Neneh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi is having a 30th birthday and will be released as CD and vinyl box sets next month. Cherry’s debut album came out in 1989 and she became famous because of the internationally acclaimed “Buffalo Stance” single. The artist had tapped into New York’s hip-hop scene at the time and was also influenced by Malcolm McLaren’s “Buffalo Gals.” Cherry, who was born in Sweden, spent time in London experiencing the post-punk movement as well. Her style took from all those places including her musical family that included late jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.
Raw Like Sushi has been remastered and will be released January 31st in super deluxe format as 3CD and 3LP vinyl box sets. There will be special edition gold vinyl and digital formats, and 1CD and 1LP formats. A limited-edition gold LP plus signed prints with the first 500 pre-orders of the 3CD and 3LP box sets will be available exclusively from uDiscover, Sound of Vinyl and recordstore.co.uk. Those who purchase ahead of time will be able to instantly download Kevin Saunderson’s remix of “Buffalo Stance.”
The box sets include a 48-page 12 x 12 book with photos, new interviews and liner notes. Some of her biggest songs are there including “Manchild,” “Kisses On The Wind,” “Heart” and “Inna City Mamma.” It also features rare remixes from Arthur Baker, Massive Attack Smith N Mighty and more.
Cherry continues to create and she saw her fifth studio album Broken Politics be released to critical acclaim in 2018. The Raw Like Sushi 30th Anniversary Box sets come out on January 31st.