Following the success of last year’s Paul Young collection, Cherry Red Records will release a Thompson Twins Remixes & Rarities compilation later this year.
The two-CD set brings together extended remixes of all the classic singles including Sisters Of Mercy, In The Name Of Love, and Love On Your Side, alongside some choice rarities such as the single/AOR version of The Gap, early B-side In The Beginning and Fools In Paradise (King For A Day instrumental).
Like the Paul Young set, this release has been compiled by SuperDeluxeEdition Editor Paul Sinclair, with the support and involvement of the Thompson Twins’ frontman Tom Bailey. Tom will provide a personal track-by-track commentary in the accompanying booklet.
Everything is being remastered from the original tapes – this includes digging into the US archive for the AOR version of The Gap – so this set should sound immense.
This will in fact be the third in the Cherry Red Remixes & Rarities series, since a Bucks Fizz release is coming later this month. The Thompson Twins collection will be released in September 2014.
Tom Bailey is touring this summer, playing all the old hits, so check out his facebook page for more info.
Thompson Twins / Remixes & Rarities track listing:
- 1. Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) 7:25
- 2. Lies (Bigger & Better) 6:35
- 3. Lay Yours Hands (US Remix) 5:51*
- 4. In The Name Of Love (12” Dance Extension) 5:39
- 5. You Take Me Up (Machines Take Me Over) 7:33
- 6. Watching (You Watching Me) 5:53
- 7. In The Beginning (7” B-side) 3:14*
- 8. We Are Detective (More Clues) 5.50
- 9. King For A Day (US Mix) 7:20
- 10. Doctor! Doctor! (Extended Version) 7:20
- 11. Long Goodbye (Extended Mix) 7:56
- 12. The Gap (Single/AOR version) 3: 53*
- 13. Big Business 4:13 *
- 1. Sister Of Mercy (12” Version) 9:26
- 2. Roll Over (Again) 6:50
- 3. Love Lies Fierce 6:58
- 4. Lay Your Hands On Me (1985 Extended Edit) 5:12
- 5. The Gap (Extended Version / Club Remix) 8:34
- 6. Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream (Smackattack!) 6:10
- 7. Nothing In Common (Club Mix) 7:38
- 8. Hold Me Now (Extended Version) 9:54
- 9. Revolution (Extended Mix) 6:25
- 10. Rollunder 4:40*
- 11. Fools In Paradise 4:45*
Previously unreleased on CD