Demon Music Group release the definitive editions of Lisa Stansfield’s recordings for the Arista label. The Grammy nominated, multi BRIT, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner’s classic albums – Affection (1989), Real Love (1991), So Natural (1993), Lisa Stansfield (1997) and Face Up (2001) – are released as deluxe 2CD+DVD editions as well as an unrivalled clubland collection, the 3CD set People Hold On… The Remix Anthology.
Each 2CD+DVD package includes the remastered album plus rare tracks, 12″ mixes plus videos, live footage, specially recorded interview with Lisa and accompanying 28-pages of photos, memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.
Lisa Stansfield’s 1989 debut album Affection marked the arrival of a defining voice in British soul, meeting with major critical acclaim and over five million sales worldwide. The unforgettable #1 All Around The World features alongside the club classics This Is The Right Time and What Did I Do To You?, the uplifting Live Together and the US hit You Can’t Deny It.
In 1991, Real Love found Lisa fulfilling the promise of her debut with an equally compelling, still more diverse set of songs. An instant contemporary classic, the poignant All Woman features alongside the seductive Time To Make You Mine and the irresistibly uplifting hits Set Your Loving Free and Change.
Perhaps Lisa’s most personal work to date, 1993’s So Natural included such hits as In All The Right Places (a classic collaboration with the legendary John Barry), the dance floor favourite Little Bit Of Heaven and the intimate title track. Additionally this remastered deluxe edition is expanded to feature the Top Ten hit Someday (I’m Coming Back) from The Bodyguard soundtrack.
In 1997, Lisa returned to the top of the charts with her self-titled fourth album. Lisa Stansfield produced such irresistible cuts as The Real Thing and a consummate cover of the Barry White classic Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, while infectious bootleg update of People Hold On hit the Top Five and became the first of four consecutive US club #1s.
Lisa’s final album for Arista, 2001’s Face Up was both forward-thinking and as timeless as ever, exploring contemporary beats with the garage hit Let’s Just Call It Love and mining more classic grooves such as the latter-day Northern Soul favourite 8-3-1. This remastered deluxe edition also includes previously unavailable 2003 remixes of the #1 hit All Around The World.
The unmistakable voice of Lisa Stansfield has been a constant presence on the dance floor ever since the breakthrough success of People Hold On with Coldcut in 1989. Over the years since, her classic tracks have been remixed by the cream of clubland from Frankie Knuckles, Masters At Work and David Morales to Ashley Beedle, Massive Attack and The Orb. This remastered three-disc anthology Lisa Stansfield – People Hold On… The Remix Anthology brings together over thirty sought-after and previously unheard full-length mixes, with a 28-page booklet featuring photos, memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.
The 18-disc box set brings together the five deluxe 2CD+DVD editions of Affection, Real Love, So Natural, Lisa Stansfield and Face Up plus the 3CD set People Hold On… The Remix Anthology in a unique outer slipcase.
Available exclusively with pre-orders on the box set via the D2C store, the signed and limited edition bonus 12″ single Classic Lisa celebrates the legacy of the late, great Frankie Knuckles with superb remixes of two of Lisa’s most popular hits. Recently voted the best-ever remix of Lisa’s career, the Knuckles Mix of Change features together with the previously unreleased Classic Club Mix of Never, Never Gonna Give You Up.
Listen to the exclusive playlist from the collection below:
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