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Following Cherry Pop’s well-received Special Edition reissue of Haywoode’s debut album “Arrival”, this new compilation brings together many sought-after mixes of her classic 80s singles plus B-sides, rarities and unheard recordings from throughout her CBS tenure.
Alongside the signature smash ‘Roses’ (#11 UK), this collection contains Haywoode’s debut release ‘A Time Like This’ (#48 UK, #5 US Club) and further singles ‘I Can’t Let You Go’, ‘You’d Better Not Fool Around’ and ‘I’m Your Puppet’ – a sterling cover of James & Bobby Purify’s transatlantic chart hit.
Showcasing Haywoode’s credentials as a pop artist somewhat ahead of her time, the production and remix credits are a virtual ‘who’s who’ of the mid-80s club scene on both sides of the pond with Michael Barbiero, Bert Bevans, Duane Bradley and Nick Martinelli rubbing shoulders with Stock Aitken Waterman and The Quick. A much sought-after Haywoode Mega-Mix by DMC’s Alan Coulthard boasts two further singles in the form of the fan favourite ‘Getting Closer’, which would later become the first SAW composition to be recorded by Kylie Minogue, and “Single Handed”.
Remastered and compiled direct from the original CBS master tapes, “Roses: Remixes & Rarities” marks the first time that the majority of tracks have ever been made available on CD. Additionally, this collection features four previously unreleased masters, including 1984’s ‘Divided Love’ and, from 1986, ‘Play With Boys’ and Bryan “Chuck” New’s full-length remix of ‘I’m Your Puppet’.
With direct input from Sid Haywoode herself, this release boasts an extensive booklet containing her personal commentary, a fully illustrated discography, lyrics and previously unseen shots from the archive of esteemed photographer Johnny Rozsa.
Born in London, Sidney Haywoode attended the prestigious Corona Stage Academy and soon gained an extensive resumé encompassing stage, screen and television work. After she signed with CBS in 1983, a succession of singles established her own brand of funk-pop and secured a devoted club following around the world. Crossover success eventually came with the re-release of ‘Roses’ in 1986. After moving to the States in the late 80s, Sid has continued recording in more recent years and brand new material is scheduled for release during 2018. Following the success of her recent club PAs and appearances on the 80s circuit, Sid will also be performing around the UK.
Together with the Special Edition reissue of “Arrival”, this companion release makes all Haywoode’s CBS recordings available via Cherry Pop and is a must-have for all 80s pop, dance and boogie aficionados.
1. ROSES Michael Barbiero 12” Mix *
2. I CAN’T LET YOU GO Detroit Extended Mix
3. A TIME LIKE THIS Nick Martinelli 12” Mix
4. I’M YOUR PUPPET *
5. DIVIDED LOVE +
6. PLAY WITH BOYS +
7. MY KIND OF HERO *
8. TAKE ME UP TO HEAVEN *
9. SLOW BURN *
10.YOU’D BETTER NOT FOOL AROUND Original Mix
11.TEASE ME Extended Version *
12.A TIME LIKE THIS Remix *
13.I CAN’T LET YOU GO The Thigh & Mighty Re-Mix *
14. ROSES Extended U.S. Remix
15.I’M YOUR PUPPET Extended Version *
1. I CAN’T LET YOU GO Original 7” Mix
2. A TIME LIKE THIS Nick Martinelli 7” Mix *
3. ROSES U.S. 7” Remix
4. SLOW BURN Extended Version *
5. MY KIND OF HERO Extended Version *
6. TAKE ME UP TO HEAVEN Extended Version *
7. A TIME LIKE THIS Extended Version Part 2 *
8. I’M YOUR PUPPET 12” Remix +
9. I CAN’T LET YOU GO Detroit Dub Mix *
10. ROSES Dub Version
11. A TIME LIKE THIS Dub
12.YOU’D BETTER NOT FOOL AROUND Instrumental
13.I CAN’T LET YOU GO Instrumental
14.THE HAYWOODE MEGA-MIX: Getting Closer / Roses / A Time Like This / I Can’t Let You Go / Single Handed *
* First time on CD
+ Previously unreleased