• The Nolans are one of the most successful girl groups of all time in the UK chart history. CHEMISTRY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION covers their most commercially successful period and offers a look at the more soulful side of the group than previous compilations. Twenty of their classic tracks released on Epic Records between 1979 and 1983 are joined by a bonus dance remix as well as a DVD featuring all of their promotional videos together for the very first time. CHEMISTRY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION has been freshly remastered from the first generation master tapes and offers a much superior sound quality than earlier CD collections.
• After gaining notoriety as a variety act on British television throughout the 1970’s, The Nolans signed to Epic/CBS in 1978 and first hit the top 40 with ‘Spirit, Body & Soul’ (#34) in 1979, but it would be their next release ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing,’ that would become their career defining hit single when it peaked at #3 in early 1980.
• The group were rarely absent from the UK charts over the next few years. Ben Findon produced their breakthrough single and gave them further hits with ‘Don’t Make Waves’ (#12), ‘Gotta Pull Myself Together’ (#9), ‘Attention To Me’ (#9) and ‘Don’t Love Me Too Hard’ (#14). Additionally, he produced their massive International hit ‘Sexy Music,’ which won them the Tokyo Music Festival in 1981.
• Producers Nicky Graham and Robin Smith focussed more on the R&B stylings the group wanted to explore. As well as providing the Disco-flavoured hits ‘Who’s Gonna Rock You’ (Co-written by Billy Ocean, #12) and ‘Chemistry’ (#15), they heralded their soulful covers of ‘Every Home Should Have One’ (Patti Austin), ‘Lead Me On’ (Maxine Nightingale) and ‘How Do I Survive’ (Amy Holland). Smith produced the CHIC-esque ‘Take It Through The Night’ and ‘Dressed To Kill,’ (1983) which makes its debut on a Nolans’ collection in both single and 12” Dance mixes.
• Hot Shot Records is proud to present THE NOLANS – CHEMISTRY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. Newly remastered and presented in a super-jewel case complete with interviews with Anne Nolan and Robin Smith, the collection is a must for all Pop, Soul and Disco fans.