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Bill Wyman / White Lightnin': The Solo box / 4CD+DVD set

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Edsel Records will next month release a box set collecting the solo work of Bill Wyman.

White Lightnin': The Solo Box contains all four of his studio albums including Monkey Grip and Stone Alone from the mid seventies, his eponymous third album from 1982 (which featured his only UK hit single ((Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star), and the Japan-only Stuff (issued in 1992).

The box also boasts 24 bonus tracks (four previously unreleased), and a DVD with promo videos, TV clips from the BBC archives and a brand new interview with Wyman himself. A 40 page booklet contains credits, lyrics and notes by David Wells. This is a decent amount of content for Wyman fans, when you consider that this clocks in at under £17 in the UK.

White Lightnin’ : The Solo Box is release on 15 June 2015



Track listing

DISC ONE

MONKEY GRIP

  • 1. I Wanna Get Me A Gun
  • 2. Crazy Woman
  • 3. Pussy
  • 4. Mighty Fine Time
  • 5. Monkey Grip Glue
  • 6. What A Blow
  • 7. White Lightnin’
  • 8. I’ll Pull You Thro’
  • 9. It’s A Wonder

BONUS TRACKS

  • 10. Wine And Wimmen [early version]
  • 11. It’s Just A Matter Of Time
  • 12. If You Got The Feelin’
  • 13. Five Card Stud
  • 14. Monkey Grip Glue [single edit]
  • 15. What A Blow [single edit]
  • 16. White Lightnin’ [single mix]
  • 17. Pussy [single mix]

DISC TWO

STONE ALONE

  • 1. A Quarter To Three
  • 2. Gimme Just
  • One Chance
  • 3. Soul Satisfying
  • 4. Apache Woman
  • 5. Every Sixty Seconds
  • 6. Get It On
  • 7. Feet
  • 8. Peanut Butter Time
  • 9. Wine And Wimmen
  • 10. If You Wanna Be Happy
  • 11. What’s The Point
  • 12. No More Foolin’

BONUS TRACKS

  • 13. High Flying Bird
  • 14. Back To School Again
  • 15. Can’t Put Your Picture Down
  • 16. Love Is Such A Wonderful Thing
  • 17. A Quarter To Three [single mix]
  • 18. Apache Woman [single mix]

DISC THREE

BILL WYMAN

  • 1. Ride On Baby
  • 2. A New Fashion
  • 3. Nuclear Reactions
  • 4. Visions
  • 5. Jump Up
  • 6. Come Back Suzanne
  • 7. Rio De Janeiro
  • 8. Girls
  • 9. Seventeen
  • 10. (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star

BONUS TRACKS

  • 11. Rio De Janeiro [single edit]
  • 12. Come Back Suzanne [single edit]
  • 13. Visions [single edit]
  • 14. (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star [single edit]
  • 15. Come Back Suzanne [demo]
  • 16. (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star [demo]

DISC FOUR

STUFF

  • 1. If I Was A Doo Doo Doo
  • 2. Like A Knife
  • 3. Stuff
  • (Can’t Get Enough)
  • 4. Leave Your Hat On
  • 5. This Strange Effect
  • 6. Mama Rap
  • 7. She Danced
  • 8. Fear Of Flying
  • 9. Affected By The Towns
  • 10. Blue Murder (lies)

BONUS TRACKS

  • 11. Like a Knife [12” single mix]
  • 12. Stuff (Can’t Get Enough) [12” single mix]
  • 13. She Danced [12” mix]
  • 14. Stuff (Can’t Get Enough) [alternate 12” mix]

DVD

FEATURE INTERVIEW

Bill Wyman talks to David Hepworth about the making of the albums

PROMO VIDEOS

  • 1. I Wanna Get Me A Gun
  • 2. Monkey Grip Glue
  • 3. What A Blow
  • 4. (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star
  • 5. A New Fashion
  • 6. Come Back Suzanne
  • 7. Stuff (Can’t Get Enough)

BBC TV CLIPS

  • 1. Old Grey Whistle Test (featuring White Lightnin’ promo video)
  • 2. Parkinson
  • 3. Kenny Everett Television Show
  • 4. Bonus clips from Newsnight:
    • > Monkey Grip (1974)
    • > Stone Alone (1976)
    • > Bill Wyman (1982)
    • > Stuff (1992)


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5 responses to Bill Wyman / White Lightnin': The Solo box / 4CD+DVD set

  1. Gary C says:

    Whilst waiting on Crystal Castles taking the stage at Glastonbury a couple of years back, they had some very interesting song choices on their mix tape, Je Suis Un Rock Star being one of them. Coincidentally we’d left the Rolling Stones set early to see Crystal Castles…

    Ps anyone in Barcelona this week for Primavera Sound? OMD kicked it off in fine style tonight.

  2. SimonP says:

    No 12″ version of Je Suis then?

  3. Gisabun says:

    There are plenty of other albums from Wyman.
    Released on the Edsel label, which doesn’t sound to great.

  4. lee says:

    Je Suis Un Rock Star is all kinds of awesome, and Come Back Suzanne has that brilliant “disco echo” bass on it, plus that “I carn’t shtaaaand it” line from Bill that, to this day, makes up about 50% of the script of EastEnders.

    my abiding memory of the Je Suis Un Rock Star video was that Bill had the same pale blue suit on in it that he wore in the legendary Start Me Up one with the $tone$. let me head to you tube……

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