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Tabu 2013

UPDATE (11/4): This post now has confirmed track lists for the FIRST EIGHT WAVES of reissues.

The long-gestating reissue campaign for Tabu Records by Demon Music Group looks to be taking shape – not only for the first wave of titles in the spring, but for a slew of content ambitiously planned through 2014.

Founded in 1976 by Clarence Avant (who’d previously started the Venture and Sussex labels), Tabu scraped by for six years until a chance meeting and an inconvenient snowstorm gave the label two of its greatest staff producers. An early key act, The S.O.S. Band, had a late disco hit with debut single “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” a Top 5 hit in 1980. Three years later, their fourth album On the Rise was being produced in their native Atlanta by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the keyboardist and bassist for Minneapolis funk outfit The Time.

When a freak blizzard caused the duo to miss a gig, Jam and Lewis were summarily fired by The Time’s creator, producer and songwriter, Prince. Their loss became Tabu’s gain, however, as Jam and Lewis, through their Flyte Tyme Productions partnership, produced a flurry of hits for not only Tabu artists but others, including Janet Jackson.

The Flyte Tyme sound – a more brazen variation on Prince’s “Minneapolis sound” – was well-formulated at Tabu. Alexander O’Neal, a vocalist with whom the pair had worked with in an early lineup of The Time, scored several big R&B hits with Jam and Lewis in the late ’80s, including “Fake,” “Criticize” and “If You Were Here Tonight.” Likewise, the duo did wonders for Cherrelle, a female vocalist who had her biggest successes duetting with O’Neal (“Saturday Love,” “Never Knew Love Like This”) but also had her own measure of solo success. (Hers was the first version of Jam and Lewis’ “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On,” later a Top 10 hit for Robert Palmer on both sides of the Atlantic.)

A recent Facebook post from the label indicates plans to “re-issue the entire Tabu catalogue on expanded re-mastered CDs, digital, a selection of 180GM vinyls, and some amazing boxsets.” Find out just what that covers after the jump!

Several waves of CD reissues will commence starting April 8, with expansions of Detroit-based Brainstorm’s Stormin’ (1977 – thanks to super-reader DC for this tip!), The S.O.S. Band’s debut S.O.S. (1980), Cherrelle’s first LP, Fragile (1984) and Alexander O’Neal’s self-titled 1985 debut. Based on sticker copy seen on the product images, all titles will be newly remastered with bonus tracks; Alexander O’Neal will be a double-disc set.

From there, nine additional waves will be released monthly (save for December 2013), featuring between two and four titles in each wave. These batches will include all the albums by O’Neal (including remix disc All Mixed Up and holiday album My Gift to You), Cherrelle, The S.O.S. Band, Brainstorm and even obscure artists like Rhonda Clark, General Caine and jazz artist Manfredo Fest. Interestingly, one album was not released by Tabu proper (Brainstorm frontman Lamont Johnson’s This Must Be Heaven was released independently in 2004) and one was not released at all (the final wave looks to have an album based around S.O.S. frontwoman Mary Davis’ debut solo single, “Steppin’ Out,” released three years before her debut LP).

And that’s not everything, either: in between those waves, a dozen of these titles will be repressed on vinyl; a slew of digital singles are being released next week to European outlets and, at the end of the year and start of the next, CD box sets from the Tabu catalogue will be issued. This includes Tabu Anthology sets for Alexander O’Neal (a seven-disc set, implying that at least one other title alongside his self-titled debut will be a 2-CD set) and The S.O.S. Band (a 10-disc set, indicating two double-disc packages somewhere) and a 10-disc box providing a definitive overview of the label in general, featuring CD and DVD content.

Keep it here at The Second Disc for additional track lists and U.S. pre-order links as they’re live, and enjoy Amazon U.K. links below!

WAVE 1 (4/8/2013):

Brainstorm

Brainstorm, Stormin’: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu BQL1-2048, 1977 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Lovin’ is Really My Game
  2. Waiting for Someone
  3. This Must Be Heaven
  4. Easy Thangs
  5. Prelude
  6. Wake Up and Be Somebody
  7. Stormin’
  8. We Know a Place
  9. Hangin’ On
  10. Wake Up and Be Somebody (Short Version) (single A-side – Tabu QB-10811, 1976)
  11. Wake Up and Be Somebody (Long Version) (promo single B-side – Tabu JB-10811, 1976)
  12. Lovin’ is Really My Game (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu QD-10963, 1977)
  13. Lovin’ is Really My Game (Part 1) (single A-side – Tabu QB-10961, 1977)
  14. Lovin’ is Really My Game (Part 2) (single B-side – Tabu QB-10961, 1977)

SOS Band III

The S.O.S. Band, III: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Records FZ 38352, 1982 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. Can’t Get Enough
  2. High Hopes
  3. Have It Your Way
  4. Your Love (It’s the One for Me)
  5. Good & Plenty
  6. Looking for You
  7. These Are the Things
  8. You Shake Me Up
  9. Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) (Edit) (U.K. promo single A-side – Tabu A3120, 1982)
  10. High Hopes (Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 03248, 1982)
  11. Good & Plenty (7″ Version) (B-side to “High Hopes” – Tabu ZS4 03248, 1982)
  12. Good & Plenty (12″ Version) (12″ B-side to “High Hopes” – Tabu 4Z9 03249, 1982)
  13. Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) (Special Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 03528, 1982)
  14. Your Love (It’s the One for Me) (U.S. 12″ Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 03528, 1982)

Cherrelle Fragile

Cherrelle, Fragile: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu BFZ 39144, 1984 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. Fragile…Handle with Care
  2. I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On
  3. Like I Will
  4. I Will Wait for You
  5. Who’s It Gonna Be
  6. Stay with Me
  7. When You Look in My Eyes
  8. I Need You Now
  9. Like I Will (Tokyo Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05165, 1984)
  10. Fragile…Handle with Care (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05069, 1984)
  11. I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On (Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 04406, 1984)
  12. I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On (Special Remix) (U.K. 12″ A-side – Tabu TABA 12.4545, 1984)
  13. When You Look in My Eyes (Special Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05133, 1984)

Alexander O'Neal

Alexander O’Neal, Alexander O’Neal: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

Disc 1: Original LP (originally released as Tabu FZ 39331, 1985)

  1. A Broken Heart Can Mend
  2. If You Were Here Tonight
  3. Do You Wanna Like I Do
  4. Look At Us Now
  5. Medley: Innocent/Alex 9000/Innocent II
  6. What’s Missing
  7. You Were Meant to Be My Lady (Not My Girl)

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. If You Were Here Tonight (Soft Version) (single B-side – Tabu ZS4-05418, 1985)
  2. Innocent (single A-side – Tabu ZS4-04718, 1985)
  3. Innocent (Extended Dance Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9-05140, 1985)
  4. You Were Meant to Be My Lady (Not My Girl) (Extended Dance Remix)
  5. What’s Missing (Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9-05361, 1985) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9-05937, 1985)
  6. Are You the One (single B-side – Tabu ZS4-04718, 1985)

WAVE 2 (5/6/2013):

SOS Band

The S.O.S. Band, S.O.S.: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu JZ 36332, 1980 – Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit) 
  2. What’s Wrong with Our Love Affair 
  3. Open Letter 
  4. Love Won’t Wait for Love 
  5. Take Your Time (Do It Right) 
  6. I’m in Love 
  7. Take Love Where You Find It 
  8. S.O.S. (Reprise) 
  9. S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS9 5526, 1980)
  10. S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit) (Special Disco Mix) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu AS 848, 1980)
  11. Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Pt. 1) (single A-side – Tabu ZS9 5522, 1980)
  12. Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Pt. 2) (single B-side – Tabu ZS9 5522, 1980)
  13. Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Long Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z8 5523, 1980)
  14. What’s Wrong With Our Love Affair? (single A-side – Tabu ZS6 5527, 1980)

Cherrelle High Priority

Cherrelle, High Priority: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu BFZ 40094, 1985)

  1. The Opening 
  2. You Look Good to Me 
  3. Artificial Heart 
  4. New Love 
  5. Oh No It’s U Again 
  6. Saturday Love (Duet with Alexander O’Neal) 
  7. Will You Satisfy? 
  8. Where Do I Run To 
  9. High Priority 
  10. New Love (Reprise)

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. Artificial Heart (Dance Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05386, 1985)
  2. Oh No It’s U Again (Extended Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 05386, 1985)
  3. Artificial Heart (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 05901, 1985)
  4. Oh No It’s U Again (single B-side – Tabu ZS4 05901, 1985)
  5. Saturday Love (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 05767, 1985)
  6. Saturday Love (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05332, 1985)
  7. Saturday Love (Instrumental)  (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 05332, 1985)
  8. Saturday Love (Feelin’ Luv Extended Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 655800 6 (U.K.), 1990)
  9. Saturday Love (Steve Anderson Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 655800 8 (U.K.), 1990)
  10. You Look Good to Me (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 05608, 1985)
  11. You Look Good to Me (Extended Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05279, 1985)

Hearsay

Alexander O’Neal, Hearsay: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu FZ 40320, 1987)

  1. Intro 
  2. (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me 
  3. Segue 
  4. Hearsay 
  5. Segue 
  6. The Lovers 
  7. Segue 
  8. Fake 
  9. Segue 
  10. Criticize 
  11. Segue 
  12. Never Knew Love Like This (Duet with Cherrelle)
  13. Interlude 
  14. Sunshine 
  15. Interlude 
  16. Crying Overtime 
  17. Interlude 
  18. When the Party’s Over 

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. Criticize (Single Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 07600, 1987)
  2. Criticize (Critical Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07480, 1987)
  3. Criticize (Critical Dub) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07480, 1987)
  4. Criticize (Critical Edit) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07469, 1987)
  5. Criticize (Nag Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07469, 1987)
  6. Fake (Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 07100, 1987)
  7. Fake (Patty Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 06788, 1987)
  8. Fake (Instrumental) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 06788, 1987)
  9. Never Knew Love Like This (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 07646, 1987)
  10. Sunshine (Edit) (U.K. single A-side – Tabu 655191 7, 1987)
  11. Hearsay ’89 (U.K. single A-side – Tabu 654667 7, 1989)
  12. The Lovers (Bonus Beats) (12″ B-side – Tabu 651595 6 (U.K.), 1987)

Katt Walk

Kathy Mathis, Katt Walk: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu FZ 40539, 1987 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Automatic Stop and Go 
  2. Late Night Hour 
  3. Straight from the Heart 
  4. Crunch
  5. Katt Walk 
  6. Baby I’m Hooked 
  7. All to Yourself 
  8. Now That You’re Gone 
  9. The Olive Branch (Instrumental)/Love Festival 
  10. Baby I’m Hooked (Special Extended 12” Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 07460, 1987)
  11. Baby I’m Hooked (Instrumental) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07460, 1987)
  12. Late Night Hour (Special 12” Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 06763, 1987)\
  13. Late Night Hour (Instrumental) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 06763, 1987)

WAVE 3 (6/3/2013):

The SOS Band TooThe S.O.S. Band, Too: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu FZ 37449, 1981 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. It’s a Long Way to the Top
  2. Do It Now
  3. There is No Limit
  4. You
  5. Stay
  6. Are You Ready?
  7. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
  8. For the Brothers That Ain’t Here
  9. Unborn Child
  10. Do It Now (Long Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z8 02126, 1981)
  11. Do It Now (Part 1) (single A-side – Tabu ZS6 02125, 1981)
  12. Do It Now (Special Mix) (Short Version) (promo single B-side – Tabu ZS6 02125, 1981)
  13. Do It Now (Part 2) (single B-side – Tabu ZS6 02125, 1981)
  14. You (Long Version) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu AS 1310, 1981)
  15. There is No Limit (Long Version) (12″ promo B-side – Tabu AS 1310, 1981)

Affair

Cherrelle, Affair: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu Z 44148, 1989)

  1. Looks Aren’t Everything
  2. Pick Me Up
  3. Discreet
  4. Happy That You’re with Me
  5. Affair
  6. What More Can I Do for You
  7. Foolin’ Around
  8. Everything I Miss At Home
  9. Keep It Inside (featuring Alexander O’Neal)
  10. My Friend
  11. Crazy (for Loving You)
  12. Lucky
  13. Home

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. Affair (Steamy Affair Mix)
  2. Affair (Street Dub)
  3. Affair (Club Dub)
  4. Affair (The Storm Mix)
  5. Affair (Liaison Dangereuse Dub)
  6. What More Can I Do for You (Radio Edit)
  7. What More Can I Do for You (12″ Edit)
  8. What More Can I Do for You (Dub 1)
  9. What More Can I Do for You (Dub 2)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-3 released as Tabu 12″ single 4Z9 68199, 1988
Disc 1, Tracks 4-5 released as Tabu 12″ single 656202 6 (U.K.), 1990
Disc 1, Tracks 6-9 released as Tabu 12″ single 4Z9 68797, 1988

Hearsay All Mixed Up

Alexander O’Neal, Hearsay – All Mixed Up: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (released as Tabu Z 44492, 1989 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. Fake ’88 (House Mix)
  2. (What Can I Say) to Make You Love Me (Hateful Club Mix)
  3. Never Knew Love Like This (Extended Version)
  4. Criticize (Ben Liebrand Remix)
  5. The Lovers (Extended Version)
  6. Criticize (Remix)
  7. (What Can I Say) to Make You Love Me (Ben Liebrand Remix)
  8. Fake (Extended Remix)
  9. You Were Meant to Be My Lady (Not My Girl) (88 Keith Cohen Extended Remix)
  10. Innocent (88 Keith Cohen House Mix)
  11. Hitmix (The Official Bootleg Megamix) (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 655504 6 (U.K.), 1989) (bonus track)

Between Friends

Rhonda Clark, Between Friends: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (released as Tabu FZ 40882, 1989 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Does That Make a Man
  2. State of Attraction
  3. I Love Your Body
  4. Instant Attitude
  5. The Way You Are
  6. Sugar
  7. Stay Here, Stay Now
  8. Between Friends
  9. You’re My Everything (Duet with Chuck Howard)
  10. No Matter How
  11. Stay (Reprise)
  12. State of Attraction (12″ Club Mix)
  13. State of Attraction (Radio Mix)
  14. State of Attraction (Alternate Radio Mix)
  15. State of Attraction (12″ Dub Mix)
  16. State of Attraction (Alternate Dub Mix)
  17. State of Attraction (Jazz Version)

Bonus tracks 12-17 released as Tabu 12″ 4Z9 68842, 1989

WAVE 4 (7/8/2013):

Journey Into the Light

Brainstorm, Journey Into the Light: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (released as Tabu JZ 35327, 1978 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. We’re On Our Way Home (Part 1)
  2. Loving Just You
  3. Every Time I See You I Go Wild
  4. Brand New Day
  5. Journey to the Light
  6. If You Ever Need to Cry
  7. We’re On Our Way Home (Part 2)
  8. Positive Thinking
  9. Loving Just You (single A-side – Tabu ZS8 5505, 1978)
  10. We’re On Our Way Home (Parts 1 & 2) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu AS 433, 1978)
  11. The Visitor (single B-side – Tabu ZS8 5505, 1978)

On the Rise

The S.O.S. Band, On the Rise: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (released as Tabu FZ 38697, 1983 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. Tell Me If You Still Care
  2. Just Be Good to Me
  3. For Your Love
  4. I’m Not Runnin’
  5. If You Want My Love
  6. On the Rise
  7. Who’s Making Love
  8. Steppin’ the Stones
  9. For Your Love (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 04991, 1983)
  10. If You Want My Love (Extended Version) (12″
  11. Just Be Good to Me (Special Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 03956, 1983)
  12. Just Be Good to Me (Vocal Remix) (U.K. 12″ A-side – Tabu TABA 12-3626, 1983)

All True Man

Alexander O’Neal, All True Man: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu Z 45349, 1991)

  1. Time is Running Out
  2. The Yoke (G.U.O.T.R.)
  3. Every Time I Get Up
  4. Somebody (Changed Your Mind)
  5. Midnight Run
  6. Used
  7. All True Man
  8. Sentimental
  9. What is This Thing Called Love?
  10. The Morning After
  11. Hang On
  12. Shame on Me

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. All True Man (Classic Club Mix)
  2. All True Man (Radio Mix)
  3. All True Man (Big House Mix)
  4. All True Man (Big House Instrumental)
  5. The Yoke (G.U.O.T.R.) (Radio Edit)
  6. The Yoke (G.U.O.T.R.) (Remix)
  7. The Yoke (G.U.O.T.R.) (Radio Edit # 2)
  8. The Yoke (G.U.O.T.R.) (Dub)
  9. What is This Thing Called Love? (One World Club Remix)
  10. What is This Thing Called Love? (One World Club Dub)
  11. What is This Thing Called Love? (Dee Classic Radio Mix)
  12. Hang On (Special Version)

Tracks 1-4 released as Tabu 12″ single 45-73626, 1991
Tracks 5-8 released on Tabu 12″ single 45-73932, 1991
Tracks 9-10 released as Epic 12″ promo single 19H, 1991
Track 11 released on Tabu 12″ single 45-73804, 1991
Track 12 exact origin undetermined

The Woman I Am

Cherrelle, The Woman I Am: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (released as Tabu 28965 4005 2, 1991 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Never in My Life
  2. 7 Days a Week
  3. Baby It’s You
  4. Still in Love with You
  5. Love Me Tonight
  6. The Woman I Am
  7. Tears of Joy
  8. Gee Whiz
  9. Nothing’s Ever Gonna Stop (The Way I Feel)
  10. Where Do We Go from Here?
  11. Still in Love with You (House Mix) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu 28965 1815 1, 1991)
  12. Still in Love with You (Instrumental) (12″ promo B-side – Tabu 28965 1815 1, 1991)
  13. Tears of Joy (Full Groove Unlimiited) (U.K. 12″ A-side – Tabu AMY 861, 1992)
  14. Tears of Joy (Jazz Mix) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu 28965 1810 1, 1992)
  15. Tears of Joy (The Glory Mix) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu 28965 1810 1, 1992)

WAVE 5 (8/5/2013):

Just the Way You Like It

The S.O.S. Band, Just the Way You Like It: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu FZ 39332, 1984- reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. No One’s Gonna Love You
  2. Weekend Girl
  3. Just the Way You Like It
  4. Break Up
  5. Feeling
  6. I Don’t Want Nobody Else
  7. Body Break
  8. Break Up (Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05240, 1984)
  9. Just the Way You Like It (Like It Long Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05031 (U.S.)/TA 4601 (U.K.), 1984)
  10. No One’s Gonna Love You (Special Long Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05121, 1984)
  11. Weekend Girl (Edit) (single A-side – Tabu A 4785 (U.K.), 1984)
  12. For Your Love (Edit) (single B-side – Tabu A 4785 (U.K.), 1984)

A Woman's Touch

Kathy Mathis, A Woman’s Touch: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Z 44335, 1988 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Got to Give It Up
  2. Men Have to Be Taught
  3. All in All
  4. Day-O
  5. While I’m Dreaming
  6. Please Don’t Keep Me Hanging On
  7. Thin Line
  8. Love Don’t Love Nobody
  9. Men Have to Be Taught (Single Version) (promo single A-side – Tabu ZS4 07960, 1988)
  10. Men Have to Be Taught (Edit) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 07854, 1988)
  11. Men Have to Be Taught (Mega Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 07854, 1988)
  12. Men Have to Be Taught (Bonus Beats) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 07854, 1988)
  13. Got to Give It Up (Single Version) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 08109, 1988)
  14. Got to Give It Up (Remix Edit) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 08159, 1988)
  15. Got to Give It Up (Remix – Long Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 08159, 1988)

Love Makes No Sense

Alexander O’Neal, Love Makes No Sense: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu 314 549 501-2, 1993)

  1. In the Middle
  2. If U Let It
  3. Aphrodisia
  4. Love Makes No Sense
  5. Home is Where the Heart Is
  6. Change of Heart
  7. Lady
  8. All That Matters to Me
  9. Since I’ve Been Losing You
  10. Your Precious Love
  11. What a Wonderful World (vinyl bonus track)

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. All That Matters to Me (Dan’s 12″ Club Mix Introducing Chani Chan) (12″ A-side – Tabu 587 723-1 (U.K.), 1993)
  2. All That Matters to Me (12″ Daytime Mix) (12″ promo A-side – AMPM AMYDJ7723 (U.K.), 1993)
  3. All That Matters to Me (Serious Rope Dub) (12″ A-side – Tabu 587 723-1 (U.K.), 1993)
  4. All That Matters to Me (Radio Mix) (single A-side – Tabu 587 722-7 (U.K.), 1993)
  5. Aphrodisia (Morie Palma Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 587 723-1 (U.K.)/12″ A-side – Tabu 314 588 192-1 (U.S.), 1993)
  6. Aphrodisia (Nelly’s Quiet Storm – Full Length) (12″ A-side – Tabu 314 588 192-1 (U.S.), 1993)
  7. In the Middle (The Glam Slam Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 314 587 715-1, 1993)
  8. In the Middle (Brown Surround Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 314 587 715-1, 1993)
  9. In the Middle (Rapless Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 314 587 715-1, 1993)
  10. In the Middle (Radio Mix) (single A-side – Tabu 587 714-7 (U.K.), 1993)
  11. Love Makes No Sense (7″ Radio Mix) (single A-side – Tabu 314 587 706-7, 1993)
  12. Love Makes No Sense (Brothers in Rhythm Dub) (12″ promo B-side – Tabu 314 588 092-1, 1993)
  13. Come Correct (B-side to “All That Matters to Me” CD single – Tabu 587 712-2 (U.K.), 1993)
  14. If You Were Here Tonight (Live) (12″ B-side to “All That Matters to Me” – Tabu 587 723-1 (U.K.), 1993)

WAVE 6 (9/9/2013):

General Caine Girls

General Caine, Girls: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu FZ 37997, 1982 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Girls
  2. Can We Warm It Up
  3. Knock Down the Walls
  4. For Lovers Only
  5. Don’t Stop
  6. Baseball
  7. Momie Dear
  8. It’s Getting Deep
  9. Wait At the Mountain
  10. Girls (7″ Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS5 02947, 1982)

Sands of Time

The S.O.S. Band, Sands of Time: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu FZ 40279, 1986)

  1. Even When You Sleep
  2. Sands of Time
  3. Borrowed Love
  4. Nothing But the Best
  5. The Finest
  6. No Lies
  7. Two Time Lover
  8. Do You Still Want To?
  9. Sands of Time (Reprise)

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. The Finest (7” edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 05848, 1986)
  2. The Finest (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05364, 1986)
  3. The Finest (Instrumental/A Cappella) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 05364, 1986)
  4. Borrowed Love (7” Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 06164, 1986)
  5. Borrowed Love (Extended Version/A Cappella) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05920, 1986)
  6. Even When You Sleep (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05954, 1986)
  7. Even When You Sleep (Remix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 05954, 1986)
  8. Even When You Sleep (instrumental) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 05954, 1986)
  9. Even When You Sleep (A Cappella) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 05954, 1986)
  10. No Lies (12” Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 06030, 1987)
  11. No Lies (12” Dub) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 06030, 1987)
  12. No Lies (7” Edit) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 06649, 1987)

Rhonda Clark

Rhonda Clark, Rhonda Clark: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Disc 1: Original LP (released as Tabu 28965 4006 2, 1992)

  1. Must Be Real Love
  2. Closer
  3. Saving All My Lovin’
  4. I Never Loved a Man
  5. (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right
  6. When the Next Tear Drop Falls
  7. Take the Hurt Away
  8. Tell Me What You Need
  9. Let Me
  10. Right Kind of Love
  11. Tomorrow
  12. Let Your Mind Do the Lovin’
  13. Real Man

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right (Edit) (CD single A-side – Tabu 28965 1804 2, 1992)
  2. (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right (Instrumental) (CD single B-side – Tabu 28965 1804 2, 1992)
  3. Must Be Real Love (Extended Dance Mix) (12″ promotional A-side – Tabu 31458 8004 1, 1992)
  4. Must Be Real Love (Retro Bass Mix – Radio Edit) (12″ promotional B-side – Tabu 31458 8004 1, 1992)
  5. Must Be Real Love (Dub Mix) (12″ promotional A-side – Tabu 31458 8004 1, 1992)

WAVE (10/7/2013):

Lamont Johnson - Music of the SunLamont Johnson, Music of the Sun: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Records JZ 35455, 1978 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Sister Fine
  2. Easy Come, Easy Go
  3. In with This Song
  4. This Must Be Heaven
  5. Hey Girl
  6. Differently
  7. Yours Truly, Discreetly
  8. Music of the Sun
  9. Hey Girl (7″ Edit) (promo single A-side – Tabu ZS8 5513, 1978)
  10. Sister Fine (12″ Version) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu ASD 510, 1978)

Funky Entertainment

Brainstorm, Funky Entertainment: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu JZ 35749, 1979 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

  1. Hot for You
  2. A Case of the Boogie
  3. Popcorn
  4. Funky Entertainment
  5. You Put a Change in My Life
  6. Don’t Let Me Catch You with Your Groove Down
  7. Popcorn (Edit) (possibly previously unreleased)
  8. Hot for You (12″ Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 2Z8-5515, 1979)

Diamonds in the Raw

The S.O.S. Band, Diamonds in the Raw: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Z 44147, 1989 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. I’m Still Missing Your Love
  2. Goldmine
  3. Do You Love Me?
  4. Men Don’t Cry
  5. One Lover
  6. Secret Wish
  7. Hold Out
  8. Get Out of My Life
  9. Crossfire (Parts I & II)
  10. I’m Still Missing Your Love (12″ Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 68863, 1989)
  11. I’m Still Missing Your Love (Dub Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 68863, 1989)
  12. Secret Wish (12″ Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 73138, 1989)
  13. Secret Wish (12″ Club Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 73138, 1989)
  14. Secret WIsh (Dub Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 73138, 1989)

WAVE 8 (11/11/2013):

General Caine Dangerous

General Caine, Dangerous: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Records FZ 38863, 1983 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Bomb Body
  2. By My Side
  3. Yellow Pages
  4. Upside Down
  5. Ooh Aah
  6. The Bus
  7. Get Closer
  8. True Love
  9. Bomb Body (Instrumental) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 04063, 1983)
  10. Ooh Aah (Extended Version) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu 4Z9 04251, 1983)
  11. Ooh Aah (Instrumental) (12″ promo B-side – Tabu 4Z9 04251, 1983)
  12. Ooh Aah (7” Mix) (single A-side – Tabu ZS4 04250, 1983)

My Gift to You

Alexander O’Neal, My Gift to You: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu OZ 45016, 1988 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. My Gift to You
  2. Sleigh Ride
  3. Our First Christmas
  4. Remember Why (It’s Christmas)
  5. The Little Drummer Boy
  6. The Christmas Song
  7. This Christmas
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Thank You for a Good Year
  10. Remember Why (It’s Christmas) (Reprise)
  11. The Little Drummer Boy (Instrumental) (12″ promo A-side – Tabu ZAS 1363, 1988)
  12. Sleigh Ride (Instrumental) (12″ promo B-side – Tabu ZAS 1363, 1988)

 

Another World

Demetrius Perry, Another World: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Records FZ 44333, 1990 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. Another World
  2. Can-Do Can-Do (Anything For You)
  3. Breathless
  4. Betcha Don’t Know
  5. Use Me
  6. I’ll Take You There
  7. Are You Lonely
  8. I’ll Be True
  9. Everything a Man Could Want
  10. Use Me (K.C. Extended Version) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 73162, 1990)
  11. Use Me (D.B. Radio Edit) (12″ A-side – Tabu 4Z9 73162, 1990)
  12. Use Me (K.C. Dub Version) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 73162, 1990)
  13. Use Me (K.C. Instrumental) (12″ B-side – Tabu 4Z9 73162, 1990)

One of Many Nights

The S.O.S. Band, One of Many Nights: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (originally released as Tabu Records 28965 4003 2, 1991 – reissued Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

  1. I Wanna Be the One
  2. Sometimes I Wonder
  3. Broken Promises
  4. How Can We Ever Get Back Together
  5. Are You Ready
  6. Can’t Explain
  7. Someone I Can Love
  8. Get Hyped on This
  9. I Only Want You
  10. One of Many Nights
  11. Sometimes I Wonder (Beat of the Drum Extended Mix) (12″ A-side – Tabu 28965 1202 1, 1991)
  12. Sometimes I Wonder (Zod in the House/Vocal Extended Mix) (12″ B-side – Tabu 28965 1202 1, 1991)
  13. Sometimes I Wonder (Soft Swing 12” Mix) (CD single B-side – Tabu 28965 1702 2, 1991)
  14. Sometimes I Wonder (7” Mix) (CD single A-side – Tabu AMCD 826 (U.K.), 1991)

WAVE 9 (1/14/2014):

ManifestationsManfredo Fest, Manifestations: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Universal LoveWoods Empire, Universal Love: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Mary Davis Separate WaysMary Wilson, Separate Ways: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

WAVE 10 (2/10/2014):

Mary Davis Seppin' OutMary Davis, Steppin’ Out: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Majestic WarriorsThe Wailers Band, Majestic Warriors: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

BOX SETS:

Alexander O'Neal box10/21/2013: Alexander O’Neal, The Tabu Anthology (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

Tabu box11/25/2013: Various Artists, The Tabu Records Box (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013)

SOS Band box3/10/2014: The S.O.S. Band, The Tabu Anthology (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Full Moon

TBA: Ms. Sharon Ridley, Full Moon: “Tabu Reborn” Expanded Edition (Tabu/Edsel (U.K.), 2013) (see also vinyl reissue)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 4, 2013 at 09:05

13 Responses

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  1. It looks like there is also a vinyl scheduled for Cherrelle’s “High Priority”, though the Amazon UK link is listed for “Fragile” (though the picture is clearly for “High Priority”):

    patrick

    February 18, 2013 at 14:01

  2. Hopefully the S.O.S. band’s debut reissue will include the U.S. single version as a bonus track. It’s never appeared on CD anywhere in the world. The rest of the world got an edit of that U.S. remix, and that is generally what has cropped up on CD., either that or an early fade of the album mix.

    Brian

    February 19, 2013 at 15:39

  3. What about BRAINSTORM???

    ISH

    February 20, 2013 at 12:26

  4. Brainstorm’s Stormin’ will be part of the first wave. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B1MBJTW/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    DC

    February 20, 2013 at 15:20

    • Thanks DC! We’ve updated the post accordingly. It also looks like Kathy Mathis’ “Katt Walk” from 1987 will be the second “odd-man-out” title between the two batches.

      Mike Duquette

      February 20, 2013 at 15:33

    • The 12″ of “Lovin’ Is Really My Game” finally makes it to CD! EXCELLENT!!!

      RoyalScam

      March 29, 2013 at 10:10

  5. adam carrington

    March 5, 2013 at 16:01

  6. Amazon UK has release dates for several more Tabu titles. Instead of Demon Music Group the label is listed as Tabu. 4 releases a month throughout the year and box sets planned for SOS Band and Alexander O’Neal.

    DC

    March 7, 2013 at 13:52

  7. What about Lalo Schifrin’s two albums for Tabu (“Gypsies” and “No One Home”)?

    plasket

    March 9, 2013 at 04:10

  8. Please include some UK only remixes of Alex O’Neal and Cherelle as bonus tracks

    Paul MacDonald

    March 25, 2013 at 19:12

  9. This is All So Cool

    Dan

    March 29, 2013 at 21:25

  10. Thank you SecondDisc for an Amazing Post production. Tabu must be proud.

    Dan

    March 29, 2013 at 21:37

  11. I purchased Tabu’s new download of the “Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Part 1 & Part 2),” and I agree with a a friend of mine — a close listen with a good set of headphones reveals that both tracks are vinyl dubs. Presumbably they could not find the tape for this 45 and had to dub it from vinyl. I still plan to buy the “S.O.S.” album reissue, though.

    superbu

    March 30, 2013 at 02:28


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