Scottish pop duo Hue and Cry are reissuing one of their most successful albums as a special deluxe book set.
Their second album, 1988’s Remote, becomes Remote: Major To Minor – a 3CD+DVD set packaged within a 48-page hardback book.
The original album featured two memorable top 30 singles (Looking for Linda and Violently) as well as the almost-hits Ordinary Angel and Sweet Invisibility. This new set not only provides a newly remastered version of Remote, but offers a completely re-recorded and reworked version of the album 25 years on. The third CD in the collection presents a selection of remixes and B-sides personally selected by Patrick and Gregory Kane (the Kate Bush cover The Man With The Child In His Eyes is notable by its absence!). These have all been taken from the original master tapes which were ‘baked’. Finally the DVD element not only contains the promo videos, but has Hue and Cry on camera discussing the album track-by-track.
The 10″x 10″ book charts the formative years of the band and includes many unseen photos from the personal collections of Patrick and Gregory as well as scanned handwritten lyrics.
Remote: Major to Minor is available exclusively from the Hue and Cry shop. If you get in early with your pre-order the boys add a handwritten dedication to you in your book!
Disc 1 – REMOTE: MAJOR TO MINOR.
Re-worked versions of the twelve songs on the original ‘Remote’ album emotionally and meticulously recorded twenty five years on especially for this release.
- 01. ORDINARY ANGEL (GK’s Story)
- 02. SLOW TRAIN HOME (Never Stop Looking)
- 03. GUY ON THE WALL (Explosion At The Door)
- 04. VIOLENTLY (Open To The Core)
- 05. DOLLAR WILLIAM (Meets Lady Gaia)
- 06. UNDER NEON (Shanghai Calling Out)
- 07. THE ONLY THING (Drone Song)
- 08. WHERE WE WISH TO REMAIN (Man With The Horn)
- 09. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Between The Cracks)
- 10. THREE FOOT BLASTS OF FIRE (Rollin’ And Rumblin’)
- 11. REMOTE (Close The Show)
- 12. FAMILY OF EYES (Hipster Stare)
Disc 2 – REMOTE (original album remastered)
- 01. ORDINARY ANGEL
- 02. LOOKING FOR LINDA
- 03. GUY ON THE WALL
- 04. VIOLENTLY (Your Words Hit Me)
- 05. DOLLAR WILLIAM
- 06. UNDER NEON
- 07. THE ONLY THING (More Powerful Than The Boss)
- 08. WHERE WE WISH TO REMAIN
- 09. SWEET INVISIBILITY
- 10. THREE FOOT BLASTS OF FIRE
- 11. REMOTE
- 12. FAMILY OF EYES
Disc 3: REMOTE: B-SIDES, REMIXES, RARITIES
- 01. UNDER NEON (Bright Lights Big City Mix)
- 02. LOOKING FOR LINDA (Slow Train Home Mix)
- 03. VIOLENTLY (Acappella)
- 04. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Citizen K Mix)
- 05. ORDINARY ANGEL (Hoedown Mix)
- 06. SPENDING YOU
- 07. GREENOCK TIME
- 08. TWISTED
- 09. VIOLENTLY (Rolling Gently Mix)
- 10. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Black Hole Mix)
Disc 4 (DVD) – REMOTE: RECALLED.
Patrick and Gregory Kane together in the studio discussing the making and recording of the original 12” vinyl version of ‘Remote’ album, track by track.
Plus promo videos:-
- ORDINARY ANGEL
- LOOKING FOR LINDA
- SWEET INVISIBILITY
- VIOLENTLY (Your Words Hit Me)