HEATHER SMALL, BLONDIE, THE ANCHORESS
If you are in the market for "long playing" reissues this week then I am likely to be disappointing you. There are indeed some by men (including Elton John, Neil Young, Ronnie James Dio, The Who and Trashcan Sinatras) but I haven't found any by women. Occasionally this happens, and its all part of the ebb and flow of the release schedules, but I can't help thinking that we may never experience a week where there is no LP reissue by a man at all...
Anyway, there are some things that I have enjoyed listening to this week and that I would love to draw your attention to:
Heather Small - the voice of M People - has a new album coming out on 29th July which is called Colour My Life. She has collaborated with the London Metropolitan Orchestra to put together a collection of reworkings of her top 10 hits. Latest single from this collection - 'Excited' - came out digitally this Friday to add to the new versions of 'Proud' and the absolute nineties dance floor classic 'Moving On Up'.
There's a new Blondie single out this week too - the demo of the straight-talking title 'I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer', which ultimately became 'Go Through It' from their 1980 album Autoamerican. It's the second single from the forthcoming box set Against The Odds 1974-1982, due out at the end of August.