The Slits ‎– Cut

Island Records ‎– 5321250
CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Remastered
All Media, 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Instant Hit
1-2 So Tough
1-3 Spend, Spend, Spend
1-4 Shoplifting
1-5 Fm
1-6 Newtown
1-7 Ping Pong Affair
1-8 Love Und Romance
1-9 Typical Girls
1-10 Adventures Close To Home
Bonus Tracks
1-11 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Written-By – Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield*
1-12 Liebe And Romanze (Slow Version)
1-13 Typical Girls (Brink Style)
1-14 Love And Romance (John Peel Session 1977)
1-15 Vindictive (John Peel Session 1977)
1-16 New Town (John Peel Session 1977)
1-17 Shoplifting (John Peel Session 1977)
1-18 So Tough (John Peel Session 1978)
1-19 Instant Hit (John Peel Session 1978)
1-20 Fm (John Peel Session 1978)
2-1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Demo)
Written-By – Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield*
2-2 Instant Hit (8-Track Demo)
2-3 Spend, Spend, Spend (8-Track Demo)
2-4 Newtown (8-Track Demo)
2-5 Adventures Close To Home (8-Track Demo)
2-6 Instant Hit (Rough Mix)
2-7 So Tough (Rough Mix)
2-8 Spend, Spend, Spend (Toast Version)
2-9 Shoplifting (Rough Mix)
2-10 Fm (Rough Mix)
2-11 Newtown (Rough Mix)
2-12 Ping Pong Affair (Rough Mix)
2-13 Love Und Romance (Rough Mix)
2-14 Typical Girls (Rough Mix)
2-15 Adventures Close To Home (Rough Mix)
2-16 So Tough (Outtake)
2-17 Instant Hit (Instrumental Outtake)
2-18 Typical Girls (Instrumental Outtake)
2-19 Spend, Spend, Spend (Dub Version)
2-20 In The Beginning, There Was Rhythm (Early Version)

Companies, etc.



Studio: Ridge Farm

Remastered at Universal Mastering London.
Project managed for Universal Music Catalogue.

In 4-panel double Digipak and outer slipcase. 28-page booklet with new interviews, photos and extensive essay.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00753 21250 9
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 00407

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9573 The Slits Cut(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9573 UK 1979 Sell This Version
548186-2 The Slits Cut(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 548186-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
I-200.874, I-200874 The Slits Cut(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records I-200.874, I-200874 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
20S-78 The Slits Cut(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records 20S-78 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
4783700 The Slits Cut(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Island Records 4783700 UK 2016 Sell This Version



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September 27, 2014

Really fantastic package combining one of the greatest punk albums of all time (maybe even the all-time best) with a stack of rough mixes, demos and the two absolutely essential Peel sessions. This is what every 'deluxe' edition should be like - all premium quality and no filler. Alongside the Pop Group's Y album it was a master-stroke to get dub genius Dennis Bovell to produce the album. Nobody could have done it better.
What else can I say about this album? Well - all the songs are memorable, the playing is superb and, crucially, totally unique. No other band sound like The Slits. The guitar playing is out of this world - check out the 1978 Peel session version of So Tough - what incredible technique.
Many punk fans (especially male) may think the Pistols, the Clash, the Ramones... or any other of the testosterone-fuelled late '70s gang made the best punk album - but actually it was made by The Slits - 'Cut'.