Wet Wet Wet: Popped In Souled Out - 30th Anniversary (Super Deluxe)

Popped In Souled Out - 30th Anniversary (Super Deluxe)

Wet Wet Wet

  • US $64.99  

  • Release Date 22 September 2017
Product code
5760569
Format
CD Box Set
Label
UMC / Mercury

Having formed in 1982 after taking their name from a line in a Scritti Politti song, the band’s first single Wishing I Was Lucky was released in 1987, which started an incredible unbroken run of 27 Top 40 hits. Their debut album Popped in Souled Out spawned three further hit singles Sweet Little Mystery, Angel Eyes (Home And Away) and Temptation. It hit the No.1 slot in January of ’88 before becoming one of the best selling albums of that year and earning them Best Newcomer at The Brit Awards.

The huge success upon its release is only part of the Popped In Souled Out story. Prior to recording the album, the band went to Memphis to work with the world famous producer Willie Mitchell, best known for his vibrant soul work with Al Green on songs such as ‘Let’s Stay Together’ in the 1970’s. Whilst the music they made together wouldn’t appear until 1988 when it became a top 3 album, the spirit of those initial Memphis Sessions is there for all to hear on Popped In Souled Out.

As well as a newly remastered version of the original album and the expanded Memphis Sessions, the super deluxe edition of Popped In Souled Out features the band’s first #1 With A Little Help From My Friends which was recorded for Childline in 1988. There are two further disks containing a comprehensive collection of unreleased studio sessions from 1984 and ’85 as well as remixes, demos and b-sides from the time.

The Super Deluxe Edition is presented in a 12”x12” 72 page book package that features the band telling the story of the album’s making and release in their own words along with unseen photos from their private collection. The final disc in the set is a DVD that features brand new interviews with the band members, the videos for the singles as well as rare TV performances and appearances.

Tracklist:
DISC1 REMASTERED ALBUM WITH BONUS TRACKS

  1. Wishing I Was Lucky
  2. East Of The River
  3. I Remember
  4. Angel Eyes (Home And Away)
  5. Sweet Little Mystery
  6. I Don’t Believe (Sonny’s Letter)
  7. Temptation
  8. I Can Give You Everything
  9. The Moment You Left Me
  10. Words Of Wisdom
  11. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  12. World In Another
  13. Wishing I Was Lucky (Live at The Wendy May Show)

    Bonus Tracks
  14. Sweet Little Mystery (Live at Capital Radio)
  15. HTHDTGT (Live at Capital Radio)
  16. Angel Eyes (Single version)
  17. Temptation (Single version)
  18. Sweet Little Mystery (Single version)
DISC 2 THE MEMPHIS SESSIONS WITH BONUS TRACKS
  1. I Don’t Believe (Sonny’s Lettah)
  2. Sweet Little Mystery
  3. East Of The River
  4. This Time
  5. Temptation
  6. I Remember
  7. For You Are
  8. Heaven Help Us All

    Bonus Tracks
  9. Piece Of My Heart
  10. Wishing I Was Lucky
  11. Home And Away
DISC 3 B-SIDES, REMIXES AND A NUMBER 1
  1. Wishing I Was Lucky (12” Version)
  2. Wishing I Was Lucky (Metal Mix)
  3. Words Of Wisdom (Wishing I Was Lucky B-Side)
  4. Still Can’t Remember Your Name (Wishing I Was Lucky B-Side)
  5. Sweet Little Mystery (12” Version)
  6. Sweet Little Mystery (Mista E Mix)
  7. May You Never (Live / Wet Pack Track)
  8. We Can Love (Angel Eyes B-Side)
  9. Home And Away (Demo Version / Angel Eyes B-Side)
  10. Heaven Help Us All (Temptation B-Side)
  11. I Remember (Extended Version / Temptation B-Side)
  12. Bottled Emotions (Temptation B-Side)
  13. With A Little Help From My Friends (Single)
DISC 4 UNRELEASED AND RARITIES
  1. The Moment You Left Me (Planet Studio Session Nov 1984)
  2. Home And Away (Planet Studio Session Nov 1984)
  3. East Of The River (Planet Studio Session Nov/Dec 1985)
  4. Wishing I Was Lucky (Planet Studio Session Nov/Dec 1985)
  5. I Don’t Believe (Planet Studio Session Nov/Dec 1985)
  6. Words Of Wisdom (Planet Studio Session Nov/Dec 1985)
  7. East Of The River (Amazon Studios Sessions Jun 1985)
  8. Temptation (Amazon Studios Sessions Jun 1985)
  9. World In Another (Amazon Studios Sessions Jun 1985)
  10. For You Are (Amazon Studios Sessions Jun 1985)
  11. I Suppose (Amazon Studios Sessions Jun 1985)
  12. I Can Give You Everything (The Manor Studio Oct 1985)
  13. I Can Give You Everything (Comforts Place Sessions Oct 1985)
  14. We Can Love (Comforts Place Sessions Oct 1985)
  15. Wishing I Was Lucky (12” Gotta Job Mix)
  16. Wishing I Was Lucky (Instrumental Dub)
  17. Sweet Little Mystery (Dub Version)
DISC 5 DVD Pop It In The Player! Promo Videos, BBC Performances and Snapshots - The Story of Popped In Souled Out
  1. Snapshots - The Story of Popped In Souled Out – Band interviews
  2. Wishing I Was Lucky (Promo Video)
  3. Sweet Little Mystery (Promo Video)
  4. Angel Eyes (Promo Video)
  5. Temptation (Promo Video)
  6. I Remember (Promo Video)
  7. With A Little Help From My Friends (Promo Video)
  8. Wishing I Was Lucky (US Promo Video)
  9. Full Scale Deflection (BBC May 20th 1986)
  10. Wishing I Was Lucky (BBC Whistle Test Mar 25th 1987)
  11. Temptation (BBC Whistle Test Mar 25th 1987)
  12. Wishing I Was Lucky (BBC Top Of The Pops May 21st 1987)
  13. Wishing I Was Lucky (BBC Top Of The Pops Jun 5th 1987)
  14. Sweet Little Mystery (BBC Top Of The Pops 13th Aug 1987)
  15. Sweet Little Mystery (BBC Top Of The Pops 27th Aug 1987)
  16. Angel Eyes (BBC Top Of The Pops 31st Dec 1987)
  17. Temptation (BBC Top Of The Pops 31st Mar 1988)
  18. With A Little Help From My Friends (BBC Top Of The Pops 12th May 1988)