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Hollywood Party Tonight (Expanded Edition) - Odyssey

Hollywood Party Tonight (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.

HOLLYWOOD PARTY TONIGHT was the follow up to their successful debut and was originally released in 1978. By this point Tony Reynolds had left the fold to be replaced by Billy McEachern, who helped the group take their sophomore LP to #72 on the US R&B album chart and #123 on the Billboard 200. Despite this line-up change the group maintained their soft, laid back style of soul-pop with inflections of jazz and Caribbean sounds to greater depths than on their debut LP.

Stand out tracks on HOLLYWOOD PARTY TONIGHT are the singles ‘Single Again/What Time Does The Balloon Go Up,’ and ‘Lucky Star,’ of which both are represented here in their single mixes as bonus tracks. Other great tracks that show the depth of styles on the LP are ‘Hey Bill,’ ‘You Wouldn't Know A Real Love If It Walked Right Up, Kissed You On The Cheek And Said Hello Baby’ and ‘Pride.’  

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



Available 31/03/2014
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Code: CDBBRX0158
Weight: 200
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1. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP
2. PRIDE
3. YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A REAL LIVE TRUE LOVE IF IT WALKED RIGHT UP, 
    KISSED YOU ON THE CHEEK AND SAID HELLO BABY
4. HEY BILL.
5. LILLEY AND HARVEY, LATE TO THE PARTY AGAIN
6. LUCKY STAR
7. COMIN' BACK FOR MORE
8. I DARE YA

BONUS TRACKS
9. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP (Single Version)
10. LUCKY STAR (Single Version)
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