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Labi Siffre / My Song 9CD signed box

500-only signed by Labi Siffre • 9CD box set

In September, Edsel will issue, My Song, a 50th anniversary Labi Siffre nine-CD box set which features all of his albums and a generous selection of bonus tracks. 500 copies come with a ph0to personally SIGNED by Labi Siffre!

Siffre is probably best known for penning ‘It Must Be Love’ (covered by Madness in 1981) and for his powerful anti-apartheid anthem ‘(Something Inside) So Strong’, which peaked at number four in the UK singles chart in 1987.

The box features the following nine albums: Labi Siffre (1970) The Singer and The Song (1971) Crying Laughing Loving Lying (1972) For The Children (1973) Remember My Song (1975) Happy (1975) So Strong (1988) Man of Reason (1991) and The Last Songs (1998). They all come packaged in vinyl replica card wallets, and are accompanied by a 32-page booklet in which Labi speaks candidly about his career.

In total, there are 146 recordings in this collection with 44 bonus tracks. Labi’s last album, The Last Songs has been remastered in 2020 especially for this set and contains two newly recorded bonus tracks.

My Song  is released on 4 September 2020.

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CD 1
1. Too Late
2. Words
3. Something On My Mind
4. Maybe Tomorrow
5. You And I Should Be Together
6. I Don’t Know What’s Happened To The Kids Today
7. I Love You
8. Make My Day
9. A Little More Line
10. Maybe
11. River
12. Love Song For Someone
13. I Just Couldn’t Live Without Her
14. Maybe When We Dance
15. Ask Me To Stay
16. Here We Are

CD: 2
1. There’s Nothing In The World Like Love
2. You’re Lovely
3. A Number Of Words
4. Who Do You See?
5. Not So Long Ago
6. The Shadow Of Our Love
7. When I’m On My Own You Are On My Mind
8. Rocking Chair
9. Interlude
10. Thank Your Lucky Star
11. Talkabout
12. Relax
13. Bless The Telephone
14. Summer Is Coming
15. Goodbye
16. When You Find You Need A Friend
17. Get To The Country
18. A Feeling I Got
19. Till Night Time Comes Along
20. Fallin’ For You
21. Oh What A Day
22. Just A Face
23. Seasons Come, Seasons Go

CD 3
1. Saved
2. Cannock Chase
3. Fool Me A Goodnight
4. It Must Be Love
5. Gimme Some More
6. Blue Lady
7. Love Oh Love Oh Love
8. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying
9. Hotel Room Song
10. My Song
11. Till Forever
12. Come On Michael
13. To Find Love
14. Watch Me
15. Why Did You Go, Why Did You Leave Me?
16. You Make It Easy
17. Good Old Days
18. Pristine Verses
19. You’ll Let Me Know
20. For The Lovin’

CD 4
1. Somesay
2. Children Of Children
3. Entertainment Value
4. Odds And Ends
5. Prayer
6. Let’s Pretend
7. Someday
8. If You Have Faith
9. For The Children
10. Give Love
11. So What
12. Oh Me Oh My Mr City Goodbye
13. Last Night Tonight

CD 5
1. I Got The
2. Another Year
3. Down
4. Old Time Song
5. The Vulture 6. Dreamer
6. Sadie And The Devil
7. Turn On Your Love
8. Remember My Song
9. Run To Him
10. The Love Thing
11. Nightmare

CD 6
1. Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love
2. You Hurt Me
3. Doctor Doctor
4. Second Time Around
5. Would You Dance?
6. Supaluvva
7. Staride To Nowhere
8. You’ve Done Something To My Heart
9. Sally Came To Stay
10. La-De-Da-De-Da (Lost Without Your Love)
11. You’ve Got A Hold On Me
12. Do The Best You Can
13. Hot And Dirty In The City
14. Solid Love
15. One World Song [by Labi & Jackie]
16. We Got Love [by Labi & Jackie]

CD 7
1. Listen To The Voices
2. Nothin’s Gonna Change
3. I Will Always Love You
4. All I Wanna Do
5. And The Wind Blows
6. (Something Inside) So Strong
7. Lovers
8. Hard Road
9. I’m Alright
10. When You’re Lonely
11. The Secret
12. Never Let You Down
13. Tragical History Tour
14. (Something Inside) So Strong [live at The Prince’s Trust Concert]
15. Listen To The Voices [piano version]
16. Nothin’s Gonna Change [long version]
17. (Something Inside) So Strong [complete version US promo]

CD 8
1. City Of Dreams
2. Most People Sleep Alone
3. A Matter Of Love…
4. Lovers In Arms
5. All Fall Down
6. Reason
7. When Lights Are On
8. Sensible Betrayal In The City
9. Wash Away Your Troubles In Love
10. Schooldays
11. City Of Dreams [new version]
12. Reason [live version]
13. City Of Dreams [new version – extended 12″ version]

CD 9
1. Samaritans
2. The Dead Don’t Matter
3. Everything
4. Little Boy Baby Blue
5. Lose Myself In You
6. Why Isn’t Love Enough?
7. Sparrow In The Storm
8. Face To Face (A Paper Regret)
9. The Life I Got
10. Rainbow Moon
11. This Is It
12. Clinging To The Ledge
13. A Kiss In The Mirror
14. The Song To Sing
15. Everything [the OlaZayZoss(TM) remix]
16. (Love Is Love Is Love) Why Isn’t Love Enough?

17 responses to Labi Siffre / My Song 9CD signed box

  1. James says:

    Looks to be an almost- complete collection which includes quite a few non-LP-and-never-on-CD singles from 1975-1985.

    It looks like it is missing “Goodbye To Love” (which was the b-side to “Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love”.) The label says both songs are from the album “Happy” but “Goodbye To Love” doesn’t seem to be (unless it’s there under a different title).

    Speaking of “Happy”, it was never released as a standalone CD but was included in its entirety on “The Music Of Labi Siffre” CD.

    Also missing are the 12″/Extended versions and/or 7″ versions of
    “Listen To The Voices” and “I Will Always Love You”. And yes, “Thanks For 100 Millions Philips Televisions”

  2. Darren Linklater says:

    Thanks Paul,
    Labi is such an underrated songwriter. There is so much more than ‘It must be love’ and ‘So Strong’ to his musical career. The third album is the peak, an absolute 70’s singer songwriter classic. It’s a shame he didn’t do anymore. I have them all apart from Happy but this set and signed picture is too good to miss.

  3. mivany says:

    What a wasted opportunity! The failure to include the classic ‘Thanks For 100 Millions Philips Televisions’ is unforgivable.
    https://www.discogs.com/Various-Thanks-For-100-Million-Philips-Televisions/release/4074435

    • Friso Pad says:

      You forgot to add the wink, right?
      I would hardly call it unforgivable, if some obscure commercial advertising track wasn’t included.

  4. JIM WOOD says:

    Thanks Paul. Ordered my copy before the run sells out.

  5. Albert says:

    Great stuff. Thanks, Paul.

    A great and underrated singer and songwriter.
    Make My Day is one of the finest songs ever made.

  6. oskar says:

    Ordered!

  7. Luke says:

    I’m only interested in CD 7, hope to have a remaster of that album (So Strong) someday.

  8. The Golden Age Of The Phonograph says:

    I like Labi Siffre, nice voice and a lot of beautiful songs. Oh, most important a good man.

    I ordered the box set but came across a 2CD Compilation `Gold`, 56 tracks for less than £6. So I thought “Do I really need a 9CD Box Set?” So I ordered the Compilation and cancelled the Box Set.

    Then I started reading a bit about Labi and thought “Do I really need a 9CD Box Set?” So I re-ordered the Box Set and kept the order for the Compilation.

    Like I said, he`s a nice man,

    • Alan says:

      It appears to me that Edsel and the Crimson label have got their releases wrong. These Gold compilations are released and then a few months later a complete albums set or box from the same artist. The same has happened now with M People, Village People and the AWB before we get to Labi. Surely they should be trying to flog the full price album sets before the compilations with most of the same stuff on them

      • WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

        Oh, I don’t know…
        The Gold releases at that price-point are a great way of people with only a passing interest/knowledge of an artist to (re)discover their work. They then think either, oh, that was ok, and not feel the need to hear any more or cheated at £5-6, or blimy, why haven’t I heard this before, and then splash out £50 (or more) on the (complete) box set.
        Not everyone is checking stuff out on Spotify, and the box sets are aimed at those buyers.
        A bit like the sampler lps of the early 70s.
        And why not.

  9. daveid76 says:

    Is something inside so strong?

  10. Alan says:

    Spotted this yesterday and ordered straight away.

  11. Steve F says:

    Not forgetting, of course, the Chas & Dave/Eminem link to I Got The… from the Remember My Song album.

  12. Jan says:

    This looks excellent. Bought.

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