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The combination of Broadway theatricality and pop sensibility has, perhaps, never been combined so flawlessly than in the 1989 collaboration of Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys on this her 9th studio album, Results, re-issued herewith as a fully expanded 4-disc collectable box set edition!
With an actorly conviction and dramatic vocal delivery, Liza infused the synth-pop genre with an unnervingly real reading of lyrics throughout a collection of songs that seemed to underscore the persona of a vulnerable woman of a certain age; a sometimes victim, sometimes survivor of both emotional torpor and celebratory spiritedness.
As a coming together of two musically disparate worlds, “Results” was a partnership of equals with huge mutual respect that in terms of Liza’s recording career delivered unprecedented commercial success in the shape of 600,000 European sales and a No.6 chart position in the UK for both the album and the lead single, a dance pop re-working of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Losing My Mind’ from his hit musical Follies. “Results” achieved Gold status in both the UK and Spain.
Liza’s delivery sounds unreservedly lush both in the simpering melancholy of her recount of destructive relationships in the aching ballads ‘Rent’ and ‘So Sorry, I Said’, or in their contrast with similarly sultry narratives with irrefutably infectious rhythms, as in the dance orientated singles ‘Losing My Mind’, ‘Love Pains’ or ‘Don’t Drop Bombs’ and all of their associated, officially released remixes. This edition of “Results” provides the hitherto most comprehensive collection of such remixes; the original 10 track album now comes with 21 remixes, some of them rare and never before released commercially or on CD.
But that’s not all; as this truly is a deluxe edition there’s also a richly illustrated 40 page colour booklet with essays written by playwright Barney Ashton (Andy Bell Is Torsten) that tell the story of the album itself and give insights into all its component songs. Completing the package is an expanded DVD edition of the original promotional video collection “Visible Results” but this time with two additional exclusive tracks; a UK TV appearance of Liza performing ‘Love Pains’ and the promotional video for Liza’s last single for Sony, 1993’s ‘The Day After That’.
DISC ONE (CD) – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. I WANT YOU NOW
2. LOSING MY MIND
3. IF THERE WAS LOVE
4. SO SORRY, I SAID
5. DON’T DROP BOMBS
6. TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY
8. LOVE PAINS
9. TONIGHT IS FOREVER
10.I CAN’T SAY GOODNIGHT
DISC TWO (CD) – REMIXES: LOSING MY MIND / LOVE PAINS
1. LOSING MY MIND (7” MIX)
2. LOSING MY MIND (EXTENDED REMIX)
3. LOSING MY MIND (FULL LENGTH ULTIMIX)
4. LOSING MY MIND (ULTIMIX DUB)
5. LOSING MY MIND (ALMIGHTY CLUB MIX)
6. LOSING MY MIND (ALMIGHTY DUB)
7. LOSING MY MIND (ALMIGHTY TRANSENSUAL MIX)
8. LOVE PAINS (STEVE HURLEY’S RADIO EDIT)
9. LOVE PAINS (STEVE HURLEY’S REMIX)
10.LOVE PAINS (DEEP HOUSE PAINS)
11.LOVE PAINS (DEEP DUB)
12.LOVE PAINS (STEVE HURLEY’S INSTRUMENTAL)
￼￼￼￼DISC THREE (CD) – REMIXES: DON’T DROP BOMBS
1. DON’T DROP BOMBS (NEW 7” MIX)
2. DON’T DROP BOMBS (EXTENDED REMIX)
3. DON’T DROP BOMBS (DISCONET REMIX)
4. DON’T DROP BOMBS (EXTERMINATOR REMIX)
5. DON’T DROP BOMBS (PEACE AND LOVE REMIX)
6. DON’T DROP BOMBS (DUB MIX)
7. DON’T DROP BOMBS (PERCAPELLA)
8. DON’T DROP BOMBS (ACCAPELLA)
9. DON’T DROP BOMBS (INSTRUMENTAL)
DISC FOUR (DVD): VISIBLE RESULTS
PAL – Region 0 4:3
1. LOSING MY MIND
2. DON’T DROP BOMBS
3. SO SORRY, I SAID
4. LOVE PAINS (UK TV APPEARANCE)
5. THE DAY AFTER THAT
This is the second release in a series of deluxe CD re-issues of Cilla Black’s original albums that celebrate 55 years since her recording debut. It is also the first time on CD for these two final albums that were released by the legendary Cilla Black; Cilla’s only dance remixes album “Cilla All Mixed Up” and the 2009 edition of her “Beginnings” album.