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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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Code: CDBBR0010
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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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A Taste Of Honey

A TASTE OF HONEY was the debut album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1978 The album features the international Disco smash hit BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE which is featured here in three different mixes.

Produced by Capitol Records' Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell, the album made #2 on the R&B album chart and #6 on the US Pop album chart, achieving Platinum status in the process. The rare 12" remixes of the hits Boogie Oogie Oogie and follow-up Disco Dancin' are included as bonus cuts other single versions. BBR introduce the first ever expanded re-master of this album on CD.


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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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The Gap Band 8- Expanded Edition
THE GAP BAND enjoyed huge success throughout the 70's and 80’s with their unique sound and contribution to the Funk scene. Formed in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson first went by the name Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band later shortening the name to THE GAP BAND in 1973. LA Producer Lonnie Simmons, signed them to his label, Total Experience Records, setting in motion what would be the start of a long and prosperous relationship between THE GAP BAND and Simmons. Notable hits include their top ten hit Shake, the breakthrough single from The Gap Band II, I Don t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops!) and the number one R&B hit Early In The Morning taken from their 1982 #1 R&B album The Gap Band IV.

1986 saw the release of THE GAP BAND 8, the band's penultimate album for Total Experience. The album includes the single BIG FUN, which brought the band their greatest UK success, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart and also reaching #8 in the R&B chart in the USA. The follow-up single GET LOOSE, GET FUNKY gave the band another Top Twenty R&B hit, reaching #15.

BBR is very proud to present the next entry in our series of new to CD Total Experience reissues in the form of THE GAP BAND 8, newly re-mastered and repackaged and complete with extensive liner notes and expansive bonus content. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Funk, Soul, R&B and Quiet Storm fans out there!




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Another Taste- Expanded Edition

Another Taste was the sophomore album from the Disco-Funk group on Capitol Records in 1979. The album returned the group to the top thirty of the R&B album chart and featured the oft-sampled R&B #13 hit DO IT GOOD. Like their debut album, it was produced by Capitol Records' Funk, Soul and Jazz legends Fonce Mizell & Larry Mizell. The album makes its international CD debut with this release. Liner notes include detailed interviews. Also featured are two bonus tracks. This long sought-after CD remaster is a must for all Capitol Soul, Dance and Funk fans. Released in deluxe super jewel cases.

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