Remote: Major To Minor is a multi-media celebration of the seminal Hue and Cry album ‘Remote’ that comes as a stunning limited edition 48 page book containing three CD’s and a DVD worth of fantastic content. Each full colour hard backed book, which candidly charts the formative years of Hue and Cry and the recording of the original ‘Remote’ album as told by brothers Pat and Greg Kane, will be individually hand signed, numbered and personalised by the band themselves. The collection not only includes a re mastered version of the ‘Remote’ album, there are also new recordings of ‘re-imagined’ versions of the 12 songs on the original, completely updated musically and lyrically 25 years on. On top of that there’s a collection of b-sides, remixes & rarities from the vaults of Abbey Road Studios as well as exclusive footage of Pat & Greg discussing the making the original 12” vinyl version of the ‘Remote’ album, track by track. All that and more…
Hue and Cry Remote: Major To Minor
Remote: Major To Minor is a multi-media celebration of the seminal Hue and Cry album ‘Remote’, which was released over twenty five years ago and went on to enjoy not only huge acclaim but multi platinum success, spawning the singles ‘Ordinary Angel’, ‘Violently’ and ‘Looking For Linda’ along the way.
Remote: Major To Minor comes as a stunning limited edition forty eight page book containing three CD’s and a DVD. Each book will be individually hand signed, numbered and personalised by the band themselves.
A bespoke designed 48 page book that candidly charts the formative years of Hue and Cry and the recording of the original ‘Remote’ album as told by brothers Pat and Greg Kane. It includes many never seen before photographs from their own private collections and goes on to discuss the ‘Remote: Major To Minor’ project complete with scans of Pat Kane’s handwritten lyrics of the ‘Major To Minor’ songs and lyrical characters within.
The full colour hard back book measures 10” x 10” and is printed using wood-free 150gsm art paper.
DISC ONE – REMOTE: MAJOR TO MINOR.
Re-worked versions of the twelve songs on the original ‘Remote’ album emotionally and meticulously recorded twenty five years on especially for this release.
Greg: “We didn’t just want to ‘re-master’ the original, we wanted to re-write and re-record the songs twenty five years on. We played the music using relative majors and minors and it worked.”
Pat: “The original lyrics were a comment on my life and times during that period combined with imaginary characters. I attacked the new lyrics in the same way with personal observations of where I am now and had great fun updating the fictional characters.”
01. ORDINARY ANGEL (GK’s Story)
02. SLOW TRAIN HOME (Never Stop Looking)
03. GUY ON THE WALL (Explosion At The Door)
04. VIOLENTLY (Open To The Core)
05. DOLLAR WILLIAM (Meets Lady Gaia)
06. UNDER NEON (Shanghai Calling Out)
07. THE ONLY THING (Drone Song)
08. WHERE WE WISH TO REMAIN (Man With The Horn)
09. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Between The Cracks)
10. THREE FOOT BLASTS OF FIRE (Rollin’ And Rumblin’)
11. REMOTE (Close The Show)
12. FAMILY OF EYES (Hipster Stare)
DISC TWO – REMOTE.
The original and classic ‘Remote’ album with all twelve tracks digitally re-mastered specifically for this release.
01. ORDINARY ANGEL
02. LOOKING FOR LINDA
03. GUY ON THE WALL
04. VIOLENTLY (Your Words Hit Me)
05. DOLLAR WILLIAM
06. UNDER NEON
07. THE ONLY THING (More Powerful Than The Boss)
08. WHERE WE WISH TO REMAIN
09. SWEET INVISIBILITY
10. THREE FOOT BLASTS OF FIRE
12. FAMILY OF EYES
DISC THREE-REMOTE: B-SIDES, REMIXES, RARITIES.
A collection of tracks unearthed from the vaults of Abbey Road Studios and personally selected by Pat and Greg Kane for this release.
In order to exclusively feature these tracks, the original studio tapes were ‘baked’ at low temperatures for several hours in a convection oven to remove moisture, allowing them to be played again so engineers could digitalize the tracks, prior to re-mastering.
01. UNDER NEON (Bright Lights Big City Mix)
02. LOOKING FOR LINDA (Slow Train Home Mix)
03. VIOLENTLY (Acappella)
04. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Citizen K Mix)
05. ORDINARY ANGEL (Hoedown Mix)
06. SPENDING YOU
07. GREENOCK TIME
09. VIOLENTLY (Rolling Gently Mix)
10. SWEET INVISIBILITY (Black Hole Mix)
DISC FOUR (DVD) – REMOTE:
Pat and Greg Kane together in the studio discussing the making and recording of the original 12” vinyl version of ‘Remote’ album, track by track.
Includes the bonus promo videos:-
LOOKING FOR LINDA
VIOLENTLY (Your Words Hit Me)