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Jaki Graham / The Studio Albums 1985-1998: seven-disc box set

Edsel will next month release a box set collecting the studio output of English singer Jacki Graham who scored six consecutive top 20 hits in the mid 1980s.

The Studio Albums 1985-1998 is a seven-CD, one-album-per-disc box set. The early years saw Graham enjoy much success with EMI, particularly with the Heaven Knows and Breaking Away long-players. From the mid-nineties onwards, she had a deal with Japan’s Avex Records, and this box sees the first official UK release for all four of those records (Real Life, Hold On, Rhythm Of Life and My Life).

This 86-track anthology comes with a booklet containing extensive notes by music writer Justin Kantor enriched with new interviews with Jaki Graham and her producers.

The Studio Albums 1985-1998 is released on 10 July 2015.



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CD1: HEAVEN KNOWS (1985)

  • 1. Round And Around 4.18
  • 2. Heaven Knows 5.02
  • 3. Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (duet with David Grant) 5.24
  • 4. I Fell For You 4.30
  • 5. Hold On 3.45
  • 6. The Facts Of Love 4.05
  • 7. You’re Mine 3.30
  • 8. Loving You (duet with Derek Bramble) 3.49
  • 9. What’s The Name Of Your Game 4.09
  • 10. Stay The Way You Are 4.54

CD2: BREAKING AWAY (1986)

  • 1. Set Me Free 3.37
  • 2. Breaking Away 3.33
  • 3. Still In Love 5.38
  • 4. Love Under Moonlight 5.01
  • 5. Let’s Get Blue (duet with Derek Bramble) 4.31
  • 6. Stop The World 4.39
  • 7. Luv 2 Much 4.03
  • 8. The Love Of Your Life 4.00
  • 9. The Closest One 4.37
  • 10. Step Right Up 3.57
  • 11. Mated (Duet with David Grant) 3.51
  • 12. Love Me Tonight 3.42

CD3: FROM NOW ON (1989)

  • 1. From Now On 3.40
  • 2. Provocative 5.28
  • 3. The Better Part Of Me 5.00
  • 4. Faking The Feeling 4.48
  • 5. I Still Run To You (featuring Phillip Ingram) 5.02
  • 6. (Baby) Don’t You Want Me 4.33
  • 7. I Want To Thank You (Heavenly Father) 3.51
  • 8. First In Line 4.08
  • 9. Every Little Bit Hurts 3.13
  • 10. Nobody’s Fool 4.34

CD4: REAL LIFE (1994)

  • 1. You Can Count On Me For Love 4.14
  • 2. Ain’t Nobody 4.06
  • 3. The Facts Of Love 4.32
  • 4. Absolute E-Sensual 4.35
  • 5. Depend On Me 4.28
  • 6. Through Your Eyes 6.09
  • 7. Breaking Away 3.40
  • 8. Shivers 3.34
  • 9. Rescue Me 4.16
  • 10. Real Life 3.53
  • 11. Come Into My Life 4.55
  • 12. Do Me Baby 5.14
  • 13. Set Me Free 3.33
  • 14. Spend The Night 5.26

CD5: HOLD ON (1995)

  • 1. Hold On 4.26
  • 2. Seek & You Will Find 4.50
  • 3. Don’t Keep Me Waiting 4.21
  • 4. Heaven 4.04
  • 5. Save The Best For Last 3.36
  • 6. Saving It Up 4.29
  • 7. Birthday 5.10
  • 8. Lay With Me 4.08
  • 9. Style 5.18
  • 10. Breaking Away 3.40
  • 11. Spend The Night 5.26
  • 12. Shivers 3.35
  • 13. Christmas Song 3.40

CD6: RHYTHM OF LIFE (1996)

  • 1. You’re One Desire 3.56
  • 2. Walking On Water 4.46
  • 3. You And I 4.05
  • 4. How Can I Be Sure 4.35
  • 5. Show A Little Love 4.57
  • 6. Rhythm Of Life 4.07
  • 7. Rain Down On Me 4.02
  • 8. How Long Must I Wait 5.01
  • 9. All I Do 5.23
  • 10. As We Lay 4.54
  • 11. Wishing On Every Star 4.30
  • 12. I’ll Be Good To You 5.21
  • 13. The Only Love 3.54
  • 14. Style 5.18

CD7: MY LIFE (1998)

  • 1. Intro 1.00
  • 2. Let Me Know 4.42
  • 3. Never Stop 4.24
  • 4. I Can Learn To Love You 4.10
  • 5. Interlude 0.59
  • 6. The Look Of Love 4.04
  • 7. My Life 3.40
  • 8. Lovin’ Livin’ Free! 4.07
  • 9. Thinking About You 4.39
  • 10. I Always 4.51
  • 11. Flowers You Bring 5.20
  • 12. Happy Ever After 3.43
  • 13. Outro 1.40


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10 responses to Jaki Graham / The Studio Albums 1985-1998: seven-disc box set

  1. Bert says:

    Bit silly not to include bonus tracks.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Edsel aren’t normally slow at offering up bonus tracks.. so presumably some kind of licensing/legal situation prevented the inclusion.

  2. Francis says:

    Why no extended 12″ versions or remixes? Not including any is a big let down!

  3. Darren says:

    I would have pre-ordered this instantly if it included 12″ mixes, remixes and 7″ mixes as bonus tracks. But without those, I’ll pass.

    Maybe there will be a mix collection from Cherry Pop at some point, similar to the Five Star, Phil Fearon, Thompson Twins and Paul Young ones. There are plenty of Jaki Graham mixes that haven’t been released on CD.

  4. Eric says:

    The current pre-order price works out at £3 per disc/album, so even without bonus material that’s not a bad deal. Trying to get a used copy of Heaven Knows on CD these days alone would set you back almost half that.

    Given the involvement of Jaki, and the extensive sleeve notes, hopefully the mastering will be okay, and not mp3/vinyl sourcing.

  5. Saar Freedman says:

    “BREAKING AWAY” was reissued by Cherry Red last year as a 17 track CD, features the 12 tracks of the original album plus five bonus tracks.
    even that reissue was quite lacking as there were many more 12″ Versions of the era not featured
    Bonus Tracks on the Cherry Red Edition : Breaking Away (7″ Version)
    Set Me Free (Extended Version)
    Breaking Away (Extended Version)
    Still In Love (Lights Down – Lower Mix)
    Luv 2 Much (Too Much 12″ Mix)

  6. Darren says:

    ….or you can pick up the 2CD “Absolute Essential Jaki Graham” (featuring 28 tracks including the superior 7″ mix of “Step Right Up” and “No More Tears” which wasn’t on any of these albums) for only £1.10 brand new from Amazon marketplace.

    That does me until something more comprehensive comes along…..

  7. Alexyoung says:

    lot music Cd’s with different combinations of releases presented in this post.

  8. Kev Moore says:

    I am proud to call Jaki a friend, and I must say this wonderful singer is fully deserving of a career retrospective such as this. Who knows? – the interest in this collection might lead to a 12″ compilation at some point!

  9. Neil says:

    With regards to 12″ mixes AVEX were unable to give clearance on these and therefore the decision was taken to just releases the albums as they originally were.

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