THE BIG SOUND AUTHORITY:
• 30 years since its original release sees the first reissue of this 2 CD collection of this essential and much requested 80's album 'An Inward Revolution'. It was originally released on MCA Records with 3 resulting singles.
• The band owe their existence to Paul Weller, who offered through a competition in Smash Hits magazine the prize of singing backing vocals with The Jam. Vocalist Julie Hadwen entered the competition and received a phone call from Paul Weller inviting her to meet him at his studio. There he put her together with songwriter Tony Burke and the band were born. They contributed to Weller's Respond Records compilation Love The Reason along with Tracie, The Questions and A Craze.
• The band opted not to sign to Respond but signed to MCA Records. The band released one album and four singles for the label over the period 1985-86.
• CD 1 of this collection features the 1985 11 track LP release and the original 7" versions of all the band's singles.
• CD 2 gathers together their 12" mixes and b/sides to offer the most definitive collection of their material available.
• All tracks are appearing on CD for the first time and have been sourced from the tape archives of Universal Music using the original production masters.
• The CD booklet features all of the original album artwork and has been expanded to include comprehensive sleeve notes written by vocalist Julie Hadwen - sharing her memories of the day! Also included is a pictorial UK Discography and other memorabilia from the band's archives.
• This collection includes production contributions from notable producers - Pete Wilson, Greg Walsh, Robin Millar and Tony Visconti.
• Various versions are featured of the band's singles - four versions of This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) - album, single, extended and new mix, four versions of Bad Town - album, single, extended & special mix, three versions of Moving Heaven And Earth - album, single and revisited & lastly there's the single version of the band's final release Don't Let Our Love Start A War.
• The band supported The Kane Gang on their UK tour and enjoyed numerous TV appearances including Top Of The Pops, The Tube, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Wogan.
N.B: This title is released March 30 and will not be dispatched before his date.
1. A BAD TOWN
3. LET'S HOLD TOGETHER
4. WHEN THINGS FALL APART
5. (CALL ME) SOUL MAN
6. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
7. MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH
8. MY HELL SHAPED ROOM
9. THIS IS THE DAY
10. I'M STRONGER NOW
11. THIS HOUSE (IS WHERE YOUR LOVE STANDS)
12. THIS HOUSE (IS WHERE YOUR LOVE STANDS) - SINGLE VERSION (BONUS TRACK)
13. BAD TOWN - SINGLE VERSION (BONUS TRACK)
14. MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH - SINGLE VERSION (BONUS TRACK)
15. DON'T LET OUR LOVE START A WAR - SINGLE VERSION (BONUS TRACK)
1. THIS HOUSE (IS WHERE YOUR LOVE STANDS) - EXTENDED VERSION
2. I MISS MY BABY
3. IN THE HANDS OF LOVE
4. (CALL ME) SOUL MAN (LIVE)
5. A BAD TOWN - EXTENDED VERSION
6. EXCUSE ME PLEASE
7. IT’S NOT THE WAY
8. A BAD TOWN - SPECIAL MIX
9. HISTORY OF THE WORLD
10. PERSONAL BUSINESS
11. SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES HER
12. THE PERSON I WANT TO BE
13. THIS HOUSE (IS WHERE YOUR LOVE STANDS) - NEW MIX
14. MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH - (REVISITED)
15. A FAMILY THING
16. THE WHOLE WORLD IS AN INSTITUTION
17. MOTHER HELP US ALL
ALL TRACKS ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME