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Matt Bianco 2CD deluxe edition

Cherry Red are to reissue Matt Bianco‘s eponymous second album as an expanded deluxe edition which offers a disc and a half of bonus material.

Released in 1986, Matt Bianco was the follow-up to the band’s ’84 debut, Whose Side Are You On. Basia and Danny White and had departed by this point, to focus on Basia‘s solo career, leaving frontman Mark Reilly to recruit singer Jenni Evans and keyboard player and writer-producer Mark Fisher to keep the outfit going. The Matt Bianco album spawned a number of singles, with UK number 13 hit, Yeh Yeh, the best known.

The audio for this reissue has been remastered and in total this double-disc package delivers 21 bonus tracks, including instrumental mixes, dub mixes, mega-mixes, and a handful of live tracks. Of these 21, we are promised four previously unreleased and 13 issued on CD for the first time.

The reissue strays from the brief slightly, by including Mark Fisher’s solo single from 1985 –  a song called Love Situation (with vocals by Dotty Green). Five versions of it are appended to the second CD.

This comes with a 20-page booklet with lyrics, photos, discography and new sleeve notes with contributions from the likes of Mark Reilly and Phil Harding.

The Matt Bianco 2CD deluxe edition is released on 27 October 2017.

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Matt Bianco: 2CD Deluxe Edition (Digipak)

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CD 1

MATT BIANCO – ORIGINAL ALBUM
1. YEH YEH (12” Dance Mix)
2. DANCING IN THE STREET
3. UNDERCOVER
4. FLY BY NIGHT
5. SMOOTH
6. I WONDER
7. JUST CAN’T STAND IT
8. SUMMER SONG
9. SWEETEST LOVE AFFAIR
10. UP FRONT

BONUS TRACKS – SINGLE VERSIONS AND B-SIDES
11. YEH YEH (Single Version)
12. UP FRONT (Single Version)*
13. MORE THAN I CAN BEAR (Re-Recorded Version)
14. UNDERCOVER (7” Version)†

BONUS TRACKS – REMIXES AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS
15. SMOOTH (Extra Smooth)*
16. JUST CAN’T STAND IT (Maximum K Mix)*
17. DANCING IN THE STREET (Dance Mix)

* previously unavailable on CD
† previously unreleased

CD 2

BONUS TRACKS – MORE REMIXES AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS
1. UNDERCOVER (12” Version)†
2. IT’S GETTING LATE (Extended Version)†
3. DANCING IN THE STREET (Dub)†
4. DANCING IN THE STREET (Instrumental)*
5. DANCING IN THE STREET (Medley Megamix)*

BONUS TRACKS – LIVE RECORDINGS
6. JUST CAN’T STAND IT (Live)*
7. GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED (Live)*
8. I NEED IT (Live)
9. UP FRONT (Live)*

BONUS TRACKS – ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS
MARK FISHER FEATURING DOTTY GREEN
10.LOVE SITUATION (7″ Version)*
11.LOVE SITUATION (Broadway Mix – (Tooting))*
12.LOVE SITUATION (Dub)*
13.LOVE SITUATION (Remix)*
14.LOVE SITUATION (Instrumental)*

* previously unavailable on CD
† previously unreleased

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12 responses to Matt Bianco 2CD deluxe edition

  1. Kauwgompie says:

    Good album. Will get this for sure. Seems like all the mixes are on there. Solid release. Loooking forward to this one.

  2. Arnaud de Bonald says:

    too bad they have homited the track Tequila released under the pseudonym “No Way Jose”.
    This was a 3 tracks 12″ from 1985. very Matt-like.

  3. Christophe Moreau says:

    This is great news !
    I lovely sepent some time listening with the previous expanded edition and will certainly do the same with this one !

  4. Boaz Halachmi says:

    First 1,000 copies in Digipak. Once sold, it’s a regular jewel case.

  5. Simon says:

    I wonder if “DANCING IN THE STREET (Medley Megamix)” is the same as (one side of) the Matt’s Megamix white label 12″ single which was available with Dancing in the Street.

  6. Trash says:

    Great album.
    Loved the video to I Just Can’t Stand It (worth watching if it is on YouTube).

  7. CJ says:

    I did a double take at “disc-and-a-half of bonus material”–for some reason immediately picturing a half CD in the package, because it is the first week of the new term, the new students are making my head spin, and I apparently need more sleep.

    Need to investigate this one further. I bought the reissue of the first album because I really like Basia, but I need to see what i think of Matt Bianco when she’s not a part of it.

  8. Frank P says:

    I love this album! The song “Fly byNight” is especially a favorite. This is a must have for me.

  9. SimonP says:

    Only being a casual listener, I never realised Basia left after the first album. I have Whose Side Are You On? but dunno if this is of much interest. The next one, Indigo, probably holds more appeal for me. 30th anniversary of that next year…

  10. colin says:

    Cherry Pop Website this pre-release is £12.30 including (standard) shipping.

  11. Jamie says:

    To those who like Basia but don’t know Matt Branco after she left, I would highly recommend investigating further. I am a massive Basia fan first and foremost but love all of Matt Biancos work. This is a good time to rerelease this album in tribute to Mark Fisher, who sadly passed away last December.

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