- Audio CD (13 April 2009)
- Special Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Special Edition
- Label: Cherry Pop
- ASIN: B001URRHXA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,201 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Princess Special Edition
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A long overdue and in-demand reissue (Original CD goes for 3-figure sums on auction sites) has unfortunately been partially messed up by the reissue company. The quality of the songs are there, but the original running times of the tracks have been shortened to accomodate a host of remixes/demos as Bonus Tracks.
On its first release it was only 8 Tracks, but compared to the Original Cassette/CD (and even LP for pity's sake!), 3 of the main 8 tracks on the Special Edition differ as follows:
1. In The Heat Of A Passionate Moment
Original Running Time : 07:49
Special Edition Running Time: 03:33
2. I'll Keep On Loving You
Original Running Time : 07:29
Special Edition Running Time: 04:04
6. Tell Me Tomorrow
Original Running Time : 04:42
Special Edition Running Time: 03:58
This is quite a chunk off the running time of the main album, and I would have been happier purchasing this reissue if less sub-standard mixes were included whilst preserving the original album cuts in their entirety (which is what buyers upgrading from vinyl want?).
Cherry Pop are normally very good with their reissues & researching, but I can't help feeling the priority has been skewed & it's an opportunity missed.
Oh well, maybe a "Special" Special Edition will be available in another 20-odd years.....
Its wonderful to finally get this album on CD (Special edition) which includes a lovely colour booklet and various remixes and unreleased demos..worth eevry penny!
Now, the remastered special edition. Well, sound quality is superb! Hard to believe when listening that this album is 24 years old!!! Such a pity that three of the five singles released are heavily edited. In The Heat Of A Passionate Moment is a stunning opener...but cut to under 4 minutes? Absurd!!!
That's all well and good for radio play but for the collectors out there (like myself) a remastered edition would hope to contain the original full length versions. I'm selling my copy and sticking with my own vinyl rip. It's nice to hear a few of the remixes, especially the 11min version of Say I'm Your Number One (awesome!) but even the Garage Mix of 'Passionate Moment' seems like it's edited. Being a PWL produced album the bonus tracks should have included the Funky Sisters Remix of I'll Keep On Loving You instead of the Bruce Forest U.S Mix.
As other reviewers have said, maybe it could have been a double. I wouldn't have minded paying a bit extra to have the full length album on 1 disc and CD2 full of mixes. After such fantastic Re-issues of other albums, I too feel a bit dissapointed with this release. Although 5/5 for sound quality & remastering! Sounds fab!!!! Now just waiting for some Five Star special editions...please????????
This album still sounds fresh and Princess is a brilliant singer. She also wrote 'Just a tease' which is a funky song with a nice guitar hook.
Stock Aitken Waterman produced this album. They also wrote all the albums other songs which have a mature,soulful feel throughout. It is great to hear songs like 'Tell me Tomorrow' again.
'Anytime's the right time' is proberbly nearer the upbeat pop style that Stock Aitken Waterman are best known for.
I have always loved 'If it makes you feel good.' This song later appeared on Mandy's album and Donna Summer's 'Another place and time' album.
The bonus remixed tracks are quite interesting. I really like the Promo version of 'After the love has gone.' Also the Demo version of 'Say I'm your number one' sounds like it is ready to be sampled by a current rap artist.
A good album that deserves a wide audience.
I would have thought that fans upgrading to a CD format of their favourite albums would have appreciated the original album - this is more of a compilation, so I can't figure out the thinking behind messing around with it. The songs are still great though and her voice still has the power to thrill. But, as others have said, a missed opportunity. Particularly as another PWL act at the time, Brilliant, have had their album "Kiss the lips of life" re-released recently and that thankfully has been left exactly as it was, although I appreciate that a different record company is involved in that one.
5 stars for the original Princess album, 3 stars for this re-release (and thats being generous).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fabulous this! I was first time to buyer that item... Is fantastic... I love it this!!! Wow. ^_^Published 8 months ago by DELROY JOHNSON
Stock, Aitken and Waterman enjoyed early success with this blend of White Soul and Motown and but still kept it modern. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paul Bradley
I had this on vinyl and tape back in the 80s and it's still superb now, it's funny when you realise that this album was one of the earlier productions by Stock, Aitken & Waterman... Read morePublished on 6 Aug. 2014 by GStar1
The best artist with PWL, i.e. Pete Waterman's company. Terrific album. Wish she'd stayed with them. She would have been as big as Kylie.Published on 3 July 2014 by Mr. N. H. Jones