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In The Evening: Expanded Edition - Sheryl Lee Ralph

In The Evening: Expanded Edition
    SHERYL LEE RALPH is a very successful actress, singer and philanthropist who has appeared in many Broadway musicals, Hollywood films and television shows since the beginning of the 1980's. Ralph first came to prominence having created the role of Deena Jones in the incredibly successful and award winning Broadway musical Dreamgirls for which she was nominated as Best Actress  at the 1982 Tony Awards.  This role was recently reprised on the silver screen by Jennifer Hudson who won an Oscar for her efforts.  Ralph has since secured both Tony and Drama Desk best Actress awards for her performances in subsequent Broadway shows.

    As a result of the success of Dreamgirls Ralph ventured into the recording studio in 1984 to provide us with her acclaimed debut album IN THE EVENING. Produced by Trevor Lawrence (I’m So Excited) , IN THE EVENING immediately struck a chord with the U.S. music buying public who helped the title track and lead single peak at #6 on the Billboard Dance charts.

    The title track ‘In The Evening’ is a full on 80's dancer with a solid and smooth synthesized rhythm section which pins down the groove, and the obligatory electric lead guitar which adds a grittier night time vibe to the track, allowing Ralph's vocal to shake off the daily trials of big city life and lead us to where she feels most alive... in the evening. The second single to be lifted from the album, ‘You're So Romantic’ (R&B #84) is another dancer and picks the pace up from ‘In The Evening.’ Again the smooth synthesized rhythms are in evidence, this time with a very Latin tinged horn line that drives the track while Ralph pines for the attention of her lover. Other notable tracks are the mid-tempo groove ‘Ready Or Not’ with its bubbling bass line and anthemic chorus, and the beautiful, piano led ballad ‘I'm So Glad That We've Met.’

    Hot Shot Records/BBR is proud to present IN THE EVENING. This expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes that feature an interview with Trevor Lawrence and added bonus material.

This Hot Shot Records/BBR remaster is a must have for all Eighties R&B, Soul, Dance and Pop fans out there!

Released on 13th January 2014

TRACK LISTING:    
1.    YOU'RE SO ROMANTIC
2.    IN THE EVENING
3.    GIVE ME LOVE
4.    EVOLUTION
5.    BACK TO BEING IN LOVE
6.    BE SOMEBODY
7.    I'M YOUR KIND OF GIRL
8.    B.A.B.Y.
9.    READY OR NOT
10.    I'M SO GLAD THAT WE'VE MET

BONUS TRACKS
11.    IN THE EVENING (12” Version)
12.    YOU'RE SO ROMANTIC (12” Version)
13.    IN THE EVENING (Swedish 12” Remix)
14.    YOU'RE SO ROMANTIC (Swedish 12” Remix)
15.    IN THE EVENING (Instrumental)


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Decca Singles 1975-79
· Every A and B side issued by "guitarist’s guitarist” John Miles for Decca Records between 1975 and 1979 is what you’ll find on this 17 track release

 · Includes the world-wide smash "Music” as well as John’s other hit singles – "Highfly” (No.17), "Remember Yesterday” (No.32) and "Slow Down” (No.10)

· The wall of picture sleeves featured in the booklet will leave even the richest John Miles collector in the poor house!

Press:-

"This collection of music of the past (no music of the future; that would be impossible sci-fi) showcases Miles as a top talent who simply needed a firm musical direction.”  

-Geoff Barton / Classic Rock May 2012  

"With all four singer/songwriter/guitarist John Miles’ Decca albums already released by sister label Lemon, the 7T’s imprint releases one which is arguably stronger than the others, as it rounds up the 17 songs Miles released as singles A- and B-sides during his Decca tenure.”  

-Music Week March 2012
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Success
THE WEATHER GIRLS were Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. The duo started out in the gospel group NOW (News of the World) before becoming backup singers with Sylvester in the late seventies. They were then named TWO TONS OF FUN and had a run of Disco hits on the Fantasy label.
The group then signed with Columbia Records and changed their name to The Weather Girls in 1982. The newly named duo’s first single ‘IT'S RAINING MEN’ was quickly a massive club hit in the US, topping the Dance/Disco chart in 1982. Their debut album SUCCESS featured the hit single and was a US chart hit. Despite only being a minor pop hit at home, ‘IT’S RAINING MEN’ became an international hit and eventually made number 2 in the UK in 1984. Since then it has become a massive anthem.
SUCCESS also featured the hit title track and ‘I’M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUTA MY HAIR’ which were also successful dance singles. The album demonstrated how strong the women's voices were and exploited their gospel roots.
Cherry Pop is very proud to present SUCCESS expertly remastered and complete with liner notes and bonus tracks. It is essential listening for all Hi-NRG, Disco and ‘80s Pop fans out there!

Release Date: 17/06/2013
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Fuel for the Fire (Expanded Edition)
A much requested reissue of synth-pop pioneers Naked Eyes' 2nd album "Fuel For The Fire" plus bonus tracks. This comes after our well received reissue of the band's debut album "Burning Bridges" that was released late 2012.
 
'Fuel For The Fire' was released in 1984 and featured 1 single "(What) In The Name Of Love" that reached the top 40 in both the U.S. Hot 100 and U.S. Dance charts.
 
This special edition contains ten tracks from the original album plus seven essential bonus tracks.
This album and its bonus tracks appear on CD for the first time in the UK.
 
The bonus material features 12" versions of ‘(What) In The Name Of Love’ and Arthur Baker's mix of ‘Sacrifice’. Two B/sides ‘Two Heads Together’ and ‘(What) In The Name Of Love’ - Byrne & Fisher Mix and three previously unreleased demos of ‘Fuel For The Fire’ / ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Babes In Armour’. These demos have come from Pete Byrne's archives.
 
This album has been remastered.
This release has been made with the full co-operation of Pete Byrne - the surviving member of the band. Rob Fisher passed away in 1999.

Released 14/10/2013
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Oceans Of Time
UK five-piece rock band TOUCHSTONE are excited to reveal they have signed an exclusive deal with Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red Records for their much-anticipated 4th studio album ‘Oceans Of Time’, which is due to be released on 7th October 2013.

The release of the new album will be supported by a 6-date UK tour in October, where they will be joined by co-headliners Von Hertzen Brothers from Finland.

The band comment: "TOUCHSTONE are delighted to have signed to Hear No Evil Recordings for the release of our new album, Oceans Of Time. We are very much looking forward to working alongside Hugh Gilmour, the label manager, and to being a part of the bigger Cherry Red Records stable.”

‘Oceans Of Time’ features 11 tracks recorded and produced at Outhouse Studios by renowned producer John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Funeral For A Friend), and is the successor to Touchstone’s previous  albums: The City Sleeps (2011), Wintercoast (2009) and Discordant Dreams (2007).

On this eagerly awaited new album, the band continue their "Wintercoast” story with the dynamic, moving epic title track ‘Oceans Of Time’; the sequel to the title tracks of Wintercoast and The City Sleeps. Another familiar theme comes from ‘Shadow’s End’, the final part of the Shadow trilogy, which started with the track ‘Shadow’, from Discordant Dreams.

Fans will enjoy a more guitar-orientated sound from Oceans Of Time than previous albums due to the nature of the writing process. All the music is written by Touchstone, with lyrics by lead vocalist Kim "Elkie” Seviour, and keys man Robert Cottingham, whilst guitarist Adam Hodgson again designed the cover artwork.

UK Tour Dates (with Von Hertzen Brothers) 

Oct 18 King Tut’s, Glasgow
Oct 19 The Duchess, York
Oct 20 The Globe, Cardiff
Oct 25 The Garage, London
Oct 26 Eric’s Live, Liverpool
Oct 27 The Robin , Bilston

Release Date: 07/10/2013



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Strokin'/Natural Ingredients
·       Robinsongs and Cherry Red are honoured to be releasing as a 2 on 1 the first two albums by Richard Tee "Strokin’” recorded in 1979 and the 1980 album "Natural Ingredients” 
·       Both of these albums were originally released on Bob James Tappan Zee label, and these two albums were also produced by Bob James. 
·       Richard Tee worked with so many superstars in the jazz field including George Benson, Grover Washington Jr & Hank Crawford, but could also turn this hand to pop, and played keyboards for Paul Simon, and featured in the band that backed Simon & Garfunkel for their epic 1981 Central Park Concert. Richard was also the founding member of the band Stuff. Sadly Richard passed away in July 1993. 
·       The albums "Strokin’” & "Natural Ingredients” featured many fine jazz musicians including guitarist Eric Gale, Drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Ralph McDonald and Horn players the Brecker Brothers & Tom Scott to name just a few.  
·       Stand out tracks on these albums are ‘Every Day’ which Richard co-wrote with Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Jesus Children Of America’ and Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man”. 
·       Sleeve notes by Mojo’s Lois Wilson.

Available 21/10/2013
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