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Leo Sayer / “Just A Box: The Complete Studio Recordings

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Edsel Records will release a new box set later this month featuring the work of singer and songwriter Leo Sayer.

Sayer is well remembered for his string of top ten hits in the UK in the 1970s, which included a pair of consecutive US Billboard Hot 100 number ones, in You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and When I Need You.

Less well known is that before this run of solo success, Sayer had contributed significantly to Roger Daltrey’s first solo album (Daltrey) where he co-wrote most of the tracks with David Courtney.

This extensive 40th Anniversary collection has been selected personally by Leo, and features all of his original studio albums in mini-vinyl replica wallets. Two bonus discs gather non-album tracks and B-sides, together with a small selection of alternative mixes and rarities. In total 166 tracks feature in this 14CD box set.

In addition Just A Box comes with a 32-page booklet including liner notes and track annotations by Leo.

Just A Box: The Complete Studio Recordings 1971-2006 is released on 28 October 2013.

Full track listing:

CD1 – SILVERBIRD

  • Innocent Bystander 3.02
  • Goodnight Old Friend 2.49
  • Drop Back 3.20
  • Silver Bird 1.19
  • The Show Must Go On 3.30
  • The Dancer 4.28
  • Tomorrow 4.12
  • Don’t Say It’s Over 3.14
  • Slow Motion 1.45
  • Oh Wot A Life 2.52
  • Why Is Everybody Going Home 4.13

CD2 – JUST A BOY

  • Telepath 3.12
  • Train 4.25
  • The Bells Of St. Marys 3.36
  • One Man Band 3.35
  • In My Life 3.23
  • When I Came Home This Morning 5.17
  • Long Tall Glasses 3.19
  • Another Time 3.26
  • Solo 3.59
  • Giving It All Away 3.52

CD3 – ANOTHER YEAR

  • Bedsitter Land 4.05
  • Unlucky In Love 3.25
  • The Last Gig of Johnny B. Goode 3.47
  • On The Old Dirt Road 4.00
  • I Will Not Stop Fighting 4.57
  • Moonlighting 4.11
  • Streets Of Your Town 2.58
  • The Kid’s Grown Up 2.48
  • Only Dreaming 5.14
  • Another Year 3.09

CD4 – ENDLESS FLIGHT

  • Hold On To My Love 3.09
  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing 3.41
  • Reflections 3.08
  • When I Need You 4.12
  • No Business Like Love Business 3.51
  • I Hear The Laughter 3.13
  • Magdalena 4.20
  • How Much Love 3.35
  • I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast 3.05
  • Endless Flight 4.38

CD5 – THUNDER IN MY HEART

  • Thunder In My Heart 3.38
  • Easy To Love 3.44
  • Leave Well Enough Alone 3.16
  • I Want You Back 4.29
  • It’s Over 3.49
  • Fool For Your Love 3.27
  • World Keeps On Turning 3.25
  • There Isn’t Anything I Wouldn’t Do 3.14
  • Everything I’ve Got 2.40
  • We Can Start All Over Again 3.38

CD6 – LEO SAYER

  • Stormy Weather 4.14
  • Dancing The Night Away 4.20
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try) 3.32
  • La Booga Rooga 3.40
  • Raining In My Heart 3.16
  • Something Fine 3.53
  • Running To My Freedom 3.20
  • Frankie Lee 4.07
  • Don’t Look Away 3.31
  • No Looking Back 2.58

CD7 – HERE

  • The World Has Changed 3.54
  • When The Money Runs Out 4.02
  • The End 3.52
  • Lost Control 4.30
  • An Englishman In The USA 4.40
  • Who Will The Next Fool Be 4.15
  • Work 3.31
  • Oh Girl 3.48
  • Ghosts 4.30
  • Takin’ The Easy Way Out 4.48

CD8 – LIVING IN A FANTASY

  • Time Ran Out On You 3.50
  • Where Did We Go Wrong 3.55
  • You Win, I Lose 3.43
  • More Than I Can Say 3.42
  • Millionaire 4.22
  • Once In A While 3.30
  • Living In A Fantasy 4.25
  • She’s Not Coming Back 3.50
  • Let Me Know 4.25
  • Only Foolin’ 3.40

CD9 – WORLD RADIO

  • Heart (Stop Beating in Time) 4.35
  • Paris Dies In The Morning 3.54
  • Have You Ever Been In Love 3.48
  • Rumours 3.57
  • Heroes 4.21
  • ’Til You Let Your Heart Win 4.40
  • The End of the Game 3.28
  • Wondering Where The Lions Are 3.28
  • We’ve Got Ourselves In Love 3.54
  • World Radio 5.27

CD10 – HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE

  • ’Til You Come Back To Me 4.09
  • Sea Of Heartbreak 3.48
  • More Than I Can Say 3.42
  • Darlin’ 5.02
  • Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow 3.49
  • How Beautiful You Are 3.58
  • Orchard Road 4.30
  • Aviation 4.20
  • Heart (Stop Beating in Time) 4.35
  • Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees 3.18
  • Have You Ever Been In Love 3.48
  • Wounded Heart 4.15
  • Love Games 3.53
  • Never Had A Dream Come True 4.48

CD11 – COOL TOUCH

  • Cool Touch 4:18
  • Rely On Me 3:53
  • Young And In Love 3:33
  • Paper Back Town 4:24
  • Going Home 4:28
  • My Favourite 3:21
  • I Can’t Stop 4:17
  • Heaven Knows 4:12
  • Agents Of The Heart 3:09
  • Suki’s Missing 3:49

CD12 – VOICE IN MY HEAD

  • Everyone 4:53
  • Pop Life 3:57
  • Saturday Girl 4:28
  • You Thrill Me 4:14
  • We Got Away With It 4:30
  • I Never Knew 2:57
  • Please Don`t Walk Away 4:05
  • Don`t Look Back 4:47
  • Voice In My Head 4:31
  • Candygram 5:36
  • Almost Blue 3:15
  • Running Man 4:42
  • There And Back Again 4:45
  • Becalmed 4:00
  • Maybe 4:30

CD13 – BONUS TRACKS 1

  • 1. Living In America (1972) 2.57
  • 2. Praise The Land (1971 session recording) 3.45
  • 3. Reasons (1971 session outtake) 4.32
  • 4. Quicksand 2.52
  • 5. The Show Must Go On (7″ Single) 2.54
  • 6. Let It Be 3.46
  • 7. Standing In The Rain (1975 session recording) 2.37
  • 8. Tears Of A Clown (session recording) 3.33
  • 9. Milky White Way (session recording) 3.26
  • 10. King’s Avenue (1977 studio out-take) 3.26
  • 11. Tell Me Just One More Time (session recording) 2.41
  • 12. Thunder In My Heart (Disco version) 6.24
  • 13. I’ve Been Lonely For So Long (1978 session recording) 3.43
  • 14. New Orleans (1978 session recording) 3.21
  • 15. When The Money Runs Out (1979 demo) 4.04
  • 16. Work Work Work (1979 demo) 3.03
  • 17. Train 3.44
  • 18. I Don’t Need Dreaming Anymore 3.36

CD14 – BONUS TRACKS 2

  • 1. Bye Bye Now My Sweet Love 3.20
  • 2. Unchained Melody (1982 demo) 5.22
  • 3. Gone Solo 3.56
  • 4. The Girl Is With Me 4.10
  • 5. Easy To Love (1984 recording) 3.50
  • 6. Passion 4.38
  • 7. Real Life 3.53
  • 8. Solo 3.40
  • 9. Unchained Melody 4.32
  • 10. Love Hurts 3.46
  • 11. Heart For Sale 4.01
  • 12. Haunting Me 4.49
  • 13. The Moth And The Flame 4.39
  • 14. The Only One 4.39
  • 15. Too Many Hearts 3.40
  • 16. Blame It On The Night 4.07
  • 17. Gun 4.45
  • 18. The Loading Zone 5.19

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10 responses to Leo Sayer / “Just A Box: The Complete Studio Recordings

  1. Mike F says:

    I noticed this on amazon too. Big set! I had no idea Thunder in My Heart had a disco mix, shame it’s on an expensive promo or this box set. That’s a quite a lot of Leo Sayer in there in order to get that track!

  2. Ron says:

    Bit of an overkill to just get Orchard Road :D

  3. Tom says:

    Sorry, but for such a big set, couldn’t they have designed a better cover?

  4. Tim Harrison says:

    Tend to agree about the cover design….according to Amazon (where the price has gone down from £35 to £27); ‘…The box set has also been personally designed by Leo and artworked by Simon Halfon’…

  5. Stefano says:

    Finally and hopefully a clean mastertape transfer of the excellent disco mix of ‘Thunder In My Heart’. That took a long time.
    Edsel did a superb job here.

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  8. Philip says:

    So, no stock at Sainsburys (getting ready for March?), so clicked on amazon. £26.24. Hit the buy button and it appeared in my basket at £32.69. Cancelled order, wrote stiff email, and got prompt reply offering set at £26.24 on a “one time only offer” basis.

    Don’t always have a lot to say good about Amazon, but in this I’ll give them a big hand.

    Philip

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  10. Nick says:

    Get The Girl, the b-side to Thunder In My Heart is missing. However King’s Avenue on CD13 is an extended demo for this track which to my ears sounds like it was transferred from cassette.

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