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My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-1989

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My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-1989

Postby humanracer » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:31 pm

Here is my first attempt at compiling a potential tracklist for an ABC boxset of the Neutron (Mercury records) years 1981-1989.

I am open to suggestions and corrections. I have probably missed at least one mix of One Better World or The Real Thing.

It won't include the 1990 Remix of The Look of Love as it's not that great and includes a Kraftwerk sample that would probably cost a lot to use.

It doesn't include live tracks but a separate CD or CDs could include:
The Hammersmith show, from the 2004 Deluxe.
The 3 tracks from Boston 1982 or the full show available from US radio archives.
There were also radio broadcasts from Paris and Hamburg which may survive in radio station archives.

In addition to that, lost demos were recovered some time ago by Martin Fry and the best tracks could find a way in the tracklist. In particular there are outtakes from Beauty Stab. I've never heard them.



ABC
THE NEUTRON YEARS 1981-1989

CD 1 THE LEXICON OF LOVE
1. Show Me 4.02
2. Poison Arrow 3.22
3. Many Happy Returns 3.58
4. Tears Are Not Enough 3.29 [remixed album version]
5. Valentine's Day 3.40
6. The Look of Love (Part One) 3.29
7. Date Stamp 3.51
8. All of My Heart 5.18
9. Ever 2 Gether 5.30
10. Look of Love (Part Four) 0.56
Bonus tracks
11. Tears Are Not Enough [1981 Single Version produced by Steve Brown] 3.35
12. Alphabet Soup 5.25
13. Theme from "Man-Trap" 4.18
14. "Man-Trap" (The Lounge Sequence) 4.18
15. All of My Heart (Single Edit) 4.50
16. Overture (From The Lexicon of Love) 3.58


CD 2 BEAUTY STAB
1.That Was Then But This Is Now 3.33
2.Love's a Dangerous Language 3.39
3.If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely 3.55
4.The Power of Persuasion 3.31
5.Beauty Stab 2.06
6.By Default by Design 4.07
7.Hey Citizen! 3.55
8.King Money 4.02
9.Bite the Hand 3.06
10.Unzip 2.49
11.S.O.S. 4.48
12.United Kingdom 3.19
Bonus tracks
13. Vertigo 1.54 [B-side That Was Then But This Is Now]
14. "Selections from the magnificent new ABC long player Beauty Stab" 5.46
15. That Was Then But This Is Now (Unedited) 5.59
16. S.O.S (edit) 4:30

CD 3 - HOW TO BE A ZILLIONAIRE
1.Fear of the World 3.51
2.Be Near Me 3.39
3.Vanity Kills 3.29
4.Ocean Blue 3.33
5.15 Storey Halo 5.35
6.A to Z 2.50
7.(How to Be a) Millionaire 3.35
8.Tower of London 3.39
9.So Hip It Hurts 4.19
10.Between You & Me 3.19
Bonus tracks
11.How to Be a Millionaire (original 7" mix) 3.34
12.How to Be a Billionaire 3.41
13.What's Your Destination? 3.36
14.Judy's Jewels 2.00
15.Ocean Blue (Single Remix) 3.34
16.Tower of London (Instrumental) 3.38
17.Tower of London (Alternate mix) 3.39 *From the compilation ABC 2*

CD 4 ALPHABET CITY
1.Avenue A 0.53
2.When Smokey Sings 4.18
3.The Night You Murdered Love 4.53
4.Think Again 3.40
5.Rage and Then Regret 3.33
6.Ark-Angel 4.55
7.King without a Crown 4.40
8.Bad Blood 3.56
9.Jealous Lover 3.36
10.One Day 5.35
11.Avenue Z 0.42
Bonus tracks
12.When Smokey Sings (7") 4.21 *with countdown but no big deal if not*
13.Chicago (Part 1) 3.41
14.The Night You Murdered Love [edit from German 12"] 4.13
15.Minneapolis 2.57
16.King without a Crown (Single Remix) 4.45
17.24 Carat Plastic 3.31
18.The Night You Murdered Love (Bonus Beats) 4.52

CD 5 UP
1.Never More Than Now 6.02
2.The Real Thing 4.52
3.One Better World 5.45
4.Where Is the Heaven? 6.25
5.The Greatest Love of All 5.33
6.North 5.39
7.I'm in Love with You 4.33
8.Paper Thin 5.52
Bonus tracks
9.One Better World (single edit) 3.40
10.The Real Thing (Single Edit) 3.34
11.The Greatest Love of All (Single Edit) 3.31
12.Paper Thin (1986 Demo) 6.23
13.The Real Thing (pickering-park mix-instrumental) 4:01
14.The Greatest Love of All (Kraushaar Remix) 5.50
15.Never More Than Now (Kraushaar Remix) 5.56

CD 5 - SHORT MIXES 1
1.The Look of Love (Part One) 3.28
2.The Look of Love (Part Two) 3.44
3.The Look of Love (Part Three) 4.17
4.The Look of Love (Part Four) 0.56
5.The Look of Love (Part Five - US mix edit) 5.43
6.All of My Heart (DJ Edit) 4.27
7.How to Be a Millionaire Accapella 3.30
8.Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix) 4.45
9.Fear of the World (In Cinemascope Remix by Julian Mendelsohn) 4.40
10.Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 3.37
11.When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix - DJ Edit) 5.08
12.The Night You Murdered Love (Canadian 7" mix) 4.18 *Available digitally on out of print German CD collection Don't Stop The 80s Vol 2*
13.The Night You Murdered Love (The Reply) 4.50
14.King without a Crown (Monarchy Mix - Abridged Version) 4.17
15.One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56
16.One Better World (Pickering-Park Mix) 4.24

CD 6 SHORT MIXES 2
1.Into the Valley of the Heathen Go (Lexicon of Love Out-Take, 5/82) 2.00
2.Alphabet Soup (Swapshop Version, 29/11/81) 3.13
3.Tears Are Not Enough (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 3.32
4.Show Me (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 4.03
5.Surrender (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 3.29
6.Be Near Me (Munich Disco Remix) 5.00 [Edit]
7.(How to Be a) Trillionaire (Harajuku Mix) 3.38
8. When Smokey Sings [Alternate Mix] 4.21 *also the version used on Top of The Pops*
9..When Smokey Sings (Bonus Beats by Phil Mixmaster
Harding) 4.38 *instrumental*
10.The Night You Murdered Love (Radio Edit) 4.13 *Only very minor difference between this and the edit from German 12" so can be left off*
11.Chicago 1.48
12.Minneapolis 1.58
13.King Without A Crown (US promo edit) 3.27
14.One Better World (Organ Mix by Blaze) 5.09
15.The Real Thing (Alternative mix) 3.56 *from the compilation ABC 2*
16.The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Dub Mix) 5.18

CD 7 LONG MIXES 1
1.Tears Are Not Enough 7.55
2.Alphabet Soup 8.02
3.Poison Arrow (Re-Mix by Trevor Horn) 6.52
4.The Look Of Love (Special Remix) [a.k.a. Part Five] 7.37
5.How to Be a Zillionaire (Bond St. Mix) 6.05
6.Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.28
7.Vanity Kills (The Abigails Party Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.09
9.Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 5.12
9.When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix by Phil Mixmaster Harding) 7.02
10.The Night You Murdered Love (The Whole Story) 8.14
11.King without a Crown (Monarchy Mix) 8.39

CD 8 LONG MIXES 2
1.How to Be a Zillionaire (Wall St. Mix) 7.33
2.Vanity Kills (The Mendlesohn Mix) 6.14
3.When Smokey Sings (The Detroit Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 6.47
4.The Night You Murdered Love (The Sheer-Chic Remix by The Funky Sisters/Pete Hammond) 6.31
5.King without a Crown (The Mendelsohn Mix) 5.16
6.One Day (Instrumental with Real Strings) 5.47
7.One Better World (Club Mix by Blaze) 5.55
8.The Real Thing (Pickering-Park Mix by Graeme Park/Mike Pickering) 6.33
9.One Better World (pickering-park mix) 6.10 *early fade*
10.The Real Thing (Bruce Forest DJ mix) 7.19

CD 9 LONG MIXES 3
1.How to Be a Zillionaire (Nickle & Dime Mix) 5.23
2.Tower of London (Extended Mix) 5.54
3.Vanity Kills (U.S.A. 1986 Remix) 5.40
4.ABC Megamix 8.53
5.Chicago (parts 1 & 2) 6.38
5.One Better World (Garage Mix by Blaze) 6.02
6.The Real Thing (Bruce Forest Mix) 7.37
7.One Better World (pickering-park mix) 6.25 *no fade*
7.The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Mix) 7.03
8.The Greatest Love of All (Mayday Mix by Derrick May) 6.01
9.The Real Thing (Pickering Park Mix) 5.21 *from black label promo NTXDJ 115*


CD 10 DJ MIXES/NON NEUTRON - OPTIONAL & DEPENDING ON LICENSING
1.The Look of Love (Ultimix, 1987) 8.11
2.How To Be A Millionaire (Ultimix, 1986) 9.11
3.Be Near Me (Hot tracks,1987) 9.08
4.When Smokey Sings (Hot tracks,1987) 7.02
5.One Better World (Remix by Sanny X, 1989) 5.20
Last edited by humanracer on Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby Gazebo Music » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:04 pm

Humanracer,

Absolutely Brilliant! I would buy that in a flash! Job well done!
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby omar » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:23 am

I'd love to see this boxset come to life. Many ABC fans for years have been waiting for a complete collection of their 80s stuff. It would've been nice to include Abracadabra as well even though it was on a different label.
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby drivel » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Also Wikipedia notes a promo version of "...Zillionare!" with supposedly alternate versions of many tracks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Be_a_..._Zillionaire!#/media/File:Zillionaireversion1.jpg
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby negative1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:35 pm

drivel wrote:Also Wikipedia notes a promo version of "...Zillionare!" with supposedly alternate versions of many tracks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Be_a_..._Zillionaire!#/media/File:Zillionaireversion1.jpg


i asked the person that posted that.

i'm thinking it is fake, because that information has never been verified.

later
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby negative1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:55 pm

i started a blog here:
https://abcalphabetical.wordpress.com/


here's my draft:
Code: Select all
Boxset 1

Discs 1-4
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::: ABC ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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1

ABC: Tears Are Not Enough
  [1981] single

    7":   
   12":   1981 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 101)
   12": 1981 GE (Phonogram/Vertigo; 6359 089)

1981 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 101)
     3:35   Tears Are Not Enough (single version)
     5:25   Alphabet Soup (short version)

     7:48   Tears Are Not Enough (extended version)
     8:03   Alphabet Soup (extended version)

 3:29   Tears Are Not Enough (demo)
Tears Are Not Enough [original single version] - 3:36

 1. Into The Valley of the Heathen Go - 2:00
 2. Alphabet Soup [BBC Swapshop version] - 3:13

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2

ABC: Poison Arrow
  [1982] single

    7": 1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 102)
    7": 1982 SE (Mercury/Phonogram; NT 102)
12": 1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 102)
  12":   1983 US (Mercury; 811329-1) [ps]
   12": 1983 US (Neutron/Polygram; 811329-1) [promo; white die-cut sleeve]

     3:22   Poison Arrow

     6:52   Poison Arrow (re-mix)
     4:15   Theme From "Man-Trap"
     4:15   Man-Trap (the lounge sequence)



02 3:27 poison arrow (video)

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3

ABC: The Look Of Love
  [1982] single

    7":   1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 103)
   12":   1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 103) [red "concert" ps]
   12":   1982 GE (Vertigo; 6400 604) [red "concert" ps]
   
     7:17   The Look Of Love (parts one and two)
     5:00   The Look of Love (parts three and four)

     7:37   The Look Of Love (special remix) ["usa remix - dub version"]
5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]

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4
ABC: All Of My Heart
  [1982] single

    7":   1982 UK (Neutron; NT 104) ["string quartet" ps]
   12":   1982 UK (Neutron; NTX 104) ["string quartet" ps; some w/poster]
     5:00   All Of My Heart (early fade)
     3:56   Overture (adaptation from the lexicon of love

  1. Tears Are Not Enough [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] - 3:32
   2. Show Me [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] - 4:03
   3. Surrender [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] — (song deleted from album’s original release at "the 11th hour") - 3:29

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ABC: Valentine's Day
  [1982] single

    7":   198? JP (Mercury; PP-85)
      Valentine's Day





=============================

Boxset 2  5-7 3cd+1 DVD
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5

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Overture - 3:56 [co-written by Anne Dudley]
   2. Show Me - 4:21
   3. Many Happy Returns - 7:02
   4. Tears Are Not Enough - 5:33
   5. Date Stamp - 7:07
   6. The Look Of Love [Complete Suite] - 5:59
   7. All Of My Heart - 6:45
   8. Valentine's Day - 4:44
   9. 4 Ever 2 Gether - 6:53 [co-written by Anne Dudley]
  10. Alphabet Soup - 8:26
  11. Poison Arrow - 5:22

=========
DVD 1
-----------------
ABC: Mantrap
  [1983] music video

   VHS:   1983 US (...)
    LD:   1983 US (Pioneer Artists; PA-84-080) [CAV]
      Mantrap (opening theme)
      Show Me
      Many Happy Returns
      The Look Of Love
      4 Ever 2 Gether
      All Of My Heart
      Mantrap Theme
      Poison Arrow
      Tears Are Not Enough
      Mantrap (closing theme)

6
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ABC: That Was Then But This Is Now
  [1983] single

    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NT 105 / 814631-7)
   12":   1983 UK   (Neutron; NTX 105) ["guitar closeup" ps]
     3:33   That Was Then But This Is Now
      Vertigo

 *That Was Then This Is Now (Unedited)
----------------------------
    7": 1983 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; MADDOX 1) [promo yellow flexi; 33rpm]
     5:46   Unzip/Love's A Dangerous Language/The Power Of Persuasion/
      Bite The Hand/King Money/SOS/That Was Then, But This Is Now
   ["Selections from the magnificent new ABC long player Beauty Stab"]

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7

ABC: S.O.S.
  [1983] single

    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NT 106)
    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NTP 106) [picture disc]
    7":   1983 NL (Mercury/Phonogram; 818135-7)
     4:48   S.O.S.
     3:19   United Kingdom

06 4:48 sos(video)

===========================================


Boxset 3 6cd 8-13
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8a

ABC: How To Be A Millionaire
  [1984] single

    7":   1984 UK (Neutron; NT 107) [with poster]
   12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 107) ["Wall St./big car" ps]
   12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTXR 107) [ps]

3:31   How To Be A Millionaire (single remix)
      How To Be A Billionaire
  3:30   How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
     7:33   How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix)
    
   

8b
     6:05   How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix)
     5:22   How To Be A Zillionaire (nickel & dime mix)
     5:58   Tower Of London (extended version)

 
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9
ABC: Be Near Me
  [1985] single

    7":   1985 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 108)
    7":   1985 JP (Mercury; PP-1883)
 12":   1985 US (Mercury; 884052-1) [ps]
     3:39   Be Near Me
     2:49   A To Z
      What's Your Destination

     5:28   Be Near Me (munich disco mix)
     4:45   Be Near Me (ecstasy mix)
     4:58   Be Near Me (munich disco mix - early fade)

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10a
ABC: Vanity Kills
  [1984] single

 Chart:   UK #70, US #91

    7":   1984 UK (Neutron; NT 109)
   7"?:   1984 UK (Neutron; NTP 109) [picture disc]
12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 109) [ps]
      Vanity Kills
      Judy's Jewels
     6:13   Vanity Kills (the mendelsohn mix)
5:09   Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)

10b
    7":   1985 US (Mercury; 884714-7) [unconfirmed]
12":   1985 US (Mercury; 884714-1) ["redecorating" ps or generic sleeve]
     3:31   Vanity Kills (u.s.a. single remix)
     5:43   Vanity Kills (u.s.a. remix)
     8:53   ABC Megamix

10 4:09 vanity kills(us)(video)

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11
ABC: Ocean Blue
  [1985] single

    7":   1985 UK (Neutron; NT 110)
   12":   1985 UK (Neutron; NTX 110) [ps]
      Ocean Blue
      Tower Of London

     5:12   Ocean Blue (atlantic mix)
     3:38   Tower Of London [instrumental]
     3:37   Ocean Blue (pacific mix)


     4:40   Fear Of The World (in cinemascope)
==================================================



Boxset 4  6cd        14-19
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12a
ABC: When Smokey Sings
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 111)
    7":   1987 US (Mercury; 888604-7) [ps]
  12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 111) [ps]
     4:21   When Smokey Sings [version unknown]
     3:41   Chicago (part 1)

 7:02   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix)
     6:38   Chicago (parts 1 & 2)
5:08   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix - edit)

12b
   12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTXR 111) [times unconfirmed]
     6:47   When Smokey Sings (the detroit mix)
     4:38   When Smokey Sings (bonus beats)
     4:21   When Smokey Sings (album version) ["single mix"]
      Chicago (part 1)


          6:48  All Of My Heart (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
          1:45  Chicago (edit)

12 5:20 when smokey sings(video)
   
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13a
ABC: The Night You Murdered Love
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 112)
 12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 112)
      The Night You Murdered Love
      Minneapolis
      The Night You Murdered Love (the whole story)
      The Night You Murdered Love (the reply)
      The Night You Murdered Love (single version)

13b

   12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTXR 112)
     6:31   The Night You Murdered Love (sheer chic mix)
      The Night You Murdered Love (the reply)
      Minneapolis

   12":   1987 US (Mercury; 888 894-1) [ps]
      The Night You Murdered Love (bonus beats)

13 4:22 the night your murdered love(video)

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13a
ABC: King Without A Crown
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 113) [times unconfirmed]
 12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 113 / 888 948-1)
   12": 1987 UK (Neutron; NTXG 113) [embossed golden sleeve]
   12": 1987 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTXDJ 113) [promo; generic sleeve]
      King Without A Crown
   
     8:39   King Without A Crown (the monarchy mix)
    4:12   King Without A Crown (the monarchy mix - abridged version)

   14. *24 Carat Plastic 3:32
                  16. *One Day (Instrumental with Real Strings) 5:41

13b

   12": 1987 UK (Neutron; NTXRG 113) [embossed golden sleeve]
     5:16   King Without A Crown (the mendelsohn mix)
     6:02   The Look Of Love (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
     4:37   Poison Arrow (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
     6:48   All Of My Heart (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)

  14 4:20 king without a crown(video)
===============================================


    
Boxset 5    5cd       20-24
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14a
ABC: One Better World
  [1989] single

    7": 1989 GE (Mercury/Phonogram; 874288-7)
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTX 114 / 874289-1) [martin ps; club/gar/perc]
   12": 1989 GE (Mercury/Phonogram; 874289-1) [tracks unconfirmed]
     3:40   One Better World (single version)
     5:55   One Better World (club mix)
     6:02   One Better World (garage mix)
     3:56   One Better World (percapella mix)
14b
   12": 1989 UK (Neutron; NTXR 114 / 874461-1)
     6:25  One Better World (pickering-park mix)
     5:00  One Better World (organ mix)
4:24   One Better World (pickering-park mix) [edit?]

15 3:47 one better world(video)
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15a
ABC: The Real Thing
  [1989] single

    7":   1989 UK (Neutron; NT 115)
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTX 115)
    4:52   The Real Thing (full album version)  [Bob Kraushaar]
     7:03   The Real Thing (frankie knuckles mix)
     6:01   The Greatest Love Of All (mayday mix)

  5:44   The Greatest Love Of All (kraushaar mix)
     5:58   Never More Than Now (kraushaar mix)
15b
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTXR 115 / 874815-1)
     4:01   The Real Thing (pickering-park mix)
     5:09   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix - edit)
     5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]
     4:55   Be Near Me (munich disco mix - early fade)

   
     3:34   The Real Thing (album edit)
     3:31   The Greatest Love Of All (edit)
     5:39   North
     5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]

13. *Paper Thin (1986 Demo) (Fry-White)
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16
ABC: The Look Of Love (1990 Remix)
  [1990] single

    7": 1990 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 116 / 875 302-7)
     4:41   The Look Of Love (1990 mix)
     3:34   Ocean Blue
   CD5: 1990 GE (Neutron/Phonogram; 875303-2 / UK: NTCD 116)
     5:08   Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)
============================================

Boxset 6 5cd 25-29
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17a
ABC: Say It
  [1991] single

    7":   1991 UK (Parlophone; R 6298)
 12":   1991 US (MCA; MCA12-54055) [blue "sea urchin" ps]
     6:19   Say It (the black box mix) [time unconfirmed]
     4:25   Say It (the abracadabra mix)
     3:58   Satori (long version)
     3:36   Say It (the black box mix edit)

17b
     4:40   Say It (the black box radio edit)
     3:40   Say It (the black box piano forte)
     4:10   Say It (the black box single remix)
     5:16    Say It (the black box instrumental)


13/Unlock The Secrets Of Your Heart (M People Mix) (4.56) *
17/Snakebite (4.50) *
18/Kiss Me Goodbye (5.20) *
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18a
ABC: Love Conquers All
  [1991] single

    7":   1991 UK (Parlophone; R 6292)

   12":   1991 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6292 / 204347-6) [yellow starfish ps]
     6:14 Love Conquers All (extended version)
     4:47 What's Good About Goodbye?
     4:47 Love Conquers All (boilerhouse mix)
          4:38 Love Conquers All (the morales mix)

18b
     4:01   Love Conquers All (seven inch version)
   
     4:19   Love Conquers All (percapella mix)
15/Love Conquers All (Morales Eclipse Mix) (5.42)
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19
ABC: Viva Love
  [Feb 1994] unreleased single

   12":   1995 UK (EMI/Parlophone; ...)

16/Viva Love (Brothers In Rhythm Edit) (4.13) *
      Viva Love (brothers in rhythm edit)
                            viva love (remix)

                              [viva love(inst)]
                             
      [+ mixes?]
   [Announced Feb 94, dropped by EMI/Parlophone shortly before release]


Boxset 7 5cd 30-34
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20
peace and tranquility
blame


21
abc : skyscraping


skyscraping (alt)
skydubbing


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22
abc : rolling sevens
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23 ABC: Stranger Things
  [1997] single

   CD5: 1997 UK (Blatant/Deconstruction/BMG; 74321-45363-2)
          4:08  Stranger Things
          3:43  The World Spins On
          4:32  All We Need
          5:07  Stranger Things (acoustic)

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24

love is strong
the very first time

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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby WLR » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:48 am

Excellent -1 duly bookmarked to keep an eye on.

I am amazed there hasn't been a substantial ABC Box set.

negative1 wrote:i started a blog here:
https://abcalphabetical.wordpress.com/


here's my draft:
Code: Select all
Boxset 1

Discs 1-4
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::: ABC ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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1

ABC: Tears Are Not Enough
  [1981] single

    7":   
   12":   1981 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 101)
   12": 1981 GE (Phonogram/Vertigo; 6359 089)

1981 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 101)
     3:35   Tears Are Not Enough (single version)
     5:25   Alphabet Soup (short version)

     7:48   Tears Are Not Enough (extended version)
     8:03   Alphabet Soup (extended version)

 3:29   Tears Are Not Enough (demo)
Tears Are Not Enough [original single version] - 3:36

 1. Into The Valley of the Heathen Go - 2:00
 2. Alphabet Soup [BBC Swapshop version] - 3:13

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2

ABC: Poison Arrow
  [1982] single

    7": 1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 102)
    7": 1982 SE (Mercury/Phonogram; NT 102)
12": 1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 102)
  12":   1983 US (Mercury; 811329-1) [ps]
   12": 1983 US (Neutron/Polygram; 811329-1) [promo; white die-cut sleeve]

     3:22   Poison Arrow

     6:52   Poison Arrow (re-mix)
     4:15   Theme From "Man-Trap"
     4:15   Man-Trap (the lounge sequence)



02 3:27 poison arrow (video)

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3

ABC: The Look Of Love
  [1982] single

    7":   1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 103)
   12":   1982 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTX 103) [red "concert" ps]
   12":   1982 GE (Vertigo; 6400 604) [red "concert" ps]
   
     7:17   The Look Of Love (parts one and two)
     5:00   The Look of Love (parts three and four)

     7:37   The Look Of Love (special remix) ["usa remix - dub version"]
5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]

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4
ABC: All Of My Heart
  [1982] single

    7":   1982 UK (Neutron; NT 104) ["string quartet" ps]
   12":   1982 UK (Neutron; NTX 104) ["string quartet" ps; some w/poster]
     5:00   All Of My Heart (early fade)
     3:56   Overture (adaptation from the lexicon of love

  1. Tears Are Not Enough [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] - 3:32
   2. Show Me [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] - 4:03
   3. Surrender [Phonogram Demo 20 July 1981] — (song deleted from album’s original release at "the 11th hour") - 3:29

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ABC: Valentine's Day
  [1982] single

    7":   198? JP (Mercury; PP-85)
      Valentine's Day





=============================

Boxset 2  5-7 3cd+1 DVD
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5

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Overture - 3:56 [co-written by Anne Dudley]
   2. Show Me - 4:21
   3. Many Happy Returns - 7:02
   4. Tears Are Not Enough - 5:33
   5. Date Stamp - 7:07
   6. The Look Of Love [Complete Suite] - 5:59
   7. All Of My Heart - 6:45
   8. Valentine's Day - 4:44
   9. 4 Ever 2 Gether - 6:53 [co-written by Anne Dudley]
  10. Alphabet Soup - 8:26
  11. Poison Arrow - 5:22

=========
DVD 1
-----------------
ABC: Mantrap
  [1983] music video

   VHS:   1983 US (...)
    LD:   1983 US (Pioneer Artists; PA-84-080) [CAV]
      Mantrap (opening theme)
      Show Me
      Many Happy Returns
      The Look Of Love
      4 Ever 2 Gether
      All Of My Heart
      Mantrap Theme
      Poison Arrow
      Tears Are Not Enough
      Mantrap (closing theme)

6
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ABC: That Was Then But This Is Now
  [1983] single

    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NT 105 / 814631-7)
   12":   1983 UK   (Neutron; NTX 105) ["guitar closeup" ps]
     3:33   That Was Then But This Is Now
      Vertigo

 *That Was Then This Is Now (Unedited)
----------------------------
    7": 1983 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; MADDOX 1) [promo yellow flexi; 33rpm]
     5:46   Unzip/Love's A Dangerous Language/The Power Of Persuasion/
      Bite The Hand/King Money/SOS/That Was Then, But This Is Now
   ["Selections from the magnificent new ABC long player Beauty Stab"]

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7

ABC: S.O.S.
  [1983] single

    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NT 106)
    7":   1983 UK (Neutron; NTP 106) [picture disc]
    7":   1983 NL (Mercury/Phonogram; 818135-7)
     4:48   S.O.S.
     3:19   United Kingdom

06 4:48 sos(video)

===========================================


Boxset 3 6cd 8-13
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8a

ABC: How To Be A Millionaire
  [1984] single

    7":   1984 UK (Neutron; NT 107) [with poster]
   12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 107) ["Wall St./big car" ps]
   12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTXR 107) [ps]

3:31   How To Be A Millionaire (single remix)
      How To Be A Billionaire
  3:30   How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
     7:33   How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix)
    
   

8b
     6:05   How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix)
     5:22   How To Be A Zillionaire (nickel & dime mix)
     5:58   Tower Of London (extended version)

 
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9
ABC: Be Near Me
  [1985] single

    7":   1985 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 108)
    7":   1985 JP (Mercury; PP-1883)
 12":   1985 US (Mercury; 884052-1) [ps]
     3:39   Be Near Me
     2:49   A To Z
      What's Your Destination

     5:28   Be Near Me (munich disco mix)
     4:45   Be Near Me (ecstasy mix)
     4:58   Be Near Me (munich disco mix - early fade)

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10a
ABC: Vanity Kills
  [1984] single

 Chart:   UK #70, US #91

    7":   1984 UK (Neutron; NT 109)
   7"?:   1984 UK (Neutron; NTP 109) [picture disc]
12":   1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 109) [ps]
      Vanity Kills
      Judy's Jewels
     6:13   Vanity Kills (the mendelsohn mix)
5:09   Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)

10b
    7":   1985 US (Mercury; 884714-7) [unconfirmed]
12":   1985 US (Mercury; 884714-1) ["redecorating" ps or generic sleeve]
     3:31   Vanity Kills (u.s.a. single remix)
     5:43   Vanity Kills (u.s.a. remix)
     8:53   ABC Megamix

10 4:09 vanity kills(us)(video)

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11
ABC: Ocean Blue
  [1985] single

    7":   1985 UK (Neutron; NT 110)
   12":   1985 UK (Neutron; NTX 110) [ps]
      Ocean Blue
      Tower Of London

     5:12   Ocean Blue (atlantic mix)
     3:38   Tower Of London [instrumental]
     3:37   Ocean Blue (pacific mix)


     4:40   Fear Of The World (in cinemascope)
==================================================



Boxset 4  6cd        14-19
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12a
ABC: When Smokey Sings
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 111)
    7":   1987 US (Mercury; 888604-7) [ps]
  12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 111) [ps]
     4:21   When Smokey Sings [version unknown]
     3:41   Chicago (part 1)

 7:02   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix)
     6:38   Chicago (parts 1 & 2)
5:08   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix - edit)

12b
   12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTXR 111) [times unconfirmed]
     6:47   When Smokey Sings (the detroit mix)
     4:38   When Smokey Sings (bonus beats)
     4:21   When Smokey Sings (album version) ["single mix"]
      Chicago (part 1)


          6:48  All Of My Heart (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
          1:45  Chicago (edit)

12 5:20 when smokey sings(video)
   
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13a
ABC: The Night You Murdered Love
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 112)
 12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 112)
      The Night You Murdered Love
      Minneapolis
      The Night You Murdered Love (the whole story)
      The Night You Murdered Love (the reply)
      The Night You Murdered Love (single version)

13b

   12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTXR 112)
     6:31   The Night You Murdered Love (sheer chic mix)
      The Night You Murdered Love (the reply)
      Minneapolis

   12":   1987 US (Mercury; 888 894-1) [ps]
      The Night You Murdered Love (bonus beats)

13 4:22 the night your murdered love(video)

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13a
ABC: King Without A Crown
  [1987] single

    7":   1987 UK (Neutron; NT 113) [times unconfirmed]
 12":   1987 UK (Neutron; NTX 113 / 888 948-1)
   12": 1987 UK (Neutron; NTXG 113) [embossed golden sleeve]
   12": 1987 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NTXDJ 113) [promo; generic sleeve]
      King Without A Crown
   
     8:39   King Without A Crown (the monarchy mix)
    4:12   King Without A Crown (the monarchy mix - abridged version)

   14. *24 Carat Plastic 3:32
                  16. *One Day (Instrumental with Real Strings) 5:41

13b

   12": 1987 UK (Neutron; NTXRG 113) [embossed golden sleeve]
     5:16   King Without A Crown (the mendelsohn mix)
     6:02   The Look Of Love (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
     4:37   Poison Arrow (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)
     6:48   All Of My Heart (live at boston metro, 17 dec 82)

  14 4:20 king without a crown(video)
===============================================


    
Boxset 5    5cd       20-24
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14a
ABC: One Better World
  [1989] single

    7": 1989 GE (Mercury/Phonogram; 874288-7)
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTX 114 / 874289-1) [martin ps; club/gar/perc]
   12": 1989 GE (Mercury/Phonogram; 874289-1) [tracks unconfirmed]
     3:40   One Better World (single version)
     5:55   One Better World (club mix)
     6:02   One Better World (garage mix)
     3:56   One Better World (percapella mix)
14b
   12": 1989 UK (Neutron; NTXR 114 / 874461-1)
     6:25  One Better World (pickering-park mix)
     5:00  One Better World (organ mix)
4:24   One Better World (pickering-park mix) [edit?]

15 3:47 one better world(video)
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15a
ABC: The Real Thing
  [1989] single

    7":   1989 UK (Neutron; NT 115)
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTX 115)
    4:52   The Real Thing (full album version)  [Bob Kraushaar]
     7:03   The Real Thing (frankie knuckles mix)
     6:01   The Greatest Love Of All (mayday mix)

  5:44   The Greatest Love Of All (kraushaar mix)
     5:58   Never More Than Now (kraushaar mix)
15b
   12":   1989 UK (Neutron; NTXR 115 / 874815-1)
     4:01   The Real Thing (pickering-park mix)
     5:09   When Smokey Sings (the miami mix - edit)
     5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]
     4:55   Be Near Me (munich disco mix - early fade)

   
     3:34   The Real Thing (album edit)
     3:31   The Greatest Love Of All (edit)
     5:39   North
     5:45   The Look Of Love (special remix - edit) ["part 5"]

13. *Paper Thin (1986 Demo) (Fry-White)
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16
ABC: The Look Of Love (1990 Remix)
  [1990] single

    7": 1990 UK (Neutron/Phonogram; NT 116 / 875 302-7)
     4:41   The Look Of Love (1990 mix)
     3:34   Ocean Blue
   CD5: 1990 GE (Neutron/Phonogram; 875303-2 / UK: NTCD 116)
     5:08   Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)
============================================

Boxset 6 5cd 25-29
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17a
ABC: Say It
  [1991] single

    7":   1991 UK (Parlophone; R 6298)
 12":   1991 US (MCA; MCA12-54055) [blue "sea urchin" ps]
     6:19   Say It (the black box mix) [time unconfirmed]
     4:25   Say It (the abracadabra mix)
     3:58   Satori (long version)
     3:36   Say It (the black box mix edit)

17b
     4:40   Say It (the black box radio edit)
     3:40   Say It (the black box piano forte)
     4:10   Say It (the black box single remix)
     5:16    Say It (the black box instrumental)


13/Unlock The Secrets Of Your Heart (M People Mix) (4.56) *
17/Snakebite (4.50) *
18/Kiss Me Goodbye (5.20) *
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18a
ABC: Love Conquers All
  [1991] single

    7":   1991 UK (Parlophone; R 6292)

   12":   1991 UK (Parlophone; 12R 6292 / 204347-6) [yellow starfish ps]
     6:14 Love Conquers All (extended version)
     4:47 What's Good About Goodbye?
     4:47 Love Conquers All (boilerhouse mix)
          4:38 Love Conquers All (the morales mix)

18b
     4:01   Love Conquers All (seven inch version)
   
     4:19   Love Conquers All (percapella mix)
15/Love Conquers All (Morales Eclipse Mix) (5.42)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
19
ABC: Viva Love
  [Feb 1994] unreleased single

   12":   1995 UK (EMI/Parlophone; ...)

16/Viva Love (Brothers In Rhythm Edit) (4.13) *
      Viva Love (brothers in rhythm edit)
                            viva love (remix)

                              [viva love(inst)]
                             
      [+ mixes?]
   [Announced Feb 94, dropped by EMI/Parlophone shortly before release]


Boxset 7 5cd 30-34
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20
peace and tranquility
blame


21
abc : skyscraping


skyscraping (alt)
skydubbing


-----------------
22
abc : rolling sevens
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23 ABC: Stranger Things
  [1997] single

   CD5: 1997 UK (Blatant/Deconstruction/BMG; 74321-45363-2)
          4:08  Stranger Things
          3:43  The World Spins On
          4:32  All We Need
          5:07  Stranger Things (acoustic)

---------------
24

love is strong
the very first time

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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby negative1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 am

WLR wrote:Excellent -1 duly bookmarked to keep an eye on.

I am amazed there hasn't been a substantial ABC Box set.



there will probably never be one, martin has no interest in doing one.

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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby humanracer » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:28 pm

negative1 wrote:
WLR wrote:Excellent -1 duly bookmarked to keep an eye on.

I am amazed there hasn't been a substantial ABC Box set.



there will probably never be one, martin has no interest in doing one.

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There are rumours amongst fans that Cherry Red is doing something next year starting with 2 CD Abracadabra. I doubt Universal would let them release the ABC Neutron back catalogue though.
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby omar » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:29 pm

humanracer wrote:
negative1 wrote:
WLR wrote:Excellent -1 duly bookmarked to keep an eye on.

I am amazed there hasn't been a substantial ABC Box set.



there will probably never be one, martin has no interest in doing one.

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There are rumours amongst fans that Cherry Red is doing something next year starting with 2 CD Abracadabra. I doubt Universal would let them release the ABC Neutron back catalogue though.


Wasn't Vinny Vero working on an ABC project a while back? I bet it's the expanded Abracadabra for Cherry Red.
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby moni » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:40 am

Vinny Vero that's a good one :lol: If you are waiting on him releasing stuff you have will have a very long wait.
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby negative1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:07 pm

moni wrote:Vinny Vero that's a good one :lol: If you are waiting on him releasing stuff you have will have a very long wait.


I'm glad you can tell us whats going on, in case you didn't notice, a lot of projects are held up.

Are you missing something right now, should we try to hurry everything up just for you.

why don't you work on a project, and get it out, so we can enjoy something, instead of complaining.

There are rumours amongst fans that Cherry Red is doing something next year starting with 2 CD Abracadabra. I doubt Universal would let them release the ABC Neutron back catalogue though.



Wasn't Vinny Vero working on an ABC project a while back? I bet it's the expanded Abracadabra for Cherry Red.


Who said it's a rumor.

Its still being completed. I'm trying to help out with the artwork, and it might be a 4cd project.

It's taking time for the clearances since the tapes are in different places, and due to COVID, it's
hard to get them worked on.

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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby humanracer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:11 pm

Cool but is there really enough from that period for a 4 CD set?
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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby negative1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:23 pm

humanracer wrote:Cool but is there really enough from that period for a 4 CD set?


there are a ton of demos, and in progress versions,
and alternate mixes.

so yes, including all the released mixes too.

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Re: My wish/proposal for an ABC boxset Neutron Years 1981-19

Postby humanracer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:26 pm

I’ll buy it for sure since I missed out on the last reissue. Good to hear the early versions.
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