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Scritti Politti reissues


Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby BigManRestless » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:15 am

Cupid & Pscyhe 85 and Anomie & Bonhomie out on vinyl and CD on July 30 in the UK, August 13 in the USA.

Totally unexciting bonus tracks!

Cupid & Pscyhe 85

Flesh and Blood (CD bonus track)
Absolute - Alternate 12 inch version (CD bonus track)
Wood Beez - 12 inch version (CD bonus track)
Hypnotize - 12 inch version (CD bonus track)

Anomie & Bonhomie

Nothing. Not a thing. Not even Dead Certainty.

Consider me utterly underwhelmed and disappointed.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby ZippY » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:25 am

As a day 1 fan of the band I was hoping for too much I guess... I wonder what kind of people are responsible for this new failure and what kind of "excuses" they will come up with (?!) Do they know anything about how to reissue any album at all (?!)

Disappointed (and angry) too.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby audiodile » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:07 pm

Who is going to buy this, isn't this the same version that already existed?

Labels bitch about being poor but most of them are sitting on tons of money but just can't be bothered to put deluxe reissues out.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby omar » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:46 pm

Happy and disappointed at the same time. Even though these have no real bonus material like b-sides and all the 12" remixes I'm quite confident that these are remastered. I got a response from Scritti's facebook page a few months back that all the SP albums have been remastered.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby BigManRestless » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:27 am

Well that might have been acceptable a decade or so ago, but I can't think of anyone who reissues 80s / 90s albums these days without bonuses. Or do all the first four albums at once, in a box/slipcase with a mop-up disc of b-sides/remixes. This is just rubbish.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby danadotcom » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:42 pm

Wow, talk about being tone-deaf--and flat-out lazy. These reissues have been at the top of my wish list for years, and I'm clearly I'm not the only one who's remained hopeful all this time. What's the matter with honoring the audience who's supported this band through all their inclinations & metamorphosis. I even supported the worst of Green's reggae excursions! When these reissues fail to sell as many hard copies as anticipated I hope those in charge realize that perhaps their paltry offerings were the reason why & not that there simply "wasn't a market" for them.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby Fred Taghon » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:15 am

I was prepared to buy at least Cupid & Psyche and Provision but this is just a duplicate of USA CD release of Cupid from 1985. I'm now not expecting anything "bonus-y" about Provision either, so these are now entirely off my "will buy" list.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby negative1 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:00 pm

i don't have these albums on cd, so i will be buying them.

also, im not the biggest scritti fan, so i'm not worried about extra stuff,
i have all the singles and mixes i like already, so i can put together my own tracks.

maybe they are planning something bigger eventually, but it depends on the band,
and they don't seem to do want to emphasize their older material.

which is the mentality a lot of post-80s bands are taking lately.

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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby postpunkmonk » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:18 am

I can't believe it's been 15 years since "White Bread, Black Beer!"
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby negative1 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:14 pm

danadotcom wrote:Wow, talk about being tone-deaf--and flat-out lazy. These reissues have been at the top of my wish list for years, and I'm clearly I'm not the only one who's remained hopeful all this time. What's the matter with honoring the audience who's supported this band through all their inclinations & metamorphosis. I even supported the worst of Green's reggae excursions! When these reissues fail to sell as many hard copies as anticipated I hope those in charge realize that perhaps their paltry offerings were the reason why & not that there simply "wasn't a market" for them.


since they are probably going to be bargain, non-deluxe prices. they should be pretty cheap.

so they won't have any problem selling them to casual buyers. this won't make any impact on whether
they release more or not in the future.

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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby moni » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:22 am

No info on whether these are remastered or not then again Anomie & Bonhomie certainly doesn't need remastering but Cupid does. If Cupid is remastered and it sounds anything like that Absolute compilation then they keep it as it was dreadful.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby negative1 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:00 am

moni wrote:No info on whether these are remastered or not then again Anomie & Bonhomie certainly doesn't need remastering but Cupid does. If Cupid is remastered and it sounds anything like that Absolute compilation then they keep it as it was dreadful.


there's plenty of information, no they're not:
https://superdeluxeedition.com/news/scr ... yl-and-cd/

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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby BigManRestless » Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:27 am

The CD versions have been put back for about the fourth time, now to September. I wonder if they will actually come out of they'll be cancelled and replaced with the actual deluxe versions.
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby BigManRestless » Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:34 am

And yet again now October
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Re: Scritti Politti reissues

Postby synthsandstrings » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:01 am

The bonus tracks are welcome, but still hoping some day for a proper deluxe re-issue with everything (or close to!) on them. One day.....
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