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Mad About Her: Edsel Preps Next Wave of Belinda Carlisle Reissues

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Belinda EdselEdsel earned some deservedly high marks for last year’s red carpet treatment of Belinda Carlisle’s solo catalogue, remastering and expanding her albums for Virgin (in the U.K.)/MCA (in the U.S.) and issuing a career-spanning compilation as well. Now, they’ve announced expansions of three more albums Go-Go’s frontwoman.

The U.K. catalogue label will release a CD/DVD edition of solo debut Belinda (1986), which featured the Top 5 hit “Mad About You” and a cover of Freda Payne’s “Band of Gold” (remixes of which featured Payne herself); a 2CD/DVD version of 1996’s A Woman and a Man, which featured U.K. Top 10 hits “In Too Deep” and “Always Breaking My Heart,” and an expanded CD of her most recent studio effort, 2007’s Voila, which featured spirited covers of French-language pop standards.

Belinda comes with remixes of “Mad About You” and “Band of Gold” plus “Dancing in the City,” from the soundtrack to the film Burglar, as well as the original Belinda live concert video. A Man and a Woman features 19 bonus tracks and four music videos, while Voila features, on one disc, the original album and a four-track bonus EP of English language versions.

All four releases are due September 1; after the jump you’ll find complete track listings and Amazon U.K. order links!

Belinda: Expanded Edition (Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Disc 1: Expanded LP (released as I.R.S. Records 5741, 1986)

  1. Mad About You
  2. I Need a Disguise
  3. Since You’ve Gone
  4. I Feel the Magic
  5. I Never Wanted a Rich Man
  6. Band of Gold
  7. Gotta Get to You
  8. From the Heart
  9. Shot in the Dark
  10. Stuff and Nonsense
  11. Band of Gold (feat. Freda Payne) (Single Mix) (single A-side – I.R.S. Records 52992 (U.S.), 1986)
  12. Dancing in the City (from Burglar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – MCA Records 6201 (U.S.), 1987)
  13. Mad About You (Extended Version) (12″ A-side – I.R.S. Records 23629 (U.S.), 1986)
  14. Band of Gold (feat. Freda Payne) (Extended Mix) (12″ A-side – I.R.S. Records 23706 (U.S.), 1986)
  15. Band of Gold (feat. Freda Payne) (Dub Mix) (12″ B-side – I.R.S. Records 23706 (U.S.), 1986)

Disc 2: DVD – Belinda (released as MCA Home Video 80464, 1986)

  1. I Need a Disguise
  2. I Never Wanted a Rich Man
  3. Gotta Get to You
  4. Shot in the Dark
  5. We Got the Beat
  6. Band of Gold
  7. Lust to Love
  8. From the Heart
  9. Mad About You
  10. Since You’ve Gone
  11. Head Over Heels
  12. I Feel the Magic

A Woman and a Man: Deluxe Edition (Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

Disc 1: Expanded LP (released as Chrysalis 72438 53545 2 6 (U.K.)/ARK 21 618681001027 (U.S.), 1996)

  1. In Too Deep
  2. California
  3. A Woman and a Man
  4. Remember September
  5. Listen to Love
  6. Always Breaking My Heart
  7. Love Doesn’t Live Here
  8. He Goes On
  9. Kneel At Your Feet
  10. Love in the Key of C
  11. My Heart Goes Out to You
  12. In Too Deep (Single Edit) (single A-side – Chrysalis 72438 83032 2 4 (U.K.), 1996)
  13. Always Breaking My Heart (Single Edit) (single A-side – Chrysalis 72438 83279 2 3 (U.K.), 1996)
  14. In Too Deep (Acoustic) (B-side to “Love in the Key of C” – Chrysalis 72438 83518 2 9 (U.K.), 1996)
  15. Circle in the Sand (Acoustic) (B-side to “Love in the Key of C” – Chrysalis 72438 83518 2 9 (U.K.), 1996)

Disc 2: Bonus material

  1. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Japanese bonus track – TOCP-50002 (JP), 1996)
  2. Jealous Guy (bonus track from DTS reissue – ARK 21 7102151012-2-4 (U.S.), 1996)
  3. I See No Ships (B-side to “In Too Deep” – Toshiba TOCP-40001 (JP), 1996)
  4. Love Walks In (Japanese bonus track – TOCP-50002 (JP), 1996)
  5. Submission – Belinda Carlisle & Radiator (from Come Again – EMI 7243 8 59942 2 7 (U.K.), 1997)
  6. I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) (single A-side – Walt Disney Records 060 449-2 (EU), 1997)
  7. Heaven is a Place on Earth (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83716 2 9 (U.K.), 1997)
  8. Big Scary Animal (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83717 2 8 (U.K.), 1997)
  9. I Get Weak (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83717 2 8 (U.K.), 1997)
  10. Leave a Light On (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83716 2 9 (U.K.), 1997)
  11. Live Your Life Be Free (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83716 2 9 (U.K.), 1997)
  12. In Too Deep (Live) (B-side to “California” – Chrysalis 72438 83717 2 8 (U.K.), 1997)
  13. Remember September (JPO Club Pipes) (12″ promo A-side – EMI P 519761 (U.K.), 1996)
  14. Remember September (Beam’s Club Mix) (12″ promo B-side – EMI P 519761 (U.K.), 1996)
  15. Remember September (Beam’s Vocal Mix) (12″ promo B-side – EMI P 519761 (U.K.), 1996)

Disc 3: DVD – promo videos

  1. In Too Deep
  2. Always Breaking My Heart
  3. Love in the Key of C
  4. California

Voila: Expanded Edition (released as Rykodisc RCD 10883, 2007 – reissued Edsel (U.K.), 2014)

  1. Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp
  2. Bonnie Et Clyde
  3. Avec Le Temps
  4. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
  5. Des Ronds Dans L’Eau
  6. Pourtant Tu M’Aimes
  7. Ne Me Quitte Pas
  8. La Vie En Rose
  9. Contact
  10. Merci Chéri
  11. Jezebel
  12. I Still Love Him
  13. La Vie En Rose (English)
  14. Bonnie and Clyde
  15. If You Go Away

Tracks 12-15 are bonus tracks originally included on separate bonus disc

Written by Mike Duquette

July 22, 2014 at 13:55

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  1. SADLY, “VOILA” OFFERS NOTHING NEW. IT’S THE ONE THAT I WON’T BUY, THOUGH I LOVE IT, BUT I HAVE IT ALL ON THE 2007 EDITION. EDSEL, I DON’T UNDERSTAND: IF NOT NEW SONGS, A LIVE, A REMIX OR SOMETHING???????

    esteban

    July 22, 2014 at 14:14

  2. Still no “In My Wildest Dreams” huh? I was so SO hoping for that song from the Mannequin sdtk to be unearthed from the vaults, but apparently no one can even FIND the master recording of the full studio version (without all the movie sound effects from the beginning credits). I’ll probably buy at least one of these 3 reissues though, since I’m a huge HUGE fan of Belinda, and I bought all 4 of the ones they released before in a heartbeat! The “Belinda” reissue is quite disappointing though, why couldn’t they have included some instrumentals, TV tracks, or even acapellas? At least we get the remixes for “Remember September” on digital format, which I’m excited about!

    djmichaelangelo

    July 22, 2014 at 21:00

  3. Interestingly Amazon has just listed a 7CD “Complete Studio Albums Collection” due on 6 October…also via Edsel.

    Jimmy

    July 23, 2014 at 05:59

  4. The “Belinda” reissue will also feature the promo videos for “Mad About You” and “I Feel the Magic” on the DVD! I had the opportunity to write the liner notes for this reissue and “A Woman & A Man” (as I did with the first four BC reissues) and have confirmed with my project manager at Edsel.

    Justin Kantor

    July 24, 2014 at 10:58

    • @Justin niiiiice!! any chance you can gain some insight into “In My Wildest Dreams” and why it’s missing from these reissues? Is it really because no one can find the physical master tapes of the track? Or is it more of a licensing issue?

      djmichaelangelo

      July 24, 2014 at 11:29

      • djmichaelangelo, a master for “In My Wildest Dreams” apparently cannot be found anywhere, hence its exclusion again.

        Justin Kantor, are you aware of the missing versions from “Belinda”? “I Feel the Magic [7″ Mix]” and “Mad About You [12″ Instrumental]” are not presented. I’ve also read that a single edit for “Dancing in the City” is missing as well. I know that the 7″ of “I Feel the Magic” is long sought after by fans. Any chance of revising the track selection to include this at the very least?

        Jason

        July 24, 2014 at 14:39

    • Hello, Justin! I’m so glad I found your post on this website and seeing that you are part of this project! I’m loving these re-issues! I bought the previous four. Thank you for all the useful info you’re giving us. I was very disappointed though regarding Belinda’s dvd not having the two promo videos, but now you are saying they ARE included. Also on the facebook page today they mentioned they ARE included. So you think the tracklist info sent to Amazon and the media in general just wasn’t the final one? I hope they update it soon so more fans will buy it and pre-order right away now that the two promo videos are indeed part of it. They were part of the recent deluxe version of the greatest hits issued by Belinda so I was assuming there were no copyright problems to include them also on this reissue of the Belinda album. Have a great day!

      Carlo

      July 28, 2014 at 11:25

      • Hi Carlo,
        Thanks for the positive feedback! The Amazon error has something to do with the template that is used being difficult to modify when providing details on tracklistings. However, my project manager said that he was going to see about the error being corrected soon!

        Justin Kantor

        July 28, 2014 at 12:02

  5. I’m looking forward to these, but was hoping for the single version of “I Feel the Magic” and the instrumental version of “Mad About You” (which was on the vinyl 12″ single). There was also a second, slower version of “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)” from the CD single. Otherwise it looks like a great collection!

    R.E.

    July 24, 2014 at 12:39

  6. Hi Jason,
    I wasn’t aware that there was a different 7″ mix of “I Feel the Magic.” I will ask my contact at the label about it. As for the 12″ Instrumental of “Mad About You” its omission might be due to timing constraints, but I will mention it as well, just in case.

    Michael: Edsel also tried to locate the master for “In My Wildest Dreams” when compiling ‘The Anthology.’ It’s a shame that it’s MIA.

    Justin Kantor

    July 24, 2014 at 19:43

    • Justin & Jason – you know who might have a copy of “In My Wildest Dreams” or know where to find it? Michael Jay; he’s a producer and songwriter from the 80’s (Martika, Alisha, etc). He and I used to email years ago, and I remember asking him about this exact song once! I sent him the LQ soundtrack clip (complete with movie-credits sound effects, etc) and he looked into it for me. Now this quote took some serious digging through my old AOL emails, but I managed to find what he said:

      Thanks for sending “Wildest Dreams.” I don’t know if you knew this about me, but I often assist in compiling Greatest Hits packages for a variety of artists. I just completed working on the new Hanson Millennium Collection series in which we included a rare soundtrack song by Hanson that wasn’t on any of their albums. My friends who do those Millennium Collection series are always asking me for ideas on who to do next, but they have to be artists who’s masters are owned by Universal or Polygram. So I asked them about doing one for Belinda Carlisle in which we could license the “Dreams” track, but they said it would be difficult because a lot of her stuff is actually owned by Virgin through EMI. But, they did like the idea, so they said they’d be looking into it. I’ll let you know if anything happens.

      All the best,
      Michael Jay
      http://www.michaeljaymusic.com

      djmichaelangelo

      July 24, 2014 at 21:18

      • this was in May 2006 btw

        djmichaelangelo

        July 24, 2014 at 21:18

      • djmichaelangelo, thanks for the response. Perhaps since you were once in contact with Michael Jay it would be best for you to try contacting him again regarding “In My Wildest Dreams”. However, based on that e-mail, I’m guessing that nothing ever came about regarding the song. I’m curious if he still works for Universal. Perhaps he may have some insight, especially now that Universal owns EMI.

        Jason

        July 24, 2014 at 23:30

    • Justin,

      Thank you for your response and for asking your contact at the label about it. We appreciate your assistance! I just feel like leaving out “I Feel the Magic [7″ Mix]”, at the very least, would be a big oversight, especially since it has never been made available on CD, to the best of my knowledge, and these Carlisle reissues seem to be rather complete. Please keep us updated. Thank you.

      Jason

      July 24, 2014 at 23:25

      • Hi guys,
        I got a reply from my project manager. For some reason, Universal would not license the Extended Instrumental of “Mad About You.” In the case of the 7″ mix of “I Feel the Magic,” the master is MIA — and Edsel opted not to go with a vinyl transfer. Regarding “In My Wildest Dreams,” it comes down to an artistic decision (but let’s hope that changes in the future!).
        Hope that’s helpful. Thanks again for your continued interest.
        J.

        Justin Kantor

        July 25, 2014 at 09:23

  7. Well, Justin, thank you very much for the information. Mysteries solved. 🙂

    Jason

    July 25, 2014 at 17:49

  8. Many thanks to Justin Kantor for your efforts on this project and to all the fans for your valuable information and passion for these reissues.

    Justin: You mention the exclusion of “In My Wildest Dreams” being an artistic decision. Does that mean a master has in fact been located but that Belinda does not want it to be released?

    I am saddened to hear of the other omitted tracks and missing masters. Perhaps these can be sorted and included on a future project such as the upcoming complete albums collection set.

    Giuseppe

    July 28, 2014 at 13:14

    • Hi Giuseppe,
      My pleasure. Glad to know that our efforts are worthwhile! I know that there have been some issues regarding the master for “Wildest Dreams”; but also, Belinda is not too keen on the song. There’s still possibility for another Belinda package from Edsel down the line, so I wouldn’t rule it out totally. But for now, it seems that it will remain an elusive track!

      Justin Kantor

      July 28, 2014 at 16:33

      • Madonna can’t stand some of her earlier songs either, so for the ones that are fan favorites she’s been known to perform them in concert in a completely re-tooled version. “Like A Virgin” is one song I can think of as an example. Or how Mariah Carey feels about one of her early tunes: “I Don’t Wanna Cry” which she doesn’t perform in concert because of bad memories associated with the song. But at least she doesn’t try to censor its entire existence. She knows there are plenty of fans out there for whom the song is one of their favorites! I hope Belinda can get over her petty dislike of “In My Wildest Dreams” and realize that thousands of her fans have been clamoring for its release for decades now. It’s not always about you Ms. Carlisle! Think of your loyal fans who’ve stood by you for all these years – the ones who have faithfully bought your records, gone to see you in concert, and supported your career, allowing you to live the comfortable lifestyle you do. Can’t you throw us a bone pretty please?

        djmichaelangelo

        July 28, 2014 at 17:09

      • Hi, Justin:
        Thanks for your kind reply. It must be incredibly frustrating for you to put your heart and soul into these specialty products and fight for every tidbit sought by the fans, then having to break the news that certain wish list wishes won’t be granted this go ’round. Please know that despite any unfortunate omissions, your efforts are indeed worthwhile and make many Belinda loving folks very happy!

        Giuseppe

        July 30, 2014 at 10:59

      • Hi Giuseppe,
        In fact, I am quite happy just to be involved in the process! Belinda has been a joy to speak with on both occasions on which I have interviewed her. I understand that it is frustrating for fans to not get certain tracks; however, I also see from the artist’s point of view when they have mixed feelings regarding certain recordings. The petition idea is a good one!
        Hope all is well.
        J.

        Justin Kantor

        July 30, 2014 at 12:06

  9. djmichaelangelo: You make a great point! Perhaps if the fans petition Belinda for a release of the song, (perhaps even requesting it at live shows) she will have a change of heart. Yazoo was not keen on the song “Get Set” but eventually allowed it to be remastered and released as a digital bonus track much to the delight of their longtime fans.

    Giuseppe

    July 30, 2014 at 11:01

  10. Great news, Belinda Buddies: A complete version of “In My Wildest Dreams” has surfaced! Not sure of the source (it might be a cassette copy as opposed to a studio master) but if nothing else at least the track exists in some form. I imagine Edsel may want to hold out for proper master tapes to emerge before considering it for a future product, though if the source material can be properly mastered perhaps an exception will be made considering the rarity of and demand for this recording. It will be interesting to see how this evolves…

    Giuseppe

    August 15, 2014 at 13:42

    • @Giuseppe – uhhhh dude, you should NOT be posting about this 😮 if in fact you do have the entire song, your “source” undoubtedly told you how rare and top-secret it is, that it shouldn’t be leaked and not to go bragging about it online….DISCRETION!!!!

      djmichaelangelo

      August 15, 2014 at 14:16

      • update: oops never mind, I just realized it’s on YouTube 😦

        djmichaelangelo

        August 15, 2014 at 16:07

      • I didn’t leak the song, I just discovered it on YouTube… and what a gem it is. Why would Belinda hate this song?! The lyric is uplifting, the music is infectious and her vocal is gutsy and wide-ranging. She is a survivor who has made peace with various aspects of her past, and she ought to make peace with this great song. If nothing else, she now markets herself in the nostalgia circuit where anything that stirs up warm thoughts of the past among an aging fan base means more money in the bank for the artist. Plenty of her fans would be thrilled if “In My Wildest Dreams” were to be issued in some form, and if – *GASP* – she would throw us a bone and perform it at a gig sometime… even an a cappella snippet. She’s embraced lesser recordings than this one…

        Giuseppe

        August 24, 2014 at 12:17

  11. Unless I missed it, it seems the 7″(William Orbit) mix of “Mad About You” has been overlooked. It’s a little more rhythmic than the album version. I heard the instrumental on youtube and I did not like the mix of it for whatever reason (occasional guitar blares gave it a rock sound)

    Dan

    August 19, 2014 at 17:51

  12. Hi all!

    These reissues are stunning. BUT I already bought the first ones so how do I get Belinda’s “BOX”? will the box include ALL the deluxe editions? Will Edsel just send me an empty box?

    Love and circles in the sand,

    Joe H.

    justsayjoe

    August 27, 2014 at 14:29

  13. Hello, guys! Does anybody have already the Belinda re-issue that came out yesterday. Even though a few weeks back Justin confirmed that the Belinda re-issue WILL have the videos for Mad About You and I Feel The Magic and it was even mentioned on facebook, no correction was ever made on Amazon or any press release. I’m curious to know if it happened in the end or not. Thank you!

    Carlo

    September 2, 2014 at 14:27

  14. So it turns out that there are errors on the A Woman And A Man reissue. The single versions of In Too Deep and Always Breaking My Heart are missing and not listed in the tracklisting (yet the back cover blurb states they are included in the “nineteen bonus track” (without the single mixes there are only seventeen bonus tracks) and the version of I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) is not even Belinda!

    Rob

    September 2, 2014 at 17:13

  15. Oh dear. Seems there has been a screw up with the A Woman And A Man reissue. The single edits of In Too Deep and Always Breaking My Heart are missing (though not on the printed tracklistings, the blurb on the back cover states they form part of the “nineteen bonus tracks” though without the single versions there are only seventeen). Also the version of I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) isn’t even Belinda but the Disney cast version!

    aquaplex

    September 2, 2014 at 17:17

    • Wow. What a screw up! It’s amazing how big mistakes like the above mentioned get overlooked. I’m glad that I haven’t bought my copy yet. I’ll wait for Edsel to fix this.

      Jason

      September 2, 2014 at 23:35


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