Down To Love Town: Expanded Edition - Originals (The)

Down To Love Town: Expanded Edition
•    Formed in 1966, THE ORIGINALS worked as studio backup singers at Motown and featured on tracks such as ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ by Jimmy Ruffin, ‘For Once In My Life’ by Stevie Wonder and Edwin Starr’s politically fuelled jam, ‘War.’ The original Originals were made up of four singers, the group's baritone and founder Walter Gaines, tenors Hank Dixon and C.P. Spencer (an original member of The Spinners) and also bass singer, Freddie Gorman, who was one of the writers of ‘Please Mr. Postman.’ In the late 60s, under the guidance and writing expertise of Al Green, The Originals scored two of their biggest hits early in their career with ‘Baby I'm For Real’ and the Gold certified, ‘The Bells.’

•    DOWN TO LOVE TOWN was the groups eighth album for Motown and was released in 1977. Produced by Michael Sutton and the Originals The album opens with intent on the horn and wah-wah led Disco/Soul stomper ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ before making way for the title track and only single from the album. ‘Down To Love Town’ (Disco #1/Pop #47) was originally included on their 1976 album Communique and became a true Disco classic with an incredible and impassioned lead vocal from Freddy Gorman's tenor/baritone, as he demands everybody join him in ‘Love Town,’ while the interplay between the guitar, strings and percussion keep you on the crest of the wave for the full six minutes of this 12” remix.  Other standouts include the smooth up-tempo groover ‘You Are A Blessing To Me’ and the passionate ballad ‘Sunrise.’  

•    Following on from their reissue of The Originals Lamont Dozier produced 1975 album "California Sunset,” (CDBBR0044) BBR are proud to present DOWN TO LOVE TOWN, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. Essential listening for all R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco fans.

N.B. This album is released August 11 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track List:


1. HURRY UP AND WAIT
2. DOWN TO LOVE TOWN (Disco Mix)
3. YOU ARE A BLESSING TO ME
4. CALL ON YOUR SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
5. MOTHER NATURE'S BEST
6. SUNRISE
7. BEEN DECIDED

BONUS TRACK
8. DOWN TO LOVE TOWN (Single Mix)
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Remixes and Rarities: Special Collector's 2CD Edition
•    BUCKS FIZZ were one of the most successful British pop groups of the 1980s, with a string of hits following their memorable victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981.

•    REMIXES & RARITIES assembles rare tracks from the archive (including early B-sides) alongside Bucks Fizz’s hit singles from the golden era of the 1980s, in their ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH EXTENDED VERSIONS.

•    Nineteen tracks appear on CD for the first time, including ‘Big Deal’ (both 7 and 12 inch mixes), ‘I Hear Talk' (U.S Disconet Mix)’ and the ultra-rare ‘Another Night’ (Live Yamaha Song Contest).

•    Newly created mixes especially for this release include Original Style Extended Versions of ‘My Camera Never Lies’ and ‘Easy Love’ and a new mix of ‘Young Hearts’.

•    Exclusive debuts on CD include extended versions of ‘Heart Of Stone’, ‘Every Dream Has Broken’ and ‘One Of Those Nights’. Also new to CD are ‘I Hear Talk' (Extra Talk Mix) with all five members on, and the duet, ‘Oh Suzanne’, with both Cheryl & Jay singing, and the in-demand Fat Dog Remix of ‘Making Your Mind Up’.

•    Compiled and collated by long-standing Bucks Fizz expert Dean Murphy.

•    With over 145 minutes of hits, hard-to-find tracks, and extended mixes, REMIXES & RARITIES will appeal to collectors and casual fans alike. A must for Fizz fans and 80's pop lovers everywhere!

NB: This title is released July 21 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1.    HEART OF STONE (Cheryl Lead Extended Version)
2.    MY CAMERA NEVER LIES (2014 Remix)
3.    I HEAR TALK (Extra Talk Mix)
4.    BIG DEAL (1984 Extended Version)
5.    BREAKING ME UP (Extended Version)
6.    OH SUZANNE (Cheryl VS Jay)
7.    EVERY DREAM HAS BROKEN
     (2010 Extended Version)
8.    THIEF IN THE NIGHT (Extended Mix)
9.    YOUNG HEARTS (2013 Remix)
10.    YOU AND YOUR HEART SO BLUE (So Blue Mix)
11.    ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU
12.    ANOTHER NIGHT (Alternate Version)
13.    INDEBTED TO YOU (Jay Aston Lead Vocal)
14.    MAKING YOUR MIND UP (Early Multi trk Edit)

DISC TWO
1.    WHEN WE WERE AT WAR (2012 Mix)
2.    BIG DEAL (1984 7 Inch)
3.    ANOTHER NIGHT (Yamaha Song Contest Live)
4.    OH SUZANNE (Extended Version)
5.    LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE (Chris Paul Remix)
6.    INVISIBLE (Extended Version)
7.    EVERY DREAM HAS BROKEN
     (Original Sugar Cube Mix)
8.    COLD WAR (Extended Version)
9.    ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (2012 Extended Version)
10.    I HEAR TALK (Disconet Remix)
11.    EASY LOVE (2014 Extended Version)
12.    BUCKS FIZZ MEDLEY 1991
13.    MY CAMERA NEVER LIES (2014 Extended Version)
14.    MAKING YOUR MIND UP (Original Fat Dog Remix)
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H / Sign Of The Times: 2 on 1 Edition
•    Robinsongs are honoured to be releasing as a 2 on 1 two of Bob James finest albums on CD "H” & "Sign Of The Times”. Both titles were originally released in 1980.

•    The "H” album heavily features soprano saxophone great Grover Washington Jr who also wrote the track ‘Brighton By The Sea’ one of the highlights on the album, "H” also features the haunting ‘Shepherds Song’ which was arranged and adapted by Bob James.

•    "Sign Of The Times” is a slightly more modern sounding album and Bob shared the writing credits with Rod Temperton who as we all know wrote the bulk of Michael Jackson’s "Thriller” album, the title track being the stand out track, which received heavy radio plays on its initial release back in the day.

•    Sleeve notes from Mojo’s Lois Wilson.

NB: This title is released July 21 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

H
1.    SNOWBIRD FANTASY
2.    SHEPHERDS SONG
3.    BRIGHTON BY THE SEA
4.    THE WALKMAN
5.    THOROUGHBRED
6.    REUNITED

SIGN OF THE TIMES
7.    HYPNOTIQUE
8.    THE STEAMIN FEELIN’
9.    ENCHANTED FOREST
10.    UNICORN
11.    SIGN OF THE TIMES
12.    LOVE POWER
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Get Up And Boogie: Expanded Edition
•    SILVER CONVENTION started life in Munich in 1974 as Silver Bird Convention when German song writing and producing partners Michael Kunzte and Sylvester Levay released the single ‘Save Me’ on Jupiter Records, enlisting three session singers to take care of the minimal vocal refrain on the track. With the "Bird” soon dropped from the acts name ‘Save Me’ became an international Disco hit heralding the start of continued success throughout the 70's.

•    GET UP AND BOOGIE was the group’s second album released in 1976 and capitalized on the success of their debut, which is also available on BBR. Simply titled "Silver Convention” for the US market, GET UP AND BOOGIE confirmed the group’s reputation for very catchy, accessible dance floor music that was at the forefront of the Euro-disco movement.

•    The first single and opening title track ‘Get Up And Boogie,’ well known as the groups most famous track, took them back to the top end of the charts, as well as being a big hit in the clubs, due to its easy disco style and simple lyrical refrain. Reaching #5 on both the US R&B and Disco charts, as well as #2 and #7 in the US and UK Pop charts respectively it was one of the biggest global disco tracks of the year and still endures to this day. Second single ‘No, No, Joe,’  a funky mid-tempo track with trademark strings also charted at #34 R&B and #14 Disco in the US.

•    Other standout tracks are the classy ‘San Francisco Hustle,’ the down tempo reggae influenced ‘The Boy With The Ooh-La-La,’ the funky, string drenched, slow jam ‘You Turned Me On (But You Can't Turn Me Off)’ and closing ballad ‘Thank You, Mr. D.J.’

•    BBR is very proud to present GET UP AND BOOGIE, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. Essential listening for all Funk, Disco, Dance and Pop fans.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

1.    GET UP AND BOOGIE
2.    NO, NO, JOE
3.    YOU TURNED ME ON (BUT YOU CAN'T TURN ME OFF)
4.    SAN FRANCISCO HUSTLE
5.    YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES (TO PLEASE YOU'RE WOMAN)
6.    THE BOY WITH OOH-LA-LA
7.    OLD WINE, NEW BOTTLES
8.    PLAY ME LIKE A YO-YO
9.    THANK YOU, MR. D.J.

BONUS TRACKS
10. Get Up and Boogie (12" Version)
11. No, No, Joe (12" Version)
12. Get Up and Boogie (Alternative Disco Version) PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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I Hope We Get To Love In Time: Expanded Edition
•    Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr came to the public’s attention as the primary vocalists within the hugely successful vocal group the 5th Dimension. Between 1966 and 1974 the group’s singles released on Soul City and Bell Records became era defining pop, soul and easy listening classics ‘Up, Up And Away’, ‘Stone Soul Picnic’, ‘Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In’ and ‘One Less Bell To Answer’ made particular impact with record buyers the world over

•    Marilyn and Billy had married in 1969 and eventually left the group in 1975 to launch themselves and struck gold immediately with their first recordings as a duo. Produced by Don Davis (Johnnie Taylor, The Dramatics), the charming million-selling single ‘You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)’ went to number one on Billboard's R&B and pop charts in 1976. The single also hit #7 in the UK and became a bigger hit internationally than any of their previous hits with the 5th Dimension, the song continues to be an Adult Contemporary radio favourite the world over to this day.

•    ‘You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)’ was featured on the duo’s début album on ABC Records I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN TIME. As with the hit single, production duties were delivered by Don Davis who was riding high on the success of his other US Pop/R&B #1 of 1976, ‘Disco Lady’ by Johnnie Taylor.

•    Other highlights from the album include the upbeat follow-up single, ‘Your Love,’ (R&B #9/Pop #15) and the languid title track and first single ‘I Hope We Get To Love In Time,’ which peaked at  R&B #37/Pop #91.

•    BBR is very proud to present I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN TIME, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. Essential listening for all Soul, Disco, and Pop fans.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

1.    YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR (TO BE IN MY SHOW)
2.    YOUR LOVE
3.    I STILL WILL BE WITH YOU
4.    NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO
5.    NOTHING CAN STOP ME
6.    YOU CAN'T CHANGE MY HEART
7.    I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN TIME
8.    MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE SAME
9.    EASY WAY OUT
10.    WE'VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN

BONUS TRACKS
11.    I'M SO GLAD I FOUND YOU
12.    YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR (TO BE IN MY SHOW) (Single Version)

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Watercolors: Expanded Edition
As featured in the 2014 Oscars success
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM...

•    The Waters are Luther, Maxine, Julia, and Oren – a family group raised in Los Angeles. The Waters grew up in a rich musical environment with their mother Lorena, a vocalist in her own right. Their voices have been heard on more recordings than anyone in the music industry, contributing to hundreds of gold and platinum records by the likes of Adele, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bobby Womack, Donna Summer, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, and Bruce Springsteen. They have also toured as backing singers with Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow, Patti LaBelle and many others. The Waters are one of the featured artists in the 2014 Oscar winner for Best Documentary - Twenty Feet From Stardom.

•    WATERCOLORS was originally released in 1980 and produced by the group with David Rubinson whose production work includes hits for the likes of The Pointer Sisters, Bobby Womack and Patti LaBelle.

•    Highlights include the albums two single releases; the jazz/soul ballad ‘Heart Lead The Way’ and the up-tempo Disco styled ‘Dance With Me’

•    BBR is very proud to present the first ever CD release of WATERCOLORS, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes, interviews and bonus tracks. Essential listening for all Soul, Funk, Disco, Dance and Pop fans.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

1.    DANCE WITH ME
2.    HEART LEAD THE WAY
3.    I CAN MAKE YOU SMILE
4.    THROW A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE MY WAY
5.    PARTY PEOPLE
6.    COME TO ME
7.    DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
8.    LET HIM PROVE IT

BONUS TRACKS
9.    DANCE WITH ME (SINGLE VERSION)
10.    HEART LEAD THE WAY (SINGLE VERSION)
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