Reissues, Tracklist, Video — August 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Fun Boy Three’s debut album to be reissued with six bonus B-sides, 12-inch remixes

Fun Boy Three

The 1982 self-titled debut from Fun Boy Three — which spun off from ska revivalists The Specials — will be reissued in expanded form next month in the band’s native England.

Due out Sept. 21, the 11-track The Fun Boy Three, featuring the U.K. hit “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)” and appearances by Bananarama, will include six B-sides and remixes as bonus tracks, including the Gershwin standard “Summertime.”

Frontman Terry Hall formed FB3 after leaving the Specials, following that act’s No. 1 hit “Ghost Town.” He enlisted fellow Specials expatriates Lynval Golding and Neville Staple for the more New Wave-influenced Fun Boy Three, which scored six Top 20 hits in England in its short, two-year lifespan.

The act probably is best known for its version of “Our Lips Are Sealed,” which Hall co-wrote with Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin and Fun Boy Three released on its second and final album, 1982’s Waiting (and which Hall sings on Nouvelle Vague’s new album).

See full tracklist and video after the jump…

Tracklist: Fun Boy Three, The Fun Boy Three

1. “Sanctuary”
2. “Way On Down”
3. “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)”
4. “Life In General (Lewe In Algemeen)”
5. “Faith, Hope & Charity”
6. “Funrama 2” (featuring Bananarama)
7. “Best Of Luck Mate”
8. “T’aint What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)” (featuring Bananarama)
9. “The Telephone Always Rings”
10. “I Don’t Believe It”
11. “Alone”
12. “Just Do It” (12″ A-Side)
13. “The Funrama Theme – Extended Version” (12″ B-Side)
14. “Summertime – Extended Version” (12″ A-Side)
15. “Summer Of ’82” (B-Side To “Summertime”)
16. “The Telephone Always Rings – Extended Version” (12″ A-Side)
17. “The Alibi (The Station’s Full Of Pipes)” (B-Side)

Video: Fun Boy Three, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum),” Top of the Pops


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