, the second album from reggae-pop crossover sensations Amazulu
, is issued on CD for the first time. This Special Edition also marks its first ever UK release.
• Spellbound features the 1987 Top 40 cover of Tommy James & The Shondells
' ‘Mony Mony
’, and the subsequent singles ‘Wonderful World, Beautiful People
’ and ‘My Heart Belongs To You
’ (originally credited as a solo release from lead singer Annie Ruddock).
• Production duties on Spellbound were handled by Kurtis Mantronik
, Ronald Bell
of Kool & The Gang
and Barry Blue
alongside longtime collaborators Andy Hill
and Dennis Bovell
. Bonus material on this release includes sought-after 12" mixes by PWL Mixmaster Pete Hammond
and Clivillés & Cole
, many on CD for the first time.
• This Special Edition features sleeve notes from Annie and design by Bruno Tilley, who was responsible for most of the original Amazulu sleeves. The extensive booklet also features additional pictures, lyrics and discography.
• Amazulu debuted on the indie Towerbell label in 1983, before signing with Island Records and scoring a succession of hits including ‘Excitable’, ‘Too Good To Be Forgotten’ and ‘Montego Bay’. By 1987, the band had slimmed down to a trio and moved to EMI, finally parting ways in 1988.
• A great 'lost' album from a very fondly-remembered act, Spellbound is an essential listen for 80s aficionados and a welcome addition to the Cherry Pop
1. MONY MONY
2. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU
3. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER *
4. WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
5. YOU SEE THRU *
6. WAIT FOR ME BOY *
7. PARADISE ISLAND *
8. YOU AND YOUR HEART SO BLUE *
9. YOU MADE ME A STAR *
10. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU - Pop House Mix+
11. MONY MONY - Extended Version
12. WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE – Extended Version+
13. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU – 12” Mix
14. WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE – The Ragamuffin Version Excursion+
15. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU – Pop 12”+
16. WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE – The Christmas Remix+
* Previously unreleased in the UK
+ First time on CD
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Track listing as above.
A Pocketful Of Dreams Special Edition
Another essential release for pop aficionados, PWL boy band Big Fun's 1990 debut album receives the Special Edition treatment.
Featuring four classic Stock Aitken Waterman-produced hit singles - the Jacksons cover "Blame It On The Boogie", "Can't Shake The Feeling", "Handful Of Promises" and "Hey There Lonely Girl" – the album reached #7 on its original release, going gold.
Digitally re-mastered direct from the original PWL studio tapes, this Special Edition features seven exclusive bonus tracks.
A superb cover version of the Carole King classic "You've Got A Friend", recorded with fellow PWL star Sonia but unreleased until now, features together with the SAW-penned 1990 hit of the same title.
A host of sought-after 12" mixes, several on CD for the first time, include Big Fun's very first PWL recording: another King cover, "I Feel The Earth Move". Planned as a 1989 single, it became a major club hit but was ultimately withdrawn in favour of "Blame It On The Boogie".
The extensive CD booklet includes full lyrics, additional photos and discography, brand new sleeve notes and commentary from Big Fun's Phil Creswick.
Big Fun had built up a loyal following on the club scene before teaming up with SAW sent them straight to the top of the pop charts around the world. They supported Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue on the first two Hitman Roadshow tours of the UK in 1989, before headlining their own in 1990.
"A Pocketful Of Dreams" is the latest classic Hit Factory album to be reissued on Cherry Pop, following releases by Princess, Lonnie Gordon, Mandy Smith, the London Boys, Hazell Dean, Sinitta and Haywoode. Look out for more to come during 2010!
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