The second album by the Fine Young Cannibals, The Raw and The Cooked, original released in 1989. Solid White 140 G Vinyl, gatefold, printed inner sleeve. Incudes download card featuring the album + 22 22 rare & unreleased bonus tracks (B Sides, remixes). Remastered for the very ﬁrst time with Roland Gift's involvement.
Fine Young Cannibals had talent to burn -- guitarist Andy Cox and multi-instrumentalist David Steele were veterans of the English Beat, and front man Roland Gift was a vocalist as distinctive as Sam Cooke or Al Green -- and 1989's The Raw and The Cooked shows the UK trio going out in style. The second and ﬁnal FYC studio album neatly balances such retro-soul numbers as "Good Thing" and such Prince-inﬂuenced dance cuts as "She Drives Me Crazy." Both of those tracks became No.1 hits, and the remaining songs (all original except for a convincing cover of Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen In Love") are also single-worthy.
A double-Platinum smash, The Raw and The Cooked remains among the most listenable albums of the 1980s. Includes the hits "She Drives Me Crazy", "Good Thing", "I'm Not The Man I Used To Be". Features 22 bonus rare/ unreleased tracks -- B sides, and also remixes by David Z, Ploeg Club, Dimitri From Paris Seth Troxler, Prince Paul, Youth, and Arthur Baker.
- The second album by the Fine Young Cannibals, The Raw and The Cooked, original released in 1989.
- Remastered for the very ﬁrst time with Roland Gift's involvement.
- Features 22 bonus rare/unreleased tracks.
- LP version comes on white vinyl; gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve; Includes download card which contains the 22 rare/unreleased tracks.