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Eroica: Special Edition

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WENDY & LISA

Eroica: Special Edition

Wendy & Lisa

£10.95

Released June 9, 2017. Add to wishlist

Having lent their esoteric funk-folk stylings to Prince & The Revolution during the late legend’s purple reign of the early-80s, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman left the band to pursue their own maverick musical path in 1986. Fan-favourite Eroica, their third and final album for Virgin Records, saw the duo hit a new creative peak – drawing on influences ranging from Sly Stone to Joni Mitchell to create a vibrant psychedelic-funk- folk sound that was uniquely their own.

Catalog ID: CRPOPD186.

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Having lent their esoteric funk-folk stylings to Prince & The Revolution during the late legend’s purple reign of the early-80s, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman left the band to pursue their own maverick musical path in 1986. Fan-favourite Eroica, their third and final album for Virgin Records, saw the duo hit a new creative peak – drawing on influences ranging from Sly Stone to Joni Mitchell to create a vibrant psychedelic-funk- folk sound that was uniquely their own.

Included on this Special Edition double-CD of 22 digitally-remastered tracks are:

The original 1990 album including the singles ‘Strung Out’, ‘Rainbow Lake’ and ‘Don’t Try To Tell Me’, written and produced by Wendy & Lisa. Includes guest contributions by k.d. lang, Eric Leeds of The Family/Madhouse and Wendy’s prolific jazz composer father Michael Melvoin.

Bonus tracks on Disc Two include single mixes and rare b-sides as well as Lisa’s ‘Piano Improvisations’ EP – originally issued as a bonus 3” disc with a limited edition issue of original album. Hardcore Prince fans will know ‘Minneapolis #1’ better as ‘Visions’ – the opening track to The Revolution’s unreleased final album Dream Factory.

Includes a comprehensive booklet featuring single sleeves, lyrics, exclusive interview and track-by- track liner notes from ex-Attitude editor Adam Mattera and Lisa Coleman.

The original Purple Rain line-up of The Revolution – Wendy & Lisa, bassist Brownmark, keyboardist Dr Fink and drummer Bobby Z. – have recently reunited and are touring the US.

DISC ONE
1. RAINBOW LAKE
2. STRUNG OUT
3. MOTHER OF PEARL
4. DON’T TRY TO TELL ME
5. CRACK IN THE PAVEMENT
6. PORCH SWING
7. WHY WAIT FOR HEAVEN
8. TURN ME INSIDE OUT
9. SKELETON KEY
10.VALLEY VISTA
11.STARING AT THE SUN

DISC TWO
1. STRUNG OUT (G-STRUNG 7”)
2. STONES AND BIRTH
3. RAINBOW LAKE (12 INTO 7 REMIX)
4. BALANCE
5. DON’T TRY TO TELL ME (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
6. STRUNG OUT (G-STRUNG MIX)
7. RAINBOW LAKE (12” MIX)

PIANO IMPROVISATIONS
8. MINNEAPOLIS #1
9. MINNEAPOLIS #2
10.ERIC’S GHOST
11. C-YA
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