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Blow Monkeys / “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” 2CD track listing

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Cherry Red will continue their association with The Blow Monkeys by reissuing the ‘sophisti-pop’ band’s 1987 album She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter in June.

The 1987 record spawned two UK top 30 singles including the It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way which reached number five in the charts. The band would arguably have added to that tally if the BBC had not banned the Curtis Mayfield collaboration (Celebrate) The Day After You from being played on the radio, deeming it too political (it was issued during the 1987 General Election in the UK).

The Blow Monkeys’ profile had never (and would never) be higher in the UK during the time of this record and there was a multitude of remixes across the many formats of the numerous singles. The new 2CD reissue includes a good selection, including three versions of (Celebrate) The Day After You, (Paul Weller’s love-it-or-hate-it reworking, the Election Mix and the eight minute ‘Long’ mix) as well as some previously unissued demos.

She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter Deluxe Edition is issued on June 2014.

Track listing

Disc 1:

  • It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
  • Some Kind Of Wonderful
  • Out With Her
  • How Long Can A Bad Thing Last
  • Man At The End Of His Tether
  • Rise Above
  • The Day After You
  • Checking Out
  • Don’t Give It Up
  • Cash
  • Beautiful Child

Bonus tracks:

  • This Is The Way It Has To Be
  • The Grantham Grizzler
  • Ask For More
  • (Celebrate) The Day After You (Paul Weller Mix)
  • It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way (Long)

Disc 2:

  • Soul Destroyer
  • I’m So Glad
  • Ghetto Girl (previously unissued demo)
  • It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way (previously unissued demo)
  • Checking Out (previously unissued demo)
  • (Celebrate) The Day After You (Long)
  • Sweet Obsession (alias Worship You)
  • Out With Her (Long) (alias Out With Who)
  • Huckleberry (alias It’s Got To Be A Hitch)
  • The Grantham Groover
  • Don’t Give It Up (Re-Mix)
  • (Celebrate) The Day After You (Election Mix)
  • Beautiful Child (re-Mix)
  • The Smile On Her Face (Sweet Murder)

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12 responses to Blow Monkeys / “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” 2CD track listing

  1. Omar says:

    I’m glad this is happening . Excellent selection of tracks. Where’s It Doesn’t Have To Dub That Way?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Can live without it… we do have “This Is The Way It Has To Be” although I realise that was on the original CD

      • Gazelle says:

        Although isn’t ‘This Is The Way It Has To Be’ (extra track from CD version of ‘She Was Only…’) the same as ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way [Long]’ (from 12″ single)? Both clock in at 6:05. Will need to perform a controlled test when I get a moment…

  2. Paul H says:

    One of the first CDs I ever bought…my music buying life has come a full circle

  3. Mike says:

    Again if it doesnt collect all the mixes, why bother?

  4. Gazelle says:

    A pretty good track listing (with a few numbers that are new to me on disc two – for example, I don’t recall a remix of ‘Don’t Give It Up’).

    A few omissions (of admittedly varying degrees of importance):

    ‘It Doesn’t Have To Dub That Way’ (6:26)
    Available on the 12” of ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’.

    ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’ [Instrumental] (4:41)
    I have not heard this, but believe it was available on the 12” DJ Promo of ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’.

    ‘Out With Her’ [Short] (4:10)
    Available on the 7” of ‘Out With Her’.

    ‘The Grantham Grizzler’ [Edit] (5:06)
    Available on the CD of ‘Out With Her’.

    ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’ [Short] (4:01)
    Available on the 7” and 12” of ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’.

    ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’ [US Short] (4:30)
    I have not heard this, but believe it was available on the US 7” of ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’.

    ‘You Don’t Own Me’ (3:01)
    Available on the 1987 original motion picture soundtrack to ‘Dirty Dancing’.

    ‘Celebrate (The Day After You)’ (3:45)
    A new version of the song available on the ‘Choices – The Singles Collection’ compilation from 1989.

    ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’ [Unity Mix] (6:29)
    Available as a bonus track on the 2002 reissue of ‘She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter’.

    And a couple of questionable inclusions:

    I believe that ‘This Is The Way It Has To Be’ (extra track from CD version of ‘She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter’) is the same as ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’ [Long] (from 12″ single of ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’). Both clock in at 6:05. Has the same track been included twice on disc one?

    I believe that ‘The Smile On Her Face (Sweet Murder)’ was previously included on last year’s ‘Animal Magic’ reissue?

  5. Jason Handy says:

    Will definitely be buying this, great that Cherry Red realize that alot of these titles have an audience and are wanted by us!!

  6. SimonP says:

    @Gazelle

    The remix of Don’t Give It Up was on the Celebrate CDS.

    • Gazelle says:

      If I recall correctly, the version of ‘Don’t Give it Up’ on the CD single of ‘(Celebrate) The Day After You’ is exactly the same as the ‘She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter’ album version, both clocking in at approx. 05:45.

      As is typical with Blow Monkeys’ releases from this period, the notes on the packaging are often quite misleading. The cover of the CD single states that this track is mixed by Brian ‘Chuck’ New, whilst the disc itself credits Doug Grama for mixing duties. Meanwhile, the album lists Doug Gramma as having mixed this track.

      Perhaps a ‘controlled test’ to determine if there is any difference between these tracks is called for…

  7. SimonP says:

    Apologies, I only have the single and not the album, so was unaware they were both the same. Maybe this is the debut of the track that should’ve been on the CD but wasn’t?

  8. Griffin says:

    These were the tracks from compilation CD’s I made a couple of years back!

    It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way [Michael Baker-Short Mix] 4:01
    It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way [Michael Baker-This Is The Way It Has To Be] 6:05

    (Celebrate) The Day After You [Short Mix] With Curtis Mayfield 3:40
    (Celebrate) The Day After You [Bob Kraushaar-Election Mix] With Curtis Mayfield 8:07
    (Celebrate) The Day After You [Paul Weller Mix] With Curtis Mayfield 5:57

    Beautiful Child [Bryan ‘Chuck’ New-Remix] With Curtis Mayfield 3:47

    Don’t Give It Up [Bryan ‘Chuck’ New-Remix] 5:47

    Sweet Murder [Long Version] 6:31
    Sweet Murder (The Smile On Your Face) [Michael Baker-Remix] 5:24

    You Don’t Own Me [From ”Dirty Dancing”] 3:00

    Out With Her [Short Mix] 4:24
    Out With Her [Album Version] 4:40
    Out With Her [Michael Baker-Extended Remix] 7:16

    The Grantham Groover [Michael Baker-Short Remix] 5:06
    The Grantham Grizzler [Michael Baker-Extended Remix] 7:27

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