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Reissue Talk #31

For the very first time you can now get your hands on a Definitive Collection of the Funk sensation that was The Ohio Players.

Robinsongs are proud to be the first label to combine the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista & Boardwalk repertoire to make this unique compilation, but we did not stop there, we have also included material from Band members: Junie Morrison, Sugarfoot & Shadow (Billy Beck, Clarence Willis & Diamond) to give you a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.

This package also includes a 28-page colour booklet, that includes an essay by Christian John Wikane a New York based music journalist, with contributions by the band’s drummer and architect of the Ohio Players beat James “Diamond” Williams.

Robinsongs have divided the package in three parts “The Early Years”, “The Golden Years” & “The Later & Solo Years”, the early years kicks the package off with two tracks from the Capitol Records album “The Observations In Time” where we can see the direction that the Band is heading, onto Westbound where the Band recorded their breakthrough single ‘Funky Worm’, a R&B #1 which featured Junie as the voice of Granny, other standout Westbound tracks are ‘Pleasure’, ‘Pain’ & ‘Ecstasy’, DISC ONE finishes with two cuts from their first Mercury album “Skin Tight” including the hit ‘Jive Turkey’.

DISC TWO kicks off with arguably the band’s biggest hit ‘Fire’ which went to #1 in the R&B chart and the Album went to #1 in the Billboard album chart, three other #1 singles feature on this disc ‘Sweet Sticky Thing’, ‘Love Rollercoaster’ and ‘Who’d She Coo’ which was also the Bands only UK chart single. Other stand out tracks on this disc are ‘I Want To Be Free’, ‘O-H-I-O’ and ‘Fopp’.

The final CD covers the transition to Arista & Boardwalk Records, and features the full-length version of ‘Everybody Up’ plus tracks by Junie – ‘Love Has Taken Me Over’, Shadow – ‘Born To Hustle’ and Sugarfoot’s 1985 cover of ‘Fire’. This truly is a Definitive Collection.

Tracklist
[CD1: The Early Years]
1. Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
2. Find Someone To Love
3. Pleasure
4. Walt’s First Trip
5. Varee Is Love
6. Funky Worm
7. Pain
8. Players Balling (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing)
9. Ecstasy
10. Food Stamps Y’all
11. Sleep Talk
12. Climax
13. Skin Tight
14. Jive Turkey

[CD2: The Golden Years]
1. Fire
2. I Want To Be Free (Single Version)
3. Granny’s Funky Rolls Royce – Junie
4. Sweet Sticky Thing
5. Love Rollercoaster
6. Happy Holidays (Part 1)
7. Fopp (Single Version)
8. Suzie Thundertussy – Junie
9. Who’d She Coo?
10. Far East Mississippi
11. Feel The Beat (Everybody Disco)
12. Contradiction
13. Merry Go Round
14. Body Vibes
15. O-H-I-O
16. Good Luck Charm

[CD3: The Later & Solo Years]
1. Magic Trick
2. Funk-O-Nots
3. Time Slips Away
4. Everybody Up
5. Don’t Say Goodbye
6. Take Da Funk Off, Fly
7. Love Has Taken Me Over (Be My Baby) – Junie
8. Try A Little Tenderness
9. Skinny
10. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
11. Born To Hustle – Shadow
12. Just Me
13. Kiss – Sugarfoot
14. Fire 85 – Sugarfoot

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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The long-awaited fully expanded 2 CD edition of US pop starlet MARTIKA’s hit 1991 sophomore album MARTIKA’S KITCHEN – remastered, repackaged and reheated!

Child star of US TV show ‘Kids Incorporated’ MARTIKA was signed to CBS records at 18 years old and marketed as the ‘new Madonna’ – immediately scoring an international #1 smash with ‘Toy Soldiers’.

MARTIKA’S KITCHEN features four collaborations with PRINCE, including the hit singles LOVE…THY WILL BE DONE (UK & US top 10; Australia #1) and MARTIKA’S KITCHEN (UK Top 20) as well as SPIRIT and DON’T SAY U LOVE ME.

Other tracks include collaborations with 90s pop- club superstars Clivillés & Cole (COLOURED KISSES) Nile Rodgers’ protégé Christopher Max (A MAGICAL PLACE) and Latin music legend Celia Cruz (MI TIERRA).

Second disc compiles all the single remixes and edits issued from the album, including a number of hard-to-find and unreleased selections.

PRINCE fans will be particularly interested in three rare versions of SPIRIT – all remixed by Danny D. The ‘House Mix’ and ‘Hip-Hop Mix’ were previously only available on promo 12” vinyl and the ‘Radio Edit’ makes its debut release here.

Comprehensive booklet features discography and exclusive commentary and track-by-track review by Martika with ex-Attitude editor Adam Mattera.

Tracklist
[CD1: Main Course (The Original Album)]
1. Martika’s Kitchen
2. Spirit
3. Love…Thy Will Be Done
4. A Magical Place (Duet With Christopher Max)
5. Coloured Kisses
6. Safe In The Arms Of Love
7. Pride & Prejudice
8. Take Me To Forever
9. Temptation
10. Don’t Say U Love Me
11. Broken Heart
12. Mi Tierra (Duet With Celia Cruz)

[CD2: Side Orders (Remixes & Edits)]
1. Love…Thy Will Be Done (7” Edit)
2. Martika’s Kitchen (7” Edit)
3. Coloured Kisses (7” Edit)
4. Safe In The Arms Of Love (Edit Version)
5. Spirit (Radio Edit)**
6. Love…Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix)
7. Martika’s Kitchen (Remix 1 Alt. 7” Video Version)*
8. Coloured Kisses (Remix)
9. Spirit (House Mix)*
10. Martika’s Kitchen (Extended Version)*
11. Spirit (Hip-Hop Mix)*
12. Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version)

* previously unavailable on CD
** previously unreleased

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Following on from the success of Robinsongs’ Bar-Kays 2 on 1 “Light Of Life” and “Injoy”, Robinsongs now bring you a 4 on 2 package “As One”, “Nightcruising”, “Propositions” and “Dangerous”.

These four albums were released in the early 80s, and the album “Nightcruising” was to be their third Gold album, all four albums made the Top 10 in the Billboard Soul & R&B Album chart.

“As One” featured the singles ‘Boogie Body Land’ a Top 10 R&B single and ‘Body Fever’.

“Nightcruising” included the single ‘Hit And Run’ a Top 5 R&B single.

“Propositions” gave us ‘Do It (Let Me See You Shake)’ another Top 10 R&B single and ‘She Talks To Me With Her Body’ and the classic Bar- Kays ballad ‘Anticipation’.

“Dangerous” featured ‘Freakshow On The Dance Floor’ a #2 R&B single which was from the movie Breakin’ starring Adolfo Quinones, and the Disco classic ‘Dirty Dancer’ and perhaps the most well-known Bar-Kays dance track ‘Sexomatic’, which also charted in the U.K.

Other stand out cuts are ‘Traffic Jammers’, ‘Deliver Us’, ‘Do It (Let Me See Your Body Shake)’ and ‘Busted’.

Extensive sleeve notes by Charles Waring of MOJO & Record Collector.

Tracklist
[CD1]
As One:
1. Boogie Body Land
2. Say It Through Love
3. Work It Out
4. Body Fever
5. As One
6. Take The Time To Love Somebody
7. Open Your Heart
8. Deliver Us
Nightcruising:
9. Nightcruising
10. Hit And Run
11. Feels Like I’m Falling In Love
12. Freaky Behaviour
13. Touch Tone
14. Unforgettable Dream
15. Traffic Jammers
16. Backseat Driver

[CD2]
Propositions:
1. Propositions
2. Tripping Out
3. Anticipation
4. (Busted)
5. Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
6. She Talks To Me With Her Body
7. I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me
8. You Made A Change In My Life
Dangerous:
9. Dangerous
10. Dirty Dancer
11. Make Believe Love
12. Dance Party (Etc)
13. Freakshow On The Dancefloor
14. Lovers Should Never Fall In Love
15. Loose Talk
16. Sexomatic

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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The first reissue for Andrew Ridgeley’s debut album ‘Son Of Albert’ that was originally released in 1990, four years after the break-up of Wham!.

This Special Expanded Edition includes the nine original album tracks from the vinyl release plus 7 related bonus tracks. This includes ‘Shake (Hardcore)’ that was featured on the CD version of the album.

Andrew Ridgeley as one half of the 80’s super group Wham! sold more than 28 million records worldwide between 1982 and 1986. After exploring other interests in Los Angeles and Monaco he returned to the UK to record his first solo album for CBS Records, working with A&R chief Muff Winwood. He joined forces with various talented session musicians and programmers including Gary Bromham whose role expanded to become co-producer on the album and he co-wrote five tracks on the album with Andrew Ridgeley. ‘Son Of Albert’ was released in May 1990. In the UK it received mixed reviews from a music press struggling to adapt to a post Wham! role for Andrew Ridgeley. It’s fair to say that it didn’t realise its intended potential and resulted in the artist choosing to withdraw from the front line music business to pursue other interests.

Son Of Albert produced two singles:

• SHAKE – This collection includes four versions – the album, Hardcore, Accapella and Extended mixes.

• RED DRESS – Is featured three times on this CD, the album version, 12” and an additional Extended Mix included. This track features backing vocals by George Michael.

Other bonus material includes two mixes of the Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers penned Hangin’, the Extended and Alternative Extended Versions taken from various 12” releases of ‘Shake’.

This Special Expanded Edition has been remastered using the original production master tapes.

The 24 page full colour booklet features an expanded design of the original artwork, a recent interview with Andrew Ridgeley and Gary Bromham reflecting on the making of the album, album lyrics and a UK Discography.

Tracklist
1. Red Dress
2. Shake
3. The Price Of Love
4. Flame
5. Hangin’
6. Mexico
7. Big Machine
8. Kiss Me
9. Baby Jane
Bonus Tracks:
10. Shake (Hardcore)
11. Red Dress (12” Mix)
12. Shake (Accapella Version)
13. Hangin’ (Alternative Extended)
14. Shake (Extended Version)
15. Hangin’ (Extended Version)
16. Red Dress (Extended Version)

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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SoulAlive

Fleetwood Mac super deluxe edition

5.1 surround sound mix • unreleased outtakes • & more

Fleetwood Mac‘s 1975 eponymous album (that features the current line-up) will be reissued as a five-disc super deluxe edition in January next year.

The original album is newly remastered and features on CD and vinyl LP in the box set. The CD also includes the original single mixes of Over My Head, Rhiannon, Say You Love Me and Blue Letter.

Like previous sets there’s plenty of unreleased outtakes and CD 2 in the super deluxe features a completely alternate version of the album (none of it ever released before), along with a handful of live tracks and a couple of jam/instrumentals.

The third CD features 14 live tracks (all previously unreleased) while disc four is a DVD which features a 5.1 surround sound mix of Fleetwood Mac, a hi-res stereo version of the album and those four single versions.

Completing the set is the LP version of the original album pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The packaging sounds consistent with what was issued for previous albums (Rumours, Tusk, Mirage and Tango In The Night) since this comes in a 12″ x 12″ embossed sleeve with in-depth sleeve notes and new interviews with all the band members.

This five-disc Fleetwood Mac box set will be released on 19 January from Warner Bros. Records. A two-CD expanded edition featuring the first two discs in the box will also be issued. At the time of writing, the box set is pleasingly priced in the UK

Disc 1 – CD: Original Album Remastered and Singles

1. “Monday Morning”
2. “Warm Ways”
3. “Blue Letter”
4. “Rhiannon”
5. “Over My Head”
6. “Crystal”
7. “Say You Love Me”
8. “Landslide”
9. “World Turning”
10. “Sugar Daddy”
11. “I’m So Afraid”
12. “Over My Head” – Single Version
13. “Rhiannon” – Single Version
14. “Say You Love Me” – Single Version
15. “Blue Letter” – Single Version *

Disc 2 – CD: Alternates and Live

1. “Monday Morning” – Early Take *
2. “Warm Ways” – Early Take *
3. “Blue Letter” – Early Take *
4. “Rhiannon” – Early Take *
5. “Over My Head” – Early Take *
6. “Crystal” – Early Take *
7. “Say You Love Me” – Early Version *
8. “Landslide” – Early Version *
9. “World Turning” – Early Version *
10. “Sugar Daddy” – Early Take *
11. “I’m So Afraid” – Early Version *
12. “Over My Head” – Live *
13. “Rhiannon” – Live *
14. “Why” – Live *
15. “World Turning” – Live *
16. Jam #2
17. “I’m So Afraid” – Early Take Instrumental *

Disc: 3 – CD: Live
1. “Get Like You Used To Be” *
2. “Station Man” *
3. “Spare Me A Little” *
4. “Rhiannon” *
5. “Why” *
6. “Landslide” *
7. “Over My Head” *
8. “I’m So Afraid” *
9. “Oh Well” *
10. “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)” *
11. “World Turning” *
12. “Blue Letter” *
13. “Don’t Let Me Down Again”
14. “Hypnotized” *

* Previously Unreleased

Disc: 4 – DVD: 5.1 Surround Mix and 24/96 Stereo Audio of Original Album plus four single mixes

Disc: 5 – Vinyl LP
1. Monday Morning (Remastered)
2. Warm Ways (Remastered)
3. Blue Letter (Remastered)
4. Rhiannon (Remastered)
5. Over My Head (Remastered)
6. Crystal (Remastered)

Disc: 6
1. Say You Love Me (Remastered)
2. Landslide (Remastered)
3. World Turning (Remastered)
4. Sugar Daddy (Remastered)
5. I’m So Afraid (Remastered)

eek this is my favorite Fleetwood Mac album,so I'm thrilled at this news.

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for anyone who cares, eurythmics are rereleasing all of their albums on vinyl in 2018.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #6 posted 11/25/17 8:40am

Slave2daGroove

Thanks for this post, got to go looking for this music.

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getxxxx said:

The long-awaited fully expanded 2 CD edition of US pop starlet MARTIKA’s hit 1991 sophomore album MARTIKA’S KITCHEN – remastered, repackaged and reheated!

Child star of US TV show ‘Kids Incorporated’ MARTIKA was signed to CBS records at 18 years old and marketed as the ‘new Madonna’ – immediately scoring an international #1 smash with ‘Toy Soldiers’.

MARTIKA’S KITCHEN features four collaborations with PRINCE, including the hit singles LOVE…THY WILL BE DONE (UK & US top 10; Australia #1) and MARTIKA’S KITCHEN (UK Top 20) as well as SPIRIT and DON’T SAY U LOVE ME.

Other tracks include collaborations with 90s pop- club superstars Clivillés & Cole (COLOURED KISSES) Nile Rodgers’ protégé Christopher Max (A MAGICAL PLACE) and Latin music legend Celia Cruz (MI TIERRA).

Second disc compiles all the single remixes and edits issued from the album, including a number of hard-to-find and unreleased selections.

PRINCE fans will be particularly interested in three rare versions of SPIRIT – all remixed by Danny D. The ‘House Mix’ and ‘Hip-Hop Mix’ were previously only available on promo 12” vinyl and the ‘Radio Edit’ makes its debut release here.

Comprehensive booklet features discography and exclusive commentary and track-by-track review by Martika with ex-Attitude editor Adam Mattera.

Tracklist
[CD1: Main Course (The Original Album)]
1. Martika’s Kitchen
2. Spirit
3. Love…Thy Will Be Done
4. A Magical Place (Duet With Christopher Max)
5. Coloured Kisses
6. Safe In The Arms Of Love
7. Pride & Prejudice
8. Take Me To Forever
9. Temptation
10. Don’t Say U Love Me
11. Broken Heart
12. Mi Tierra (Duet With Celia Cruz)

[CD2: Side Orders (Remixes & Edits)]
1. Love…Thy Will Be Done (7” Edit)
2. Martika’s Kitchen (7” Edit)
3. Coloured Kisses (7” Edit)
4. Safe In The Arms Of Love (Edit Version)
5. Spirit (Radio Edit)**
6. Love…Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix)
7. Martika’s Kitchen (Remix 1 Alt. 7” Video Version)*
8. Coloured Kisses (Remix)
9. Spirit (House Mix)*
10. Martika’s Kitchen (Extended Version)*
11. Spirit (Hip-Hop Mix)*
12. Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version)

* previously unavailable on CD
** previously unreleased


This set needs more outtakes...

Neversin.

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O(+>NIИ<+)O

“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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EAGLES TO RELEASE HOTEL CALIFORNIA 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION ON NOVEMBER 24

Landmark Album Is Remastered And Expanded For The First Time
2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio Collection Featuring Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

The Eagles’ Hotel California was a critical and commercial phenomenon when it was released in December 1976. The album topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in the U.S., won two GRAMMY® Awards, sold more than 32 million copies around the world, and featured two Billboard #1 hit singles. 40 years later, it still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time.

This fall, the milestone album will add to its legendary lore with HOTEL CALIFORNIA: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION, a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio that includes newly remastered sound, ten previously unreleased live recordings, as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos from the era, a replica tour book, and an 11 x 22 poster. The collection will be available on November 24. Both a 2-CD Expanded Edition and 1-CD will also be available, along with digital download and streaming versions. Pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon HERE.

Exclusive bundles are also available for pre-order in the official Eagles Online Store, including the album, T-Shirt and keychain.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION opens with a newly remastered version of the original album, featuring two Billboard #1 singles — “New Kid In Town” and the title track — plus the smash hit “Life In the Fast Lane.” The album was nominated for five GRAMMY® Awards, and won for “Record of the Year” and “Best Arrangement For Voices.”

The set also marks the debut of ten live tracks that were recorded during the band’s three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The concert recordings — which were recorded about a month before the album came out — feature one of the first ever live performances of “Hotel California” and “New Kid In Town” along with other Eagles classics including “Already Gone,” “Take It To the Limit,” and “Witchy Woman.”

The Blu-ray Audio disc that accompanies HOTEL CALIFORNIA: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION features the 5.1 Surround Sound mix originally released on DVD-A in 2001 along with a hi-resolution, 192 KHz/24-Bit stereo mix.


HOTEL CALIFORNIA: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album
Hotel California
New Kid In Town
Life In The Fast Lane
Wasted Time
Wasted Time (Reprise)
Victim Of Love
Pretty Maids All In A Row
Try And Love Again
The Last Resort

Disc Two: Live at The Los Angeles Forum (October 1976)
Take It Easy
Take It To The Limit
New Kid In Town
James Dean
Good Day In Hell
Witchy Woman
Funk #49
One Of These Nights
Hotel California
Already Gone

Blu-ray Audio
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Advanced Resolution Multi-Channel Surround Sound (96 KHz/24-Bit)
Advanced Resolution Stereo (192 KHz/24-Bit)

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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SoulAlive

^^I want that Hotel California set for Christmas biggrin pray

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IstenSzek said:

for anyone who cares, eurythmics are rereleasing all of their albums on vinyl in 2018.

One of the most revered and respected pop groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics, with over 20 international hits and 80 million albums sold, is in the spotlight once again, both for their nomination for the 2018 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the impending re-release of their eight studio albums on vinyl.

Spanning their entire career, the albums will be released by RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment between April and October 2018, starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983) on April 13, 2018, followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) in July 2018 and We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999) in October 2018. This will be the first time that Peace will be available on vinyl

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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getxxxx said:

IstenSzek said:

for anyone who cares, eurythmics are rereleasing all of their albums on vinyl in 2018.

One of the most revered and respected pop groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics, with over 20 international hits and 80 million albums sold, is in the spotlight once again, both for their nomination for the 2018 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the impending re-release of their eight studio albums on vinyl.

Spanning their entire career, the albums will be released by RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment between April and October 2018, starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983) on April 13, 2018, followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) in July 2018 and We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999) in October 2018. This will be the first time that Peace will be available on vinyl


thumbs up! cool!

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #12 posted 11/28/17 4:07am

Comser

Definitely getting The Bar-Kays Collection!
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getxxxx said:

IstenSzek said:

for anyone who cares, eurythmics are rereleasing all of their albums on vinyl in 2018.

One of the most revered and respected pop groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics, with over 20 international hits and 80 million albums sold, is in the spotlight once again, both for their nomination for the 2018 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the impending re-release of their eight studio albums on vinyl.

Spanning their entire career, the albums will be released by RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment between April and October 2018, starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983) on April 13, 2018, followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985), Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) in July 2018 and We Too Are One (1989) and Peace (1999) in October 2018. This will be the first time that Peace will be available on vinyl

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Sounds like my next purchase, thanks!

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Reply #14 posted 11/28/17 11:32am

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Comser said:

Definitely getting The Bar-Kays Collection!

me too! smile it will be released on January 12,2018.

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Reply #15 posted 11/29/17 7:42pm

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getxxxx said:

Following on from the success of Robinsongs’ Bar-Kays 2 on 1 “Light Of Life” and “Injoy”, Robinsongs now bring you a 4 on 2 package “As One”, “Nightcruising”, “Propositions” and “Dangerous”.

These four albums were released in the early 80s, and the album “Nightcruising” was to be their third Gold album, all four albums made the Top 10 in the Billboard Soul & R&B Album chart.

“As One” featured the singles ‘Boogie Body Land’ a Top 10 R&B single and ‘Body Fever’.

“Nightcruising” included the single ‘Hit And Run’ a Top 5 R&B single.

“Propositions” gave us ‘Do It (Let Me See You Shake)’ another Top 10 R&B single and ‘She Talks To Me With Her Body’ and the classic Bar- Kays ballad ‘Anticipation’.

“Dangerous” featured ‘Freakshow On The Dance Floor’ a #2 R&B single which was from the movie Breakin’ starring Adolfo Quinones, and the Disco classic ‘Dirty Dancer’ and perhaps the most well-known Bar-Kays dance track ‘Sexomatic’, which also charted in the U.K.

Other stand out cuts are ‘Traffic Jammers’, ‘Deliver Us’, ‘Do It (Let Me See Your Body Shake)’ and ‘Busted’.

Extensive sleeve notes by Charles Waring of MOJO & Record Collector.

Tracklist
[CD1]
As One:
1. Boogie Body Land
2. Say It Through Love
3. Work It Out
4. Body Fever
5. As One
6. Take The Time To Love Somebody
7. Open Your Heart
8. Deliver Us
Nightcruising:
9. Nightcruising
10. Hit And Run
11. Feels Like I’m Falling In Love
12. Freaky Behaviour
13. Touch Tone
14. Unforgettable Dream
15. Traffic Jammers
16. Backseat Driver

[CD2]
Propositions:
1. Propositions
2. Tripping Out
3. Anticipation
4. (Busted)
5. Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
6. She Talks To Me With Her Body
7. I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me
8. You Made A Change In My Life
Dangerous:
9. Dangerous
10. Dirty Dancer
11. Make Believe Love
12. Dance Party (Etc)
13. Freakshow On The Dancefloor
14. Lovers Should Never Fall In Love
15. Loose Talk
16. Sexomatic

Word UP!!! I am LOVIN' this! I hope that one day their underrated/Prince-y, "Bangin' the Wall" album will debut in CD format! smile

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #16 posted 12/01/17 2:33pm

SoulAlive

just a quick reminder that the Minnie Riperton 2-CD 'Perfect Angel' remaster (discussed in the previous Reissues thread) has been released today

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Reply #17 posted 12/04/17 2:47pm

SoulAlive

The Alan Parsons Project 'Eye In The Sky' 35th Anniversary Box Set

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Reply #18 posted 12/05/17 6:10am

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SoulAlive said:

just a quick reminder that the Minnie Riperton 2-CD 'Perfect Angel' remaster (discussed in the previous Reissues thread) has been released today

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I listened to this over the weekend. IMO, the "remastered" original album doesn't sound much better than the original Japan issued CD. I really enjoyed the second disc, though.

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Reply #19 posted 12/06/17 1:42pm

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getxxxx said:

Following on from the success of Robinsongs’ Bar-Kays 2 on 1 “Light Of Life” and “Injoy”, Robinsongs now bring you a 4 on 2 package “As One”, “Nightcruising”, “Propositions” and “Dangerous”.

These four albums were released in the early 80s, and the album “Nightcruising” was to be their third Gold album, all four albums made the Top 10 in the Billboard Soul & R&B Album chart.

“As One” featured the singles ‘Boogie Body Land’ a Top 10 R&B single and ‘Body Fever’.

“Nightcruising” included the single ‘Hit And Run’ a Top 5 R&B single.

“Propositions” gave us ‘Do It (Let Me See You Shake)’ another Top 10 R&B single and ‘She Talks To Me With Her Body’ and the classic Bar- Kays ballad ‘Anticipation’.

“Dangerous” featured ‘Freakshow On The Dance Floor’ a #2 R&B single which was from the movie Breakin’ starring Adolfo Quinones, and the Disco classic ‘Dirty Dancer’ and perhaps the most well-known Bar-Kays dance track ‘Sexomatic’, which also charted in the U.K.

Other stand out cuts are ‘Traffic Jammers’, ‘Deliver Us’, ‘Do It (Let Me See Your Body Shake)’ and ‘Busted’.

Extensive sleeve notes by Charles Waring of MOJO & Record Collector.

Tracklist
[CD1]
As One:
1. Boogie Body Land
2. Say It Through Love
3. Work It Out
4. Body Fever
5. As One
6. Take The Time To Love Somebody
7. Open Your Heart
8. Deliver Us
Nightcruising:
9. Nightcruising
10. Hit And Run
11. Feels Like I’m Falling In Love
12. Freaky Behaviour
13. Touch Tone
14. Unforgettable Dream
15. Traffic Jammers
16. Backseat Driver

[CD2]
Propositions:
1. Propositions
2. Tripping Out
3. Anticipation
4. (Busted)
5. Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
6. She Talks To Me With Her Body
7. I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me
8. You Made A Change In My Life
Dangerous:
9. Dangerous
10. Dirty Dancer
11. Make Believe Love
12. Dance Party (Etc)
13. Freakshow On The Dancefloor
14. Lovers Should Never Fall In Love
15. Loose Talk
16. Sexomatic

Word UP!!! I am LOVIN' this! I hope that one day their underrated/Prince-y, "Bangin' the Wall" album will debut in CD format! smile

I'm gonna get that set,too smile I wish Cameo would do something like this.

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Reply #20 posted 12/06/17 3:34pm

Comser

Second that...Lakeside as well!
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Reply #21 posted 12/10/17 6:39pm

MickyDolenz

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Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition
release: December 8, 2017

This seminal soft-rock LP reached #6 on the strength of that title smash, which set a record by claiming the #1 spot for 10 weeks. Debby Boone’s You Light Up My Life platinum-selling original album has never been reissued in any form, physical or digital. That a #6 charting album from 1977, one with an iconic song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart as well as Top 10 Country and stayed there for a record-setting ten weeks, has been unavailable for decades is almost inconceivable when even the most obscure albums have been reissued on CD and everything seems to be available online even if you can’t find a physical copy.

But no, it really is true…and now, with Debby’s help, Real Gone Music is going to make up for lost time in the 40th anniversary of its original release. Included is the original album remastered digitally (by Ted Carfrae) for the first time ever, featuring the #1 hit “You Light Up My Life” as well as the Adult Contemporary hits “Baby I’m Yours,” “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” and “Hasta Manana” (the latter two performed by Debby with her sisters).

For this Deluxe Expanded CD Edition, they've added no less than 13 bonus tracks: non-LP rarities like “He’s a Rebel,” the B-side to “You Light Up My Life,” a pair of collectible Motown singles by The Boone Girls and six unreleased recordings featuring charming remakes of classic ‘60s pop favorites from “You Don’t Own Me” to “Popsicles and Icicles”.

“You Light Up My Life” is one of the most popular recordings in modern music history and remains in the Top 10 of Billboard’s most successful singles of the past 60 years. It won both the Oscar and Grammy Awards in 1978 for Best Song and the American Music Award for Best Pop Single.

In addition to earning a Best New Artist Grammy in 1978, Debby was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal – Female and Record of The Year, was named the Top New Female Artist the same year by both the Academy of Country Music’s and Music City News. She has subsequently won another pair of Grammys for her contemporary Christian recordings in addition to two Dove Awards and numerous Record World honors.

You Light Up My Light launched Debby’s solo career and solidified her multi-generational appeal with dozens of television appearances including her own specials and frequent guest spots on variety and talk shows ranging from The Midnight Special and Solid Gold to The Tonight Show and Oprah.

The granddaughter of country music pioneer Red Foley, Debby has enjoyed a string of hit songs on the country charts beginning with “You Light Up My Life” and continuing with the #1 “Are You On The Road To Lovin’ Me Again” and others.

The daughter of crooner Pat Boone and the daughter-in-law of songstress Rosemary Clooney, Debby Boone has devoted her most recent musical endeavors to the Great American Songbook while also continuing her work in musical theatre.

1. You Light Up My Life
2. A Rock and Roll Song
3. Micol's Theme
4. It's Just a Matter of Time
5. Hey Everybody
6. When I Look at You (My Love)
7. From Me to You
8. Baby I'm Yours
9. When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
10. The End of the World
11. Your Love Broke Through
12. Hasta Mañana
13. He's a Rebel
14. My Guy
15. Please Mr. Postman
16. Friend
17. You Don't Own Me
18. Till
19. Put Your Head on My Shoulder
20. Popsicles and Icicles
21. Laugh While I Cry
22. See If It Comes Out Love
23. God Bless the Beasts & Children
24. Anthem-Revelation
25. Curiosity Killed the Cat

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Reply #22 posted 12/12/17 6:42am

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Wendy & Lisa: Eroica: Expanded Edition (Cherry Pop)

Wendy & Lisa
Eroica: Expanded Edition
Cherry Pop

Guitarist Wendy Melvoin and keyboardist Lisa Coleman came to prominence as members of Prince & The Revolution, and there’s no doubt of their creative influence on the purple one; they fleshed out his sound and vision on some of his greatest recordings. As that band wound down, they embarked on their own recording project, Wendy & Lisa, establishing themselves not only as the double-headed creative force within the band, but also as a crack go-to recording and production team. Their self-titled debut appeared in 1987, and Fruit On The Bottom appeared in 1989, and though they weren’t commercially acclaimed, they were warmly received.

Their third album, Eroica, appeared in 1990 and found them with a new record label, a sophisticated collection of songs. Though the shadow of their previous work inevitably looms—it’s not hard to imagine “Rainbow Lake” being a part of Graffiti Bridge had circumstances been different—for the most part Eroica finds them creating a satisfying groove that’s all their own. Pop and funk was their specialty, and they offer up some great jams, such as the dance-floor groove of “Strung Out,” the slinky funk of “Cracking Me Up,” and the perky “Turn Me Inside Out.” But Eroicasatisfies when they escape those expectations and sonically explore; “Valley Vista” is a folky, upbeat roots-rocker that comes near the end of the album, a jaunty acoustic sing-along number, while “Porch Swing” is an unhurried little number with a quiet little funk groove and a lackadaisical attitude that befits sitting on a porch with nothing else on your mind but killing a little time, and “Mother of Pearl” and “Why Wait For Heaven: are heavy rock numbers that predate “grunge” by about a year.

The bonus disc of material in this reissue, however, offers up several wonderful obscurities, and shows that Eroica was borne out of a very creative time. B-sides “Stones & Birth” and “Balance” are as strong as anything found on the album—left off in the interest of space, and not as a reflection of their quality, and while remixes are often a mixed bag, the various takes on “Strung Out” and “Rainbow Lake” offer variations of a theme that are compelling and surprisingly don’t sound dated. But it’s the inclusion of four songs of instrumental piano numbers, taken from a limited edition EP included in the first pressing of the album, which really illustrates Wendy Melvoin’s talents as a pianist. “Minneapolis #1” and “Minneapolis #2” are two sketches of a melody that are quite beautiful, while “Eric’s Ghost” and “C-Ya” are moody and introspective. If anything, they’re a reminder of just how integral a role she played in the music of The Revolution, as they recall some of the more tender moments of that group, most notably the haunting “Sometimes It Snows In April.”

Sadly, Wendy & Lisa’s new label dropped the ball on Eroica, as it came and went in a rather low-key fashion. As a recording partnership, they would start work on a fourth album with Trevor Horn, but it would go unreleased; they would form a short-lived new project, Girl Bros, releasing a sole album in 1998. The duo would soon focus on other musical activities, reuniting a few years back and releasing a fine comeback album, White Flags of Winter Chimneys. More recently, they reunited The Revolution, a touring act which pays tribute to their fallen leader, while retaining the energy and intensity of Prince’s live act. This timely reissue of Eroica reminds the listener of just how amazing and talented these two ladies are, and it’s good to hear it again.

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