Altered Images

The Epic Years

  • Released: 23/02/2018
  • Label: Cherry Red
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4CD 60 track clam shell box set rounding up pretty much all of Altered Images’ releases on Epic Records.

Disc one is debut album “Happy Birthday” which spent over five months in the UK charts, peaking at No.26. The title track hit No.2 in the singles chart and is regularly used to this day in adverts and TV shows.

The second disc is 1982’s “Pinky Blue” album which reached No.12. Included are the hit singles ‘I Could Be Happy’ (No.7), ‘See Those Eyes’ (No.11) and ‘Pinky Blue’ (No.35) .

“Bite”, the band’s third album, is Disc 3. This reached No.16 in 1983 and includes the hit singles ‘Don’t Talk To Me About Love’ (No.7), ‘Bring Me Closer’ (No.29) and ‘Love To Stay’ (No.46).

The fourth disc is called “The 12” Album”, containing as it does eight extended versions from the days when mixes of all sizes were all the rage!

The booklet contains detailed liner notes by Record Collector’s Daryl Easlea plus illustrations of all relevant singles sleeves.

Vocalist Clare Grogan still fronts the band to this day recently appearing across the UK as part of the ABSOLUTE HITS tour (with Midge Ure and The Christians) and is also a regular highlight of the 80’s Revival and Rewind shows.

Tracklist

Happy Birthday
1-1 Intro: Happy Birthday 0:46
1-2 Love And Kisses 2:18
1-3 Real Toys 3:22
1-4 Idols 2:38
1-5 Legionnaire 3:30
1-6 Faithless 3:51
1-7 Beckoning Strings 3:07
1-8 Happy Birthday 3:00
1-9 Midnight 3:41
1-10 A Days Wait 4:18
1-11 Leave Me Alone 4:08
1-12 Insects 3:31
1-13 Outro: Happy Birthday 0:47
Bonus Tracks
1-14 Dead Pop Stars 3:16
1-15 Sentimental 3:25
1-16 Leave Me Alone (Cassette Single) 4:13
1-17 Who Cares? 3:00
1-18 A Days Wait (7" Version) 3:35
1-19 So We Go Whispering 3:48
1-20 Jeepster
2:28
Pinky Blue
2-1 Pinky Blue 3:09
2-2 See Those Eyes 3:10
2-3 Forgotten 2:40
2-4 Little Brown Head 2:42
2-5 See You Later 3:16
2-6 Song Sung Blue
4:14
2-7 Funny Funny Me 3:24
2-8 Think That It Might 2:52
2-9 I Could Be Happy 5:38
2-10 Jump Jump 3:12
2-11 Goodnight And I Wish 4:07
Bonus Tracks
2-12 I Could Be Happy (7" Version) 3:31
2-13 Insects (Re-Record) 3:29
2-14 Disco Pop Stars 2:35
2-15 How About That Then (I Missed My Train) 3:25
2-16 Think That It Might (Dance Mix) 2:49
2-17 Happy New Year 0:23
2-18 Real Toys (New Version) 3:27
Bite
3-1 Bring Me Closer 3:13
3-2 Another Lost Look 3:28
3-3 Love To Stay 5:34
3-4 Now That You're Here 4:44
3-5 Don't Talk To Me About Love 4:52
3-6 Stand So Quiet 4:23
3-7 Change Of Heart 3:46
3-8 Thinking About You 5:01
Bonus Tracks
3-9 Surprise Me 3:02
3-10 I Don't Want To Know 3:45
3-11 Don't Talk To Me About Love (7" Version) 3:46
3-12 Last Goodbye 3:16
3-13 Another Lost Look (Live) 3:22
3-14 Love To Stay (7" Version) 3:23
The 12" Album
4-1 Happy Birthday (Dance Mix) 7:00
4-2 I Could Be Happy (Dance Mix) 5:38
4-3 See Those Eyes (Extended Mix) 5:32
4-4 Pinky Blue (Dance Mix) 4:55
4-5 Jump Jump / Think That It Might (Segued Dance Mix) 5:58
4-6 Don't Talk To Me About Love (Extended Dance Mix) 8:26
4-7 Bring Me Closer (Dance Mix) 6:13
4-8 Love To Stay (Dance Mix)

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