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The Blow Monkeys / “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” deluxe edition

buy5Blow Monkeys / "She Was Only A Grocer's Daughter" 2CD track listing

Cherry Red’s two-CD deluxe edition of The Blow Monkeys’ 1987 album She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter is now available for pre-order.

The album is best known for the hit It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way, although Out With Her and (Celebrate) The Day After You are also well remembered, despite their modest chart placings at the time.

This new deluxe is re-mastered and includes three previously unissued demos and many remixes, some of which receive their CD debut. This Day Today was a 1988 B-side that dated from these album sessions and thus has been included.

The booklet features new sleeve notes which include a new interview with Dr. Robert (who also co-compiled the release).

She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter deluxe edition is released on 8 July 2014.



Track listing

Disc 1:

  • 1. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
  • 2. SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
  • 3. OUT WITH HER
  • 4. HOW LONG CAN A BAD THING LAST
  • 5. MAN AT THE END OF HIS TETHER
  • 6. RISE ABOVE
  • 7. THE DAY AFTER YOU
  • 8. CHECKING OUT
  • 9. DON’T GIVE IT UP
  • 10. CASH
  • 11. BEAUTIFUL CHILD
  • Bonus tracks:
  • 12. THIS IS THE WAY IT HAS TO BE
  • (original CD/cassette bonus)
  • 13. THE GRANTHAM GRIZZLER (original CD bonus)
  • 14. ASK FOR MORE
  • 15. (CELEBRATE) THE DAY AFTER YOU (Paul Weller Mix)
  • 16. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO DUB THAT WAY

Disc 2:

  • 1. I’M SO GLAD
  • 2. SOUL DESTROYER
  • 3. GHETTO GIRL (previously unissued demo)
  • 4. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
  • (previously unissued demo)
  • 5. CHECKING OUT (previously unissued demo)
  • 6. (CELEBRATE) THE DAY AFTER YOU (Long)
  • 7. SWEET OBSESSION (alias Worship You)
  • 8. OUT WITH HER (Long) (alias Out With Who?)
  • 9. HUCKLEBERRY (alias It’s Got To Be A Hitch)
  • 10. (CELEBRATE) THE DAY AFTER YOU (Unity Mix)
  • 11. THE GRANTHAM GROOVER
  • 12. OUT WITH HER (Short)
  • 13. THIS DAY TODAY
  • 14. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY (Instrumental)
  • 15. BEAUTIFUL CHILD (with Curtis Mayfield)
  • 16. (CELEBRATE) THE DAY AFTER YOU (from Choices)

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3 responses to The Blow Monkeys / “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” deluxe edition

  1. omar says:

    Looking forward to this . I have the previous two reissues as well. Hope that Whoops There Goes The Neighbourhood is released this year too. To me it was my favorite BM album from the 80s.

  2. Lord Croker says:

    Cherry Red, any chance of a vinyl reissue of this album?

  3. Mike says:

    I dont mean to be mean but i cannot see why TBM are getting a lot of love reissue wise. They didn’t sell much at the time, the CDs are all available cheaply on Amazon and they aren’t the biggest reunion band on the circuit now. Nothing against the band and i would love to see Whoops! reissued in a two cd set but surely there are better many candidates for reissues Cherry Red?

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