China Crisis: What Price Paradise: Deluxe 3CD

What Price Paradise: Deluxe 3CD

China Crisis

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  • Release Date 28 January 2022
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Triple CD Album
What Price Paradise was the fourth studio album by China Crisis. It was released 1986 and charted in the album top 75 of that year.

The band collaborated with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley (who worked with Madness) on the album which included the first single "Arizona Sky", A second single "Best Kept Secret", made UK No. 36 in early 1987 and reached the Top 20 in Spain and Ireland.

Like fellow Liverpudlians O.M.D., China Crisis began life as a synthetic duo who performed brilliantly executed pop songs with quirky edges. And like O.M.D., they seamlessly mixed their love of guitar-based pop with (then) modern musical technology.

This 3-CD deluxe version was produced with the full co-operation of that band who prided new interviews to Record Collector’s Daryl Easlea for the booklet. The set contains many bonus tracks, including unheard demos from the band. The whole set has been remastered from original tapes by Andy Pearce. The booklet contains many rare photos and memorabilia from the time.
DISC 1: What Price Paradise
1 It's Everything  
2 Arizona Sky  
3 Safe As Houses  
4 Worlds Apart  
5 Hampton Beach  
6 The Understudy  
7 Best Kept Secret  
8 We Do the Same  
9 June Bride  
10 A Day's Work for The Dayo's Done  
1 Trading In Gold - Jap Bonus Track  
2 Arizona Sky - Single Edit  
3 The Instigator - Italian Fuzzbox Version  
4 Little Italy - B-Side  
5 Best Kept Secret - Prod Andy Partridge  
6 Worlds Apart - Pete Walsh / Strawberry South Sessions  
7 Arizona Sky - 4trk home demo  
8 Safe as Houses - 4trk home demo  
9 Trading in Gold - 4trk home demo  
10 Best Kept Secret - 4trk home demo  
DISC 3: Liverpool Empire - 1987
1 Arizona Sky  
2 Strength Of Character  
3 Black Man Ray  
4 Worlds Apart  
5 We Do the Same  
6 Best Kept Secret  
7 Soul's Awakening  
8 June Bride  
9 The Understudy  
10 It's Everything  
11 Hanna Hanna  
12 King In a Catholic Style (Wake Up)  
13 Working With Fire and Steel  
14 African And White  
15 Wall Of God  
16 Wishful Thinking  
17 Christian