Out this Friday this release is a unique 2 CD collection devoted to the hard-to-find tracks and mixes from 80’s band KING.
All the tracks are sourced from the band’s 7” and 12” singles and features rare mixes, remixes and b-sides, many appearing on CD for the first time.
CD 1 features 14 tracks and includes seven extended mixes, b-sides and three live tracks recorded at Strathclyde University.
CD 2 features 13 tracks including two single versions, six extended mixes, various dub mixes and a live version of ‘Love And Pride’.
Where available we have sourced the tracks from the original production master tapes.
This compilation brings together the mixes listed below from the band’s singles:
LOVE AND PRIDE – We have included the Body And Soul mix, Extended mix, Dub mix and live version
WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW – Heavy Times mix, The Magnificent 12” mix, Youth mix, 85 Reasons To Hold Hands mix, Dub mix and live version
SOUL ON MY BOOTS – Single version and Rub A Dub mix
ALONE WITHOUT YOU – U.S. Edit, Club mix, Scorcher mix, Street mix and Instru-Nana-Mental mix
THE TASTE OF YOUR TEARS – Breaker Heart mix (06:20 length version)
TORTURE – Single version and P.F. Extended mix
The band first charted in January 1985 with their #2 smash, ‘Love & Pride’. This was followed up by ‘Won’t You Hold My Hand Now’ #24, ‘Alone Without You’ #8, ‘The Taste Of Your Tears’ #11 and finally ‘Torture’ that peaked number 23 in the UK singles chart. King had a unique blend of rock/funk/ pop all dressed up in their own uniform of Doc Martins, bright suits and big hair do’s. Singer Paul King opted to go solo before becoming a VJ (video jockey) on MTV and then VH1.
Cherry Red have also reissued the band’s two studio albums ‘Steps In Time’ #6 (CRPOP50) and the follow up ‘Bitter Sweet’ (CDMRED328).
The CD booklet features lyrics of the singles plus a UK Discography featuring many of the band’s sleeves.
For more KING information please visit kingofficialwebsite.com
1. LOVE & PRIDE (BODY AND SOUL MIX)
2. SOUL ON MY BOOTS (RUB A DUB MIX) *
3. AIN’T NO DOUBT *
4. FOOLS *
5. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (HEAVY TIMES MIX)
6. FISH (REPRISE) (LIVE) *
7. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (ENCORE) (LIVE) *
8. AND AS FOR MYSELF (LIVE)
9. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (SINGLE REMIX) *
10. ALONE WITHOUT YOU (SCORCHER MIX)
11. I KISSED THE SPIKEY FRIDGE (ROCK HARD MIX)
12. THE TASTE OF YOUR TEARS (BREAKER HEART MIX)
13. TORTURE (P. F. EXTENDED MIX)
14. GROOVIN’ WITH THE KINGS
1. SOUL ON MY BOOTS (SINGLE VERSION)
2. LOVE & PRIDE (EXTENDED MIX) *
3. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (THE MAGNIFICENT 12″ MIX) *
4. ALONE WITHOUT YOU (U.S. EDIT) *
5. LOVE & PRIDE (DUB MIX) *
6. TORTURE (SINGLE VERSION) *
7. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (YOUTH MIX)
8. ALONE WITHOUT YOU (CLUB MIX) *
9. LOVE & PRIDE (LIVE VERSION) *
10. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (85 REASONS TO HOLD HANDS MIX) (CLEAN VERSION) *
11. ALONE WITHOUT YOU (STREET MIX) *
12. WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND NOW (DUB MIX) *
13. ALONE WITHOUT YOU (INSTRU-NANA-MENTAL MIX) *
* AVAILABLE ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK