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Expanded 2CD reissue of the only solo album to date from Paul Rutherford, former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer and icon of 80s pop. Originally released in 1989, this is the first time the album has been available in the UK. Includes much sought-after early remixes by the likes of Arthur Baker and David Morales. Lead track is the acid house anthem Get Real, which – like Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax – received an airplay ban from the BBC. Three tracks – including a beautiful cover of Chic’s I Want Your Love – are co-written and produced by Martin Fry and Mark White a/k/a ABC. 17 bonus tracks include all the A-side mixes, B-sides, 12” remixes and promo-only tracks – many of which appear on CD for the first time

Arrives at the height of a Frankie Goes To Hollywood revival with recent deluxe expansions of Welcome To The Pleasuredome (August 2010) and Liverpool (February 2011), a reissue of Paul’s 90s work – The Cowboy Years (January 2011), and a duet between Paul and Claudia Brucken on her new album Combined (February 2011)

Two decades on, these tracks have never stopped being played in clubs – and appearing on dance compilations, from 1989’s The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, to 2000’s Global Underground 015, mixed by Darren Emerson.


“The guitar arpeggios and fluty female
backing vocals in Maximum Joy are pretty; For Heaven Sake’s finger
wagging at Margaret Thatcher, though, is as dated as its synth stabs.”

Scene, Yorkshire Evening Post)

Weight 200 kg


Disc One: The Album:  Oh World / Deep At The Centre / Who Said It Was Easy / The Gospel Truth / Light / Get Real/ Cracked Wide Open / I Want Your Love / Catch A Falling Star / Half The Picture / The A-Sides: I Want Your Love / Oh World (Original 7" Mix)  / The B-Sides: Happy Face (Full Length) / Pushed Away  / Seduction (Edit)             

Disc Two: The Remixes: Get Real (Happy House Mix) / I Want Your Love (Extended Mix)  / I Want Your L.U.R.V.E. / Oh World (Extended Mix) / Oh World (Instrumental)   The Vinyl: Get Real (Hardcore) / Get Real (Sinister)  / Get Real (Don't Let 'Em Dub You Down) / I Want Your Love (Arthur Baker Remix) / Oh World (Universal Mix) / Oh World (Delirium Dub)    )   


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