It has been Cutting Crew s fate to have enjoyed a hugely successful career that will
always be remembered for one song, namely their enormous, multi-million selling
international hit (I Just) Died In Your Arms . Having graced every wedding reception in
the civilised world, the track has notched up over three million radio plays in North
America alone, and forms the centrepiece of this, the band s debut album.
Recorded in both the United States and the UK, the album is a superior example of
ambitious, guitar driven mid 80s pop-rock, with extremely strong songwriting and the
classic production and ideals of that era present throughout. The record also spawned
another huge hit in the shape of I ve Been In Love Before , a track which went Top Ten
in America and itself boasts over three million radio plays worldwide. Unsurprisingly, the
album was also a massive hit, even earning the band a Grammy nomination for Best New
Artist in 1987, and still proves a strong listen twenty three years later.
Two more singles were issued, in the form of One For The Mockingbird and Any
Colour , and the band enjoyed all the trappings that international success brings,
including several memorable international tours. The two live bonus tracks on this
collection are sourced from this period, namely a stunning version of the album s title
track fused with Any Colour , and the aforementioned I ve Been In Love Before . Other
bonus tracks come in the form of the extended 12 mix of (I Just) Died In Your Arms
and the very rare B-Side to the original release of that single, For The Longest Time ,
which has never been issued on CD until now. This collection also contains three tracks
in their superior US mixes, which have, until now, only been available in the States.
Sleeve-notes and album trivia come courtesy of the band s leader and principal
songwriter Nick van Eede, and he has also been kind enough to supply some rare
promotional images and have input towards the package s presentation throughout.
- Contains two huge international smash hit singles.
- Bonus tracks include live tracks, rare vinyl only b-side and (I Just) Died In Your
- Package produced with the collaboration of band leader Nick van Eede.
- Tweaked and re-mastered for the modern ear.