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Bucks Fizz / Writing On The Wall 25th Anniversary Edition

Bucks Fizz / Writing On The Wall 25th Anniversary EditionHaving recently reissued Nik Kershaw‘s Human Racing, Universal Music Catalogue’s new “Re-presents” label is delving deeper into eighties pop with a 2 April reissue of Writing On The Wall, the fifth and final studio album released by Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz.

The album was a moderate success back in 1986, largely remembered for top ten hit New Beginning. It has had various incarnations over the years with different tracklistings on the original CD, Cassette and vinyl. A further CD reissue in 2004 introduced yet another variation.

This 2CD 25th Anniversary edition attempts to become the ‘ultimate’ edition of the album with a host of rarities including an unreleased new extended mix of Soul Motion, unedited versions of Give A Little Love and Don’t Turn Back, two of Bobby Gee’s solo offerings and a first release is given to a number of tracks recorded in 1988. There are also original 12” mixes, B-sides of the era, demos and two previously unreleased medleys from the Live at Fairfield Hall session.

Full track listing below.

CD1 – THE DEFINITIVE ALBUM

  • 1. NEW BEGINNING (FULL LENGTH VERSION)
  • 2. LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH (7” VERSION)
  • 3. DON’T TURN BACK (UNEDITED VERSION)
  • 4. KEEP EACH OTHER WARM (LONG VERSION)
  • 5. LOVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (1986 7” VERSION)
  • 6. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
  • 7. SOUL MOTION
  • 8. GIVE A LITTLE LOVE (UNEDITED VERSION)
  • 9. IN YOUR EYES
  • 10. I NEED YOUR LOVE
  • 11. TOO HARD
  • 12. LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH (EXTENDED VERSION)
  • 13. I HEAR TALK (1986 EXTENDED VERSION)
  • 14. LOVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (EXTENDED VERSION)
  • 15. NEW BEGINNING (EXTENDED VERSION)

CD2 – BONUS DISC ‘LOST MASTERS

  • 1. LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH (ALTERNATE MIX)
  • 2. KEEP EACH OTHER WARM (THE ORIGINAL IDEA)
  • 3. LOVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (SHELLEY PRESTON VERSION)
  • 4. BIG DEAL (1986 7”)
  • 5. I WANT TO STAY (UNEDITED VERSION)
  • 6. WHATS ONE LONELY WOMAN (LAID BACK MIX 2011)
  • 7. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (DEMO)
  • 8. EASY TROUBLE (CHERYL BAKER)
  • 9. ONE HEART (BOBBY GEE)
  • 10. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN STRONG (BOBBY GEE)
  • 11. PAPER HEARTS (SHELLEY PRESTON)
  • 12. INNOCENT (BOBBY GEE)
  • 13. BIG DEAL (1986 EXTENDED VERSION)
  • 14. LIVE ‘MOTOWN MEDLEY’
  • 15. LIVE ‘ROLLING STONES MEDLEY’
  • 16. SOUL MOTION (2011 EXTENDED VERSION)

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2 responses to Bucks Fizz / Writing On The Wall 25th Anniversary Edition

  1. Michael R says:

    Any word on whether there will be a less expansive/expensive 2 disc version, as was the case with previous reissues…?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Hi Michael – apparently only a 2disc version will be released. No plans for a cheaper one-disc.

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