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T'Pau / Bridge of Spies super deluxe

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T’Pau‘s 1987 debut album will be reissued by Universal/Virgin at the beginning of November as a 2CD+DVD super deluxe edition.

The album features the well known hits Heart and Soul, UK number one China in Your Hand as well as Valentine, Sex Talk and I Will Be With You. This new expanded edition will feature a remastered version of the original album, singles, B-sides, hard-to-find remixes, live tracks and demo sessions including the previously unreleased Maggie.

As well as two CDs of audio the super deluxe set includes a DVD featuring a T’Pau live concert from London, recorded in 1988 and all six promotional videos.

Bridge of Spies super deluxe is out on 6 November 2105.

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track_listing

Disc: 1

  • 1. Heart And Soul
  • 2. I Will Be With You
  • 3. China In Your Hand
  • 4. Friends Like These
  • 5. Sex Talk
  • 6. Bridge Of Spies
  • 7. Monkey House
  • 8. Valentine
  • 9. Thank You For Goodbye
  • 10. You Give Up
  • 11. China In Your Hand – Reprise
  • 12. Heart and Soul (Single Version)
  • 13. China in your hand (single version)
  • 14. Sex Talk (live)
  • 15. On the Wing
  • 16. No Sense of Pride
  • 17. Giving My Love Away
  • 18. Still So In Love
  • 19. Thank you for Goodbye Rides Again

Disc: 2

  • 1. Heart and Soul US Radio Edit
  • 2. Heart and Soul Remix
  • 3. Taking Time Out (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
  • 4. Bridge of Spies (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
  • 5. Monkey House (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
  • 6. You Give Up (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
  • 7. China In Your Hand (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88 )
  • 8. Heart And Soul (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88)
  • 9. Sex Talk (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88
  • 10. Walk Away Rene
  • 11. I’m A Believer
  • 12. Heart and Soul (Dance Mix / 4 Twelve Mix)
  • 13. Heart and Soul (Beats and Rap)
  • 14. Heart and Soul (Dub Mix)
  • 15. Monkey House
  • 16. You Give Up
  • 17. Only One Dream (Friends Like These)
  • 18. Maggie

Disc: 3 (DVD)

T’Pau Live in concert – Hammersmith Odeon, March 1988

  • 1. Thank you For Goodbye
  • 2. Monkey House
  • 3. Bridge of Spies
  • 4. Arms of Love
  • 5. Heart and Soul
  • 6. Sex Talk
  • 7. I Will Be With You
  • 8. You Never Notice Me
  • 9. Valentine
  • 10. China In Your Hand
  • 11. Time Will Tell

Promo Videos

  • 12. Heart and Soul
  • 13. China In Your Hand
  • 14. Valentine
  • 15. Sex Talk (live)
  • 16. I Will be With You
  • 17. Bridge of Spies

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61 responses to T'Pau / Bridge of Spies super deluxe

  1. t'powww says:

    Didn’t realise t’pau still have a large following for a £28.99 price tag.
    I was thinking this one would be around £15.

  2. mike says:

    Though super-excited about this as long overdue and it looks comprehensive (though not sure sounds like all the Sex Talk CDEP versions are included) – its tempered by the fact it seems expensive compared to TFF, Paul Young etc – what do you think Paul?

  3. Neil says:

    I thought Amazon UK were bad asking £28.99 for this but Amazon DE are asking £83 for it. I’m getting really sick over Amazon’s inflated prices recently you might have noticed.

    • Wolf says:

      The price for recently announced products is almost too high at amazon.de. It will go down after a while depending on the release date period.
      As jpc.de has today an announced price of 53 Euros (38 pounds) I expect both retailers to lower the price until November 6th.

  4. David White says:

    Seemed to recall the album wasn’t well produced back in ’87 – hope the box set puts that right. Deluxe set has been ordered!

  5. gary C says:

    Any love in the pipeline for the Kissing the Pink reissues?

  6. Neill2407 says:

    Too expensive like others have said. Should only be about £15-£20 maximum. Companies are really just trying to milk it by selling this at an inflated premium.

  7. richard says:

    It seems im not the only one who remembers a very bad recording in the 80’s productions …. don’t think it will be better than 30 years ago …

    about pricing , well the JAM live 6 shows box is on Amazon DE 255 UK Pond .. so just wait for a t pau price drop

    richard

  8. bob says:

    I would wait, you will soon be able to pick it up reduced to £15 I am sure.

  9. AnonyMousE says:

    I know it’s quite expensive, but garbage and Phil Collins should take note of how to make a very good reissue !

  10. Eric M. says:

    “Heart and Soul” remixes are there. I’m in. Tempering my hopes for improved sound– the original album was pretty distorted, but if that’s on the master, I don’t see how they will be able to fix that without a lot of filtering. Bring on the whole messy mess, I say.

  11. Johnny says:

    Still having the original album and the ‘Live at Hammersmith’ VHS, I’ll wait for the price to drop before ordering this.

  12. mike says:

    I always wondered why it sounded so bad given Roy Thomas Baker produced both Bridge of Spies and Rage (which sounds awesomely clear), hopefully SDE will get an interview with Carol and ask her. As Eric, doubt it will sound better as a pig master is a pig master.

  13. Alan says:

    Wow so expensive for Canada.

  14. Billy Dojcak says:

    You can tell its Xmas time when bloated, expensive boxes like this appear. No offense, but they only had one hit in the U.S. and only a few albums released here. Virgin America was gearing up and needed some hits. Not sure why Rage wasn’t released. Possibly Virgin had some records that were easier to market and by then they finally had some U.S. talent to market.

    • Kevin says:

      And their one hit was pretty bland.

      Proof that the bottom of the ’80s barrel has been well and truly scraped.

      • Daran says:

        Fail! They had two huge hits. Perhaps you could do some research and name them both?

      • Alessandro says:

        Yet we don’t have albums such as “Stranger to Stranger” by the band Industry remastered on CD, or Friends Again’s “Trapped and Unwrapped”. And not even a cheap compilation for Fingerprintz. And we can go on mentioning “Tango in the Night”, “Youthquake”, the first four Alison Moyet LPs… so much still needs to be done.

  15. Saar Freedman says:

    What I am missing here and feel quite strongly about is the 12″ single of “bridge of spies” the title track that was a vinyl only release back in the day
    Two versions were included on the 12: :
    Bridge Of Spies (AOR-Mix)
    Bridge Of Spies (US Mix)
    both are MIA on this reissue which is a shame

    also the elusive “US Mix” annotation does bring up the question of how different the US album (simply titled T’pau) mixes were of various songs and what else we’re missing here

    there were two other vinyl only releases – “Heart and Soul” off which most tracks/versions are present here except for the original B side Taking Time Out (Live Mix) that is not featured here
    and “Intimate Strangers” [sex talk as it was titled then] with another live b side not featured here – You Give Me Up (Live)

    so a few missing tracks, I am mostly sore about the bridge of spies single mixes as listed above that I would have expected to see included considering these were never issued on cd to date

    so shame about that

  16. Saar Freedman says:

    Also it should be noted that if you order from the official T’Pau web store you get an A3 size poster exclusive to the store
    store price is currently similar to Amazon UK so you may want to consider investing in the poster

  17. Jon H says:

    Sadly it does not include the slightly remixed US 7″ of the song “Bridge of Spies”, nonetheless I’m a big fan so I’ll be getting this.

  18. Rick E says:

    Verry excited about this! I played the original album to death when it first came out, but it sounded distorted as some have pointed out. I am hoping this will sound better and not just louder :-)

    By the way, “Heart and Soul” from the “Sex Talk” cd single isn’t included, that’s my only gripe about the track listing. There is another live version on the cd, but that’s from the Hammersmith concert, which is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDY6Kc0q7uc

    I prefer the SECC-version, but I’ve still got the cd single so I don’t mind much.

    And as far as the price is concerned, I assume it will come down to 25-27-ish pounds before it comes out, but not much lower since Universal are selling the set at 30 pounds.

  19. Bob says:

    Like many of the above I’d like this BUT…

    (a) the price needs to come down a bit

    (b) it would be good to hear some samples for comparison with the original CD I have, to see what improvements to the sound quality have been made.

    Nice to see this finally being announced though after such a long period of “will they, won’t they”!

  20. Tron says:

    This is so cool but I am disappointed that there is only promo video of “Heart and Soul.” There are two totally different videos for that song. Not sure if one was made specifically for the U.S. market at the time, but there are two.

  21. Jacques Mailhot says:

    Great news to see this album remastered. Hope that the next 2 albums get the same treatment.

  22. Neil says:

    If the price goes down to about £15 i will buy this but for 2 CD’s and a DVD £29 is a total joke.

  23. Matt Legg says:

    Don’t think T’Pau should be the only artist to get the special edition treatment on the Siren Records label.
    The group most deserving of this would be Cutting Crew for their debut album Broadcast. The album sold over two million copies worldwide & they were the first band on the Virgin Records label in America to have a number one single with (I Just) Died In Your Arms.
    I think that they deserve a 2 CD & DVD or Blu-Ray treatment as they have plenty of material as well as video’s & live footage.
    I know Cherry Red did a re-issue a few years back but with next year being the 30th Anniversary of both album & song, it seems a no brainer. Please help make this a reality SUPERDELUXEEDITION

  24. Griffin says:

    Yes, but no (the price tag, 3 discs, and missing tracks)! For the price they should include their first 2 CD’s expanded with all the remixes, b-sides, etc plus all their promo videos & concert on DVD.

    I found these on discogs:

    Bridge Of Spies
    1 Heart And Soul 4:15
    2 I Will Be With You 4:06
    3 China In Your Hand 5:06
    4 Friends Like These 3:45
    5 Sex Talk 4:07
    6 Bridge Of Spies 5:23
    7 Monkey House 4:24
    8 Valentine 3:53
    9 Thank You For Goodbye 3:54
    10 You Give Up 4:39
    11 China In Your Hand (Reprise) 0:45

    T’Pau
    1 Heart And Soul 4:15
    2 I Will Be With You 4:06
    3 China In Your Hand 5:06
    4 Friends Like These 3:45
    5 Sex Talk 4:07
    6 Bridge Of Spies 5:23
    7 Monkey House 4:24
    8 Valentine 3:53
    9 Thank You For Goodbye 3:54
    10 You Give Up 4:39
    11 China In Your Hand (Reprise) 0:45

    A Heart And Soul (Vocal / Edited Version) 3:40
    B Heart And Soul (Vocal / Edited Version) 3:40

    A Heart And Soul (Edit) 3:40
    B On The Wing 3:45

    A Heart And Soul 4:15
    B1 On The Wing 3:48
    B2 Taking Time Out (Live Mix) 4:28

    A Heart And Soul (Dance Mix) Producer – Roy Thomas Baker 5:04
    B1 On The Wing Producer – T’Pau 3:48
    B2 Heart And Soul (7″ Version) Producer – Roy Thomas Baker 3:40

    A Heart And Soul (U.S. Dance Mix) 6:45
    B1 Heart And Soul (Remix) 5:04
    B2 On The Wing 3:45

    A1 Heart And Soul (The “4 Twelve” Mix) 6:45
    A2 Heart And Soul (Radio Edit) 3:51
    B1 Heart And Soul (Beats & Rap) 3:58
    B2 Heart And Soul (Heart And Soulful Dub) 4:15

    A1 Heart & Soul (The “4 Twelve” Mix) 6:45
    A2 Heart & Soul (Radio Edit) 3:51
    B1 Heart & Soul (Beats & Rap) 3:58
    B2 Heart & Soul (Dub) 4:15

    1 China In Your Hand (Single Version) 4:05
    2 Heart And Soul (Single Version) 3:40
    3 No Sense Of Pride 3:48
    4 Friends Like These 3:45

    A China In Your Hand (Full Length Album Version) 5:06
    B1 China In Your Hand (Single Version) 4:07
    B2 No Sense Of Pride 3:25

    A1 China In Your Hand (Single Version) 4:05
    A2 Heart And Soul (Single Version) 3:40
    A3 No Sense Of Pride 3:23
    A4 You Give Up (Live At The Roxy) 4:39

    1 Valentine 3:53
    2 Giving My Love Away 3:19
    3 I’m A Believer 3:24
    4 China In Your Hand (Live) 5:49

    1 Valentine
    2 China In Your Hand (Live At Hammersmith, March ’88)
    3 Heart And Soul (Live At Hammersmith, March ’88)
    4 Sex Talk (Live At Hammersmith, March ’88)

    A Intimate Strangers 4:12
    B1 No Sense Of Pride 3:52
    B2 You Give Up (Live) 4:10

    1 Sex Talk (Live) 4:45
    2 Heart & Soul (Live) 5:19
    3 Monkey House (Live) 4:28
    4 You Give Up (Live) 4:10

    1 I Will Be With You 4:05
    2 Still So In Love 3:25
    3 Thank You For Goodbye Rides Again 4:10
    4 Walk Away Rene 3:45

    A Bridge Of Spies (US Version) 4:08
    B1 Sex Talk (Live) 4:34
    B2 Bridge Of Spies (AOR-Mix) 4:02

    1. Heart And Soul
    2. I Will Be With You
    3. China In Your Hand
    4. Friends Like These
    5. Sex Talk
    6. Bridge Of Spies
    7. Monkey House
    8. Valentine
    9. Thank You For Goodbye
    10. You Give Up
    11. China In Your Hand – Reprise
    44:36
    12. Heart and Soul (Single Version) 3:40
    13. China in your hand (single version) 4:05
    14. Sex Talk (live) 4:45
    15. On the Wing
    16. No Sense of Pride
    17. Giving My Love Away
    18. Still So In Love
    19. Thank you for Goodbye Rides Again
    1. Heart and Soul US Radio Edit 3:51
    2. Heart and Soul Remix 5:04
    3. Taking Time Out (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
    4. Bridge of Spies (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
    5. Monkey House (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
    6. You Give Up (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
    7. China In Your Hand (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88 )
    8. Heart And Soul (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88)
    9. Sex Talk (Live Hammersmith Odeon March ’88
    10. Walk Away Rene
    11. I’m A Believer
    12. Heart and Soul (Dance Mix / 4 Twelve Mix) 6:45
    13. Heart and Soul (Beats and Rap) 3:58
    14. Heart and Soul (Dub Mix) 4:15
    15. Monkey House
    16. You Give Up
    17. Only One Dream (Friends Like These)
    18. Maggie

    JUST GIVE ME THIS plus DVD for €20~€25 I would be happy!

    Bridge Of Spies + Bonus Tracks + DVD
    1 Heart And Soul 4:15
    2 I Will Be With You 4:06
    3 China In Your Hand 5:06
    4 Friends Like These 3:45
    5 Sex Talk/Intimate Strangers 4:07
    6 Bridge Of Spies 5:23
    7 Monkey House 4:24
    8 Valentine 3:53
    9 Thank You For Goodbye 3:54
    10 You Give Up 4:39
    11 China In Your Hand (Reprise) 0:45
    12 Heart And Soul (Single Version) 3:40
    13 Heart And Soul (Remix) 5:04
    14 Heart And Soul (The “4 Twelve” Mix) 6:45
    15 Heart And Soul (Radio Edit) 3:51
    16 Heart And Soul (Beats & Rap) 3:58
    17 Heart And Soul (Heart And Soulful Dub) 4:15
    18 China In Your Hand (Single Version) 4:05
    19 Bridge Of Spies (US Version) 4:08
    20 Bridge Of Spies (AOR-Mix) 4:02
    84:05
    (perhaps omitting Heart And Soul Single Version 3:40 & China In Your Hand Reprise 0:45)

  25. Steven says:

    Some cracking songs on this album, but it could really have done with a remix (and a 5.1 mix while they were at it).

    Frustrating to see that some period remixes/b-sides are missing in action – any chance they can be added to the package, or are the two CDs already full to capacity?

  26. gb says:

    looks good. but would have liked a 2cd.
    or 3cd/dvd

  27. mike says:

    odd have now noticed that two of the 29/10/87 tracks are unreleased, taking the songs from that show released to 6. I would have preferred all the concert to the B sides (which are all on the CD singles) – they were a fantastic live band.

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  29. john says:

    Available on HD wow for £10.88 free postage

  30. mike says:

    when A-Ha’s East of the Sun (2cd + 1 dvd) is 13.37 on amazon and this is still 28.99 – it really looks poor value!

  31. Griffin says:

    Hi Paul, are there 2 editions of this? 2CD & 2CD+DVD? jpc.de is offering Remastered Bridge of spies as 2 different items (both available in November) with different prices.

  32. Neil says:

    Just noticed this is £29.99 on HMV absolutely shocking price. Looking about i have noticed as Griffin mentioned there appears to be a two disc being released as well presumably without the DVD for around the £10 mark which makes more sense.

  33. Griffin says:

    Okay Neil thanks! So there are 2 editions! But what’s on the cheaper 2 discs edition? Did they took my advice putting everything in 1 CD & 1 DVD in my previous post above? That would be great! GBP20 for a DVD is a bit expensive

    • Neil says:

      I would imagine it will be the 2 CD’s without the DVD.

      • Patrick says:

        The “cheap” version without the DVD is probably false!

        Just recieved a refund from WOWHD of my preorder.

        So only option is to buy the EXPENSIVE one or none at all.

        That’s bad :(

  34. Neil says:

    £26.99 on HMV now. Still way too expensive though.

  35. Neil says:

    Going by the comments i have read from people who have bought this the main album still sounds as bad as it originally did and no amount of remastering has saved it.

  36. lee3010 says:

    The notes by Carol in the release state ‘when we delivered the album to Siren, the head of the label hated the compression that Roy had put on it. It did make it sound harsh through stereo but when you heard it on the radio, especially American radio, which Roy was aiming for, the production was amazing and still sounds modern today’. SO there you go, the ‘sound’ was intentional – aiming at a specific genre and market. When you read further into the booklet, it appears that the recording process was very thorough, even recording single guitar strings and overlapping/overdubbing and constantly building the tracks up.

    Yes, I agree it’s overpriced, but it is very nicely done, the notes/interviews from each band member is great to read – giving a lovely insight. Playing the album in the car, the sound is great, full of depth and power – hearing things i’ve missed before. Still have the DVD to watch, so not sure what quality of that is like.

  37. lee3010 says:

    Oh forgot to mention, it’s available through digital retailers – iTunes (UK) have it for £10.99 (Audio only, no videos)

  38. Neil says:

    I just bought a copy from the marketplace on Amazon for £12.38 from the states and their is another copy there for £16.60. Just shows how much we are getting ripped off in the UK £26.99 for this is really taking the piss and i will probably have to wait for 10 days till it arrives but it will be worth it.

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