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Heatwave's final album released on the Epic label in 1982 finally makes it to CD in a fully expanded version.

The classic album went all the way to #21 on the US R&B charts and became the groups last big hit before they finally disbanded in the mid 80's.

Current featured five songs written by former band member, Rod Temperton, who penned them alongside his compositions for Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

Features the single Look After Love, which featured guest vocals from Imagination's Lee John and Ashley Ingram. Other singles included Mind What You Find as well as the hugely popular, Rod Temperton penned club classic Lettin' It Loose. This newly re-mastered edition features extensive liner notes and three bonus tracks. This long sought-after CD remaster is a must for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans.

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Lettin' It Loose / State To State / Look After Love / Naturally / The Big Guns / Find It In Your Heart / Hold On To The One / Mind What You Find

BONUS TRACKS- Lettin' It Loose (12" Extended Version) / Look After Love (7" Single Edit)

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Baby Sister- Expanded Edition
Released on 13/09/10. The late June Pointer was the youngest member of the Pointer Sisters and sung lead on the group's first single, Don't Try To Take The Fifth, as well as their international smash hits Jump (For My Love), I Need You, He's So Shy, Goldmine, Happiness, Should I Do It and Dare Me.

The Pointer Sisters charted numerous classics throughout the seventies and eighties. June Co-wrote their signature song I'm So Excited with her sisters Anita and Ruth.

BABY SISTER was her first solo album, produced by Richard Perry and was released on his Planet label in 1983 a few months before the Pointer Sisters multi-platinum album Break Out. It is widely known as the album where Perry perfected the R&B/Dance sound that would soon give the Pointer Sisters the biggest hits of their career Automatic and Jump.

The album became an R&B chart hit and spun off the hit single, Ready For Some Action (Co-Produced by Norman Whitfield - R&B#28) as well as two popular Motown covers, Don't Mess With Bill and I'm Ready For Love and New Love, True Love, co-written with Anita Pointer. The Pointer Sisters sang back up on four of the album's tracks.

Features a bonus track and interviews with Anita and Ruth Pointer as well as many of the musicians who played on the album. Since June's untimely death in 2006, the Pointer Sisters huge international fan base have been campaigning to get Baby Sister on CD. It is by far one of BBR's most requested albums.





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Hot Property
During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights , Gangsters Of The Groove, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. The members of Heatwave hailed from all over the Globe, making this group a truly international act in every sense and contributing to their unique and highly influential sound.

Having already enjoyed great success with their first two albums, 1979 saw the release of Heatwave's third Top Twenty R&B album Hot Property. With Rod Temperton about to provide his contributions to Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall, he continued to write songs for Heatwave under the production of Phil Ramone. Ramone had already worked with artists such as Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon, picking up where Barry Blue left off and helping Heatwave attain another Gold selling album in the USA.

The first USA single Eyeballin returned Heatwave to the US R&B top 30. British audiences were treated to the laid back groove of the hit Razzle Dazzle. BBR is proud to introduce this newly re-mastered edition featuring extensive liner notes with interviews from the band members and added bonus content including the fan favourite Birthday, a non-LP B-side





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Candles
During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line, Eyballin', and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Heatwave’s fourth album, Candles, saw Johnnie Wilder Jr take on the producers role alongside James Guthrie, best known for his work with Pink Floyd, returning to work with Heatwave since serving as an engineer on both Too Hot To Handle and Central Heating.

Fresh off his success of contributions to Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall album, Rod Temperton remained the bands chief songwriter penning a total of five tracks including hit single, Gangsters Of The Groove which provided Heatwave with further R&B chart success reaching #21 and gaining a top 20 UK pop spot accompanied by an early foray into music video. Further hits include the touching, R&B, Doo Wop flavoured single, Where Did I Got Wrong and the Rod Temperton penned UK Top 40 single Jitterbuggin, both of which helped drive this album into the UK Pop and US R&B Top 30


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So Excited!
*BRAND NEW FOR 2012* remastered to celebrate 30th anniversary, now from original masters.

The Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful female groups the music industry has seen with 18 Top 20 hit singles and 10 top 40 albums shared between the US Pop and R&B charts. In 1982 the Grammy award-winning sisters released the Richard Perry produced, SO EXCITED!, on Planet Records. The Sisters were backed by members of the band Toto on the album.

SO EXCITED! features such classics as the top 20 hit, American Music and the hugely popular title track, SO EXCITED!, written by Anita, June and Ruth Pointer with the album’s Associate  Producer Trevor Lawrence. SO EXCITED! reached the Billboard Top 30 but later went on to become the group’s most recognizable Top Ten hit when a remix featured on the triple platinum selling follow up album Break Out.

Also included are the Dance hit If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady and the group‘s popular rendition of Prince‘s I Feel For You which would became a huge hit for Chaka Khan two years later.

SO EXCITED! reached #24 on the Billboard R&B album chart and became a huge catalogue seller for the group in the mideighties. BBR introduces the original full version of SO EXCITED! for the first time on CD. This edition features extensive liner notes with interviews from Anita ands Ruth Pointer and Remixed bonus tracks.

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Love Approach- Expanded Edition
With multi Gold selling albums and having been described by George Benson as Joy filled in expressiveness and Believable in any musical style its easy to see why Tom Browne is one of the most renowned Jazz trumpeters of our generation. Starting on the piano, and later inspired by his collection of Jazz Records, Tom Browne switched to the trumpet at the age of 11 and studied under Murray Karpilovsky who was the principal trumpeter with the NBC Orchestra. Before the release of his first album, Tom Browne had already played alongside such greats as Weldon Irvine, Sonny Fortune and Lonnie Liston Smith. However it was his second album that would give him his first taste of international success. Love Approach was released in 1980 on Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen’s label, GRP Records, giving them what is arguably the most commercially successful album in the labels history. This Jazz-Funk offering contains some of Tom Browne’s best work to date including the #1 USR & Band UK top 10 hit, FUNKIN FOR JAMAICA (N.Y.) accompanied by the soulful lead vocals of Tonni Smith. Also included is the smooth, funky, Weldon Irvine arranged, FOREVER MORE. BBR is proud to present this USA #1 R&B chart album, newly remastered and re-packaged, accompanied with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with Tom Browne, producer Larry Rosen and bass player Marcus Miller along with additional bonus content.


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