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A 34-track Expanded Deluxe 2CD version of Monsoon's ground breaking 'Third Eye' album that was originally released in 1982. Featuring the original 10-track album plus a comprehensive selection of bonus tracks including B-Sides, remixes, edits and instrumental versions. Also included are six previously unreleased tracks including the four songs that the band recorded for a Capital Radio Session in 1982. With a fully illustrated 32-page CD booklet featuring a brand new Q&A with Sheila Chandra. Monsoon led by singer Sheila Chandra (best known for her role in the BBC'S Grange Hill) along with record producer Steve Coe and bass guitarist Martin Smith was a brave and pioneering pop trio that blended traditional music from the Indian sub-continent with 80s British pop. The band originated in 1980 when keyboard player and producer Steve Coe developed an interest in Indian music. Hoping to form a band to pursue this direction, he discovered Sheila via some demo tapes which she had forwarded to Hansa Records when she was 14. Sheila joined Monsoon in March 1981, three months before she left school. The Eastern music basis was reinforced by Dari Mankoo with his mastery of sitar and tabla which perfectly complimented guitarist Martin Smith. The textured combination attracted the attention of David Claridge, who signed the outfit to his Mobile Suit Corporation. Monsoon's first single 'Ever So Lonely'/'Sunset Over The Ganges' had been distributed by Rough Trade. Ignored upon original release, it was re-issued by Mobile Suit Corporation (Phonogram) in 1982 and reached No. 12 in the UK singles chart. Two further singles followed; 'Shakti (The Meaning Of Within)' and a cover of The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows' along with the debut album 'Third Eye' but due to differences with their label, Phonogram, Monsoon dissolved later in 1982. With the full involvement and co-operation of lead singer Sheila Chandra, Cherry Red are delighted to re-issue this expanded deluxe 2CD edition of the Third Eye album by the band that opened up the UK's cultural consciousness to new possibilities - and changed it forever.
A 34-track Expanded Deluxe 2CD version of Monsoon's ground breaking 'Third Eye' album that was originally released in 1982. Featuring the original 10-track album plus a comprehensive selection of bonus tracks including B-Sides, remixes, edits and instrumental versions. Also included are six previously unreleased tracks including the four songs that the band recorded for a Capital Radio Session in 1982. With a fully illustrated 32-page CD booklet featuring a brand new Q&A with Sheila Chandra. Monsoon led by singer Sheila Chandra (best known for her role in the BBC'S Grange Hill) along with record producer Steve Coe and bass guitarist Martin Smith was a brave and pioneering pop trio that blended traditional music from the Indian sub-continent with 80s British pop. The band originated in 1980 when keyboard player and producer Steve Coe developed an interest in Indian music. Hoping to form a band to pursue this direction, he discovered Sheila via some demo tapes which she had forwarded to Hansa Records when she was 14. Sheila joined Monsoon in March 1981, three months before she left school. The Eastern music basis was reinforced by Dari Mankoo with his mastery of sitar and tabla which perfectly complimented guitarist Martin Smith. The textured combination attracted the attention of David Claridge, who signed the outfit to his Mobile Suit Corporation. Monsoon's first single 'Ever So Lonely'/'Sunset Over The Ganges' had been distributed by Rough Trade. Ignored upon original release, it was re-issued by Mobile Suit Corporation (Phonogram) in 1982 and reached No. 12 in the UK singles chart. Two further singles followed; 'Shakti (The Meaning Of Within)' and a cover of The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows' along with the debut album 'Third Eye' but due to differences with their label, Phonogram, Monsoon dissolved later in 1982. With the full involvement and co-operation of lead singer Sheila Chandra, Cherry Red are delighted to re-issue this expanded deluxe 2CD edition of the Third Eye album by the band that opened up the UK's cultural consciousness to new possibilities - and changed it forever.
5013929443709

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY POP
Rel. Date: 11/25/2022
UPC: 5013929443709

Third Eye (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: Monsoon
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Wings Of The Dawn (Prem Kavita)
2. Tomorrow Never Knows
3. Third Eye And Tikka T.V.
4. Eyes
5. Shakti (The Meaning Of Within)
6. Ever So Lonely
7. You Can't Take Me With You
8. And I You
9. Kashmir
10. Watchers Of The Night
11. Man Who Makes Time
12. With Your Love
13. Ever So Lonely (E.P. Version 1981)
14. Sunset Over The Ganges
15. Mirror Of Your Mind
16. Shout `Til You're Heard
17. Ever So Lonely (Capital Radio Session March 1982)
18. Sunset Over The Ganges (Capital Radio Session March 1982)
19. Shakti (The Meaning Of Within) (Capital Radio Session March 1982)
20. Shout `Til You're Heard (Capital Radio Session March 1982)
21. Ever So Lonely (Ben Chapman 7" Remix 1990)
22. Ever So Lonely (Ben Chapman 12" Extended Remix 1990)
23. Ever So Lonely (Ben Chapman 7" Instrumental Remix 1990)
24. Ever So Lonely (Ben Chapman 12" Instrumental Remix 1990)
25. Wings Of The Dawn (Hindi Version)
26. Shakti (The Meaning Of Within) (12" Version)
27. Ever So Lonely (Dub Version)
28. Ever So Lonely (Hindi Version)
29. Indian Princess
30. And I You (Edit)
31. Wings Of The Dawn (7" Version)
32. Tomorrow Never Knows (7" Version)
33. Ever So Lonely (7" Version)
34. Ever So Lonely (Edit)

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A 34-track Expanded Deluxe 2CD version of Monsoon's ground breaking 'Third Eye' album that was originally released in 1982. Featuring the original 10-track album plus a comprehensive selection of bonus tracks including B-Sides, remixes, edits and instrumental versions. Also included are six previously unreleased tracks including the four songs that the band recorded for a Capital Radio Session in 1982. With a fully illustrated 32-page CD booklet featuring a brand new Q&A with Sheila Chandra. Monsoon led by singer Sheila Chandra (best known for her role in the BBC'S Grange Hill) along with record producer Steve Coe and bass guitarist Martin Smith was a brave and pioneering pop trio that blended traditional music from the Indian sub-continent with 80s British pop. The band originated in 1980 when keyboard player and producer Steve Coe developed an interest in Indian music. Hoping to form a band to pursue this direction, he discovered Sheila via some demo tapes which she had forwarded to Hansa Records when she was 14. Sheila joined Monsoon in March 1981, three months before she left school. The Eastern music basis was reinforced by Dari Mankoo with his mastery of sitar and tabla which perfectly complimented guitarist Martin Smith. The textured combination attracted the attention of David Claridge, who signed the outfit to his Mobile Suit Corporation. Monsoon's first single 'Ever So Lonely'/'Sunset Over The Ganges' had been distributed by Rough Trade. Ignored upon original release, it was re-issued by Mobile Suit Corporation (Phonogram) in 1982 and reached No. 12 in the UK singles chart. Two further singles followed; 'Shakti (The Meaning Of Within)' and a cover of The Beatles' 'Tomorrow Never Knows' along with the debut album 'Third Eye' but due to differences with their label, Phonogram, Monsoon dissolved later in 1982. With the full involvement and co-operation of lead singer Sheila Chandra, Cherry Red are delighted to re-issue this expanded deluxe 2CD edition of the Third Eye album by the band that opened up the UK's cultural consciousness to new possibilities - and changed it forever.
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