Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi 30th Anniversary





Picture London, thirty years ago, as Neneh Cherry gears up to release her debut album Raw Like Sushi – a thrumming, restless, vibrant city that in 1989, much like today, pulsed defiantly against a backdrop of increasing political doom, rocking to the joyful noise of culture leaping across boundaries, radically reordering itself. Rents are low. Soho hums to the chatter of poets, vagabonds and petty sex tourists drinking in the same elixir of possibility. The divisions between the queens of Old Compton and mods and punks of Carnaby Streets look huge but feel slight. A spirit of multiracial unity permeates the air. New York hip hop and Chicago house continue their euphoric colonization of nightclub culture.

Amid this maelstrom, Neneh Cherry emerges, capturing the entire, giddy rumble of this rolling community street culture in one record, Raw Like Sushi. With no interest in genre, Raw Like Sushi upsets and inverts everything you thought you knew about how pop can work, at its brightest and most effective. One of the greatest debut albums of all time, born halfway between Never Mind The Bollocks and Boy In Da Corner, Raw Like Sushi was ready to escort you right to the center of its dancefloor, dripping hot sweat under a mirror ball at 3am – and its particular magic remains just as potent today.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of an album that culturally, musically and stylistically defined a generation and everything that followed, Raw Like Sushi has been remastered at Abbey Road and will be released in super deluxe format across 3CD and 3LP heavyweight vinyl box sets, as well as in special edition alternative gold vinyl and digital formats, and 1CD and 1LP formats. A limited edition gold 1P, plus signed prints with the first 500 pre-orders of 3CD and 3LP formats, are available exclusively via uDiscover, Sound of Vinyl and

To celebrate the announcement today, the 1989 Kevin Saunderson remix of ‘Buffalo Stance’ is available as an instant grat now for those purchasing the album, and to buy and stream. 

Pre-order Raw Like Sushi here

Listen to ‘Buffalo Stance (Kevin Saunderson Remix)’ here

The box sets include a stunning 48-page 12×12 book packed full of iconic photos, new interviews, liner notes and memorabilia. The album features five of Neneh’s biggest singles – including the worldwide smash hit single ‘Buffalo Stance’ as well as hit singles ‘Manchild’ produced by Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, ‘Kisses On The Wind’, ‘Heart’ and ‘Inna City Mamma’. It also features rare mixes of key tracks by Massive Attack, Arthur Baker, Smith N Mighty, and more. 

Since the release of Raw Like Sushi 30 years ago, Neneh Cherry has continued to define and redefine culture, style and music releasing five studio albums, including 2018’s Broken Politics, produced by Four Tet, which was met with critical acclaim by the likes of The GuardianRolling StoneThe TimesQ and Pitchfork. Neneh went on to tour the album throughout 2019 including her largest-ever headline show at London’s Roundhouse, and festival performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera, Pitchfork and more proving her music and message more relevant than ever.





CD 1 – Original album

Buffalo Stance


Kisses on the Wind

Inna City Mamma

The Next Generation

Love Ghetto


Phoney Ladies

Outre Risque Locomotive

So Here I Come

My Bitch

Heart (It’s a demo)

CD2 – extras

Buffalo Stance (Sukka Mix)

Buffalo Stance (Electro Ski Mix)

Buffalo Stance (1/2 Way 2 House) Remix – Arthur Baker

Buffalo Stance (Nearly Neue Beat) Remix – Arthur Baker

Buffalo Stance (Kevin Sanderson’s Techno Stance Remix One)

Manchild (Old School Mix)

Manchild (Massive Attack Remix)

Manchild (Massive Attack Bonus Beats)

Manchild (Smith N Mighty Remix)

Manchild (Smith N Might More Bass – Less Vocal Style)

CD3 – extras

Inna City Mamma (Re-recorded Extended Version)

Inna City Mamma (Cold Blooded Remix)

Kisses On The Wind (12” Spanish Mix)

Kisses On The Wind (David Morales ‘A Little More Puerto Rico’ mix)

Kisses On The Wind (Dynamic Duo + Latin Rascals Mix)

Kisses On The Wind (Lovers Hip-Hop Extended Version)

The Next Generation (Rap One Mix)

The Next Generation (Sub-Woofer Mix)

Heart (Club Mix)


Disc 1 Original LP:

Side One

Buffalo Stance                            5:42

Manchild                                     3:51

Kisses on the Wind                    3:57

Inna City Mamma                       4:50

The Next Generation                  5:04

Side Two

Love Ghetto                               4:27

Heart                                          5:08

Phoney Ladies                           3:52

Outré Risqué Locomotive           5:04

So Here I Come                        4:02

Disc 2 (extras):

Side One

Heart (It’s A demo)

Buffalo Blues

Buffalo Stance (Sukka Mix)

Side Two

Buffalo Stance (Electro Ski Mix)

Buffalo Stance (Arthur Baker Nearly Neu Beat Mix)

Buffalo Stance (Arthur Baker 1/2 way to House Mix)

Buffalo Stance (Kevin Saunderson Techno Stance Remix One)

Disc 3 (extras)

Side One

Manchild (Old School Mix)

Manchild (Massive Attack Remix)

Manchild (Smith N Mighty Remix)

Inna City Mamma (Re-recorded Extended Version)

Side Two

Inna City Mamma (Cold Blooded Remix)

Kisses On The Wind (David Morales ‘A Little More Puerto Rico’ mix)

Kisses On The Wind (Dynamik Duo + Latin Rascals Mix)

The Next Generation (Rap One Mix)

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