Fans bemoan MIX-up on Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi 3CD reissue

Neneh Cherry / Raw Like Sushi

Neneh Cherry fans who paid up to £45 for the three-CD reissue of the Raw Like Sushi album are unhappy with a mistake on CD 3 that repeats the same track.

The new set offers four bonus versions of the single ‘Kisses On The Wind’, but despite the different subtitles, two of them – the ‘Spanish Mix’ & the ‘A Little More Puerto Rico’ mix – are actually identical. Seems like no one bothered to give this disc a proper listen.

Given that the CD set is already missing content present on the vinyl package (‘Buffalo Blues’) and doesn’t even include the UK 12-inch of ‘Kisses On The Wind’, wasting seven minutes like this seems rather slack. 

Fans might be more inclined to shrug this off if they’d paid £13 for it (same price as the recent Erasure Chorus 3CD set for example) but when Universal Music are asking more than three times that amount for the same kind of content (album plus two bonus discs of remixes) then getting it right would seem to be a not unreasonable request.

SDE would like to see this CD repressed and offered free to existing purchasers with a different version of ‘Kisses On The Wind’ or ‘Buffalo Blues’ replacing the redundant mix. If you’d like to see the same, please make your feelings know by leaving a comment on this post.

122 responses to Fans bemoan MIX-up on Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi 3CD reissue

  1. Michael Wiley says:

    Any word yet from Universal, Paul? Definitely need a replacement if they decide to do the right thing – which includes accurately representing the printed track listing + the Buffalo Blues add on. Could make it a hidden track, thusly no need to worry about the printed tracklist. Sigh.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No word at all. I think we can conclude they are going to do nothing. Make of that what you will!

  2. Jens says:

    Did something happen with the repress of the wrong CD?

  3. Tom R says:

    I want either: A replacement disc that includes “Buffalo Blues” and what people on here are saying is a really good remix of “Kisses On the Wind” that is now missing (at least); OR an additional disk (as one person way, way up the thread mentioned) that has a host of additional remixes and b-sides that are not currently included, a set curated by some knowleadgable fans who should not be hard to find (maybe these advisers could at least be offered free copies for helping).

  4. David says:

    Definitely agree a re-press would be the right thing to do and would be appreciated by her fans (and probably by her).

  5. David Bly says:

    As I haven’t gotten this yet (for the dual reasons of limited funds and a SECOND debit card that has been compromised by hackers within a month!), I hope they will re-do this as I do wish to get it, but I would not if they do not plan to fix it and make sure we have a way to know which copies are ‘fixed’ ones.

    Did get the gold vinyl LP (with download card) of the album a little while ago – looks great!

  6. Frankie says:

    I guess I shall stick with my original Circa CD with the demo and bonus remixes, and the ‘Kisses on the Wind’ for the “Buffalo Blues” B-Side. I like the mastering on those discs, I like the choices of instruments on the stereo channels.

  7. Marc says:

    I agree too! CD repressed please. No download!

  8. Jeremy says:

    I just received the ‘gold’ single disc vinyl reissue of this album. A couple of things to note, both of which add to the overall impression of production incompetence. First, the so-called ‘gold’ vinyl is a sort of muddy brown. Unattractive and not as advertised. Second, there’s no type on the spine. It’s just a blank white space. I mean, how difficult is it to print the artist and album name on the spine? This could be intentional I suppose but it seems more likely that it’s another example of can’t-be-bothered production. On the plus side, the cardboard sleeve is actually cardboard.

  9. gwynogue says:

    +1 for a corrected version, please.

    Especially if they can replace the ‘repeated’ track with “Buffalo Blues”.

    I don’t technically own a copy yet (Amazon Australia are asking $70AUD…no chance!) but when (if) I buy it, I hope it’s fixed.

    I don’t know how much ’empty’ space is on each disc. I’ll be pissed off if it’s 15-20 minutes…plenty of space for a few more tracks.

  10. Paul Jaymes says:

    A replacement CD required here as well. A shame because the remaster of the original album on CD1 is excellent.

  11. Norn Cutson says:

    This is sad.
    Neneh and her fans deserve better., especially since this was a pricey package to begin with.

  12. Deja Vu says:

    I purchased this audio shambles of a Sushi ‘deluxe’ CD package with signed print direct from Universal’s store.

    As soon as i have time i will be returning for refund and stating why, unless Universal can rectify and compensate this fiasco with a full to capacity replacement bonus physical CD (not download) of properly researched and presented missing tracks and first-time-to-CD mixes .

    Universal’s mistake has exposed a vastly over-priced product even for those lucky enough to obtain it at a discounted £21 price point. Without any DVD material, at these price points it should be a comprehensive correctly presented audio package of every track mix released in European licensing territory and more.

    The 2 duplicated side by side extended mix tracks, missing Buffalo Blues and missing plethora of previously released 12″ mixes just shows it to be a quick grab-for-cash with no care for audio content, just thrown together with deceptive oversized packaging.

    I don’t buy any ‘mixes unavailable on master tape’ excuse either in this instance, which will likely exist in the same Virgin library archive as band Simple Minds.

    A properly executed deluxe audio package would have involved an Archive list, tapes pulled, transferred and *ear-checked* to cover the best audio source album master, followed by all 7″edits and b-sides, standard 12″ and 12′ remixes *ear-checked* (hell, many of these were previously released on the European CD singles i own) with any remaining space for unreleased material depending on disc capacity for a *fair* product price point. Which this ain’t !!

    Talking of Simple Minds, this reminds me of Universal’s overblown price point with the Street Fighting Years missing ‘deluxe’ content fiasco.

    If this is how Universal intends to treat consumers, it will accelerate decline in back catalogue physical product purchase.

  13. Kasper says:

    Hi there.Will youp ut me down as a customer wanting a replacement, please.Regards

  14. Jan V says:

    Hi Paul, add me to the list.

    I bought and subsequently have been in contact with the offical shop and so far their responses have been strange. I have bought the signed deluxe edition and they offer me a 6,48 euro refund (I don’t know where they get this amount from) or a credit voucher for their shop. Nothing about replacement discs.

  15. Alan Jones says:

    I went with the single gold vinyl version with autographed 12” card, as the deluxe versions with extra remixes did not appeal to me. If the track on the CD appears twice and is exactly the same, then this is a mistake and should be corrected on subsequent represses going forward (which may never happen). I doubt very much that they will replace existing copies with just one version or replace one with a different track. The budget on this project was spent long ago and staff resource moved on to other forthcoming releases, not yet necessarily in the public domain.

  16. P.E. says:

    Put me down as a customer wanting a replacement, please.

  17. Tom m hans says:

    I like Neneh Cherry but was not interested because of the price tag. I am not familiar with the plethora of remixed but isn’t it possible that the same mix was published twice under different names or are they truly different. The first would indicate a marketing scheme from the get go, the second would indicate carelessness that maybe a human error was not detected. Peace.

  18. FREDERIC B says:

    ok for a replacement, dude :)

  19. Eric C says:

    This is a product non conformity, (manufacturing defect) so it is normaly covered by the EEC warrant for 2 years (enjoy while in the EEC rules). You can claim and do a class action against universal by consumers associations.

    Remember these are are project managers run by Financial psychopaths, they don’t give a fuck about music , neither consumers; only $.
    So money talks, strike them at money level ; boycott , spread the news on social media to ruin sales, complain to Authorities. Thats all we have as weapon against the dark forces for Finance !

    Thats teh same one who burned a warehouse, get the cash back from the insurrance and didn’t tell artists.

  20. bertielego says:

    As a Neneh Cherry fan of the early hour, I was starting considering the purchase of this triple CD set (the LP set being less attractive, since I bought all the 12″s back then), despite the glaring incompleteness of it.

    When checking the track listing, I had a flashback from the first time listening to the otherwise excellent Kisses US 12″, when I discovered that the ‘Spanish 12″ Mix’ version was identical to the ‘A Little More Puerto Rican’ version… (see my earlier post on the ‘unboxing’ thread).

    The funny thing is, had they not included either identical version, no one would have complained, since there are anyway so many versions of Kisses not included here…

    What this cock-up proved, is that the record company 1/is clueless about the back catalog of the artists they are the copyright holders of, and 2/works in its ivory tower and doesn’t involve any of the fans they are only interested in getting the money from.

    I am not asking for a replacement CD. After all, there is not much to be replaced, it contains what it says on the can: the same track, added twice, and listed under its two correct versions names.

    What I am asking to the record company is to conduct some proper research, and issue a 4th disc of additional tracks/mixes, as compensation for a lack of respect to the fans. By prioritizing those previously unavailable on CD, this will help fill the gap of this set… and save their face.

    You want to make some decent money from me?
    Then do your work first.

  21. Jan says:

    Yes Paul, add my name to the list.

    Rather disappointing.

  22. Jens says:

    sure, I want also a repress of the wrong CD.

  23. fjvb says:

    Agreed. Haven’t opened mine yet but send me a correct disc.

  24. Stephen BC says:

    I recall this happened around 15 years ago with the reissue of Tears for Fears Songs from the big Chair. Everybody wants to rule the world was repeated and I didn’t get a replacement disc (but would have loved one). Don’t know if one was offered at the time or not.

    That really annoyed me at the time, so I’m adding my name to the list for a reissue of the disc with the error.

  25. Maurice says:

    Add me to the disappointed-in-this-release list. This is a ridiculous error at any price, much less the premium price they’re charging for it. I’d love a chance to get some kind of replacement (and yes, please tack on Buffalo Blues like they should’ve done all along.)

  26. Chris says:

    I agree. Replacement for sure.

  27. Dan Abel says:

    Agree. Nice to have a decent job done.

  28. James Giraffe says:

    I bought it too, and would welcome a repress too.

    Kisses On The Wind is a highlight of the album, so it’s a shame they mucked up with those remixes.

    It’s a shame that this was left off too – Buffalo Stance (The There’s Nothing Wrong Mix – Sukka Mix II), but it’s too late to bemoan that.

  29. jmurillo says:

    Universal should replace the Cd with the correct versions or allow the buyer to return it and refund full amount paid including all shipping costs.

  30. Michel Kempes says:

    Give me the right cd… Add my name to the list

  31. Saar Freedman says:

    It appears that Universal simply either did not have access or could not find the 12″ masters, so most of these tracks were probably sourced from the CD singles, That is why they have omitted so many vinyl only 12″ mixes – the “english Vocal” 12″ is such an example.

    of course this could be yet another victim of the universal fire and not a case of laziness ..

    If you remember the same thing happened with the 3Cd Yazz-wanted set, when errors were noted the record company admitted to not having access to the masters at all and that is why they used CD edits on that set…

    and speaking of the universal fire

    do you think that maybe this is why we are not getting and may never see Tears for Fears Seeds of love deluxe reissues?

  32. Matthew Holbrook says:

    Yes, I’m disappointed more care wasn’t taken with this release. I would like a repressed.

  33. Branny says:

    Shoddy. If they are charging that price they need to get it right.

  34. Fredpostman says:

    Add my name please Paul even though I paid just 21 quid for it via Amazon France { thanks again for the info}
    Why don’t these people get input from fans who know all about the tracks?

  35. Melvin says:

    I agree with Paul. A replacement disc would be nice. Great to see a reissue for Neneh’s album but it could have been so much better. Thanks for flagging this issue Paul

  36. Olivier F says:

    At work, if I make mistakes, I have to correct them. And they who sell us recordings that we bought on vinyl and CD, re-releases often too expensive and poorly made. Is it professional work?Do your job right, not just money
    Thanks to Paul for his high quality work

  37. AudioDile says:

    I absolutely agree.

    Personally I’d prefer to see the English 12″ Mix, but anything is better than a duplicated track.

    Why go to all the trouble to make a fancy special edition when you don’t even care enough to listen to the audio you’re putting on it to make sure things like this don’t happen?

    The lack of quality control is offensive. This same collection frankly could have been released as a “Gold” series without the unnecessarily large booklet and sold for a fraction of the cost, but it was obviously a blatant cash grab without any actual quality control.

  38. Poptones says:

    Talking about remixes, RIP Andrew Weatherall. Great DJ and producer (Primal Scream’s Screamadelica).

    Andrew Weatherall passed away two days ago at London’s Whipps Cross Hospital (pulmonary embolism).

    • graeme ewan says:

      I share the same thoughts. Very little coverage of Andy Weatherall anywhere really. Maybe a mark of the man himself of course. RIP and condolences to his family.x

      • Mickeystevens says:

        I didn’t know this! What awful news. His “Sabres” mixes (for bjork and new order, particularly) were brilliant. A huge loss.

  39. Kiki_ says:

    Well, that juste seems to be the way major record compagnies act nowadays… No check, nothing to care about buyers… we’ll probably (and I Really hope so!) have the opportunity to get a replacement disc (ad did Cherry red and Edsel – too many times !!!) but, these are sad times for music…

    Universal did even worse in France , putting out some major french singer (Michel Sardou for example) big box with all the albums, but instead of taking the original master tapes, they used… mp3 !!!

  40. Johnathan says:

    Adding my name to those who feel this should be adjusted. Ridiculous that “Buffalo Blues” wasn’t included and the other missing “KOTW” remix. If it’s going to be a comprehensive compilation — and the inclusion of everything else indicates that desire, including the duplicate mix — these should have been included on both vinyl and CD from the start. It really is a puzzler!

  41. KevinK says:

    I would agree that the compilers should have realised the two mixes were the same and picked an alternative for the track listing. However, it seems to me that what is actually on the CD is what the cover and advertising said would be on the CD. You get the ‘Spanish Mix’ and you get the ‘A Little More Puerto Rico’ mix. These have presumably long been known to be the same mix – so it’s hardly a case of “false advertising” or “the wrong mix was used”. I’m not sure that really justifies demands for a repressing or a refund.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Having two of the same track, one after the other is just plain wrong, even if it’s pretty obvious why it happened. I don’t think anyone has accused them of false advertising, just shoddiness. delivering a scrappy product for a premium price.

      • Chris Squires says:

        Paul, you know more about this than many here, I remember a chat with an old mate of mine, Dermot James, who talked me through the process of getting access to and going through the original tapes to work out what you had at your disposal, this can very much depend on what is written on the tape label and if some eejit wrote the wrong thing down or put the wrong tape back in the box.
        The point here seems to be not that mega-fans wouldn’t know that these two mixes weren’t the same but you would hope that somewhere in the process someone at the label would know (or listen to it and work it out) that these were the same tracks. The average fan or someone of the right age who bought the album 1st time round (i.e. the target market) most probably would not know that these two tracks were the same. You would assume that any two tracks with different names were indeed different tracks.
        These SDEs that go wrong plainly have no one who knows or cares enough in the process to know what is what.
        What is worthwhile, what is difficult to find, what is easy to find, what is relevant or irrelevant to the project.
        Same issue with cover art, they just don’t think there is enough money in it to bother doing it right. It’s probably cheaper to do a bish-bosh job and hope to get away with it or at worst have to bang out a disc to about 30% of people who bought it.

        It’s rather like putting a chemist in charge of a new historical biography of Churchill. They will know little to nothing of the subject matter.

        Early contender for worst box set of the year? Overpriced, cheap materials and incorrect audio.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Shit happens. We know that. Nobody’s perfect. If SDE doesn’t at least point out this kind of cock-up, who will? I’m not saying whoever put this together is a bad person, or should be burnt at the stake, but the least we can do is point out the error and suggest someone does something. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. The consumer should have a voice and this is one way to amplify that voice.

          • OberonOZ says:

            I agree totally. I’d like them to issue a corrected version of this for sure before I would buy it.

  42. Rare Glam says:

    Not a set I was interested in but for those who bought it, I quite understand how you feel. It would be worth while contcting Universal at Ask politely about a replacement disc and at the same time attach your proof of purchase. That way they have all your details up front and can act accordingly.

    I did this for the PIL ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ box set that had dodgy track cuing (track breaks appeard mid way through each track instead of at the end on one disc). There was no info advising to do this anywhere, I just did it on the off chance because that is what I had to do with the Heaven 17 set also on Universal. Low and behold they were aware of the issue and had already pressed up replacement discs and immediately sent a corrected replacement. So it is always worth asking.

    • SimonP says:

      What about the Hurting boxset (and 2 CD)? They’re not fixing that one and even re-releasing it still Broken.

      See what I did there?

  43. Valentin Gallego says:

    I totally agree, I bought it at Amazon France, in the 3 cd’s there is plenty of time they could have put mixtures not included in cd. Thanks Paul

  44. Dean says:

    I don’t know man, I think this is something of a storm in a tea cup if I’m honest. Yes a mistake was made, it can happen. They don’t make mistakes deliberately, but there are many steps along the way where it can happen. It’s how they respond that matters, although I must say, a duplicate track – while annoying – doesn’t strike me as being the end of the world.

    I also wouldn’t compare pricing with those “Gold” sets that are so nasty looking I certainly couldn’t buy them.

    What’s truly egregious is the “exclusivity” elements, with one set having tracks another set doesn’t. There’s no need for that, other than trying to double-dip. When it comes to artists like this, just make a set that is complete and be done with it. Offer Vinyl separately for those that want that.

    In short, I think this being blown out of proportion if I’m honest. The only real fix is a replacement CD, but that’s going to take time to get done. In the mean time, surely there’s enough in the set to enjoy?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      They haven’t responded, that’s the issue. Ignoring fans at the moment.

    • RJS says:

      “I think this is something of a storm in a tea cup…”

      I agree. I suspect that a lot of people who purchased the box didn’t even know there was a problem until they read this article.

  45. Francis says:

    I was going to purchase this and update it from the old original CD but I may as well not bother until the balls-up is sorted out.

  46. Richard S says:

    Do they do test pressings for CDs? Maybe you could do a competition or something to send a few to some fans for them to listen to and get feedback. Or yes as others suggested, somebody who really knows the artists output and would easily spot something like this, before it got to market.

  47. Paul E. says:

    It all seems so very elementary to me and reckless at the same time. It’s been several years, but I’ve burned hundreds of mix CD’s for myself and friends and don’t ever recall adding two of the same tracks to the table of contents- a duplicated track (back to back) with the same run time and from the same artist would have been obvious. Minimally, I would have auditioned the track(s) to ensure things were correct prior to burning the CD media. If I took that kind of care as a reasonably prudent person would have, than by definition, these companies selling flawed products are negligent, irresponsibile, and yes…reckless.

    Initial shortcomings aside, these errors significantly impact potential collector value. The ability to resell a single CD, box set, etc. with known pressing issues is problematic as potential buyers must ask if the listing includes a “replacement” disc or discs. And that can only be asked if the label offered one to begin with.

    There is no question that Universal Music should replacement Disc 3. My remaining concern is what the company/industry is going to do moving forward to avoid these issues?

  48. James Barker says:

    Easy fix! Produce a smaller digipak version with booklet! PLUS! the Bonus discs (as per Dominic post). Make it aN “extra” super deluxe at the right price and sell loads! Plus issue this version for free to those that order the original set. (Like me!) Nice looking set, but as per Paul Sinclair’s unboxing video, it’s a bit weak for the price that some will have paid! Attention to detail is always lost on the discs/music!! So many errors on so many reissues. Shame

  49. Nass Khan says:

    I bought this on lp at a charity shop in Seven Kings for 50p.

  50. Jon says:

    I agree. I noticed this when I first received the set. Annoying. Count me in for a replacement.

    Thanks Paul,

  51. GB says:

    My advice would be to return the product to the retailer from which you made your purchase. That will put more pressure on the manufacture. If 50% or more of the retailers have to issue refunds for defective product I can guarantee you the manufacturer will be accountable.

  52. dominic says:

    Aaaaaand another thing.

    The ‘Old School Mix’ of Manchild is clipped at the end meaning it ends abruptly sooner than it should.

    • Stephen says:

      This happened on the original album version of the cd and I pointed this out upon release on another thread. They’ve obviously just taken it form there and not the master or manchild cd single. We could between us probably share flac files and do a better job ourselves for most reissues. Shame

      • EW99 says:

        Never noticed this before so thanks for pointing it out – I don’t think I’ve ever played my 12″ back to back with the CD album version in all these years. To be fair the 12″ version also ends fairly abruptly but at least it ends at the end of a bar! It’s fairly obvious once you listen properly.

        One thing this new release has done is to make me tidy up my iTunes versions of all these songs so that’s a good thing :)

  53. Timm Davison says:

    It seems it would be more cost-effective to hire someone knowledgeable (like Paul) to serve as a label archivist – someone whose sole job is to compile tracks and running orders for these deluxe editions. I understand you probably need a mastering engineer, which is not probably going to be the archivist, but – an archivist would be in charge of QC for the finished product in terms of compiling the material, track/mix accuracy and potentially, artist interaction. I don’t know, sounds logical to me.

  54. Steven Campbell says:

    I didn’t know that as I havent yet had a chance to listen to it but yes I’d like my CD replaced, admittedly mine only cost me £21 through Amazon France but the fact remains this shouldnt have happened especially when you consider that there were some tracks on the vinyl version that weren’t on the CD and vice versa. I would like my name added to that list please.

  55. Electric Sydney says:

    Too right Paul. Your excellent unboxing video made clear to most that this looks to be dodgy product. I don’t think I was going to purchase this but now for I can’t help but take this all somewhat personally. If record companies would like to keep making money from Super Deluxe Editions, they better make damn sure that the product is tip-top. A cheap counter intuitive debacle.

  56. Deborah Cross says:

    The confusion is quite understandable as the David Morales mix was called ‘A Little More Puerto Rican’ on the UK 12″ and renamed the ‘Spanish 12″ Mix’ on the US 12″. The US 12″ also included another Morales mix called ‘English 12″ Mix’ which is virtually indistinguishable from the ‘Spanish 12″ Mix’. The ‘English 12″ Mix’ was not released in the UK (I think). I am still not 100% sure which is which?

    What isn’t understandable is the total absence of the single version of all but one of her hits and the numerous other remixes, b sides etc.

    • Toast says:

      Everyone posting here needs to read Deborah’s comment – Same mix, different title in different territories. So it would seem that there is technically nothing wrong with the disc, a track is duplicated but whoever compiled it must have thought they were different due to the different titles. Seems unlikely they will issue a replacement if this is the case.
      But I agree it’s shame that not all of the various mixes are included.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        “Must have thought they were different”. Anyone who has any interest in 1980s pop music and 12-inch singles will be aware of the concept of different names the for the same remix in different territories. The problem is compounded by the fact that desirable content was LEFT OFF while duplicating something else.

    • AudioDile says:

      The English 12″ Mix is similar but contains quite a bit more vocal remixing done – it’s easy to spot the differences once you get about halfway into the track, and frankly I like it quite a bit more than the Spanish 12″ Mix. You’re going to market this to a US audience and you’re NOT going to include the English 12″, which has never been on CD unlike the Spanish Mix which is easily available? Does anyone even bother to check these things? It would have taken 5 minutes of talking to an actual Neneh Cherry fan to figure it out.

      In addition to that, there was also the Street Mix and Moody Mix, either of which were also different and could have been used.

  57. Kauwgompie says:

    It’s quite simple. If you charge an arm and a leg for a product, you expect it to be right. So when I pay $40 for a 3cd because it has all the bonus remixes I want and it then turns out two of those remixes are identical even though they were labeled as two different mixes, I’m upset. I want the right product. They need to re-print cd number 3 with the right content and send it to the fans who can show proof of purchase. Nothing more, nothing less!! Universal, you know what to do!!

  58. Steve says:

    I paid good money for this set. Replacement needed. It also takes away the enjoyment of the release when you have to chase the record company to put things right when it is there mistake in the first place.

  59. jcpp says:

    I think it’s not a question of how much buyers pay for the set -15 or 45 – but of doing things the right way. These kind of rereleases are suposed to be compiled by people who should know what material they are dealing with, people who should know that customers want it treated proffessionally and people who should know that, many times, to spend a certain amount of money is an effort for the customer.

  60. Christian says:

    The funny thing is that the download version seems to omitt one of the identical mixes and adds Buffalo Blues … too late, too little.

  61. dominic says:

    For me, Buffalo Blues and the Extended Album mix (UK 12”) were the bests tracks across the Kisses on the wind releases.

    For those to be missing, along with the price, this has really taken the shine off this release.

    It’s a shame the vhs released at the time featuring videos and behind the scenes footage wasn’t posted over to disc also. For fans of Buffalo Blues, there’s some great clips of her recording it and her late dad playing trumpet over the top of it.

    • Adam says:

      And the VHS release is also Copy Protected both NTSC and PAL, cannot easily be transferred to DVD even if you own it, they really should have added that video content and all official music videos.

  62. EW99 says:

    I am tired of this sort of thing happening over and over. When it’s a bargain price it’s easier to understand that corners have been cut but for a high end item (even if there were bargains to be had) it’s extremely annoying. If it was mandatory for record companies to correct these errors and/or compensate purchasers then they’d soon change their ways.

    I’m still smarting over the first Go-Betweens box set where two tracks on Spring Hill Fair that should segue together had an annoying gap inserted. If you’re asking decent money for these things then please take a bit more care.

    • EW99 says:

      Sorry, should have answered the question you posed at the top.

      I’m not really that bothered about a replacement but I am annoyed by the combination of the high pricing, the flimsy packaging and the poor quality control. In the unlikely event that a replacement were to be offered featuring a previously-vinyl-only remix then I wouldn’t say no but otherwise I can live with it.

  63. mike says:

    Though I dont agree with a lot of the comments about missing mixes/b-sides (it would need to be a 5 disc set to have every missing mix – and what is presented is a decently representative set) or the packaging/price point (three times reduced below £20 now, where I am sure most of the set’s sales were made), I would echo duplicating mixes is a no-no and add my support to the repressing needed.

  64. daveid76 says:

    How lazy and unprofessional. This kind of thing is happening far too much – it’s almost the norm these days. I’m not a fan but on behalf of those who are then yes – it must be re-pressed.

  65. Mattips says:

    I purchased this when alerted to a deal from Amazon France. Was this a known issue – hence the low priced offer? Please offer a replacement disc – Anyone with a disc can send in proof of purchase as done with other disc errors and all will be good.

  66. Kevin Wollenweber says:

    I totally agree. I am tiring of these random mistakes in product that we’re ending up paying top dollar for. Please let us know if a reissue or exchange campaign is in order, Paul.

  67. Robert Laversuch says:

    Hi got my set when it came out and have followed the recent discussions and unboxing video with interest. Echoing what was said above I have countless box sets that were way cheaper with tons more material and a lot more attention to detail. All of Paul Sinclair’s curated sets are all cases in point. A replacement disc similarly to Heaven 17 box set replacement discs would be nice.

  68. jp Sanders says:

    Great album that still sounds good today however ….

    43 quid for correct cd is extortionate
    43 quid for incorrect cd – daylight robbery
    Well maybe a slight exageration but is it really so hard ?

    Get SDE’s Mr Sinclair on the case and we will avoid these petty, and am I alone in thinking, increasingly common cock ups. Genuine fans or music lovers would never make such basic errors.

    Ho Hum….

  69. Deano says:

    Yes, totally agree that the CDs need to be repressed. Interestingly, they have got the track listing right on digital release via tidal, so why have they messed up on the CD only.

  70. Peter Muscutt says:

    Not a Neneh Cherry fan and didn’t buy this, but it’s a principle thing at the end of the day – you’ve forked out hard earned cash on this product and it should be correct. No excuses! So I support the cause to get replacements issued for those that purchased this. I know I’d be annoyed if it was a band/artist I loved (and have been on the end of it with the coloured vinyl Suede box set needing replacements…)!

  71. DJB says:

    Agree entirely.

  72. Stefano says:

    I agree, replacement needed for sure

  73. Gareth Jones says:

    I know times are hard and record labels must have less staff than they used to, but is it really so difficult for them to check through a mere 3 CDs before going to manufacture? Mammoth 10 disc box sets may be a different matter. Staff may not have the time to wade through that many discs to check for errors. But when it’s only 3 CDs, how much effort would that be? In the age of Spotify playlists, I still make my own compilation mix CDs for myself and for friends. I ALWAYS check it through once before giving it to a friend, incase I’ve made a cock-up on it. And I’m not even trying to sell it to anyone!!

    • Diz Sma says:

      Add me to the list too. To be honest 10 disc sets shouldn’t have these errors either. Production checking should be a cornerstone of any manufacturing operation.

    • Colin the Bruce says:

      “Home taping is killing music” :0)
      (Streaming the final nail in the coffin)

  74. musicoloog says:

    Def agree.

    A lot of mixes/versions are omitted…this release is a real joke:
    the content, the price, the way it looks…

    • dominic says:

      I went looking on previous posts seeing if anyone had made a list of missing tracks.

      Turns out they had, and it was you! Good work sir.

      I thought it was worth reposting it:

      “musicoloog says:
      November 26, 2019 at 15:56
      Great set, but I really can’t understand why quite a few (previously unreleased on CD) versions, even though there is enough space left on CD 1, 2&3, are omitted, like:

      Buffalo Stance (Radio Edit)
      Buffalo Stance (Instrumental)
      Buffalo Stance (Scratchapella)
      Buffalo Stance (”The there’s nothing wrong mix” – Sukka Mix II)
      Manchild (The Original Mix) = (Massive Attack Mix) ??
      Buffalo Blues
      Kisses On The Wind (Radio Edit)
      Kisses On The Wind (Extended Album Version)
      Kisses On The Wind (Dub Wise…)
      Kisses On The Wind (The Dynamik Duo Radio Remix)
      Kisses On The Wind (Lovers Hip-Hop 7” Version)
      The Next Generation (Final Mix)
      The Next Generation (Dave’s Dub)
      Inna City Mamma (Completely Re-recorded 7” Version)
      So Here I Come (7” Edit)

      And a bonus DVD/Blu-Ray featuring “ The Rise Of Neneh Cherry” should be present as well.

      So, this ‘super deluxe edition’ is far from completely. As there is a lot missing I think I’ll pass this pretty expensive re-issue…”

      • EW99 says:

        Manchild (Original Mix) is not the Massive Attack mix. It’s basically the LP version but with the brilliant cold ending followed by about 45 seconds more of the backing track.

      • jan Marien says:

        This bonus-cd is what I am looking for!
        Paid a lot of money for it and still missing lots of good mixes!
        Finally the ‘Inna City Mama’-7″ on CD!!!

  75. David says:

    100% agree.
    slap dash approach so expect a LOT to ask for a full refund.

  76. Bruce Nicholson says:

    100% agree. Seems ridiculous that it has both this duplication and that tracks are missing. I find it difficult to understand how these types of errors keep being made on these premium products. So, yes it would be good to have my copy replaced.

  77. Stephen says:

    Regardless of them repeating a song this is well over priced. Yes, whoever was in charge of putting this package together should have at least listened to the songs but to be fair if you were a Neneh Cherry fan willing to pay big bucks in the first place then wouldn’t you already know that this is the same song, just with a different mix name? The Cd single that includes “Buffalo Blues” goes for less than £1 second hand at the moment.

    • EW99 says:

      Speaking for myself I have most versions of the Raw Like Sushi period singles but I don’t have the US 12″ that contains half a dozen Morales mixes. I have the UK CD single with one Morales mix on it but I was never 100% sure that it was the same mix as any of those on the US 12″. I had enough suspicions that I was surprised when the track listing was announced but thought at first that I must have been wrong.

  78. Steve Thorpe says:

    Agreed as per your comments Paul – it is a great set and fantastic to see Neneh’s debut expanded and remastered; however it is certainly spoiled by the repeated Kisses On The Wind. I’d like to see the repressed 3rd disc have both the UK 12-inch mix as well as Buffalo Blues.

  79. Manu says:

    I agree. Who is in charge of Quality Control ?

  80. seikotsi says:

    Agree (even if I paid less).

  81. Thib says:

    Yes, I would like to see this CD repressed a with a corrected track-listing.
    Paul, any feedback from Universal concerning the massive disappointment with the SFY boxset ? Would they be open to offer something to existing purchasers ? (at the very least downloads of the missing live tracks)

  82. Xav says:

    I definitely agree, why is no one checking the final product before manufaturing ? I need a replacement.

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