long overdue first UK release of the influential 80’s synth techno pop duo
Vicious Pink and their self titled album plus bonus tracks.
album was originally released internationally in 1986 but it has never been
available in the UK and it’s the first time on CD worldwide.
CD features the nine tracks of the original album release and seven bonus
tracks taken from the band’s four singles during their spell with Parlophone.
You See’ reached the top 30 in the US pop chart in 1987.
The bonus tracks include four versions of the
band’s best known single ‘CCCan’t You See’ – French Extended Mix, Re-mixx,
7″ Version and 7″ DJ Mix/Master Mix. It also features their ‘Fetish’
single – Extended Mix and the band’s final single ‘Take Me Now’ – Extended Mix
and it’s 12″ B/side ‘I Confess’ from 1985.
release has been made with the full co-operation of Brian Moss – one half of
Vicious Pink. Brian has supplied rare photographs, press cuttings, gig flyers
for inclusion within the CD booklet. Brian Moss has written sleeve notes for
CD booklet features many of the original sleeves + full UK discography.
Pink – Brian Moss and Josephine Warden hail from Leeds and emerged from the
vibrant local music scene in the early 1980’s. The duo started as backing
vocalists for Soft Cell. The band’s first guise was as Vicious Pink Phenomenon.
The band released two singles ‘My Private Tokyo’ on the Mobile Suit Corporation
(Phonogram) in 1982 and ‘Je T’Aime’ on Warehouse Records in 1983 resulting in a
major record deal with Parlophone Records. The band shortened their name and
went on to record with respected producer Tony Mansfield. The band released 4
singles with ‘CCCan’t You See’ enjoying a 2nd release in 1985 after its
original release in 1984. The band enjoyed cult status rather than commercial
success. The band made music for the clubs and enjoyed widespread support on
dance-floors either side of the Atlantic. This seminal collection of the band’s
work is a great example of the emerging electronic movement within the UK in
the early 1980’s.
RELEASE DATE: 18/06/2012