This review is for: Wicked
(Cherry Pop - 2CD)
The "Wicked" album was long out of print, so a straight forward reissue would have been good enough. However, Cherry Pop pull out all the stops to give loads of hard to find mixes and some previously unreleased tracks, which makes this an essential purchase.
The Ralf René Maué 12" Remix of "Hitchin' A Ride" was previously only available on a German CD single, so it was good to see that included here. It is very different from the PWL version.
"Body Shopping" would have made a great single, but the versions included on Sinitta's The Hits + Collection 86-09
are better mixes. So it is also worth getting that CD too.
Although we get 4 mixes here, for me the ultimate version of "Love On a Mountain Top" is the original promo 12" version which was clearly based on the current big Italo House track of the time; Starlight's "Numero Uno", so it had to be released in a different version to avoid plagiarism charges. The re-recorded version is here as the Everlasting Knight Mix, but the original version is available on Sinitta's The Hits + Collection 86-09
(another good reason to buy that one). Some of these mixes here are also duplicated from that CD, however they are relevant to this release.
Over all, this is an excellent album. All the 12" mixes from the time are included along with the remixes, instrumentals and B-Sides on a generous 2 discs with excellent sound quality. What more can you ask for?
Here is the track list, complete with track timings:
01) Right Back Where We Started From 3:14
02) I Don't Believe In Miracles 3:28
03) I Just Wanna Spend Some Time With You 3:28
04) Hitchin' A Ride 3:39
05) Lay Me Down Easy 3:43
06) You Keep Me Hanging On 3:31
07) Love On A Mountain Top 3:26
08) Love Love Love 3:46
09) Where Do Nice Girls Go? 3:44
10) Body Shopping 3:22
11) Don't Tell Me Not To Cry 3:57
12) It Would Be So Easy 3:31
13) I Just Can't Help It 3:46
14) I'm On My Way 3:53
15) I Don't Believe In Miracles (Merlin's Magical Mix) 6:18
16) Right Back Where We Started From (Left Back On The Side Mix) 7:17
17) Love On A Mountain Top (An Everlasting Knight Mix) 7:49
18) Hitchin' A Ride (PWL Remix) 6:42
01) I Don't Believe In Miracles (Club Remix) 5:56
02) Right Back Where We Started From (Maxine's Night In A Gale Mix) 5:18
03) Love On A Mountain Top (The Knight After Special Remix) 5:50
04) Hitchin' A Ride (12" Remix) 8:00
05) Body Shopping (1990 Mix) 3:30
06) How Can This Be Real Love? (Extended Version) 5:21
07) I Just Wanna Spend Some Time With You (Extended Version) 6:46
08) You Keep Me Hangin' On (Extended Version) 5:40
09) How Can This Be Real Love? (Original Mix) 5:49
10) Body Shopping (Original Underground Mix) 6:01
11) I Don't Believe In Miracles (Instrumental Club Mix) 4:55
12) Love On A Mountain Top (Bonus Beats Dub) 4:19
13) Don't Tell Me Not To Cry (Extended Version) 5:04
14) Lay Me Down Easy (Extended Club Mix) 7:07
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(Cherry Pop - 2CD)