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Up The Yellow Brick Road: Expanded Edition - Salsoul Orchestra (The)

Up The Yellow Brick Road: Expanded Edition
•    BBR is proud to bring you UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, the sixth instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra reissues .

•    THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was the brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vincent Montana Jr. Formed in 1974, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA, house band for the remarkable Salsoul Records, sometimes featured up to 50 members amongst its ranks including a number of former musicians from MFSB. THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA began an eight-year recording period in 1975 releasing eleven sensational albums during that time featuring production input from, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams, Bunny Sigler and Tom Moulton through the years.

•    Released in 1978 and recorded at the famous Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD was  produced  by the aforementioned Vincent Montana, Jr., and was mixed by the legendary Tom Moulton.

•    As the title suggests, UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD is inspired by the classic Broadway and film musicals with opening track ‘Ease On Down The Road’ taken from the Charlie Smalls penned "The Wiz,” a reinterpretation of The Wizard Of Oz, whose Broadway production won 7 Tony Awards. There are also two extended medleys of the famous songs from both West Side Story and Fiddler On The Roof as well as a cover of ‘Evergreen,’ the theme from A Star Is Born, which closes the album. Sandwiched in between is a great cover of the Beatles "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”. With Montana producing and arranging and Moulton mixing every track delivers the classic Salsoul sound and feel.

•    This newly remastered edition of UP THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD comes complete with extensive liner notes and bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, Philly Soul and Broadway Musical fans out there!

•    This CD is released 28th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1. EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD
2. WEST SIDE STORY (Medley)
    FANFARE
    AMERICA
    MARIA
    SOMEWHERE INTERLUDE
    TONIGHT
3. SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB  
    BAND
4. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (MEDLEY)
    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
    MATCHMAKER
    SHERELE
    SUNRISE, SUNSET
    IF I WERE A RICH MAN
    HAVAH NAGILA
    THEME FROM "EXODUS”
5. EVERGREEN (THEME FROM ”A STAR IS  
    BORN”)
   
BONUS TRACK
6. WEST SIDE STORY
    (12” Promotional Disco Mix)  

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Code: CDBBR0267
Weight: 200
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LOVE IN ‘C’ MINOR’s title track, composed in collaboration with Eurodisco legend ALEC R. CONSTANDINOS, was a nearly-17 minute long opus which expanded the boundaries of Disco music. LOVE IN ‘C’ MINOR reached the Top 30 of the US Soul singles chart and was internationally successful as a Pop record, reaching both the US and UK Top 40. The album also charted on both the US Pop and R&B charts and LOVE IN ‘C’ MINOR and MIDNITE LADY made #2 on the Billboard Disco chart. LOVE IN ‘C’ MINOR broke new ground in dance music and its echoes would be heard in the production sounds of many European and American Disco records over the next five years.

BBR is very proud to present LOVE IN ‘C’ MINOR in full and expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR remaster is a must have for all Disco, Dance and Pop fans out there!


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As a producer of European Disco music, the influence of the legendary JEAN-MARC CERRONE is on a par GIORGIO MORODER. BBR is incredibly proud to release the first ever complete career 2CD Anthology on the French King of Disco.
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Big Break Records is happy to present to you CERRONE: UNDERWORLD – THE ANTHOLOGY in this deluxe 2 CD package complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews and period pictures.


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Track Listing

DISC ONE

1. JUNGLE - The Kongas
2. ANIKANA-O - The Kongas
3. PASTEL - The Kongas
4. LOVE IN 'C' MINOR
5. MIDNITE LADY
6. CERRONE'S PARADISE
7. TAKE ME
8. SUPERNATURE
9. GIVE ME LOVE
10. AFRICANISM/GIMME SOME LOVIN’ - The Kongas
11. DR. DOO-DAH - The Kongas
12. THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - Révélacion
13. GOT TO HAVE LOVING – Don Ray
14. STANDING IN THE RAIN – Don Ray

DISC TWO

1. JE SUIS MUSIC
2. ROCKET IN THE POCKET
3. LOOK FOR LOVE
4. SIMPLIFY – DON RAY
5. ROCK ME
6. ANGELINA
7. CALL ME TONIGHT
8. PANIC
9. YOU ARE THE ONE
10. HOOKED ON YOU
11. TRIPPIN’ ON THE MOON
12. BACK TRACK
13. GET YOU LOVIN’
14. YOUR LOVE SURVIVED
15. CLUB UNDERWORLD
16. HYSTERIA
17. GOOD TIMES I’M IN LOVE

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Release Date: 27/05/2013
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