New release on Cherry Red's dedicated '90s imprint 90/9
A double CD Digipak edition of the early 1990's electronic pop duo,Banderasfeaturing their only album, 'Ripe'.
Including the Top 20 hit and perennial club classic 'This Is Your Life', which was originally released in 1991 on London Records.
Banderas are Sally Herbertand Caroline Buckley, who met while playing for The Communards. Once signed to London, they released three singles from 'Ripe', which was produced by Stephen Hagueand features musical contributions from Jimmy Somerville, Johnny Marrand Bernard Sumner.
This 2CD deluxe edition features the original ten album tracks and a comprehensive collection of bonus material from the period. CD1 features the album, accompanied by five bonus tracks: the B-sides 'Bide Your Time' and 'Nice To Know', 7" single versions of 'She Sells' and 'May This Be Your Last Sorrow' plus the extended 'Slightly Wacky Mix' of 'This Is Your Life'.
CD2 is crammed full of remixes including six versions of their top 20 hit single 'This Is Your Life' remixed by Heller & Farleyand Less Stress, plus three 12" only Italian remixes from Joe T Vannelliand others. Two Apollo 440remixes of the band's second single, 'She Sells' feature, together with an alternative 7" version and Less Stress and Smith & Mightyremixes of 'May This Be Your Last Sorrow'.
The fold-out four-panel digipack expands and reworks the striking original album artwork and includes a booklet with track commentaries written by Sally and Caroline plus an interview conducted by Jimmy Somerville, an old friend of the duo.
This is the definitive collection of the band's output and celebrates their lasting legacy 30 years on.
Tina Arena: I’m thrilled to be able to release the live version of This Woman’s Work written and recorded by the inimitable Kate Bush. This version was recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and my incredible band on my Enchanté Tour earlier this year. Here’s to new beginnings for the arts sector and audiences alike.