Cherry Pop is pleased as punch to announce the latest release in their popular Remixes & Rarities series, this time focussing on the many special and sought-after versions of classic cuts from the great Billy Ocean.
Born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago in 1950 and raised in Romford, Billy went on to record ten original albums, accruing several US No. 1 singles, a Grammy, an Ivor Novello Award and a MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award along the way.
This set features 23 special & sought-after alternative versions of some of Billy’s best known tracks, such as ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’, ‘Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car’, ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, ‘Loverboy’ and ‘European Queen (No More Love On The Run)’, with a number of these versions making their first ever appearance on CD here.
All tracks contained within have been lovingly remastered, with audio being sourced from the original master tapes where possible.
The package includes a beautiful 16-page booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes by music journalist and pop expert Justin Kantor.
The release of Remixes & Rarities coincides with a number of Billy’s additional musical ventures, seeing him currently hard at work putting the finishing touches to his eleventh studio album, and extensively touring the UK, US and Australia, performing alongside artists such as Beverley Knight and Jess Glynne.
1. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING (EXTENDED VERSION)
2. EUROPEAN QUEEN (NO MORE LOVE ON THE RUN) (SPECIAL MIX)
3. CITY LIMIT (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
4. LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU (1986 DANCE MIX)
5. MYSTERY LADY (CLUB MIX)
6. GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR (EXTENDED VERSION)
7. LOVERBOY (DUB MIX)
8. ARE YOU READY (12” VERSION)
9. LICENCE TO CHILL (EXTENDED VERSION)
10. PRESSURE (UK 12” EXTENDED MIX)
11. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING (INSTRUMENTAL)
12. LOVE ZONE (EXTENDED VERSION)
1. AFRICAN QUEEN (NO MORE LOVE ON THE RUN) (NEW EXTENDED MIX)
2. AMERICAN HEARTS (12” VERSION)
3. DANCE FLOOR (EXTENDED MIX)
4. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING (CLUB MIX)
5. I SLEEP MUCH BETTER (IN SOMEONE ELSE’S BED) (EXTENDED VERSION)
6. LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU (DUB MIX)
7. BITTERSWEET (EXTENDED VERSION)
8. PICK UP THE PIECES (PUT IT BACK) (REESE CLUB RIOT MIX)
9. LOVERBOY (EXTENDED CLUB REMIX)
10. GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR (INSTRUMENTAL)
11. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING (7TH HEAVEN CLUB MIX)