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Playing With Fire
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Every once in a while a record comes along that somehow manages to define an era, 'Playing With Fire' is one of them. Reissue of 1989 album features 22 tracks including a bonus CD with 9 tracks worth of studio out-takes... more »
Every once in a while a record comes along that somehow manages to define an era, 'Playing With Fire' is one of them. Reissue of 1989 album features 22 tracks including a bonus CD with 9 tracks worth of studio out-takes & demos, 'Honey' (Demo), 'Let Me Down Gently' (Drum Mix), 'How Does It Feel' (Alternate Version), 'Suicide' (Alternate Mix), 'Lord Can You Here Me?' (Demo Vocal), 'I Believe It', (Alternate Mix), 'Che' (Maracas Mix), 'Any Way That You Want Me' (Demo) & 'Girl On Fire' (Demo). Space Age Recordings.
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Best cuts: "How Does It Feel?" "Revolution," "Honey," "I Believe It," "So Hot (Wash Away All of My Tears)," "Come Down Softly to My Soul," "Lord Can You Hear Me?" "Suicide," "Let Me Down Gently""