Where It Is (Special Edition)
Although more renowned as a 90s dance/electronica pop act, with hits like Sweet Harmony, Hello & The Sun Rising, The Beloved began in the mid-80s as a 4-piece guitar-based band. 2 John Peel Sessions in 1985 were followed by 4 independent singles on the now-defunct Flim Flam label. Their debut album "Where It Is" was a compilation of these initially released as a vinyl LP in October 1987. The album was then released on CD in 1988 as an expanded edition.
Step forward to 2019. All the audio has been remastered from the original analogue tapes, by John Davis at Metropolis Studios & is to be reissued with a 2nd disc containing previously unreleased demo tracks.
At the time the material was recorded, the band comprised: Jon Marsh (Vocals/Keyboards), Steve Waddington (Guitars), Tim Havard (Bass) & Guy Gausden (Drums); sonically similar to peers on NME’s seminal C86 compilation. The first 3 singles were produced by New Order's studio engineer Michael Johnson, 'Forever Dancing' by the band themselves.
CD1 is as per the original CD album with the addition of 3 tracks released on singles but not included on the CD, 'Saints Preserve Us', 'Having Fun', & the Stephen Street remix of 'Forever Dancing'. It now comprises a virtual facsimile of all released singles.
CD2 comprises 16 tracks. 3 were previously available on a limited edition 7" with the vinyl album of 'Where It Is', 2 were alternate versions of songs on CD1 (from the original vinyl single releases) and there is a 7" version of "Forever Dancing". The remaining 10 tracks are completely unheard/unreleased demos from 1983-1987.
Packaging wise, the release will contain a 16 booklet with sleeve notes, photos & posters chosen by the band.