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Foreign Press | The Whole Story

The Whole Story is the first CD release by Manchester post-punk band Foreign Press, the Manchester group that were active between 1979 and 1988. After early gigs at legendary clubs including Rafters, Devilles and the Factory/Russell, the group recruited Joy Division manager Rob Gretton to produce their first single, Downpour, in 1979. After a second single, Climbing, in 1981, Foreign Press elected to pursue a more overtly commercial direction.
The result was anthemic electro single The Great Divide, produced by Bernard Sumner (New Order) and Donald Johnson (A Certain Ratio), and released through a major label in 1983. Despite management from the team behind Wham! and a second pop single, the group failed to crack the charts, and after later demos for an album (again produced by Donald Johnson) finally split in 1988. However during their decade together Foreign Press recorded a wealth of material, much of it released here for the first time.
Digitally remastered, this 35 track double disc set features all tracks from all four singles, as well as previously unreleased demo and session tracks. The booklet includes archive images and liner notes by singer Ralph Bowe.

| tracklist
01 Downpour
02 Crossfire
03 Behind The Glass
04 The TV Flickers
05 Is This For Real?
06 Heart Of Hearts
07 Climbing
08 Remember You
09 Open Secret
10 Every Day's The Same
11 Another Lifetime
12 Can You Hear Me?
13 The Great Divide (12")
14 Love In A Strange Place
15 The Great Divide (Dance Mix)
16 Your Last Chance
17 The Spell
18 More Than A Gift

01 The Whole Story
02 Don't Make Me Stop
03 Love In Motion
04 It's A Miracle
05 The Summer Of Love
06 Pray Little Girl
07 Hurt Street
08 Rhythm Of Your Heartbeat
09 Further Away From God
10 Break Down These Walls
11 If I Stop Loving You
12 For You
13 International
14 Everything You Say Is True
15 Remember You (Version)
16 More Than A Gift (Version)
17 Hurt Street (Version)

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