The Reissue Thread!

No Twilight World 7'' again! (unless its the Remix?)

about debut reissue

according to this SDE commentary,
Andy kinda vetoed this single edit

Andy: It’s one of my favourites. I think Richard [Richard Niles, string arranger] did a wonderful job on that. The strings on that are superb. I didn’t want the seven-inch version on the album, this is the version [Superb, Superb mix] – the way it starts, the way it unfolds, the strings at that point are just singing.

About the lack of some remixes, it looks like it’s not, completely, their fault (from this SDE interview )

How did the reissue of It’s Better To Travel happen?

Andy: Universal approached us which was nice. If we seemed cautious about these things it’s usually because in the past they’d just tell us that they are putting something out. They are not obliged to consult, they just have to notify. Not particularly Universal over here, but the compilations they’ve put out [in the past] are not what we would have chosen to do. And I think that’s true of a lot of artists who don’t have control over their back catalogue.

Corinne: The record company owns the masters so they can do what they want. If they are polite they will get in touch with you.

Andy: So it was quite nice. They came to us and said would you like to be involved, which was unusual. So we said yes. And this whole thing with the running order, we come from a place where we’re protective off the thing – in the past they just put anything out – and we want it to be a quality release. But this time they said, here’s all the remixes we have, which ones do you like? And we picked the ones we liked… [awkward pause]… It was helpful to see your thing, [my criticism of the original proposed track listing] in the end – after I’d calmed down – from the point of view that what we had was a load of mixes that were not named. So we were going on the timings. They just said here’s what we’ve got in the tape store and we matched them up and eventually worked out what was what. But certain ones that aren’t included were not available to us, they were either owned by the Japanese company or the American company.

SDE:Because the Americans put out quite a few mixes not released in the UK…

Andy: …and quite frankly I’m glad we didn’t have access to them, they were out of our hands [when they were done]. All the mixes on this, without exception, are ones we did with Paul [O’Duffy, the producer]. We just went back in the studio and messed with the master tracks.
One to miss!
@Pop Life - that's shockingly sloppy! Thanks for the heads-up. I think I will pass on it.
This is so disappointing! Sheryl deserves a really good career retrospective and I would love to update my 1CD Best Of (which doesn't have Tomorrow Never Dies on it, annoyingly).
It's a shame as I think the 3 new recordings are excellent, some of her best work. They're definitely worth owning on CD but the rest of the collection should have had more care put into it.
Cherry Red has finally updated the Swing Out Sister boxset tracklist !
Swing Out Sister: Blue Mood, Breakout And Beyond – The Early Years Part 1
1 Breakout
2 Twilight World (Superb, Superb, Mix)
3 After Hours
4 Blue Mood
5 Surrender
6 Fooled By A Smile
7 Communion
8 It’s Not Enough
9 Theme (From – ‘It’s Better To Travel’)

1 You On My Mind
2 Where In The World?
3 Forever Blue
4 Heart For Hire
5 Tainted
6 Waiting Game
7 Precious Words
8 Masquerade
9 Between Strangers
10 The Kaleidoscope Affair
11 Precious Words – Instrumental
12 Forever Blue – String Mix
13 Masquerade – Instrumental

1 Get In Touch With Yourself
2 Am I The Same Girl?
3 Incomplete Without You
4 Everyday Crime
5 Circulate
6 Who Let the Love Out?
7 Understand
8 Notgonnachange
9 Don’t Say The Word
10 Love Child
11 I Can Hear You But I Can’t See You
12 Am I The Same Girl?
13 Everyday Crime – Instrumental


1 Get In Touch With Yourself
2 You On My Mind
3 Surrender
4 Everyday Crime
5 Twilight World
6 Circulate
7 Am I The Same Girl?
8 Breakout
9 Notgonnachange
10 Who Let the Love Out / Expansions / Coney Island Man / Wives & Lovers?

1 Blue Mood – Dubbed-Up Version
2 Blue Mood – Growler Mix
3 Breakout- A New Rockin’ Version
4 Breakout – NAD Mix
5 Breakout – Horny Version
6 Breakout – Carnival Mix
7 Fooled By A Smile – Ralph Mix
8 Fooled By A Smile – TV Mix
9 Breakout – American Instrumental Mix
10 Communion – Instrumental
11 Fooled By A Smile – Phi Phi Mix
12 Twilight World – Remix
13 Twilight World – Outer Limits Mix


1 Twilight World – The World Travel Mix
2 Twilight World – Vocal Dub
3 Twilight World – Classical Dub
4 Twilight World – Instrumental Dub
5 Twilight World – Beat Your Sister Dub
6 Surrender – Stuff Gun Mix
7 Surrender – Pop Stand Remix
8 Surrender – Roadrunner Mix
9 Precious Words – Orchestral Mix
10 Waiting Game – Extended Version
11 Waiting Game – Remix Edit
12 Waiting Game – Ulti Mix
13 Waiting Game – Dub


1 Where In The World? – Bongo Fury Mix
2 Where In The World? – Radical Mix
3 You On My Mind – Extended Version
4 Precious Words – Earth Bound Mix
5 Am I The Same Girl – Bubba’s Version
6 Notgonnachange – Classic Club Version (Mix)
7 Notgonnachange – Classic Song Mix
8 Notgonnachange – Mix Of Drama
9 Notgonnachange – Dashi I Mix
10 Notgonnachange – O’Duffy’s 7-inch Mix
11 Notgonnachange – New Jack Swing Out Mix
12 Am I The Same Girl – Instrumental


1 Wake Me When It’s Over – B-Side
2 Dirty Money – B-Side
3 Who’s To Blame – B-Side
4 Another Lost Weekend – B-Side
5 Fever – B-Side
6 Coney Island Man – B-Side
7 Taxi Town – B-Side
8 Windmills Of Your Mind – ‘Where In The World’ Bonus Track
9 Spirit Moves – B-Side
10 Alone – Notgonnachange Bonus Track
11 Surrender – 7-inch Version
12 Twilight World – Single Edit
13 Notgonnachange – Edit
14 Circulate – Live Version (Japanese Single) Version)
The Essential Matt Bianco: Re-Imagined, Re-Loved. Out May 27

November release for Thriller 40.
I’m still hoping for a Dangerous reissue, tho’

Release date: Nov 18.
Experience the world’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million in sales – and the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA – on this new Thriller 40th Anniversary 2CD set.

Disc 1: Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash album Thriller changed pop music forever. This original album, featuring seven top 10 hits including “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and “Thriller,” helped Michael win a record-setting eight Grammy Awards in one night.

Disc 2: Features Thriller-era bonus material including previously unreleased demos.

Disc 1: Original Album

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Baby Me Mine
The Girl Is Mine
Beat It
Billie Jean
Human Nature
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
The Lady In My Life

Disc 2: Bonus Material (track list to be revealed at a later date)

It's quite cheap, less than 20€ atm
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Hmm, hardly a Thriller, more Meh. Maybe some of the demos are interesting...maybe not.

We've been here before with Jackson reissues and special editions.
I love Sony's constant upping of Thriller's commercial performance by dramatic amounts with each re-release. I can imagine it might have passed 45m units. There is no way it has passed 100m.

EDIT: also, I wonder will they be able to get some crap remixes with even crappier features on there. They'll have to compete with the Bad 25 "Bad" remix that featured Pitbull. It might be the single worst piece of media ever created in human history.