Alison Moyet remasters coming to vinyl

A year after BMG’s two-CD deluxe editions of Alison Moyet‘s four CBS/Sony albums – Alf, Raindancing, Hoodoo and Essex – come vinyl LP reissues of the same four titles.

Although Alf probably rivals Paul Young‘s No Parlez for the most-frequently-seen-vinyl-record-in-a-charity-shop award, like all these new pressings, the 1984 debut will of course use the 2016 remastered audio.

This decade of music (the albums were issued between 1984-1994) was Moyet’s most commercially successful period, delivering six top ten singles in the UK. In fact, her last top ten single was as early as 1987 (the non-album single Love Letters).

Unlike the deluxe editions, these feature no bonus audio and honour the track listings of the original albums.

Alf, Raindancing, Hoodoo and Essex will be reissued on vinyl on 27 October 2017

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Alf - vinyl remaster


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Raindancing - vinyl remaster


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Hoodoo - vinyl remaster


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Essex - vinyl remaster


Alf (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1. Love Resurrection (2009 Remastered)
2. Honey for the Bees (2016 Remastered)
3. For You Only (2016 Remastered)
4. Invisible (2009 Remastered)
5. Steal Me Blind (2016 Remastered)

Side 2
1. All Cried Out (2009 Remastered)
2. Money Mile (2016 Remastered)
3. Twisting the Knife (2016 Remastered)
4. Where Hides Sleep (2009 Remastered)

Raindancing (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1. Weak in the Presence of Beauty
2. Ordinary Girl
3. You Got Me Wrong
4. Without You
5. Sleep Like Breathing

Side 2
1. Is This Love? (2009 Remastered)
2. Blow Wind Blow (2016 Remastered)
3. Glorious Love (2016 Remastered)
4. When I Say (No Giveaway) [2016 Remastered]
5. Stay (2016 Remastered)

Hoodoo (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1. Footsteps
2. It Won’t Be Long
3. This House
4. Rise
5. Wishing You Were Here
6. (Meeting With My) Main Man

Side 2
1. Hoodoo
2. Back Where I Belong
3. My Right A.R.M.
4. Never Too Late
5. Find Me

Essex (2016 remaster)

Side 1
1. Falling
2. Whispering Your Name
3. Getting into Something
4. Dorothy
5. So Am I
6. And I Know

Side 2
1. Ode to Boy
2. Satellite
3. Another Living Day
4. Boys Own
5. Take of Me



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I have an unplayed original vinyl of Alf.

Long story: I started work in 1984 and prior to that had a Saturday job in a record pressing factory. Someone there could get discounted stuff from other factories and I told someone at my new job about this fact. He asked me if I could get him a copy of Alf, which I did and then took to work for him, at which point he told me he wanted it on cassette! I explained in a slower fashion that I had said it was a RECORD factory, but he told me to keep it. So I did.

Steven Roberts

As Louise above says, bundle each titles with an extra rarities disc and you might have something that people actually want to buy.

As things stand…these are massively overpriced for what are after all – as everyone here knows – charity shop regulars….


Sony held back on CD and vinyl re-issues for years!

It was only when Alison proved herself as a successful independent artist that Sony then decided to cash in on her success.

This is very distasteful as Sony have never supported Alison as an artist and are now exploiting her and her fans.

The CD re-issues were great, but vinyl re-issues are just not necessary.

It’s like replacing double or triple glazed windows for cold and drafty single glazed windows – what is the point in going backwards to something that is inferior.


Bit pointless really at that price. Stick another album on with b sides, live, whatever, make it a couple of quid extra, bingo. Opportunity missed, much as I love Alison.

elliott buckingham

hope they sound better than the brickwalled reissues

Chris Brown

Wouldn’t a brickwalled digital master sound even worse on vinyl than CD?

Think I’ll stick with the copy of Alf I bought in the hospice shop in Kenton 20 years ago thanks.


Am intrigued by the one penny price difference between the albums. Is that a reflection of the ink used for printing?? lol


You are right Paul – I just called into my local Oxfam on way for lunch and sure enough there are 2 x Paul Young and 2 x Alf (Surreal actually). Bit of opportunist bandwagon jumping by the record company me thinks

Chris Squires

No bonus audio, no deal. See Thompson Twins….
2nd LP with 6 remixes / edits / demos and a couple of b-sides It’s a £20 deal……

Funny you should mention No Parlez, chuck in Make it Big and there you have my 1984 in three albums.


Hi, why are some tracks on ‘Alf ‘ listed as 2009 remaster. Are not all track 2016 remasters? Cheers John T


Actually, that’s how it is with the CD re-issues, too. The singles were the 2009 remasters, it’s in the credits.