originally released as Music Club International MCCD 123, 1993 – reissued Cherry Red CMRED 489, 2011)

  1. How Long?
  2. I Think It’s Gonna Last
  3. Does It Hurt You
  4. Why?
  5. Message to You
  6. This is What You Find
  7. You’re All That I Need
  8. Twenty Four Hours
  9. Tongue Tied
  10. I’m Not Takin’ It Out on You
  11. You Can’t Lose
  12. Movin’
  13. Ain’t Gonna Stand for This No More
  14. Sniffin’ About
  15. Crazy World
  16. So Sorry Baby

Tracks 1, 4, 8, 14 and 16 from Five-a-Side (Anchor, 1974)
Tracks 2-3, 5-6, 9, 11 and 13 from Time for Another (Anchor, 1975)
Tracks 7, 10, 12 and 15 from No Strings (Anchor, 1977)

The Fall, The Marshall Suite: Expanded Edition (Cherry Red CTRED 491, 2011)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Artful Records ARTFULLP 17, 1999)

  1. Touch Sensitive
  2. F-‘Oldin’ Money
  3. Shake-Off
  4. Bound
  5. This Perfect Day
  6. (Jung Nev’s) Antidotes
  7. Inevitable
  8. Anecdotes+Antidotes in B#
  9. Early Life of Crying Marshal
  10. Crying Marshal
  11. Birthday Song
  12. Mad. Men-Eng, Dog
  13. On My Own
  14. Tom Raggazzi (Finale)

Disc 2: B-sides and Remixes

  1. Touch Sensitive (Dance Mix)
  2. Antidote
  3. This Perfect Day (New Version)
  4. Birthday Song (New Mix)
  5. The Real Life of the Crying Marshal (New Version)
  6. Tom Raggazzi (New Mix)
  7. Touch Sensitive (John Peel Session – 2/3/1998)
  8. Bound Soul One (John Peel Session – 10/18/1998)
  9. Antidotes (John Peel Session – 10/18/1998)
  10. Shake-Off (John Peel Session – 10/18/1998)
  11. This Perfect Day (John Peel Session – 10/18/1998)
  12. Antidotes (Robert Elms Session – 4/15/1999)
  13. F-‘Oldin’ Money (Robert Elms Session – 4/15/1999)

Disc 3: Live show for XFM Radio – 4/15/1999

  1. Shake-Off
  2. F’-Oldin’ Money
  3. Jet Boy
  4. Touch Sensitive
  5. Antidotes
  6. 10 Houses of Eve
  7. Inevitable
  8. This Perfect Day

Disc 2, Tracks 1-2 from 12″ single – Artful Records 12 ARTFUL 2, 1999
Disc 2, Tracks 3-4 from CD single – Artful Records CD ARTFUL 3, 1999
Disc 2, Tracks 5-6 from CD single – Artful Records CDX ARTFUL 3, 1999
Disc 2, Tracks 7-11 released on The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 (Castle Music CMXBX982, 2005)
Disc 2, Tracks 12-13 and Disc 3 previously unreleased

Pepsi & Shirlie, All Right Now: Special Edition (Cherry Pop CRPOP 84, 2011)

  1. Heartache
  2. Lover’s Revolution
  3. Can’t Give Me Love
  4. Hightime
  5. What’s Going On Inside Your Head
  6. Goodbye Stranger
  7. Surrender
  8. Crime of Passion
  9. All Right Now
  10. Who’s Gonna Catch You?
  11. Feels Like the First Time
  12. Dreaming
  13. It’s a Shame
  14. Heartache (Dot & Daisy’s Club Remix)
  15. Goodbye Stranger (Extended Version)
  16. Can’t Give Me Love (Extended Version)
  17. Who’s Gonna Catch You? (Extended Version)

Tracks 1-10 released as Polydor LP 833 724-1 (U.K.), 1987/1988 (U.S.)
Tracks 10 and 17 previously unreleased
Track 11 was the B-side to “All Right Now” – Polydor POSP 896 (U.K.)/887 277-7 (U.S.), 1987
Track 12 was the B-side to “Goodbye Stranger” – Polydor POSP 865 (U.K.), 1987
Track 13 was the B-side to “Can’t Give Me Love” – Polydor POSP 885 (U.K.), 1987
Track 14 from 12″ single A-side – Polydor POSPA 837 (U.K.)/885 929-1 (U.S.), 1987
Track 15 from 12″ single A-side – Polydor POSPX 865 (U.K.), 1987
Track 16 from 12″ single A-side – Polydor POSPX 885 (U.K.), 1987

Warrant, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich / Cherry Pie / Dog Eat Dog (Ironbird IBIRD20012CD, 2011)

Disc 1

  1. 32 Pennies
  2. Down Boys
  3. Big Talk
  4. Sometimes She Cries
  5. So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against the Law)
  6. D.R.F.S.R.
  7. In the Sticks
  8. Heaven
  9. Ridin’ High
  10. Cold Sweat
  11. Cherry Pie
  12. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  13. I Saw Red
  14. Bed of Roses
  15. Sure Feels Good to Me
  16. Love in Stereo
  17. Blind Faith
  18. Song and Dance Man
  19. You’re the Only Hell Your Mama Ever Raised
  20. Mr. Rainmaker
  21. Train, Train
  22. Ode to Tipper Gore (Live)

Disc 2

  1. Machine Gun
  2. The Hole in My Wall
  3. April 2031
  4. Andy Warhol Was Right
  5. Bonfire
  6. The Bitter Pill
  7. Hollywood (So Far, So Good)
  8. All My Bridges Are Burning
  9. Quicksand
  10. Let It Rain
  11. Inside Out
  12. Sad Theresa

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10 released as Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (CBS FC 44383, 1988)
Disc 1, Tracks 11-22 released as Cherry Pie (Columbia C 45487, 1990)
Disc 2 released as Dog Eat Dog (Columbia CK 52584, 1992)

The Ventures, Walk Don’t Run / Bert Weedon, Teenage Guitar (El ACMEM207CD, 2011)

  1. Morgen (Stereo)
  2. Raunchy (Stereo)
  3. Home (Stereo)
  4. My Own True Love (Tara’s Theme) (Stereo)
  5. The Switch (Stereo)
  6. Walk, Don’t Run (Stereo)
  7. Night Train (Stereo)
  8. No Trespassing (Stereo)
  9. Caravan (Stereo)
  10. Sleep Walk (Stereo)
  11. The McCoy (Stereo)
  12. Honky Tonk (Stereo)
  13. Morgen (Mono)
  14. Raunchy (Mono)
  15. Home (Mono)
  16. My Own True Love (Tara’s Theme) (Mono)
  17. The Switch (Mono)
  18. Walk, Don’t Run (Mono)
  19. Night Train (Mono)
  20. No Trespassing (Mono)
  21. Caravan (Mono)
  22. Sleep Walk (Mono)
  23. The McCoy (Mono)
  24. Honky Tonk (Mono)
  25. Lonely Guitar – Bert Weedon
  26. Apache – Bert Weedon
  27. Teenage Guitar – Bert Weedon
  28. Querid a- Bert Weedon
  29. Sorry Robbie – Bert Weedon
  30. Twelfth Street Rag – Bert Weedon
  31. Quiet, Ssh! – Bert Weedon
  32. Guitar Boogie Shuffle – Bert Weedon

Tracks 1-12 released as Dolton LP BST-8003, 1960
Tracks 13-24 released as Dolton LP BLP-2003, 1960
Tracks 25-26 released as Top Rank International 45-JAR 415, 1960
Track 27 released as single A-side – Top Rank International 45-JAR 136, 1959
Tracks 28 and 30 released as Top Rank International 45-JAR 360, 1960
Track 29 released as single A-side – Top Rank International 45-JAR 517, 1960
Track 31 released as single B-side – Parlophone R-4381, 1958
Track 32 released as single A-side – Top Rank International 45-JAR 117, 1959

Written by Mike Duquette

March 30, 2011 at 11:36

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