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

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

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