Bitter Sweet - King

Bitter Sweet
King, led by later disc jockey Paul King, were among the biggest and brightest stars of the vibrant 80s British pop scene. They grew out of the Reluctant Stereotypes, a highly regarded but underachieving Coventry band, with musicians including former Members' drummer Adrian Lilywhite. They settled on a distinctive image - multi-coloured Doc Martens, with King himself resplendent in bright suits and cockatoo hair. They achieved immediate success with the UK number 2 chart hit 'Love And Pride' (included here in remixed form). This, their second album from 1985, which also includes the top ten hit 'Alone Without You', as well as a further hit, 'Torture', and the delicate ballad 'The Taste Of Your Tears'. This was to be their final album before Paul embarked on a solo career. As well as numerous bonus tracks never released before on CD, this package includes exclusive liner notes written by long-serving Coventry journalist Pete Chambers, who has followed the band's career for many years.
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Alone Without You / Platform One / I Cringed, I Died, I Felt Hot / (Kfad) Wait For No One / 2 M.B. / These Things / The Taste Of Your Tears / Torture / Sugar Candy Mountain Buddhas / Mind Yer Toes Bonus Tracks / Crazy Party / Alone Without You (Scorcher Mix) / The Taste Of Your Tears (Breaker Heart Cd Mix) / Torture (Passion Fruit Mix) / Love And Pride (Usa Summer Mix) / I Kissed The Spikey Fridge (Rock Hard Mix) / These Things (Reprise) / Alone Without You (Reprise)
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