Big Satsuma News Team
28 Oct 2022
Neasden's Queen of Soul chats with Johnny & Bridget and previews album release
Mari Wilson TO APPEAR ON BIG SATSUMA RADIO'S VIRTUAL SOFA SHOW:
Special guest on The Virtual Sofa Show, 4-6pm on Saturday 5th November, on Big Satsuma Radio will be the wonderful Mari Wilson.
Mari will be chatting to Johnny and Bridget about her career, purple marker pens, dangerous hairdo's, performing and recording and also playing some of the songs from the forthcoming three CD album release 'The Neasden Queen of Soul' from Cherry Red Records.
Join us on Saturday 5th November 4-6pm, repeated Sunday 6th November 4-6pm, worldwide on www.bigsatsumaradio.com
Mari Wilson: The Neasden Queen Of Soul, 3CD Box Set
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Released November 25, 2022.
CD 1 is centred around the 12-track debut album ‘Showpeople’, originally released in 1983 plus four bonus tracks, the 12” mixes of the singles, ‘Just What I Always Wanted’ her 1982 top 10 hit, ‘Cry Me A River’ a top 30 hit in 1983, ‘Baby It’s True’ and the soul classic ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’ both available here on CD for the first time.
CD 2 features the single versions of eight A-sides, nine B-sides and five rarities, including seven non-album singles, ‘Love Man’, ‘Dance Card’, ‘Beat The Beat’, ‘Baby It’s True’, ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’, Let’s Make This Last’ and the theme tune to the 1985 film Dance With A Stranger ‘Would You Dance With A Stranger’.
CD 3 includes eight new remixes by the original writer/producer Tot Taylor, ably assisted by Joe Dworniak using the original multi-track tapes. Tracks remixed include the A-sides ‘Beat The Beat’ and ‘Baby It’s True’ plus the B-sides ‘Glamourpuss’, ‘Ecstasy’, ‘Rave’, ‘She’s Had Enough Of You’ and ‘You Look So Good’. Appearing on CD for the first time includes the U.S. Remix of ‘Just What I Always Wanted’, ‘One Day Is A Lifetime – Alternate Version’, a 7” DJ edit of ‘Wonderful’ and two versions of ‘Let’s Make This Last’.
Mari Wilson (The Neasden Queen Of Soul) first arrived on the scene in the early 80s with her skyscraper beehive, a bizarre sense of fashion and fully choreographed 12-piece band The Wilsations. Mariʼs live shows were an event – pure entertainment.
In 1982, Mariʼs records began entering the charts and she soon had six hit singles, the biggest being ʻJust What Iʼve Always Wantedʼ and ʻCry Me A Riverʼ, both taken from her album ʻShowpeopleʼ.
SHOWPEOPLE + BONUS TRACKS
1 WONDERFUL TO BE WITH
2 THE END OF THE AFFAIR
3 ONE DAY IS A LIFETIME
4 DR LOVE
5 REMEMBER ME
6 CRY ME A RIVER
7 JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED
8 THIS TIME TOMORROW
9 ARE YOU THERE (WITH ANOTHER GIRL)
10 I MAY BE WRONG
12 THIS IS IT?
13 JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED (12” MIX)
14 CRY ME A RIVER (SMOOCH MIX)
15 BABY IT’S TRUE (DISCOTHEQUE VERSION) +
16 AIN’T THAT PECULIAR (EXTENDED VERSION) +
A-SIDES, B-SIDES & RARITIES
1 LOVE MAN
2 IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT
3 DANCE CARD
4 SHE’S HAD ENOUGH OF YOU
5 BEAT THE BEAT
7 BABY IT’S TRUE
8 YOU LOOK SO GOOD
9 WOE, WOE, WOE +
10 (BEWARE) BOYFRIEND
11 IT’S HAPPENING
13 AIN’T THAT PECULIAR
14 THE MAXIMUM DAMAGE
15 LET’S MAKE THIS LAST (DE LOREAN STYLE) +
16 WOULD YOU DANCE WITH A STRANGER
17 WHAT’S GOING ON
18 STOP AND START
19 LOVE AND LEARN
20 I’M JUST HAPPY TO DANCE WITH YOU
21 LET ME DREAM
REMIXES + BONUS TRACKS
1 BABY IT’S TRUE (2022 REMIX) +
2 BEAT THE BEAT (2022 REMIX) +
3 GLAMOURPUSS (2022 REMIX) +
4 ECSTASY (2022 REMIX) +
5 RAVE (2022 REMIX) +
6 SHE’S HAD ENOUGH OF YOU (2022 REMIX) +
7 YOU LOOK SO GOOD (2022 REMIX) +
8 GLAMOURPUSS (SCENARIO) (2021 REMIX) +
9 JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED (U.S. REMIX) +
10 ECSTASY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
11 ONE DAY IS A LIFETIME (ALTERNATE VERSION) +
12 TU NO ME LLORES (CRY ME A RIVER – SPANISH VERSION)
13 WOULD YOU DANCE WITH A STRANGER (INSTRUMENTAL) +
14 WONDERFUL (7” DJ EDIT) +
15 LET’S MAKE THIS LAST (STEREO SHIFT MIX LOOP ONE) +
16 LET’S MAKE THIS LAST (STEREO SHIFT MIX LOOP TWO) +
+ DENOTES APPEARING ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME