Early eighties glamour model Samantha Fox launched a musical career in 1986 that was surprisingly successful, for about four years. Her first single Touch Me (I Want Your Body) was a top ten hit virtually everywhere (including America) and reached number one in six countries. She had seven further top 40 hits in the UK and more success stateside. Cherry Red are preparing a 2CD+2DVD box set for July release, called Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box.
Fox signed to Jive Records in 1986 and hits included the aforementioned Touch Me which was the title track of her debut album. For her second long-player (Samantha Fox) she worked with Stock Aitken Waterman who delivered a decent pop hit with Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now and Full Force, who were perhaps best known for their work with Lisa Lisa.
Sam would work with both SAW and Full Force again and in the end she released four albums for Jive – all of which have already been reissued as 2CD deluxe editions by Cherry Red in 2012.
For this new box set CD 1 delivers every single released for Jive, plus an unheard track “direct from Sam’s personal archive”, You’ve Got Me Believing In Make Believe. The second CD contains various rarities, with plenty of seven-inch edits.
The remaining two discs are both DVDs, with the videos on disc three and ‘bonus footage’ on the final disc which includes interviews from the day and alternative and unedited videos.
This looks like a clamshell box affair and comes with a double-sided poster, a set of button badges and a “picture-packed” 32-page booklet.
Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box is released on 28 July 2017.