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4x PAUL YOUNG orig '85-'91 HITS +Secret Association +Two Fires +Other Voices x4
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4x full CDs

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You get FOUR (x4) original, full-length releases from
PAUL YOUNG
~ALL for ONE price!


*not all are pictured


Cds play PERFECT, come in jewelcases w/all original inserts...

Visual condition of CDs' playing surfaces range: practically FLAWLESS to minor scuffs/ light grazing

Condition of CD packaging: EXCELLENT- no marks, punches, notches, stickers or stamps




FROM TIME TO TIME- The Singles Collection, 1991/ 15-tracks
Paul Young's retrospective From Time to Time: The Singles Collection brings together all his major U.S. and European hits from the 1980s and early 1990s. Some of these, including his only U.S. number one "Every Time You Go Away," were remixed when released as singles and to radio -- this collection intelligently includes those versions. Young's music, which bridged new wave, British soul, and adult contemporary, always sported state-of-the-art production, and, coupled with his soulful, yearning voice, has gone on to become some of the finest and most timeless the 1980s had to offer. The songs sound just as lush and energetic as when first released. Highlights include his bewitching breakthrough U.S. single "Come Back and Stay," its reggae-flavored follow-up "Love of the Common People," his massive "Every Time You Go Away," the electrifying "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down," the timeless and sadly underrated "Everything Must Change," his breakthrough U.K. cover of Marvin Gaye's "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)," his last U.S. Top Ten hit "Oh Girl," and the international smash "Senza Una Donna" (with Italian star Zucchero). Paul Young was a superb interpreter of other people's hits, evident here by two new tracks -- his stirring renditions of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." The only hit missing is his smash from Fried Green Tomatoes "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted," but, then again, that song was released the year after this collection.
1 Everytime You Go Away Hall 4:29
2 Come Back and Stay Lee 4:23
3 I'm Only Fooling Myself Hartman, Midnight 4:37
4 Senza Una Donna (Without a Woman) Fornaciari, Musker 4:28
5 Broken Man Kewley, Young 4:47
6 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Randle 3:56
7 Everything Must Change Kewley, Young 5:33
8 Wonderland Cook 5:02
9 Don't Dream It's Over Finn 4:22
10 Love of the Common People Hurley, Wilkins 3:41
11 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Gaye, Strong, Whitfield 4:11
12 Both Sides Now Mitchell 4:45
13 Some People Kewley, Young 4:46
14 Oh Girl Record 3:35
15 Softly Whispering I Love You Cook, Greenaway 3:44


THE SECRET OF ASSOCIATION, 1985/ 12-tracks
In 1984, Paul Young scored a couple of medium-sized U.S. hits with "Come Back and Stay" and "Love of the Common People" from his album No Parlez. In 1985, however, with his stellar album The Secret of Association, the British singer gained his highest level of commercial success with several hit singles, most notably his chart-topping cover of Daryl Hall's "Every Time You Go Away," which was miles better than the original. Featuring lush orchestration and Young's signature, soulful vocals, this album remains the singer's best, and one of the better albums of the 1980s. Other notable tracks include his wicked take on "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down," the gorgeous "Everything Must Change" (which almost sounds like a country song), and the popular album tracks "Soldier's Things" and "Tomb of Memories." Note, however, that the radio versions of all three singles released from this album are not the versions included here. Those versions can be found on his hits collection From Time to Time.   
            1           Bite the Hand That Feeds     Livsey, Lyle     4:29
            2           Everytime You Go Away     Hall     5:24
            3           I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down     Randle     5:06
            4           Standing on the Edge     Barfield     4:32
            5           Soldier's Things     Waits     6:20
            6           Everything Must Change     Kewley, Young     5:34
            7           Tomb of Memories     Kewley, Young     5:42
            8           One Step Forward     Kewley, Young     3:15
            9           Hot Fun     Kewley, Young     3:52
            10           This Means Anything     Kewley, Young     3:41
            11           I Was in Chains     Sutherland     4:26
            12           Man in the Iron Mask     Bragg     3:13



BETWEEN TWO FIRES, 1986/ 10-tracks
            1           Some People     Kewley, Young     4:43
            2           Wonderland     Cook     4:58
            3           War Games     Barfield     4:18
            4           In the Long Run     Kewley, Palladino, Young     4:19
            5           Wasting My Time     Kewley, Young     5:18
            6           Prisoner of Conscience     Kewley, Palladino, Young     4:22
            7           Why Does a Man Have to Be Strong?     Kewley, Young     4:21
            8           Certain Passion     Kewley, Young     4:12
            9           Between Two Fires     Kewley, Young     3:48
            10           Wedding Day     Kewley, Young     4:56



OTHER VOICES, 1990/ 10-tracks
Other Voices marked a comeback from the tepid Between Two Fires, featuring a set of lush, soulful covers (the Top Ten hit "Oh Girl") and several harder-rocking numbers, including a cover of Free's "A Little Bit of Love."
        1     Listen Now!     Heaven Can Wait     Rutter     4:10
        2     Listen Now!     Right About Now     Page, Young     5:10
        3     Listen Now!     Oh Girl     Record     3:34
        4     Listen Now!     A Little Bit of Love     Fraser, Kirke, Kossoff, Rodgers     3:50
        5     Listen Now!     Stop on By     Thomas, Thomas, Womack     5:21
        6     Listen Now!     Our Time Has Come     Page, Young     4:39
        7     Listen Now!     Softly Whispering I Love You     Cook, Greenaway     4:13
        8     Listen Now!     Together     Page, Young     4:33
        9     Listen Now!     It's What She Didn't Say     Wolf, Wolf     5:03
        10     Listen Now!     Calling You     Gaitsch, Marx, Telson, Williams     5:08



***BTW- I am offering more new wave / adult alternative CDs in my other listings... ***


(note: plastic jewelcases are intact and are mailed securely-
please understand that unforeseen rigors of the post office may -rarely- result in some unfortunate cracks
for which I cannot be held responsible for)


Regarding the artist: For much of the '80s, Paul Young rivaled Simply Red's Mick Hucknall as the top blue-eyed soul/pop singer in the U.K. In America, Young was known primarily for his lone chart-topper "Every time You Go Away," but was able to sustain his commercial success at home for much of the decade. He was chiefly an interpretive singer, and although he did write some of his own material, his greatest strengths lay in covering R&B classics and rescuing forgotten chestnuts from obscurity. Unfortunately, Young's career was interrupted periodically by difficulties with his voice, and those health problems substantially curtailed his activities in the '90s.Paul Young was born in Luton, north of London in Bedfordshire, on January 17, 1956. He started his music career playing bass and guitar in several local bands, gradually working his way up to lead singer posts. Young first made a splash as frontman of new wavers the Streetband, who scored a national U.K. hit with 1978's "Toast." When they disbanded in 1979, Young and several bandmates quickly regrouped as the Q-Tips, a retro-minded soul outfit with a jones for classic Motown. With a self-titled album on Chrysalis and a relentless touring schedule, the Q-Tips generated significant interest in Young's solo potential, and in 1982 he signed with CBS, hastening the Q-Tips' breakup.Young forged a songwriting partnership with Q-Tips keyboardist Ian Kewley, who also joined Young's new backing band the Royal Family (complete with a subset of female backup singers dubbed the Fabulous Wealthy Tarts). His debut solo single, "Iron Out the Rough Spots," was released in late 1982, and was followed by a cover of Nicky Thomas' reggae-pop hit "Love of the Common People." Neither single did particularly well on the charts, but his version of the lesser-known Marvin Gaye number "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" was a roaring success, topping the U.K. charts and pushing his debut album, No Parlez, to the same position later that year. No Parlez gave Young his first Top 40 hit in the U.S. with the Jack Lee-penned "Come Back and Stay" (a U.K. Top Ten), and also drew attention with its left-field cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Young mounted an international tour in support of the album, which sold several million copies worldwide; afterwards, however, he suffered the first of numerous throat ailments which would pop up throughout his career.Kept out of action for much of the latter-half of 1984, Young nonetheless made a contribution to the Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" single, and returned to the U.K. Top Ten with a version of Ann Peebles' "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down." The latter appeared on his sophomore album The Secret of Association, released in 1985. That year, Young scored the biggest hit of his career with "Every time You Go Away," a previously obscure Hall & Oates album track from 1980. "Every Time You Go Away" topped the pop charts in both the U.K. and U.S., ending up as far and away his biggest success in the latter. Young followed it with another U.K. Top Ten hit in the original "Everything Must Change," and watched The Secret of Association become his second U.K. chart-topping album.Young concentrated mostly on original material (co-written with Kewley) on his third album, 1986's Between Two Fires. A slicker, less soul-flavored outing, Between Two Fires sold respectably to Young's U.K. fan base, but didn't produce any major hits, and slowed his momentum somewhat. In its wake, Young took several years off from recording, chiefly for personal reasons but also to rest his voice. He didn't return until 1990, when Other Voices restored his commercial standing with a reading of the Chi-Lites' classic "Oh Girl," his only other U.S. Top Ten. He returned to the U.K. Top Five in 1991 with "Senza Una Donna (Without a Woman)," a duet with Italian pop singer Zucchero that appeared on Young's hits comp From Time to Time: The Singles Collection. In 1992, Young's version of Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" rose from the Fried Green Tomatoes soundtrack to top the U.S. adult contemporary charts, even though it missed the pop Top 20.By this time, health problems were beginning to exact a toll on Young's voice, yet he remained a viable performer. 1993's The Crossing was his final album for Columbia, spawning the U.K. single "Now I Know What Made Otis Blue." In late 1994, Young issued an album of soul covers called Reflections, on the smaller Vision Music label. He then disappeared for several years, giving occasional live performances but mostly resting his voice and procuring new material. Eventually, Young signed with East/West, for whom he released an eponymously titled album in 1997. Displaying a stronger country influence, the record failed to sell well even in the U.K., and Young found himself without a label again. In 1999, he mounted a small-venue tour of the U.K. that earned him solid reviews. He subsequently concentrated on Los Pacaminos, a Tex-Mex/country-rock band he'd started on an informal basis in the mid-'90s; they issued a self-titled debut album in 2002.




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