Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three

Fun Boy Three
The Fun Boy Three were formed by Terry Hall, LynvalGolding and Neville Staples in the Summer ’81 after thedemise of The Specials.
In late ’81 they reached no. 20 in the UK charts withtheir debut single ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over TheAsylum’, and in early ’82 they reached No. 4 in a jointeffort with Bananarama called ‘It Aint What You Do…’.The final single from the album was ‘The TelephoneAlways Rings’ which also snuck into the top 20.
This welcome repress of their debut album includes 6bonus tracks - including the non-album single, a coverof the Gershwin classic "Summertime” and various bsidesand 12” Remixes, one of which makes its CDdebut on this release.
Also includes sleeve-notes by Terry Hall fan and expertPaul Rodgers.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CRPOP27
Weight: 200
Save wishlist

1. SANCTUARY
2. WAY ON DOWN
3. THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM
4. LIFE IN GENERAL (LEWE IN ALGEMEEN)
5. FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY
6. FUNRAMA 2
7. BEST OF LUCK MATE
8. T’AINT WHAT YOU DO (IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT)
9. THE TELEPHONE ALWAYS RINGS
10. I DON’T BELIEVE IT
11. ALONE

12. JUST DO IT (12” A-SIDE)
13. THE FUNRAMA THEME (EXTENDED VERSION)(12” B-SIDE)
14. SUMMERTIME (EXTENDED VERSION) (12” ASIDE)
15. SUMMER OF ’82 (B-SIDE TO ‘SUMMERTIME’)
16. THE TELEPHONE ALWAYS RINGS (EXTENDED VERSION) (12” A-SIDE)
17. THE ALIBI (THE STATION'S FULL OF PIPES) (B SIDE)

No recommended products at the moment.
 
Fearless
Released on 25/01/10. The overdue reissue of this much sought after 1988 album by 1980's pop combo, Eighth Wonder. The band were fronted by singer and film star Patsy Kensit. The band went on to enjoy widespread chart success across Europe, America and Japan.

This album features all the band's best loved and most commercially successful tracks including the hit singles; I'm Not Scared (UK#7) written and co produced by The Pet Shop Boys and Cross My Heart (UK#13). This CD contains 5 bonus tracks; 3 dance mixes of the singles "I'm Not Scared", "Cross My Heart" and "Baby Baby" plus the b/sides "Let Me In" and "J'ai Pas Peur".

The CD booklet includes a UK Discography, sleeve notes and features sleeves and images of the band over their career spanning 1983-89.

Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Skyscraping: Expanded Edition

· ABC has its roots in the band Vice Versa, a Sheffield band formed in 1977 by Stephen Singleton and Mark White. They founded their own label, Neutron Records, releasing the EP Music 4. Martin Fry, who wrote the fanzine Modern Drugs, interviewed Vice Versa and shortly afterwards they asked him to join as synthesizer player. Fry accepted and by 1980 the band had evolved into ABC, with Fry becoming lead vocalist.

· The album was released in 1997, as a homage to lead singer Martin Fry's several musical heroes, including David Bowie, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols.

· The line-up of ABC then consisting of Martin Fry, Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and Keith Lowndes, the album was met with positive reviews from critics rather than broad commercial success.

· This re-issue - done in conjunction with the band -contains liner notes by Daryl Easlea who talked extensively to the members of the band about the creation of the record.

· It contains a newly re-mastered album as well as a disc of B-Sides from the singles released at the time.

 

Available 23/09/2013
Our Price: £10.95

click to see more

 
 
Happy Families Too
Release date – 7th April 2014


"Withering, witty and clever” The Guardian
"Fresh and arresting” Mojo

RE-IMAGINED AND RE-RECORDED DELUXE EDITION FEATURING REMIXES FROM VINCE CLARKE, KOMPUTER, GREG WILSON & DEREK KAYE, ALONG WITH EXTRA TRACK ‘RUNNING THIN’


Eccentric musical pioneers, Blancmange melded a unique sound, bringing together electronic and eastern influences with a distinct dance floor sensibility. The resulting album, ‘Happy Families’, with its mixture of theatricality and sincerity won them a legion of fans.

From their origins making experimental synth wave, to the chart-topping yet cool and credible hits, Blancmange were at the very heart of 1980s club culture, from support slots with Grace Jones, to killer 12” remixes by the likes of John Luongo. Their tracks were on regular rotation in sweaty nightclubs from New York, to Berlin to London, forming part of sets reflecting the open minded "as long as it moves the floor” policy of the time, that would see their records blended seamlessly with disco, post punk, EBM, new beat and early house. Their music also sat with equal comfort alongside both the synth pop of piers OMD or Human League and leftfield cult figures like Cabaret Voltaire or XTC and was undoubtedly popular with many of the leading electronic music pioneers worldwide. Predating the acid house explosion and the many subsequent sub genres, Blancmange’s music is a key cornerstone in the musical landscape that shaped both the original electronic music boom and its huge lasting legacy.


‘Happy Families Too’ features the exclusive ‘Running Thin,’ with several brand new remixes by Vince Clarke, Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye and London based electronic band Komputer. These five special tracks emphasis Arthur’s desire to continually move Blancmange’s music forward in new and interesting directions.


Their influence on the past few years’ slew of electro revivalists like La Roux, Hot Chip and Metronomy has been well documented, but of equal note is the likelihood that anyone partying from Dalston, Peckham, Brixton and beyond in recent times is likely to have heard Blancmange tracks fitting perfectly into sets by hip party selectors proffering cold wave, Balearic, electronic oddities, cosmic disco, house and even techno.


For the first time ever, the November 2013 tour saw Blancmange take the album to the stage in its entirety. And, never one to stand still, Neil Arthur has given the songs that won such popular acclaim three decades ago a thoroughly 21st century spin, with a fresh look at an album that influenced so many.


Neil refers to the new versions, which include fan favourites ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘Waves’ ‘Feel Me’ and the Top 10 hit ‘Living On The Ceiling’ – as an "interpretation”. "I just wanted to approach the songs using today’s technology,” he says. "Every time we perform it’s a different interpretation. So rather than just dust off the old songs, I wanted to bring something fresh to the project and make it a contemporary reworking rather than an exact imitation.”


Due to continuing health issues, Stephen Luscombe was unable to join Neil on the tour. However, Neil was joined for the entire list of dates by guitarist David Rhodes, who performed on the original album, and sound engineer Adam Fuest, a long-time collaborator who will be manipulating the live sound and visuals.

"The intention is to do something a bit like Roxy Music did with Brian Eno processing sounds live during a performance,” says Neil. "It might be less predictable, it might even be a bit chaotic! But I like the excitement of that, the chance element – the feeling I’m moving forward creatively.”

With a brand new album slated for released later in 2014 the time is ripe for yet more Blancmange action.

• This CD is released 7th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1. I CAN'T EXPLAIN.
2. FEEL ME.
3. I'VE SEEN THE WORD.
4. WASTED.
5. LIVING ON THE CEILING.
6. WAVES.
7. KIND
8. SAD DAY
9. CRUEL.
10. GOD'S KITCHEN.
11. RUNNING THIN.
12. FEEL ME (GREG WILSON & DEREK KAYE MIX)
13. LIVING ON THE CEILING (VINCE CLARKE MIX)
14. CRUEL (KOMPUTER MIX)
15. GOD'S KITCHEN (KOMPUTER MIX)
Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 

Cherry Pop is part of Cherry Red | Site Design by Chase The Ace Design 2010


SEARCH
MAILING LIST
SHOPPING BASKET


SPECIAL OFFERS

Buy 5 CDs = 25% off
Buy 3 CDs = 15% off
See Terms and Conditions

HOW TO ORDER

Click Here For Info

TOP 51 SELLERS

Click Here For Info

CHERRY 'GREEN'

Cherry Red Records is a Carbon Neutral Company