2008 release, the first in a series that will restore to catalogue the original Scepter and Pricewise vinyl albums by The Shirelles, in the same running order as issued plus bonus non-album flipsides. This one pairs their first two albums, which include the Top 40 hits: classics such as 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', 'Mama Said' and 'Dedicated to the One I Love' amongst others. The Shirelles were the door openers for the girl group sound of the early '60s. Their strongest sides stand alongside the best of anything that splendid genre has to offer. Exquisitely remastered - and in stereo where stereo tapes still exist - this CD and future releases in the series will provide the definitive Shirelles collection for anyone who wants something more than the umpteenth rehash of their Greatest Hits.
The Faces albums were scheduled for expanded reissues in 2008, roughly four years after the release of the definitive rarities-laden box set Five Guys Walk into a Bar…, but those plans were scrapped and the albums remained untouched for the next seven years. After that long wait came You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything: 1970-1975, a five-disc box that contains expanded versions of the four Faces studio LPs – 1970's First Step, the twin 1971 masterpieces Long Player and A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…to a Blind Horse, 1972's Ooh La La – along with a disc of non-LP singles…
All good things must come to an end. Thus it is with tears in our eyes and handkerchiefs in hand that, this month, we bring the curtain down on our series of pairings of the Shirelles’ original Scepter albums. We’d love it to have continued for longer but, unfortunately for us all, the girls just did not release enough long players to make that happen. If you’re looking for someone to blame for that, blame Florence Greenberg – Scepter was her label, not ours. Few big (or small) girl groups of the 1960s could have achieved the level of success that they did without the pioneering work of Shirley Alston, Micki Harris, Doris Coley and Beverly Lee. The conclusion of the series is with two very rare albums, neither of which has ever been on CD before.
'Say It To Me' will be available digitally and on CD single and 12" vinyl. It includes two brand new bonus tracks, "A cloud in a box" and "The dead can dance", and remixes by Stuart Price, Real Lies, Tom Demac and Offer Nissim. In addition, the CD single includes the remix of "Inner Sanctum" by Carl Craig, previously only available on download and limited edition vinyl.