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Fine Young Cannibals / 2CD Deluxe Editions coming soon

Fine Young Cannibals / 2CD Deluxe Reissues

Edsel Records will reissue 2CD Deluxe Editions of both Fine Young Cannibals albums later this year, with a tentative release date scheduled for 29 October.

The Birmingham based band formed in 1984, and were made up of Andy Cox, David Steele (both formerly of The Beat) and singer Roland Gift. Their eponymous debut album was released a year later with single Johnny Come Home reaching the top 10 in the UK singles chart.

Fine Young Cannibals / The Raw & the Cooked 2CD Deluxe Edition

The Raw & the Cooked was a massive success in the US

But it was with the second album, 1988’s The Raw & the Cooked, that the band saw massive success. She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing both reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and were both top ten hits in the UK. In 1990 a remix album The Raw & the Remix was released with multiple reworkings of tracks from The Raw & the Cooked.

The band only ever released these two studio albums and various compilations appeared in the decades that followed, including The Finest from 1996 which included a new recording, The Flame (released as a single). A 2CD version of this compilation included a bonus disc entitled The Rare and the Remixed which contained hard to find tracks such as the Cole Porter cover Love For Sale (from the Red Hot + Blue charity album) and yet more remixes.

Edsel are working with Steele and Cox on these reissues, so that bodes well. We can expect a large selection of remixes to be included in these 2CD sets along with a ‘mopping up’ exercise to ensure all other non-album studio recordings (such as The Flame) are included.


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17 responses to Fine Young Cannibals / 2CD Deluxe Editions coming soon

  1. Tom says:

    Yes!! I know a lot of fans have suggested that Edsel should reissue FYC’s catalogue and… voila!

  2. Kamuela says:

    Hopefully the 2 Men, A Drum Machine and a Trumpet track “Tired of Getting Pushed Around” will be included somehow!

  3. Lumber says:

    I was thinking only a couple of days ago about this. Was hoping that if/when the albums were reissued it would be 2cd/dvd editions with the dvd containing promos, tv appearances etc. but even as 2cd versions, i’ll still be pre-ordering them as soon as possible.

  4. Jason says:

    Johnny Come Home (Mousse. T’s Musica Dub), never released on CD, would be a great inclusion.

  5. mike says:

    hope they do not include the raw and the remixed versions, lets have the ones missing still on vinyl please! though not sure i could stand all 6 US little louis vega mixes of She Drives Me Crazy!

  6. JrB says:

    @Mike – I think it would drive me crazy as well, but I’ve already got those, together with The Raw & The Remixed and the Rare and the Remixed as well… Hopefully there’ll be some new to CD stuff.

  7. Jazzo says:

    Dare I hope for the b-side “Social Security” and the lost instrumental versions of their songs used in the film Tin Men?

    I do!

  8. Tim says:

    I have been waiting so long for this. Thankfully Edsel are handling it. They have done such great work with all of their recent reissues. Should be great!

  9. Marko says:

    I hope that this reissues include all of B sides (especially “You Never Know” & “Social Security”). Best song for me from FYC is “As Hard As It Is”. What about DVD for promo videos?

  10. Ian says:

    Great news about these two FYC reissues, i better pre-order from Amazon right now!

  11. Saad says:

    The Dance mix of ‘Blue’ and Prince Paul Remix of ‘Good Thing’ would be brillant also be included……..

  12. claudio says:

    … why hasn’t the track lists being announced yet????

  13. Jason Azzopardi says:

    Oh, man I hope these are still coming and we don’t have another Cars re-issue debacle.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I’m assured they are coming in January, although maybe a little after the 3rd which is the official release date!

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