No Twilight World 7'' again! (unless its the Remix?)
about debut reissue
according to this SDE commentary,
Andy kinda vetoed this single edit
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 https://superdeluxeedition.com/interview/swing-out-sister-interview/
How did the reissue of It’s Better To Travel happen?
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.
The record company owns the masters so they can do what they want. If they are polite they will get in touch with you.
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…
…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.