Perfect Timing - Donna Allen

Perfect Timing
Florida native Donna Allen rose to fame following the release of her debut album PERFECT TIMING on New York based 21 Records in 1986. A born performer, Donna Allen was a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before becoming a successful singer.
Donna got her start in the music business performing with bands Hi-Octane and Trama before the launch of her successful solo career. DONNA ALLEN also toured for 9 years as a backup singer with Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine.
1986 brought the release of PERFECT TIMING, produced by Lou Pace; arranger behind Miami Sound Machine’s international hit Dr. Beat. This paved the way for numerous chart hits over the next few years. PERFECT TIMING almost reached the Billboard Hot 100 and saw great success in the US R&B Chart rising all the way to #33.
All 3 singles would chart with the debut offering SERIOUS being the most successful scoring #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 in the US Hot Dance Music Singles Chart and smashing into the top 10 on both the US R&B and UK Singles chart. Other singles include SATISFIED, which climbed all the way up to #14 on the US R&B chart and #33 on the US Hot Dance Play Chart while securing a top 100 spot in the UK and SWEET SOMEBODY, which earned a #55 on the US R&B and top 50 on the US Hot Dance Play Chart.
Big Break Records couldn’t be happier to bring you this fantastic reissue of DONNA ALLEN’S PERFECT TIMING!
Fully re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews and added bonus content, this BBR Remaster is a must have for all R&B, Funk, House and Soul fans out there!

Release Date: 25/02/2013
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Code: CDBBR0212
Weight: 200
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1. SERIOUS
2. SWEET SOMEBODY
3. SATISFIED
4. DAYDREAMS
5. WILD NIGHTS
6. PERFECT TIMING
7. BIT BY BIT
8. ANOTHER AFFAIR
9. BAD LOVE
BONUS TRACKS
10. SERIOUS (12" Extended Remix)
11. SATISFIED (12" Long Version Remix)
12. SWEET SOMEBODY (12" Dance Mix)
13. SERIOUS (Single Version)
14. SATISFIED (Single Version)
15. SWEET SOMEBODY (Single Version)
16. SERIOUS (12" Delirious Mix)




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Release Date: 18/02/2013

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. HIDE AND SEEK (EXTENDED DANCE MIX)
2. CRAZY (12" VERSION)
3. ALL FALL DOWN (12" VERSION)
4. LET ME BE THE ONE
(DANCE MIX BY HARDROCK)
5. LOVE TAKE OVER
(PAUL HARDCASTLE'S EXTENDED VERSION)
6. R.S.V.P. (REMIX S'IL VOUS PLAIT)
7. SYSTEM ADDICT (DUB REMIX)
8. CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE
(THE M&M REMIX VERSION)
9. FIND THE TIME
(SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX - PART 1)
10. IF I SAY YES (LEW HAHN US DUB REMIX)
11. STAY OUT OF MY LIFE (12" VERSION)
12. THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH (SLIGHTEST DUB)
DISC TWO
1. ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH (SHEP PETTIBONE 7" MIX)
2. WHENEVER YOU'RE READY (CRAZY DUB JAMMY)
3. SOMEWHERE SOMEBODY
(THE PETTIBONE MIX SHORT VERSION)
4. ANOTHER WEEKEND (FRIDAY NIGHT DUB MIX)
5. SOMEONE'S IN LOVE (R&B DANCE MIX W/O RAP)
6. WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT (12" MIX)
7. TREAT ME LIKE A LADY (TOUGH MIX)
8. HOT LOVE (FULL RUB)
9. SHINE (SLICK HOP BOOM MIX)
10. HIDE AND SEEK (7" VERSION)
11. WINNING (EXTENDED VERSION)
12. CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE (12" MIX)
13. IF I SAY YES (URBAN REMIX)
14. THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH (SHEP PETTIBONE 7")
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Release Date: 29/04/2013

Track Listing:


DISC ONE

1. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
2. DON’T TRY TO CHANGE ME
3. HELP ME
4. ON TOP OF THE WORLD
5. I DON’T WANT TO BE THE LAST TO KNOW
6. FRIENDS
7. PLAYING TO WIN
8. I JUST STOPPED BY BECAUSE I HAD TOO
9. THERE IT IS
10. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

BONUS TRACKS from FRIENDS sessions
11. TALK TO ME
12. GOOD FEELINGS
13. SWEETER AS THE DAYS GO BY




DISC 2 (ALTERNATE VERSIONS)

1. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1986 12” M&M remix)
2. THERE IT IS (1986 M&M instrumental remix)
3. FRIENDS (extended version)
4. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD (UK 7” version)
5. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (UK 7” version)
6. THERE IT IS (Single version)
7. HELP ME (Single version)
8. FRIENDS (Single” version)
9. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (UK 12" remix)
10. THERE IT IS (extended version)
11. MEGA MIX – A MIX TO REMEMBER (UK 12”)
      a. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
      b. THERE IT IS
      c. OVER AND OVER
      d. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
      e. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
      f. I OWE YOU ONE
     g. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
12. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (12” M&M instrumental mix)

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