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REISSUES

THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION

2017 COLLECTORS EDITION - 2 CD COLLECTION RELEASED ON 24 NOVEMBER 2017

Now, as the girls are set to embark on a UK tour, The Greatest Hits Collection is being reissued as a revised and expanded double CD on November 24th on London Music Stream Limited.

The new edition includes an expanded CD1 to include all 21 UK and US chart hits between 1981 and 1988. CD2 includes 11 classic 12” remixes. A 20 page booklet includes archive photos, track by track comments from the band and a handwritten note. The revised CD will use the same iconic cover shot by legendary photographer, Herb Ritts, which featured on the original 1988 release.

 

CD1: The Greatest Hits Collection

  1. Venus
  2. I Heard a Rumour
  3. Love in the First Degree
  4. I Can’t Help It
  5. I Want You Back
  6. Love, Truth & Honesty
  7. Nathan Jones
  8. Really Saying Something  – with Fun Boy Three
  9. Shy Boy
  10. Robert De Niro’s Waiting
  11. Cruel Summer
  12. It Ain’t What You Do... – with Fun Boy Three
  13. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  14. Rough Justice
  15. A Trick of the Night
  16. Aie a Mwana
  17.  More Than Physical
  18. Do Not Disturb
  19. Hot Line to Heaven
  20. The Wild Life
  21. Cheers Then

CD2: The Greatest Remixes

  1. Really Saying Something [U.S. Extended Version]
  2. Shy Boy [U.S. Extended Version]
  3. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye [Extended Version]
  4. Robert De Niro’s Waiting [Extended Version]
  5. Venus [Hellfire Mix]
  6. More Than Physical [Garage Mix]
  7. I Heard a Rumour [Miami Mix]
  8. Love in the First Degree [Eurobeat Style]
  9. I Can’t Help It [The Hammond Version Excursion]
  10. Nathan Jones [Psycho Mix]
  11. Cruel Summer [’89 Swing Beat Dub]

IN A BUNCH...

Edsel continue their superb curation of Bananarama‘s back catalogue with what is probably the dream set for fans – a 33CD Singles box with a disc devoted to each 45 that includes “absolutely every B-side and remix originally issued around the world” along with many previously unavailable instrumentals and other rarities.

In A Bunch – The Singles 1981 – 1993 includes every single released by the girl group during their London Records tenure, from their 1981 debut Aie A Mwana to 1993’s More, More, More, and includes sought-after overseas releases He’s Got Tact, King Of The Jungle and The Wild Life.

Each remastered CD single is presented in an individual card sleeve replicating the original vinyl artwork. Although overlap with the album reissues and Megarama is inevitable, remarkably this new box is set to contain over a hundred tracks not included in any of the previous Edsel releases.

The box set also includes a 48-page booklet featuring full lyrics, discography and new sleeve notes (plus fold-out double-sided mini poster, sticker sheet and postcard set).

MEGARAMA - THE MIXES

Edsel are following up their Bananrama reissues of 2013 with "Megarama - The Mixes" a three-CD casebound book set, featuring 36 remixes.
None of these remixes feature on the individual Album reissues and in fact fourteen of them are previously unreleased.

PLEASE YOURSELF

In 1992, Keren and Sara relaunched Bananarama as a duo and returned to PWL to record with long-time collaborators Stock & Waterman for the enjoyably self-indulgent “Please Yourself”, a project partly conceived as ‘Abba Banana’ and containing the hit singles “Movin’ On”, “More, More, More” and “Last Thing On My Mind” – subsequently a top ten smash for Steps.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features twenty-one bonus tracks! Aside from the non-album B-sides, and the many mixes, are twelve previously unreleased mixes from the PWL archive!
The DVD features three promo videos, as well as two BBC TV appearances, on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

POP LIFE

For 1991’s “Pop Life”, Bananarama teamed up with acclaimed producer Youth to experiment with the eclectic sounds of the new decade. It would also prove to be the group’s sole studio album to feature Jacquie O’Sullivan alongside Keren and Sara. It also featured the hit singles “Only Your Love”, “Preacher Man”, “Long Train Running” and “Tripping On Your Love”.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features eighteen bonus tracks! Aside from the non-album B-sides, and the many mixes, are two previously unreleased songs and four previously unreleased mixes.
The DVD features four promo videos, as well as two BBC TV appearances, on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

WOW!

In 1987, Bananarama continued their chart-conquering collaboration with Stock Aitken Waterman on “WOW!” and generated a string of irresistibly hedonistic hits: I Heard A Rumour, I Can’t help It, I Want You Back, Nathan Jones and their biggest-selling UK smash, Love In The First Degree. It would also prove to be Siobhan’s final album with the group.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features nineteen bonus tracks! Aside from the non-album B-sides, and the many mixes, are four previously unreleased mixes.
The DVD features ten promo videos, as well as four BBC TV appearances, all on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

TRUE CONFESSIONS

In 1986, “True Confessions” marked a turning point for Bananarama, with the group’s most sophisticated songwriting to date, their final work with producers Jolley & Swain and their first chart-topping collaboration with Stock Aitken Waterman – an unforgettable version of “Venus”. Also featured are further hit singles “Do Not Disturb”, “More Than Physical” and “A Trick Of The Night”.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features nineteen bonus tracks! Aside from the non-album B-sides, and the many mixes, are four previously unreleased tracks: two previously unreleased songs (“Too Much Of A Good Thing” and “Vicious Circle”) and two previously unreleased Shep Pettibone mixes. Recorded with Daryl Hall, “Riskin’ A Romance” was originally exclusive to the soundtrack of the film “The Secret Of My Success”.
The DVD features six promo videos, as well as two BBC TV appearances and a documentary about making the UK video for ‘A Trick Of The Night’, all on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

BANANARAMA

The 1984 “Bananarama” album found Keren, Sara and Siobhan continuing their partnership with Jolley & Swain and building on the success of their debut with a more mature and reflective follow-up. The instant classics “Cruel Summer” and “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” showcased the group’s own songwriting and extended their global pop appeal. Also featured are the hit singles “Rough Justice”, “Hot Line To Heaven” and “The Wild Life”.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features another twenty-five bonus tracks! 

Aside from the non-album B-sides, and amongst the many mixes, are five previously unreleased tracks. The DVD features seven promo videos, as well as four BBC TV appearances, all on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.

DEEP SEA SKIVING

Quintessential British girl group Bananarama’s first single “Aie A Mwana” was produced ex-Sex Pistol Paul Cook and released on Demon Records in 1981, but the trio only came to the pop world’s attention when they guested on the Fun Boy Three’s second hit “It Ain’t What You Do…” in February 1982. They signed to Decca and hit the Top 5 immediately with “Really Saying Something” (on which the Fun Boy Three guested). Two more Top 5 singles followed in “Shy Boy” and “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)” along with the self-penned “Cheers Then”. The ensuing album including writing and production contributions from Paul Weller, Jolley & Swain (hired because of their recent work on Imagination’s hits), and hit producer/ writer Barry Blue. The album also featured the first recording of “Young At Heart”, a year before The Bluebells’ hit version.
Remastered from the original studio tapes, this Deluxe 2 CD + DVD casebound book edition features twenty-five bonus tracks! Aside from the non-album B-sides, and amongst the many mixes, are versions only released in released in Canada, Spain and Japan. Also included are two versions of the Sex Pistols’ “No Feelings” (one previously unreleased), originally exclusive to the “Party Party” soundtrack.
The DVD features all four promo videos (two of them directed by Midge Ure), as well as four BBC TV appearances, all on DVD for the first time ever. The 28-page book contains photos and memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.