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So the brief here was to discuss CDs I have made through great effort for my simulated label, that eventually actually get made by real labels. This was a weird phenomenon where there are no easy attitudes to take. On one hand, real CDs are better than my homeburns. They are far more durable, even taking into account the archival gold media I use. On the other hand, a real CD I can buy for $20 replaces a project I may have spent 20-60 hours on. Had I known the availability would eventually, come, I may have picked other, less likely to be duplicated projects to invest my time in.
FICTION FACTORY – Ephemeral [REVO 035] 2006
I really liked Fiction Factory and once I finally started buying their CDs and singles in the 90s, it occurred to me that I should compile the rarities in a single disc with both albums worth of extra materials compiled on it. I had the early 90s edition of “Throw The Warped Wheel Out” as well as “Another Story” and both came with bonus material. “I Who Know You” a B-side from the “All Or Northing” 12″ was included on”Warped Wheel” from 1993, but at the time I made this CD, I did not know it was a bonus track, so I did not include it on “Ephemeral.” I did include the two bonus tracks from the German Line CD of “Another Story.”
In 2013, Cherry Pop reissued “Warped Wheel” with a hefty nine bonus tracks. All of what I included was there, but they also included “All Or Nothing” and the 12″ extended remix of “Feel’s Like Heaven.” The latter stuck in my craw, since I had bought a 12″ of “Feels Like Heaven” and it had the LP mix and two non-LP B-sides on it. Little did I know at the time [the 90s when collecting FicFac was happening] that there was a 2nd 12″ [insert stinger] complete with extended remix. D’oh! No tracks from :Another Story were included here, but I should get a copy of this since a real CD is always better than burned.
CLIENT – The Rotherham Sessions [REVO 038] 2006
I finally got to hear CLIENT, the post-Frazier Chorus electro project of Kate Holmes after hearing about them for a while when the band hosted demos for download on their website in the mid-noughts. I downloaded “The Rotherham Sessions” [they thoughtfully provided a cover], and burned them to CD since that’s how I listen. BONUS TRACKS: The band also had in addition to the eight tracks of “The Rotherham Sessions,” a further five mixes and versions, so these lived on the same CD in my world. “Diary Of An 18 Year Old Boy [wet dreams mix],” Happy [dub],” Man Overboard,” “Pills [demo],” and “Telephone Sex.” “Man Overboard” was the best track here!At the same time as they released the DL tracks, the band also pressed up a limited amount of “The Rotherham Sessions,” which were demos for their “Heartland” album. These were sold directly by the band; presumably as merch. But these discs had only the eight tracks from the “Heartland” album., though they were numbered and signed. They are pricey and I can’t really look to buying a copy. My CLIENT collection is big enough. I only need “Command,” their last album with Sarah Blackwood of Dubstar fame. Though Ms. Holmes had soldiered on with other vocalists in the last decade I remain dubious.
HEAVEN 17 – Civil Defence Box [REVO 039] 2006/2009
I compiled a BSOG [boxed set of god®] of Heaven 17 rarities in 2006. It was five discs and a DVD of videos. It came to my attention that I had not included some things due to error, so I thought I should remaster it in 2009. It was now six discs and no DVD, and the cover design/title changed significantly. It was still missing about a dozen remixes, so it was not truly complete even though it was a step forward.
This year, Edsel Records released a ten CD box of the Virgin Records run of Heaven 17 with all albums and a TON of rarities included. Being Edsel Records, there were sourcing/pressing errors on half of the discs here, but I still want this! I need to get one of these before the price begins to spiral upwards, yet I also want to be able to buy one of the corrected versions. It may be that only replacement discs from the manufacturer are available. So I had better move on this one quickly. It’s three figures on Discogs, but still available on *m*z*n for ~$90. If I buy there, I will have to contact the manufacturer for the replacement discs, I guess.
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Client is one of those bands that I should love but honestly 90% of their catalogue is a tough slog. Heartland is a pretty solid album though.
jsd – “Heartland” is where the promise was delivered. The cover of “Xerox Machine” was just wonderful. A strong album from start to finish. The first two albums were spotty, yes, but worth it used; the way I buy 90% of everything. Also, I have a penchant for deadpan women. It was sad that “Man Overboard” was just a DL on their website with no other release. It was a stunning track.
I have to admit that I get the covers of CLIENT and ADULT. releases confused sometimes. I prefer ADULT. overall but some ADULT. covers look just like CLIENT covers.
Hi Mr. Monk,
Here’s the tracklisting for the new Heaven 17 box, it’s missing
quite a few tracks of course, but has some new stuff.
I donated one track towards it, which is kind of neat.
Another Big Idea
[CD1: Bigger Than America]
2. Designing Heaven
3. We Blame Love
4. Another Big Idea
6. Bigger Than America
7. Unreal Everything
8. The Big Dipper
9. Do I Believe?
10. Resurrection Man
11. Maybe Forever
12. An Electronic Prayer
13. Bigger Than America [Version]
14. Designing Heaven [Radio Mix]
15. We Blame Love [Gregorio’s Mix]
16. Designing Heaven [Lloyd Wright Mix] [Motiv 8’s Radio Mix]
17. We Blame Love [Spacebaby Mix]
18. Theme From The Unreal Everything
1. Let Me Go [Rob Playford Remix]
2. Let’s All Make A Bomb [Adrian Sherwood Remix]
3. Geisha Boys & Temple Girls [Freddie Fresh Club Remix]
4. We Live So Fast [DJ Suv Remix]
5. Come Live With Me [Mulu Remix]
6. At The Height Of The Fighting [The Steve Hillier Project Remix]
7. Crushed By The Wheels (Of Industry) [Ski Remix]
8. Play To Win [M@krohart (Phillip Erb & Mark Rutherford) Remix]
9. Let’s All Make A Bomb [Geek Remix]
10. Geisha Boys & Temple Girls [Sector (Kevin Francis) Mix]
11. And That’s No Lie [Steve D’Agostino Remix]
12. Let Me Go [Ashley Beedle’s Modern Travel Dub Mix]
1. Brothers & Sisters (Fascist Groove Thang) [Michael Lange Remix]
2. Temptation [Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix]
3. At The Height Of The Fighting [Cisserio Remix]
4. Penthouse And Pavement [Ruff Driverz Remix]
5. Fascist Groove Thang [Tinman Vocal Mix]
6. We Live So Fast [Skelly Mix For Ripe Productions]
7. Geisha Boys & Temple Girls [Freddie Fresh Mix Radio Mix]
8. Temptation [Future/Past Disco (Kirk Degiorgio / As One) Dub Mix]
9. Penthouse & Pavement [Disco Central (Ben Mitchell & Can Can Studios) Mix]
10. Designing Heaven [Giorgio Moroder’s Subterranean 12”]
11. With This Ring (Let Me Go) [Molella & Phil Jay Present Heaven 17 Meets Fast Eddie]
[CD4: Bonus Tracks ‘3tox’ (Remixes 1996-98)]
1. Designing Heaven [Motiv 8’s Vocal 12”]
2. We Blame Love [Matt Darey Dub Mix]
3. With This Ring (Let Me Go) [Extended Mix]
4. Designing Heaven [Rodgers Mix] [James Reynold’s Vocal 12”]
5. We Blame Love [Instrumental Extended Mix]
6. With This Ring (Let Me Go) [Disco Fire Mix]
7. Designing Heaven [Le Corbusier Mix] [Motiv 8’s Dub 12”]
8. Temptation [Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix] [Radio Edit]
9. Designing Heaven [Stark Mix] [Gregorio’s 12”]
10. We Blame Love [Instrumental Mix]
11. With This Ring (Let Me Go) [Kay Cee Remix]
12. Designing Heaven [Trans European Heaven]
13. With This Ring (Let Me Go) [Disco Funky Mix]
14. Designing Heaven [Den Himmel Designen]
[CD5: How Live Is]
1. Fascist Groove Thing
2. Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
3. We Blame Love
4. Come Live With Me
6. Let Me Go
7. Let’s All Make A Bomb
8. Penthouse And Pavement
9. Designing Heaven
11. Being Boiled
Bonus Tracks – Tributes:
13. With Or Without You
14. Sign O’ The Times
15. Holiday [Xtended Dance Mix]
[CD6: Before After]
1. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me
2. Hands Up To Heaven
3. The Way It Is
4. Freedom From Love
5. Don’t Fear The Reaper
6. Into The Blue
7. Deeper And Deeper
8. What Would It Take
9. Someone For Real
10. Are You Ready?
Bonus Tracks – ‘Shorter Longer’ (Remixes 2006-07):
11. Hands Up To Heaven [Radio Edit]
12. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Qubiq Radio Edit]
13. Don’t Fear The Reaper [Radio Edit]
14. Hands Up To Heaven [Spray’s Mega Dance Radio Edit]
15. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Qubiq Tribal Back To 5 And 6 Mix]
16. Hands Up To Heaven [Qubiq Hands Up Tribal Vocal Mix]
[CD7: ‘Shorter Longer’ (Remixes 2006-07) Continued]
1. Hands Up To Heaven [Spray Mix]
2. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Donquibeats Remix]
3. Hands Up To Heaven [Canal Pop Mix]
4. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Lovesick Dub]
5. Hands Up To Heaven [DJ Futuro Mix]
6. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [T Total’s Secret Stalker Mix]
7. Hands Up To Heaven [DJ BC Mix]
8. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Dimensional Love Machine]
9. Hands Up To Heaven [Astromill Mix]
10. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Electroluv’s Remix]
11. Hands Up To Heaven [Qubiq DJ Edit]
12. I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me [Atom’s Ostwald Process Dub]
[CD8: Naked As Advertised (Versions ’08)]
1. Being Boiled
2. Geisha Boys And Temple Girls
3. Temptation [featuring Billie Godfrey]
4. Penthouse And Pavement
5. Party Fears Two
6. Don’t Fall
7. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
8. We Live So Fast
9. Empire State Human
Bonus Tracks – Rarities:
10. Penthouse And Pavement [Live]
11. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang [Live]
12. Let Me Go [Exclusive Acoustic Version]
13. Rocket Man
14. Rocket Man [12” Remix]
15. Hands Up To Heaven [Qubiq Hands Up Tribal Dub Mix]
[CD9: Space Age Space Music (Recorded In 1998)]
2. Post Apocalypse
3. Soft Power Landscape
4. Track 4
5. Funk Experiment
6. Abandoned Malls
7. Fast Groove 1
9. Mission Creep
10. Thinking Machine
11. New Chase
12. Liquid Syncopation
negative1ne – Provided a track? So you get comped, I hope. Nice. I have most of the “Bigger Than America” remixes, but none of the “Before/After” remixes. Just never seemed to be bothered to go there. I still want the Virgin Years box but this one I’ll let pass. No money with so much travel coming up this year. That bonus instro album intrigues me though. I’ve had some correspondence with the gent who used to run Ninthwave… was that you?
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Hi Mr. Monk,
No, that was not me. And yes, i understand about the travel expenses, I would love to go see them also.
Hope it works out.
Where is This Is Not My World? Does this ONLY exist on the very poorly conceived This Is Not Retro compilation?
There are many, many missing tracks. I think i know of about 20 or so.
So, unless they got the rights to it, they probably didn’t bother with it.
Echorich – It was poorly received because it was barely distributed! I think you could only order from the website for a brief period. I still need a copy! Thanks for mentioning that!
Hi Mr Monk,
Got another interesting addition for Heaven 17.
On the German Promo for ‘bigger than america’,
we get the full studio version of ‘Witchita Lineman’ by glen campbell
Heaven 17 – Executive Summary
Label: Eye Of The Storm – PRCD 322
Format: CD, Sampler, Promo
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
1 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang 4:20
2 Wichita Lineman 4:22
3 Let Me Go 4:18
4 Temptation (Remix) 6:56
5 Come Live With Me 3:38
6 (And That’s No Lie) 9:02
Total Time: 32:36
I think this is the only place it appears.
negative1ne – “Wichita Lineman” was on the B.E.F. album “Music Of Quality + Distinction vol. 1” from 1981. Glenn Gregory sang two songs on that album, “Wichita Lineman” and “Perfect Day” and those can be said to be virtual H17. Eye Of The Storm made an interesting editorial decision to include that on a H17 promo.
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Hi Mr. Monk,
Ok, yes, I just checked those out. They are indeed the same tracks.
So, maybe the licensing changed for Germany, and they decided to adopt the track.
However, it was only on that promo, so that’s why it might not really
count. Thanks for the heads up on the other tracks. I have a lot
of solo and side project stuff from him, but I’ve always neglected
the BEF stuff, as not being my style.