Tom Tom Club, 'Tom Tom Club: Deluxe Edition'

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club sees its sophomore album Close to the Bone released on CD for the first time ever next week as part of an expanded reissue of its 1981 self-titled debut.

The Tom Tom Club: Deluxe Edition 2CD set, due out Tuesday, features remastered versions of the group’s self-titled album and 1983’s Close to the Bone, plus nine bonus remixes (full tracklist below).

The digital version also comes with an exclusive bonus track: a new remix of “Wordy Rappinghood” by Kid Ginseng.

Founded by the Heads’ rhythm section, Tina Weymouth and husband Chris Frantz, in 1980, the Tom Tom Club initially was side project for the couple, but turned into their main concern following the dissolution of the Talking Heads.

Although the Tom Tom Club scored big with its first dance-influenced album (particularly with the hit singles “Genius of Love” and “Wordy Rappinghood”), the couple never replicated that success — as indicated by the fact their record label never bothered issuing Close to the Bone on CD until now.

Tracklist: Tom Tom Club, Tom Tom Club: Deluxe Edition

Disc 1
1. “Wordy Rappinghood”
2. “Genius Of Love”
3. “Tom Tom Theme”
4. “L’Elephant”
5. “As Above So Below”
6. “Lorelei”
7. “On On On On…”
8. “Booming And Zooming”
9. “Under The Boardwalk”
10. “On On On On…” (remix)
11. “Lorelei” (remix)
12. “Spooks” (remix)
13. “Elephant” (single version)
14. “(You Don’t Stop) Wordy Rappinghood” (single version)

Notes:
Track 1-8: original album (first edition)
Track 9-11: Under the Boardwalk EP
Track 12: B-side of the US “Wordy Rappinghood” 12″
Track 13: B-side of the European “Wordy Rappinghood” 12″
Track 14: B-side of the “Wordy Rappinghood” 7″

Disc 2
1. “Pleasure Of Love”
2. “On The Line Again”
3. “This Is A Foxy World”
4. “Bamboo Town”
5. “The Man With The 4-Way Hips”
6. “Measure Up” (album version)
7. “Never Took A Penny”
8. “Atsababy! (Life Is Great)”
9. “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” (extended version)
10. “Pleasure Of Love” (instrumental version)
11. “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” (dub version)
12. “Yella” (By Mr. Yella)

Notes:
Track 1-8: original album
Track 9: A-side of the “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” 12″
Track 10: B-side of the “Pleasure of Love” 12″
Track 11: B-side of the “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” 12″
Track 12: Rap version of “Genius of Love,” with vocal cameo by Robert Palmer

Bonus track for the digital download edition:

“Wordy Rappinghood” (2009 Kid Ginseng Remix)

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