Kid Creole And The Coconuts enjoyed huge single and album success with their third album ‘Tropical Gangsters’ in 1982 with three Top 10 singles, ‘I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby’ #4, ‘Stool Pigeon’ #7 and ‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’ peaking at #2.
The band continued to enjoy success, releasing many singles and albums and are surely one of the key sounds of the 80’s.
The band is still very active having recently completed a national tour with ABC culminating with a performance at the London Palladium. Kid Creole, his assorted Nuts, and his merry band of renegades will be touring this year (2018) throughout the UK and all over the planet. And they will continue to tour until the Kid realises that his Zoot Suits cannot fit him any longer.
This 2 CD collection features Kid Creole And The Coconuts’ two albums recorded and released by Columbia Records
in 1990 and 1991 respectively.
CD 1 features the 13 original album tracks of “Private Waters In The Great Divide” plus six related bonus tracks sourced from 7” and 12” singles derived from the 1990 release.
CD 2 features the ten tracks from the 1991 album “You Shoulda Told Me You Were…”
“Private Waters In The Great Divide” featured two singles;
‘The Sex Of It’ – written by Prince this collection features the 7”, Extended Remix and House Versions of the track. The track was co-produced by August Darnell and David Z from Paisley Park. The single was a Top 30 hit in April 1990.
‘I Love Girls’ – written and co-produced by Kid Creole, the Single Edit, 12” and Femme Fatale Mixes are included and feature on CD for the first time in the UK.
Featured remixes include contributions from;
‘The Sex Of It’ – House Version was remixed by Justin Strauss
‘The Sex Of It’ – Extended Remix Version and ‘I Love Girls’ – Femme Fatale Mix were both remixed by Richie Jones.
This 2 CD collection has been re-mastered using the original master tapes.
The 20 page full colour booklet features a split image of the two front covers and an expanded design of the original artwork for each album. There are fascinating extensive personal sleeve notes written by August Darnell aka Kid Creole and a UK discography featuring some of the Coconuts unique front cover images.