Altered Images - Pinky Blue 2LP
Price: £22.49 (£26.99 Including VAT at 20%)
Includes bonus disc of extended mixes
Released 26th May 2017
Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl this collectors edition includes the original album plus a bonus disc of 6 extra tracks, including dance mixes from the 12inch singles of 'See Those Eyes', 'Pinky Blue' and 'Jump Jump - Think That It Might'. There is also the rare US Extended Mix of 'See Those Eyes'.
Originally released in May 1982, 'Pinky Blue' came hot on the heels of the 'Happy Birthday' album. Barely six months had passed since its release in September 1981 but 'Pinky Blue' saw Martin Rushent at the helm as producer for the whole project after his success on the 'Happy Birthday' single.
After a very successful headline tour the band ended 1981 with numerous awards; N.M.E's 'Best New Group' and Smash Hits 'Most Promising Act'. The bands musical style had moved on from their post punk roots to more straight forward pop. But this never phased their stalwart supporter John Peel who continued to champion the band.
The inclusion of Neil Diamonds 'Song Sung Blue' raised a few eye- brows, but i think people missed its intended tongue-in-cheek
.Clare Grogan has appeared in numerous TV and films roles, most famously 'Gergory's Girl and the cult TV Series 'Red Dwarf' in a role she created for herself as Kristine Kochanski.