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Is the expanded reissue of the debut breakthrough album by Brother Beyond, originally a top 10 release in 1988.This 16 track collection features the 12 tracks of the original CD version plus four essential bonus tracks. The album was originally released in October 1988 and peaked at number 9 in the UK album charts. The album includes production and remix work by Don Was, Stock Aitken & Waterman, Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, Richard James Burgess and Michael Brauer.This collection features various versions of their 4 biggest hits including their first top 10 single The Harder I Try (album & 12″) #2, He Ain’t No Competition (album & 12″) #6, Be My Twin (album and 12″) #14 and Can You Keep A Secret (album) #22.The bonus tracks includes the following 12″ mixes The Harder I Try – Hardest Mix, He Ain’t No Competition – Space Hopper Mix, Be My Twin – US 12″ Vocal Mix and I Should Have Lied – Extended Version; all appearing on CD for the first time.The CD booklet will include comprehensive sleeve notes and a full UK singles discography featuring many of the original single sleeves.Brother Beyond were formed by David and Eg White, Nathan released 12 singles and 2 albums over their five years on the label. It was single number 5 “The Harder I Try” that propelled the band to #2 in the charts. Three further hits helped make their debut album and the focus of this reissue “Get Even” to #9, remaining on the charts for 23 weeks during 1988/89. This success put the band on a par with Bros – battling it out for the affections of the nation’s teenage girls, Brosettes vs Yondies.
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