Intuition - Linx

Intuition
LINX started out life as a 5-piece Soul and Brit-Funk band. Signed to Chrysalis records, the band released their first single in 1980 titled, YOU'RE LYING which yielded the group a top 20 single reaching #15 on the UK Pop Chart. Shortly before the release of their debut album, the band slimmed down their line up and became a duo consisting of bass player Peter Martin and singer David Grant who has worked with many artists as a backing singer including Diana Ross and The Lighthouse Family. In the Spring of 1981 LINX tasted their next piece of chart success when INTUITION, the title track from the band's 1981 album release, made it into the top 10 scoring a #7 on the UK Pop charts featuring a distinct Caribbean flavour. The follow up single, THROW AWAY THE KEY, is driven by a classic funk bass line and David Grant's effortless vocals glide over the top which returned the group to the UK Pop chart at #21. YOU'RE LYING also gained an impressive #27 US R&B chart position with TOGETHER WE CAN SHINE following suit, securing an R&B top 50 spot. BBR is very proud to present the first ever CD issue of the Brit-Funk classic, INTUITION, in full and expanded form,complete with extensive liner notes that feature an interview with David Grant along with added bonus tracks. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Brit-Funk, Soul, Disco and R&B fans out there!


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WONDER WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW / I WON'T FORGET / INTUITION / THERE'S LOVE / RISE AND SHINE / THROW AWAY THE KEY / TOGETHER WE CAN SHINE / COUNT ON ME / YOU'RE LYING / DON'T GET IN MY WAY /

BONUS TRACKS- YOU'RE LYING (UK 12 Mix) / THROW AWAY THE KEY (UK 12 Mix) / TOGETHER WE CAN SHINE (U.S.Recording) / WONDER WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW(U.S. Remix) / YOU'RE LYING (U.S. Remix) / THROW AWAY THE KEY (U.S. Remix) /
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