Paul Young / Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994 / 4CD set

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Sony Music has collaborated with SuperDeluxeEdition on Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994, a new Paul Young four-CD collection set for release in August.

Compiled by SDE Editor Paul Sinclair (with input from Young), this new collection spans Paul’s entire tenure with CBS/Sony and is awash with rarities, taking in many new-to-CD cuts, demos, previously unreleased alternate mixes of album tracks (and hit singles) along with unheard songs recorded during the sessions for The Secret of Association, Other Voices and The Crossing.

Highlights from this 64-track collection are numerous. They include the original seven-inch version of Paul’s first CBS single Iron Out The Rough Spots, a remarkable demo version of No Parlez album track Tender Trap, the 1982 seven-inch mix of Love of the Common People (which failed to chart!), the original 4.59 LP version of Come Back and Stay – which despite many issues of Paul’s debut, has never appeared on CD – and the inclusion of the five-track Japan-only live album The Live Edition. And all that’s just on the first disc!!

The second CD focuses on Paul Young’s 1985 album The Secret of Association (celebrating its 30th anniversary this year). This kicks off with Find One Voice, a song completed for the album but then dropped. Written by Anthony Moore (who penned No Parlez’s title track) Find One Voice is a funky, quirky delight that stylistically sits between the ‘anything goes’ fun of No Parlez and the more mature offerings of The Secret of Association. Amazingly, this was never selected as a B-side to any single and has remained in the archive unheard for over 30 years! In addition, this second disc offers previously unreleased alternate versions of hit singles Everything Must Change and Tomb of Memories, plus some rare B-side variations unique to the vinyl singles of that era (such as the early mix of evocative album track This Means Anything). Also included is the full length extended version of US number one Every Time You Go Away.

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Tomb of Memories: Four CDs of hits and rarities

Between Two Fires (1986) and Other Voices (1990) saw Paul’s commercial fortune’s take a bit of a dip, although he still chalked up three top 30 UK hit singles during this period and delivered another US top ten hit with his fine Chi-Lites cover Oh Girl. That track is included on CD 3 (unreleased mix) along with alternate versions of the 45s Softly Whispering I Love You and How Does A Man Have to Be Strong. Another unheard song called Coralie – from the Other Voices sessions – ends disc three. Written again by Anthony Moore (Paul describes the song as “brilliant”), Coralie was mixed from the multi-track tapes especially for this collection.

1991 saw Paul Young back at the top of the UK charts with his best selling From Time to Time: The Singles Collection greatest hits set. Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years features an unreleased ‘solo’ version of the Crowded House cover Don’t Dream It’s Over(Paul Carrack sang on the original) and two fine collaborations: Senza Una Donna (Without a Woman), Paul’s popular duet with Zucchero, and Come On In, a track performed with Masayuki Suzuki and until now, exclusive to the Japanese version of From Time to Time.

The final long-player for CBS was 1993’s The Crossing. Ripe for rediscovery, this fine sophisticated pop album was mostly produced by Don Was and features the top 20 hit Now I Know What Made Otis Blue, which is included in this set along with a sprinkling of album tracks, an alternative mix of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and a choice selection of some fine B-sides from this prolific period. A third and final unheard track is pulled from the archives for the last disc. Souls Unknown is a Steve Bolton composition (he wrote No Parlez highlight Ku Ku Kurama). According to Paul Young  the song was “the greatest fun to record” but was “a little too ‘out there’ for the record company!” That’s a bit of a shame because it’s an amazing track, if a little hard to describe – perhaps psychedelic heavy rock meets ‘Dragnet’ soundtrack..!

The CBS Years… finishes with some acoustic sessions recorded in 1994 at Abbey Road most of which found their way onto the CD singles of Paul’s last 45 for CBS Records, It Will Be You. Six tracks were recorded at that time, with five being issued. The acoustic rendition of The Crossing album track Love Has No Pride is released here for the first time. The ‘unplugged’ version of Paul’s 1983 number one Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) is particularly splendid and completes the circle of The CBS Years by closing this four CD set.

Music has been remastered from original tapes

All the music here has been remastered (carefully) from the original tapes with the exception of the extended versions of Every Time You Go Away and I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down which use the 2013 remasters that featured on the Remixes and Rarities set. As is probably apparent, this set has been created with the involvement and enthusiasm of Paul Young himself and he provides a foreword for the collection which is packaged as a ‘bookset’. Music writer Daryl Easlea contributes an essay on Paul’s career and achievements.

Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994 will be released on 21 August 2015.

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Track listing

CD1 (No Parlez era)

1. Iron Out The Rough Spots (7” Mix)†
2. Tender Trap (Demo)*
3. Oh Women
4. Love Of The Common People (1982 7″ Mix)†
5. I’ve Been Lonely For So Long
6. Ku Ku Kurama
7. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) (Extended Club Mix)
8. No Parlez
9. Come Back And Stay (Full Length LP Version)†
10. Yours (7” Mix)†
11. Sex (Demo)
12. Pale Shelter (Demo)
13. Behind Your Smile (Live at the Royal Court Theatre,1983)
14. I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon,1983)
15. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) (Live at the Royal Court Theatre,1983)
16. Oh Women (Live at the Royal Court Theatre,1983)
17. Broken Man (Live at the Royal Court Theatre,1983)

CD2 (The Secret of Association era)

1. Find One Voice**
2. Tomb Of Memories (Alternate Mix)*
3. This Means Anything (B-side Mix)†
4. Every Time You Go Away (Extended Version)
5. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Remixed US Dance Floor Smash)
6. Standing On The Edge (Alternate Mix)*
7. Soldier’s Things
8. Everything Must Change (Alternate Mix)*
9. Give Me My Freedom
10. One Step Forward (B-side Mix)†
11. I Was In Chains (Alternate Mix)*
12. Man In The Iron Mask
13. Bite The Hand That Feeds (Live at The Hammersmith Odeon, 1985)
14. No Parlez (Live at The Hammersmith Odeon, 1985)

CD3 (Between Two Fires / Other Voices era)

1. Between Two Fires (B-side Mix)†
2. Some People
3. In The Long Run
4. Wasting My Time
5. Wonderland (7” Mix)
6. Why Does A Man Have To Be Strong (Alternate Mix)
7. Trying To Guess the Rest
8. Right About Now
9. Heaven Can Wait (7” Mix)
10. Oh Girl (7” Mix)†
11. You’re The One
12. Til I Gain Control Again
13. Softly Whispering I Love You (Alternate Mix)*
14. Leaving Home
15. Lovers Cross
16. A Little Bit Of Love (Part II)
17. Coralie**

CD4 (From Time to Time / The Crossing era)

1. Don’t Dream It’s Over (Solo Version)*
2. Senza Una Donna (Without a Woman) (Zucchero featuring Paul Young)
3. Come On In (Masayuki Suzuki & Paul Young)
4. Thinking About You
5. Now I Know What Made Otis Blue
6. Half A Step Away
7. Cold Sweat
8. Hope In A Hopeless World
9. It Will Be You
10. Man Of Steel
11. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Alternate Mix)*
12. Souls Unknown**
13. Follow On (Acoustic)
14. Long Distance Love (Acoustic)
15. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Acoustic)
16. Everything Must Change (Acoustic)
17. Love Has No Pride (Acoustic)*
18. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) (Acoustic)
* Previously unreleased version
** Previously unreleased track
† Previously unreleased on CD

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He looks gorgeous on the cover!

[…] Red in 2013 on the Remixes and Rarities compilation, and then two years later with Sony on the Tomb of Memories anthology, in the last year or so I have been collaborating with Edsel and Paul Young himself on […]

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Neil Kelly

Bought today for £10.99 / Amazon

William M

Sent Paul an email but just incase it’s a limited offer, this box set is currently available on HMV for £10.99 http://store.hmv.com/music/cd/tomb-of-memories-the-cbs-years-%281982-1994%29

Larry Davis

Hi Paul, just got this set as part of a holiday gift from my family, and it’s really well done…that and the Tears For Fears “The Hurting” box. Only 2 quibbles though. Not the packaging, I like the clip style, just have to be careful not to snap the clips off. First, what’s the deal with not having on “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”?? Licensing?? It did come out in 1992 (the Columbia/Sony era) on a US soundtrack and was a US hit single, so it would have been nice on this box. The other thing is the details on the tracklisting at the end of the booklet. Nothing, except writers credits, and that most were 2015 productions/remasters, some years were shown when a particular track was recorded. That could have been MUCH better, such as the original album & year the song was from (some people do not have the catalogue) or recorded for, or what single the song is a B-side of, but nothing. Every track detail could have read something instead like…
Disc 2:
1: “Find One Voice” (Moore) BMG VM Music Ltd (Originally Recorded 1984, Unreleased Outtake from “The Secret Of Association” sessions ­© 2015 Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited)

About the TFF box, no videos on the DVD?? Why?? The “Songs From The Big Chair” box does, and in order to get the “Hurting” videos, you now have to buy a separate videos DVD, when the 3 clips could have easily been included on the concert DVD in the set, otherwise, great box.

[…] Paul Sinclair is Editor of SuperDeluxeEdition and has consulted on a number of archival reissue projects in recent years including Tears For Fears’ reissue of Songs From The Big Chair, Thompson Twins Remixes and Rarities and Paul Young’s Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994. […]



The box set reflects that the “Love of the Common People [1982 7” Mix] was used. However the UK CBS Records PY1 track is 3:18 long as opposed to the version you used which is 3:35. to make matters worse the 1982 EU Single CBS ‎3036 shows a time 3:43. Would you be able to help shed some light on this?

Nigel Morris

Great value box set, brilliant choice of tracks and excellent sound quality. Always wondered if the chorus on the version of Why Does A Man Have To Be Strong included in the set was re-recorded or just a repeat of the final chorus. Also there are still a number of versions that need the remastering treatment: Playhouse (original 7″), Standing On The Edge (slightly longer cassette/album version), Some People (Video Remix) plus ‘proper’ re masters of Between Two Fires, Secret Of Association and The Crossing. Finally, any reason why the last part of Oh Women (live) and the piano intro of Wasting My Time was chopped?

Nigel Morris

Thanks Paul,

Interesting to read about Wasting My Time as the piano intro is part of the album version.
Any idea about the chorus of Why Does A Man Have To Be Strong?
I look forward to the feature on Monday.


It was released yesterday! Mondays are no longer new release day. Still getting my head round that after 20+ years of visiting a record shop on most Mondays!

Anyway, picked up the box set today. £20 in HMV. Looks good. I don’t yet have ‘Remixes and Rarities’. I haven’t done a detailed track comparison, but does that have stuff on it that this doesn’t?


The last part of Oh Women (Live) is chopped because that’s how it was released on ‘The Live Edition’ & the double 7″ pack of Love Of The Common People, would be nice to hear the full version though.


and don’t forget the original 7″ version of ‘Tender Trap’ on the b-side to the ’82 single release of ‘Love Of The Common People’.


Hi, it is a great set and am enjoying very much. But is Everything Must Change really an alternate mix, it sounds like the normal version? Though my ears aren’t what they were!


just got my copy today and love it,great choice of rare tracks(demos,alternate mixes…),thx Paul & Paul ;-)

not disapointed in this box set,yes no dvd but maybe this is for a future realease(hoping next to all his videos also see his “no parlez” tour & “secret of association” tour on the dvd)…..fingers crossed


just noticed the email showing mine has shipped & at a reduced price ?


My signed copy shipped today sweet.

Couprie Denis

Hi Paul Sinclair,
Congrulations, Amazing song “Coralie” on BBC, thanks very very much to have printed it on the bookset . I waited 30 years to hear this song and now it’s on circle at my home for two hours !! ! Incredible !!
A fan of Paul Young since 1983.

Couprie Denis



Officially tempted as this ticks multiple boxes when it comes to such sets. I like that it does not have just one goal in mind and the tracklisting is so adventurous. I’m in the minority, but somehow I managed to whiff on most of Paul Young’s career even though I grew up in the 80’s like many of us. The only songs I can name/recognize offhand are “Wherever I Lay My Hat” & “Playhouse”. Feel guilty for having been one of the underappreciaters of the underappreciated artist. I’ve apparently missed out on so much but this set appears to be the ideal antidote. At least a great start. Thanks Paul S & Sony. Not an instant order, I confess, but this high-quality collection is on list for sure.


Only one track on here that I would love to have in CD quality, as I only have it on 12inch vinyl, and that is “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Remixed US Dance Floor Smash). All the other tracks I can happily do without as the Deluxe Editions cover all the singles I needed to update from records. Nice though the boxset is, I do not think I will be bothering with it.


“I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Remixed US Dance Floor Smash) is also on the “Remixes and Rarities” release but most of the remixes on that compilation are on the deluxe albums which I already have, so I will stick to the vinyl for this particular mix.


It’s been available in CD quality for 25 years first appearing on the CD single of Oh Girl. You couldn’t have been that desperate to have it or you would have known that and the deluxe editions were a mess especially The Secret Of Association where they put the 7″ Version of Everytime You Go Away instead of the 12″ Mix.


It was a bonus track on a Japanese release of The Secret Of Association released in 2009 but it was far too expensive so i was over the moon when you put it on Remixes and Rarities. It’s just a pity that you couldn’t be involved in reissuing all of his albums again as i for one would buy them again after the excellent job of Remixes and Rarities or could you ?

Ray judson

I never got past hearing Paul’s hit singles but this box looks like a great place to dig a bit deeper!

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Paul, you are correct….”Easy” just would be a welcome addition to a Paul box set, for completist and I bet a lot of Paul fans don’t have the track….

To Darren: this is my first “complaint” EVER (yes I used capitals just for you!), so you are 100% wrong…I didn’t even complain after I bought the Belinda cd with wrong tracks, Simple Minds box with errors, etc….you probably don’t even really like Paul’s music, so you should stay out of the conversation….


Anthony, good luck with trying to police who can speak and who can’t. This isn’t your website, so you have zero influence or control.


If I didn’t like Paul’s music I wouldn’t have been asking about where the 4:52 7″ version of “Wherever I Lay My Hat” can be found on CD. If you like Paul that much maybe you could answer that question.

[…] four-CD set that Sony Music asked me to compile. Thanks so much for all your positive vibes and encouraging comments. All 500 signed copies of Tomb of Memories: The CBS Years 1982-1994 sold out in little over 24 […]


I’ve just order my copy of Tomb Of Memories … I’m still waiting for a real new LP from Paul Young as a fan since No Parlez … This box set seems amazing … with 3 new songs never heard before !! Philippe from Paris / France


Thanks Paul.
I don’t think it’s a matter of “positive” or “negative”… more about sharing information which we fans are rarely privy to. We’re usually asked to buy-buy-buy, possibly without asking too many questions… But many of us are extremely interested in the remastering process for the items we buy. For the case in question, there’s been much speculation in the past about the actual existence of the No Parlez master tapes, and since you’ve compiled this great set, it might be as good a time as any to set the record straight.
Keep up the good work!


This anthology is intriguing and the cover image is stunning.
@Paul Sinclair, it would be interesting if you could tell us more about some of the questions raised above: why a different master (and not the original master) has been used for Come back and stay, and accordingly which master has been used for other album tracks from No parlez such as Oh women, Ku ku kurama …


Thanks, Kiefer2, for the help on the Hopeless Latham mix, but that also isn’t still it…..After reading the comments, I noticed quite a lot missing from this “completists” box set….I don’t usually bitch (seriously, NEVER!), but not including Easy (like Sunday morning) from that Sunday British newspaper compilation and some other REALLY rare stuff (which I think is some of Paul’s best!) is a shame if you are going to “milk” his catalog over and over….Paul, I love you and the website, & support you, but I’m just really over some of this continual re-releasing with just a few extra things added to bilk consumers once AGAIN….(The new Belinda box set a good example…)



You say you never bitch, but by the way you add block capitals on the words ‘NEVER’ and ‘AGAIN’, it is clear that you’re a serial complainer. They ALWAYS do that.


This looks wonderful. The cover photo is ace as does the tracklist. This and the recent ‘Remixes & Rarities’ set have reignited my interest in his work. Hopefully a new album one day.

And I’ll add my name to the very long list of people hoping for the same treatment for Alison Moyet (which would be incredible).

Fat Old Bloke

The Secret Of Association was seriously over produced back in the day, the songs were great but way over produced. I was always hopeful of a Remixed version that had less of the 80s production.


How exactly could an album have been recorded in the 80s without it sounding like the 80s unless you want him to time travel and record in it another decade.

steve 'boltz' bolton

I know how the tracks sounded in the studio before mixing…I agree,would be cool to hear a lot of them ‘dry’…all the best -Steve B


The inclusion of the original No Parlez vinyl LP, still unreleased on CD, would have made this really interesting. It’s what PY fans have been waiting for decades. Still are.
I don’t know if the original masters are actually lost, but if they’re not, it’s a bit puzzling to read that “Come Back And Stay (Full Length LP Version)” was not taken from the actual master, but “from some other tape” (why? So, is it actually the LP version? Is there something else we should know about the sources used for this box?)

And the absence of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, in any form, on a Paul Young box, is weird to say the least.

The tracklist (some very interesting rare/unreleased tracks, some not-so-rare tracks, and many tracks fans already own) seems the typical tracklist designed to infuriate the hardcore fans, while probably not really appealing the casual fans.

But on one thing you really can’t fail this box, and it’s the price, which I guess can make this worth purchasing for the rarities even if you already own many/most of the tracks.

Still waiting for a proper No Parlez release though. If the tape are actually available, I don’t think it would be rocket science to put together a CD release with both the LP and cassette version.

Mike the Fish

Well I am a casual fan, and this set appeals to me!


I just ordered mine! Thank you Paul S. for your efforts in al these reissues/boxsets! Is this the last one of Paul Young? I kept/keep buying! Spent lots of money already on Paul Young the recent couple of years! Everytime there’s something new (a few unreleased/hard to find/furst time on CD tracks)! Of course unless it’s the volume 2 of Rarities & Remixes! Then I will buy that!


Signed copies sold out, Dammit


Thank goodness the original version of Love of the Common People (credited to Paul Young and the Family) is on here! At last!

It’s basically the same track as on No Parlez except it’s before it was remixed and cut up.

I bought this at the time and played it a lot and was amazed it tanked.

I’ve always preferred the unmolested version but it seems to have become a rarity!

I’d be interested to hear what others think of this version.


I keep hoping to find the original 7″ version of “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”, which Discogs says was 4:52. It never seems to be that version on any CD. It seems odd for a number one hit to not be available in its original 7″ mix.


I agree, but I already have that on “Remixes & Rarities”. I’d like to know if the 7″ version has ever been on CD… if you or anyone else knows?


Hiya Darren, like you I hope to find the original 7 inch version of Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) (4.52), but alas that version was re-recorded soon after, as Paul Young was never happy with his vocal performance on it. That ended up as the 4.11 version so often found on countless 80s compilation. You can listen to the original version if you go to Youtube and enter Paul Young and the title in the search box. I don’t know if the master tape exists or was destroyed under Paul’s request?

Terence Delaney

I have that 4:52 version..i can’t remember what cd i ripped it from but i know it’s a 2cd set, track 15 of 16 on disc 1…sorry don’t know anymore than that

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Just ordered my copy… Thank you so much Paul!


Why does Both Sides Now keep getting ignored on his compilations as it only appears on From Time To Time (The Singles Collection) and it would be nice to hear a remastered version.

Gary C

this one dazzler
no doubt in much better clarity


At Paul S & Gary C: This is the version I was talking about that appeared on different 80s compilations. It’s 20 seconds longer than the 7″ version Gary was linking to. I have the 1982 7″ single and I thought it was the same version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRuejaMmRQ

So I’m counting six different versions.
* the 1982 7″ version that will be on the new box
* a similar mix that’s in my link, but a bit longer in duration
* the 1983 album version (very rare on CD, only on a US copy of No Parlez)
* the 1983 7″ hit remix
* the 1983 12″ extended version
* the 4.00 version that appeared on the 25th anniversary edition of No Parlez


Paul, can you be more specific on which US No Parlez release I can find the original album version of Love Of The Common People? By the way: I must say that I already own the original 7″ version of the song on CD. It appeared on numerous various artistst 80s hit compilations, specific on Dutch releases.

Billy Dojcak

Paul, I did grab a copy. A bargain at $28.99, but I misunderstood and thought YOU would be signing these. Oh well…


How difficult is it for you to keep these things a secret until you are allowed to share the news?


So who came up with the title? :-)


Very happy to have this in my collection at such a reasonable price. I ordered a signed copy and to deliver it to Australia its just $48 all up including postage. Great value.
I will second the calls for George Michael & Wham! and also Alison Moyet and Sade. Remasters and expanded editions of those catalogues is long overdue. Would love 25th Anniversary remasters of Listen Without Prejudice etc. Would love expanded editions of Alf and Raindancing in particular. Diamond Life should be remastered and expanded too. So many great albums and singles and extended mixes etc in the Sony ctalogue for us to drool and dream over!!
Keep up the excellent work Paul! :)


On the plus side – fantastic to see the original 7″ of Love of the Common People finally get a CD release. And great to see the Japan Live EP get a full run out.

I do have to agree with Francis, however – there do seem to be quite a few album tracks padding out the discs…


George Michael (Wham!) and Alison Moyet next please! My favourite singers of all time!!! Love Paul Young too and will be getting this box set.


Haven’t most of these tracks already been on the Paul Young Deluxe Editions and the Rarities and Remixes compilation? A lot of money just to get a few more different versions and SOME unreleased tracks when they could have been added to the Deluxe Editions. I suppose it is a good way for the greedy record companies to put a bit more money in their bank accounts.


I’m assuming Georges latst Sony resigning has given him full control of his work, so any re-releases would need his OK. Judging by his level of output and lack of interest in past achievements, wouldn’t be holding my breath anytime soon!

John Moore

Look like a great set- a lot of people mentioned Sade which i agree with but putting this type of set out is the artist decision or the music company’s decision- I’m guessing music company? If so do they need permission from the artist?

Pete {in Australia}

THANKS to both Pauls. Will be a nice addition to my Music collection, just ordered a copy. Funny on a six hour round road trip on the weekend, I picked “From Time to Time” as one of the CD’s to play and it was spun.


Still no sign of the original 4.56 album version of Love Of The Common People though?

Robert Morgenstern

Ordered the Signed edition too. Thanks Paul.

Roberto Borella - Italy

And after…….Alison Moyet and Sade and the Sony albums with B-sides and remixes—–


Couldn’t resist at that price, and also for a signed copy .Less than $40. Hats of to you Paul for another job well done. Can’t wait to see what else you have been secretly working on. When do you find the time for all that you do? Best wishes!