Skyy High: The Skyy Anthology 1979-1992 - Skyy

Skyy High: The Skyy Anthology 1979-1992
•    The formation of SKYY began in Brooklyn, NY in 1973 when sisters Denise, Bonnie and Dolores Dunning met and joined forces with a musician by the name of Solomon Roberts Jr. Randy Muller, keyboardist for Brass Construction and Arranger for B.T. Express at the time soon joined and by 1976, with Solomon Roberts taking on male vocal and guitar duties, Anibal Anthony Sierra also on guitars and keyboards with Larry Greenberg, Gerald Lebon on bass, and Tommy McConnell on drums, SKYY’s line up was set for success.  

•    SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, gathers together the best singles and album cuts credited to the group from a chart career spanning three decades and including many bone-fide classics such as ‘First Time Around,’ ‘High,’ ‘Here's To You,’ ‘Let's Celebrate,’ ‘Movin' Violation,’ and ‘Show Me The Way’  as well as their biggest R&B hit, the #1 ‘Call Me.’

•    SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, is presented as a double CD package inside a super jewel case complete with extensive liner notes, archive pictures and full credits for every track.

•    Featuring all of the groups R&B charted singles from their Salsoul period - SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, is a definitive anthology of an incredible group who became one of the leading lights of the Disco and Dance scene in the 1970's and 1980's making this a must have for all R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and Dance fans out there!

This product is released August 7, 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

Disc One:

1.   First Time Around (12” Version)
2.   Let’s Turn It Out
3.   This Groove Is Bad
4.   Disco Dancin’
5.   Falling In Love Again
6.   High
7.   Skyzoo (12” Version)
8.   Love Plane
9.   You Got Me Up
10.  Here’s To You
11.  Superlove
12.  Take It Easy
13.  For The First Time
14.  No Music

Disc Two:

1.   Call Me
2.   Let’s Celebrate (12” Version)
3.   When You Touch Me
4.   Get Into the Beat
5.   Movin’ Violation
6.   Let Love Shine (12” Version)
7.   Bad Boy (12” Version)
8.   Show Me The Way (12” Version)
9.   Dancin’ To Be Dancin’ (12” Version)
10.  Because Of You (12” M&M Mix)
11.  Givin‘ It (To You) (12” Version)
12.  Start Of A Romance
13.  Real Love
14.  Up And Over (Stronger And Better)
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Celebrate: Expanded Edition

· KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as ‘Summer Madness,’ ‘Get Down On It,’ ‘Celebration’ and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick - Pulp Fiction; ‘Jungle Boogie.’”

 

· CELEBRATE!, released in 1980, once again featured the production of legendary Grammy Award Winner, Eumir Deodato. The album garnered huge success, reaching the top spot on the U.S. R&B charts, and top ten positions in both the U.S. and U.K. pop charts, gaining platinum certification in February 1981.

 

· The albums singles performed just as impressively with CELEBRATION, arguably the group’s most successful song, hitting the top spot on the US Billboard Pop and R&B charts and #7 in the U.K. winning platinum status in the U.S. along the way. CELEBRATION also hit the top of the charts all around the world and was later redubbed with Spanish vocals and released to the Latin American market as CELEBREMOS, and featured as a B-side to TAKE IT TO THE TOP which hit a top 20 spot in the U.K. The soulful lament JONES VS. JONES closed out the single releases gaining a top 40 spot in the U.S. and a top 20 in the U.K., making #17.

 

· BBR is proud to present CELEBRATE! This fully expanded and newly remastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes and bonus material.

 

· Released in a deluxe Super Jewel case, this BBR re-master is a must have for all Soul, Funk, R&B, Disco and Pop fans out there!

Available 28/10/2013

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Something Special (Expanded Edition)
KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as ‘Summer Madness,’ ‘Get Down On It,’ ‘Celebration’ and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick - Pulp Fiction; ‘Jungle Boogie.’

1981 brought with it the release of SOMETHING SPECIAL, Kool & The Gang’s 15th studio album, in the same year they would win Favourite Band, Duo or Group in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category at the American Music Awards and would once again feature Grammy Award winner, Eumir Deodato’s special touch on production duties.

SOMETHING SPECIAL rose to #1 on Billboard’s Top Soul Albums and a top 20 position in the Billboard album chart along with reaching #10 in the U.K. becoming the bands most successful U.K. album to date spending 20 weeks in the charts as well as going Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in the U.K. in December of 1981 and April 1982, respectively.

Singles featured on SOMETHING SPECIAL include ‘Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)’ which shot to the top of the U.S. R&B chart while gaining top 20 spots on both the U.S. Pop and Dance charts while later achieving a top 30 position in the U.K. ‘Get Down On It’ followed and did even better landing at #10 U.S. Pop, #4 in the R&B charts and better still in the U.K. attaining a #3 position. Beyond that ‘Get Down On It’ has gone on to become one of the band’s most instantly recognizable hits. Kool & The Gang’s chart success didn’t stop there; ‘Steppin’ Out’ also went on to chart, landing an impressive #12 spot on both the U.S. R&B chart and U.K. singles chart.

BBR is proud to present SOMETHING SPECIAL This fully expanded and newly re-mastered edition comes complete with extended liner notes, including new interviews, and added bonus material.

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Relight My Fire: Expanded Edition
    Daniel Earl Hartman a.k.a. DAN HARTMAN was an American musician, singer, songwriter and producer who hailed from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his disco hits ‘Instant Replay,’ ‘Love Sensation’ and ‘Relight My Fire’ as well as penning the second biggest hit for the Edgar Winter Group, ‘Free Ride,’ of which he was a member. Having schooled himself playing bass and writing songs for his first band The Legends (which also included his brother Dave) Hartman joined the Edgar Winter Group and appeared on three of their albums before going solo in 1976.

    After initially releasing the magnificently titled promotional album "Who Is Dan Hartman and Why is Everyone Saying Wonderful Things About Him?,” which was a retrospective on his career until that point, Hartman scored big in 1978 with the #1 Disco smash ‘Instant Replay’ (from the album of the same name) which also crossed over to the U.S. And U.K. Pop charts.

    In 1979 Hartman released RELIGHT MY FIRE (R&B #67, Pop #169), and again hit the top of the Disco charts with the title track, a bonefide disco classic that featured Hartman's friend Loleatta Holloway on vocals and is preceded by the understated "Vertigo” which perfectly sets your anticipation before the main event.  ‘Relight My Fire’ was subsequently covered by U.K. boy band Take That featuring Lulu, who took their version to the top of the U.K. Pop charts in 1993.

    Throughout the LP Hartman keeps the party energy in full flow and on the opener ‘Hands Down’ we are treated to Stevie Wonder and Edgar Winter trading licks on harmonica and sax respectively.  ‘Just For Fun’ has a very solid syncopated groove in contrast to the tone of the lyric and exemplifies Hartman's production style. On closer ‘Free Ride’ Hartman shows off his deft production skills by taking the hit he wrote for the Edgar Winter Group and changing the rhythmic emphasis to take the track firmly into the dance floor realm.

    Hot Shot Records/BBR is proud to present RELIGHT MY FIRE. This expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with a foreword from mixer John Luongo, extensive liner notes and added bonus material.

    This BBR/Hot Shot Records re-master is a must have for all Disco, Dance and Pop fans out there!

Released on 13th January 2014

TRACK LISTING:
1.    HANDS DOWN
2.    LOVE STRONG
3.    VERTIGO/RELIGHT MY FIRE
4.    JUST FOR FUN
5.    I LOVE MAKIN' MUSIC
6.    FREE RIDE

BONUS TRACKS
7.    VERTIGO/RELIGHT MY FIRE (12” PROGRESSIVE INSTRUMENTAL REMIX)
8.    HANDS DOWN (12” REMIX)
9.    RELIGHT MY FIRE (SINGLE VERSION)
10.    HANDS DOWN (HANDS UP) (12” VERSION)
11.    VERTIGO (PROGRESSIVE REMIX)
12.    RELIGHT MY FIRE (12” DISCO REMIX)





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I Got The Melody (Expanded Edition)
ODYSSEY started life as The Lopez Singers, a female vocal group from Connecticut, in 1968. The original line up was the three Lopez sisters Carmen, Lillian and Louise, however Carmen left soon after and was replaced by Filipino singer and bassist Tony Reynolds. It was this line-up which went on to have worldwide success with the hit single "Native New Yorker” in 1977, taken from their debut self-titled LP "Odyssey," which was the first of their albums to be re-issued by BBR. In 1978 Reynolds was replaced by Billy McEachern and gave the group a settled line up which was a springboard for their continued success on both sides of the Atlantic.  

I GOT THE MELODY (R&B #62/Pop #175/UK #29) was the groups fourth LP, released in 1981 and followed on from 1980's "Hang Together” and its predecessor, 1978's "Hollywood Party Tonight,” which is also released by BBR this month.  By this point Odyssey had gained a strong following in the UK due to the success of singles ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out,’ ‘If You're Looking For A Way Out’ and ‘Hang Together’ from the album of the same name, which they capitalized on with the release of I GOT THE MELODY.

The first single to be released from I GOT THE MELODY was the classic R&B track ‘Going Back To My Roots’ penned by legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier.  ‘Going back...’ climbed to #68 R&B and #58 Disco in the US, and secured the groups popularity in the UK where it reached #4 on the singles chart. ‘Going Back...’ is featured  in a medley on the album itself called ‘Roots Suite,’ sandwiched by ‘Ajomora’ and ‘Baba Awa,’ the latter of which being another of the strongest tracks in this set and is featured on this release in its single version along with ‘Going Back...’.  ‘It Will Be Alright’ was the second single to be released and again struck a chord in the UK where e it reached #43 in the singles chart.

BBR is very proud to bring you the first ever CD release anywhere in the world of I GOT THE MELODY, completely remastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes, interviews and bonus content. I GOT THE MELODY is an essential purchase for all R&B, Soul, Disco and Pop fans out there!




Available 03/03/2014

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Origins: A Landmarq Anthology 1991-2014
•    As they approach their 25th anniversary year in 2015, UK Prog-rockers Landmarq release their first ever anthology – a compilation of some of the best of the band's work from 1991 to the present.

•    Featuring two outstanding, multi-award-winning vocalists - Tracy Hitchings (1998-present) and Damian Wilson (1991-1995) - "Origins” is released as a double-CD set, comprising:

•    Disc One – 'The Tracy Years’ features a mix of studio and live recordings from Landmarq with Tracy Hitchings, plus a brand new track, also entitled ‘Origins’. This previously unreleased track was written and recorded by the band especially for this release and has been produced by Landmarq’s own multi-award-winning keyboard player and producer, Mike Varty.

•    Disc Two – 'The Damian Years’ includes long-time favourite tracks from Landmarq’s first three studio albums featuring the band's original singer Damian Wilson, now internationally acclaimed as a singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Threshold, as well as for his work with Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble, Headspace, Star One and Maiden uniteD.

•    This stunning collection from Landmarq's significant back catalogue, plus the exclusive brand new song ‘Origins’, is sure to appeal to existing fans of all eras of the band, as well as serving as a great introduction for anyone discovering Landmarq for the first time.


TRACK LIST

DISC ONE - THE TRACY YEARS

1.    SCIENCE OF COINCIDENCE
2.    LIGHTHOUSE
3.    BETWEEN SLEEPING AND DREAMING*
4.    TAILSPIN (LET GO THE LINE)*
5.    AFTER I DIED SOMEWHERE*
6.    HERITAGE*
7.    TURBULENCE (PARADIGM SHIFT)
8.    PERSONAL UNIVERSE
9.    ORIGINS (NEW SONG)

* LIVE VERSION


DISC TWO - THE DAMIAN YEARS

1.    KILLING FIELDS
2.    FOREVER YOUNG
3.    BORDERS
4.    SOLITARY WITNESS
5.    TA JIANG
6.    EMBRACE
7.    PINEWOOD AVENUE
8.    NAROVLYA
9.    BED OF NAILS


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ALBUM IS RELEASED ON 19TH MAY AND PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE DESPATCHED BEFORE THAT DATE. TO PRE ORDER YOUR COPY CLICK ON THE 'ORDER NOW' BUTTON BELOW...


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