The Lost Masters (Bucks Fizz album)

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The Lost Masters
Bucks Fizz lost masters.jpg
Studio album by Bucks Fizz
Released 7 August 2006
Genre Pop
Label Sony/BMG
Producer
  • Dean Murphy
  • Kevin Newell
Bucks Fizz chronology
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The Lost Masters is the name given to an album project to release unheard, rare and extended remixes of songs by the British pop group Bucks Fizz. Two albums were originally released: The Lost Masters in 2006, and The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut in 2008. A third single-disc volume was released in April 2012 as a double-pack which included a re-release of the group's 1986 album Writing on the Wall. Finally, The Best of The Lost Masters, a 25-track compilation was released in April 2013, which also included a number of previously unreleased mixes.

Background[edit]

The first album, The Lost Masters, was released in 2006 to coincide with the group's 25th anniversary, while The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut was released in 2008.[1][2] Both albums consist of two CDs, and were released by Sony Music in association with Fat Dog Productions, led by Dean Murphy and fan producer Kevin Newell.[3]

After working on the second edition, the producers found some more unreleased tracks. These were released as a third volume, together with a re-release of the group's final studio album Writing on the Wall. The 'new' tracks were solo recordings, three by Bobby G, one by Cheryl Baker, and one by Shelley Preston; all originally recorded in 1988. The live tracks were outtakes from the Live at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon album, which had been released in 1991. Unlike the first two, this album was released on Polydor Records through Universal Music.

In 2013, a final compilation was released: The Best of The Lost Masters and More!. This collected the best mixes from the first two albums, alongside a number of newly created or previously unreleased mixes. Producer Dean Murphy announced his retirement at the end of 2012, making this the last release of the series. This collection, which was released as a digital download only, was reviewed in the 1980s-themed magazine Classic Pop. In a 4-star review, journalist Mark Frith commended the album saying that "Great pop music is timeless and Bucks Fizz were much more than just 'that band that won Eurovision'". He singled out I Hear Talk and Heart of Stone as being particular highlights.[4]

The Lost Masters[edit]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
  1. Breaking Me Up (extended version) (6.58)
    writers: Andy Hill / Frank Musker, producer: Hill
  2. Easy Love (Blazer's version) (3.41)
    writers: Hill / Nichola Martin, producer: Hill
  3. If Paradise is Half as Nice (original version) (3.31)
    writers: Lucio Battisti / Jack Fishman, producer: Hill
  4. Invisible (early version) (4.31)
    writers: Hill / Mike Batt, producer: Hill
  5. I Love Music (3.59)
    writers: Gamble & Huff), producer: Simon Harris
  6. Oh Suzanne (7" unreleased version) (4.48)
    writers: Hill / Warren Bacall, producer: Hill
  7. I Can't Live Without Love (1986 version) (5.26)
    writers: Mary Unobsky / Daniel Ironstone / David Harvey, producer: Bobby G / Trevor Vallis
  8. What's One Lonely Woman (Cheryl solo track) (4.15)
    writers: Hill / Don Black, producer: Hill
  9. Thief in the Night (Extended version) (6.27)
    writers: Hill / Bacall, producer: Brian Tench
  10. These Boots are Made for Walking (Shelley solo track) (3.44)
    writers: Lee Hazlewood, producer: Pete Woodroofe / Dean Murphy
  11. Skin on Skin (Cheryl solo track) (3.54)
    writer: Hill, producer: Hill
  12. Breaking and Entering (demo) (3.20)
    writers: Hill / Pete Sinfield, producer: Hill
  13. You and Your Heart so Blue (So Blue mix) (4.38)
    writers: Hill / Sinfield, producer: Hill / Murphy
  14. If You're Right (original version) (3.13)
    writers: Hill / Sinfield, producer: Hill
  15. Young Hearts (unreleased version) (4.05)
    writer: Hill, producer: Nick Tauber
  16. She Cries (original version) (4.08)
    writer: Nik Kershaw, producer: Pip Williams / Murphy
CD 2
  1. Oh Suzanne (extended version) (6.39)
    writers: Hill / Bacall, producer: Hill
  2. Indebted to You (dead-end version) (4.10)
    writers: Hill / Bacall, producer: Hill
  3. I'd Like to Say I Love You (alternate take) (4.12)
    writer: Warren Harry, producer: Hill
  4. My Camera Never Lies (2006 'Good Eyes' remix) (4.27)
    writers: Hill / Martin, producer: Hill / Murphy / Kevin Newell
  5. Invisible (extended version) (6.31)
    writers: Hill / Batt, producer: Hill
  6. Cold War (extended version) (5.57)
    writer: Dominic Bugatti, producer: Tench
  7. Now Those Days Are Gone (2006) (3.16)
    writers: Hill / Martin, producer: Hill / Murphy
  8. If You're Right (re-recorded version) (3.15)
    writers: Hill / Sinfield, producer: Hill / Murphy
  9. Every Dream Has Broken (4.44)
    writer: Hill, producer: Williams / Murphy
  10. New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (original version) (4.01)
    writers: Mike Myers / Tony Gibber, producer: Hill / Myers
  11. I Can't Live Without Love (1987 version) (4.28)
    writers: Unobsky / Ironstone / Harvey, producer: G / Tench
  12. Tears on the Ballroom Floor (long version) (4.39)
    writers: Anthony Phillips / Roy Hill, producer: Tench
  13. Move Over (I'm Driving) (4.02)
    writer: Hill, producer: Murphy
  14. Young Hearts (Shelley's mix) (4.24)
    writer: Hill, producer: Tauber
  15. You and Your Heart So Blue (a cappella version) (3.22)
    writers: Hill / Sinfield, producer: Hill

Personnel[edit]

  • Dean Murphy - Album producer
  • Kevin Newell - Executive producer
  • Kevin Newell and Andy Popplewell - EQ and Line production
  • Dean Murphy, Kevin Newell and Simon Murphy - Remasters
  • Remastered at SRT Studios, St Ives, Cambridge

The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut[edit]

The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut
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Studio album by Bucks Fizz
Released 19 May 2008
Genre Pop
Label Sony/BMG
Producer
  • Dean Murphy
  • Kevin Newell
  • Paul Kearsey
Bucks Fizz chronology
The Very Best of Bucks Fizz (2007)String Module Error: Match not foundString Module Error: Match not found The Lost Masters 2 - The Final Cut (2008) The Best of the Lost Masters and More!
(2013) The Best of the Lost Masters and More!2013

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
  1. Talking in Your Sleep (full unedited version) (4.58)
    writers: Marinos / Palmer / Skill / Canler / Solley, producer: Andy Hill
  2. Breaking Me Up (7" version) (4.36)
    writers: Hill / Frank Musker, producer: Hill
  3. Rules of the Game (dead-end version) (3.44)
    writer: Warren Bacall, producer: Hill / Brian Tench
  4. Piece of the Action (demo) (3.22)
    writer: Hill, producer: Hill
  5. My Camera Never Lies (alternate mix) (4.13)
    writers: Hill / Nichola Martin, producer: Hill
  6. Don't Think Your Foolin' Me (demo) (3.23)
    writer: Bobby G, producer: G
  7. I'd Like to Say I Love You (alternate mix) (3.20)
    writer: Warren Harry, producer: Hill
  8. Magical (the rock mix) (4.38)
    writers: Meat Loaf / John Parr, producer: Hill
  9. Golden Days (extended version) (7.58)
    writers: Terry Britten, producer: Britten / Dean Murphy
  10. If You Can't Stand the Heat (early mix) (3.26)
    writers: Hill / Ian Bairnson, producer: Hill
  11. You and Your Heart so Blue (Andy Hill's Mauritus mix) (3.56)
    writers: Hill / Pete Sinfield, producer: Hill
  12. The Right Situation (early mix) (3.02)
    writer: Hill, producer: Hill
  13. Tears on the Ballroom Floor (the original idea) (4.13)
    writers: Anthony Phillips / Roy Hill, producer: Tench / Murphy
  14. Every Dream Has Broken (early mix) (8.05)
    writer: Pip Williams, producer: Murphy

CD 2

  1. "Another Night" (Alternate version) (3.40)
    Writer: Hill, Producer: Hill
  2. "Easy Love" (European remix) (4.48)
    Writer: Hill / Martin, Producer: Hill
  3. "Putting the Heat On" (3.14)
    Writer: G, Producer: G
  4. "Run for Your Life" (2008 remix) (6.50)
    Writers: Hill / Bairnson, Producer: Hill / Murphy
  5. "One of Those Nights" (Demo) (2.54)
    Writers: Steve Glen / Mike Burns / Dave Most, Producer: Hill
  6. "Invisible" (Early edit) (3.57)
    Writer: Mike Batt, Producer: Hill
  7. "You Love Love" (TV version) (3.38)
    Writer: Andy Sells, Producer: Hill
  8. "Cold War" (7" version) (3.37)
    Writer: Dominic Bugatti, Producer: Tench
  9. "Getting Kinda Lonely" (Unedited version) (6.18)
    Writer: Mike Burns, Producer: Hill
  10. "Because of Susan" (3.07)
    Writer: G, Producer: G
  11. "Indebted to You" (Alternate version) (5.01)
    Writers: Hill / Bacall, Producer: Hill
  12. "The Land of Make Believe" (Extended remix) (6.39)
    Writers: Hill / Sinfield, Producer: Hill / Murphy
  13. "Let's Get Wet" (Cheryl Baker lead vocal) (4.05)
    Writers: Glen / Burns, Producer: Glen
  14. "Every Dream Has Broken" (Sugar Cube Vs Bucks Fizz remix) (8.39)
    Writer: Williams, Producer:Murphy / Darren Fox

Personnel[edit]

  • Dean Murphy - Album producer
  • Kevin Newell and Paul Kearsey - Executive producers
  • Simon Murphy and Kevin Newell - Masters
  • Neil Martin - for Sony BMG
  • Andy Hayes - Artwork

The Lost Masters 3[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love the One You're With" (Alternate mix) 3:27
    Writer: Stephen Stills
  2. "Keep Each Other Warm" (The original idea) 5:21
    Writers: Andy Hill / Pete Sinfield
  3. "Love in a World Gone Mad" (Shelley Preston version) 3:40
    Writers: Sinfield / Billy Livesey
  4. "Big Deal" (1986 7") 3:35
    Writer: Bobby G
  5. "I Want to Stay" (Unedited version) 4:12
    Writer: G
  6. "What's One Lonely Woman" (Laid back mix 2011) 3:56
    Writer: Don Black
  7. "The Company You Keep" (Demo) 3:36
    Writers: G / Steve Glen / Mike Burns
  8. "Easy Trouble" (Cheryl Baker solo) 4:12
    Writers: Glen / Burns
  9. "One Heart" (Bobby G solo) 4:13
    Writers: Glen / Burns / G
  10. "I Should Have Been Strong" (Bobby G solo) 3:21
    Writers: Glen / Burns / G
  11. "Paper Hearts" (Shelley Preston solo) 4:10
    Writers: Glen / Burns
  12. "Innocent" (Bobby G solo) 3:36
    Writers: Glen / Burns / G
  13. "Big Deal" (1986 extended version) 5:00
    Writer: G
  14. "Live Motown Medley" 8:43
    Writers: Holland / Dozier / Holland / Robinson / Gordy / West / Hutch / Davis
  15. "Live Rolling Stones Medley" 6:56
    Writers: Mick Jagger / Keith Richards
  16. "Soul Motion" (2011 extended version) 7:41
    Writers: Hill / Gary Bell

Personnel[edit]

  • Dean Murphy and Kevin Newell - Producers
  • Phil Bennett and Martin Blofield - Executive associates
  • Alex Fryer - Associate
  • Kevin Newell and Warwick Pilmer - Masters

The Best of The Lost Masters and More![edit]

The Best of The Lost Masters and More!
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Studio album by Bucks Fizz
Released 26 April 2013
Genre Pop
Label Sony/BMG
Producer
  • Dean Murphy
  • Kevin Newell
Bucks Fizz chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Classic Pop Magazine 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Breaking Me Up" (Extended Version) 6:58
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  2. "Oh Suzanne" (Extended Version) 6:37
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  3. "When We Were at War" (2012 Mix) 5:46
    Previously unreleased
  4. "Invisible" (Extended Version) 6:29
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  5. "Every Dream Has Broken" (2010 Extended Version) 8:14
    Previously unreleased
  6. "Cold War" (Extended Version) 5:55
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  7. "Young Hearts" (Alternate Mix) 4:01
    Previously unreleased
  8. "One of Those Nights" (Extended Version) 6:36
    Previously unreleased
  9. "Piece of the Action" (Demo) 3:23
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  10. "You and Your Heart So Blue" (Andy Hill Mauritus Mix) 3:54
    Previously unreleased
  11. "Easy Love" (European Version) 4:47
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  12. "Big Deal" (1984 Extended Version) 6:01
    Previously unreleased on CD
  13. "Another Night" (Alternate Version) 3:39
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  14. "Heart of Stone" (Cheryl Lead Extended Version) 6:30
    Previously unreleased
  15. "Tears on the Ballroom Floor" (Long Version) 4:37
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  16. "Indebted to You" (Jay Aston Lead Vocal) 5:00
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  17. "I Hear Talk" (Extra Talk Mix) 5:00
    Previously unreleased
  18. "The Land of Make Believe" (Chris Paul Remix) 4:14
    Previously unreleased on CD
  19. "She Cries" (Original Version) 4:07
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  20. "Thief in the Night" (Extended Version) 6:25
    Taken from The Lost Masters
  21. "One of Those Nights" (2012 7" Mix) 4:21
    Previously unreleased
  22. "I'd Like to Say I Love You" (Alternate Mix) 3:18
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  23. "Talking in Your Sleep" (Full Unedited Version) 4:56
    Taken from The Lost Masters 2
  24. "Every Dream Has Broken" (Original Sugar Cube Remix) 4:05
    Previously unreleased
  25. "Making Your Mind Up" (Acapella) 2:00
    Previously unreleased

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raffem. "Release date information". Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  2. ^ Raffem. "The Lost Masters 2 - Review and info". Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  3. ^ The Early Years. "Album sleeve notes". Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Mark Frith, Classic pop Magazine, issue #5. June/July 2013. Anthem publishing