The Blow Monkeys – Animal Magic (Deluxe Edition) (2012)

Artist: The Blow Monkey
Title: Animal Magic (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Cherry Red
Genre: Indie Pop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Nu Jazz
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 02:37:22
Total Size: 313 Mb

CD 1: Original LP (released as RCA PL 70910 (U.K.)/NFL1-8065 (U.S.), 1986) and B-sides
01.Digging Your Scene
02.Animal Magic
03.Wicked Ways
04.Sweet Murder
05.Aeroplane City Lovesong
06.I Nearly Died Laughing
07.Don’t Be Scared of Me
08.Burn the Rich
09.I Backed a Winner (in You)
10.Forbidden Fruit
11.Heaven is a Place I’m Moving To
12.My America (B-side to “Forbidden Fruit” – RCA PB 40331, 1985)
13.Walking the Blue Beat (B-side to “Wicked Ways” – RCA MONK 2, 1986)
14.Digging Your Scene (Scat Mix) (B-side to “Wicked Ways” double 7″ – RCA MONKD 2, 1986)
15.Sweet Murder (Eek-a-Mix) (12″ B-side to “Forbidden Fruit” – RCA PT 40334, 1985)
16.Superfly (B-side to “Don’t Be Scared of Me” – RCA MONK 3, 1986)
17.Digging Your Scene (Instrumental) (12″ B-side – RCA RPS-1027 (JP), 1986)
18.Wicked Ways (Instrumental) (12″ B-side – RCA PW 14424 (U.S.), 1986)
CD 2: Demos and remixes
01.Digging Your Scene (Pete Wilson Mix)
02.Aeroplane City Lovesong (Pete Wilson Mix)
03.Guess I Love Her Now (Demo)
04.Forbidden Fruit (Demo)
05.Animal Magic (Demo)
06.Wicked Ways (Demo)
07.I Nearly Died Laughing (Demo)
08.Sweet Murder (Demo)
09.Digging Your Scene (Long Version) (12″ A-side – RCA MONK T1, 1986)
10.Wicked Ways (Long Version) (12″ A-side – RCA MONK T2, 1986)
11.Don’t Be Scared of Me (Extended) (12″ A-side – RCA MONK T3, 1986)
12.Sweet Murder (The Smile on Her Face) (Extended Version) (12″ promo A-side – RCA 5775-1-RDAB (U.S.), 1985)
13.Digging Your Scene (Phil Harding Remix) (10″ A-side – RCA MONK Y1, 1986)
14.Sweet Murder (The Smile on Her Face) (Murderess Dub Version) (12″ promo A-side – RCA 5775-1-RDAB (U.S.), 1985)

Combining the glamour of Roxy Music with the energy of post-punk, the sophistication of nu-jazz and the vocal and melodic stylings of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, THE BLOW MONKEYS signed to RCA Records in 1984. Second album ANIMAL MAGIC from 1986 gave them their breakthrough, as the worldwide hit single Digging Your Scene was on permanent radio rotation. This deluxe edition of ANIMAL MAGIC has now finally been re-mastered from the original tapes. It boasts all of THE BLOW MONKEYS non-album B-sides, including their trademark live cover of Curtis Mayfield s Superfly . In addition, this 2012 edition boasts six previously unissued demos and recordings created by the band during the sessions for the album, including the otherwise unheard Dr. Robert song Guess I Love Her Now . Also unveiled is the original recording of Digging Your Scene without the Linn drums. THE BLOW MONKEYS are planning to perform the album in its entirety early in 2013 and are fully supporting this reissue.

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