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Switch: Expanded Edition - Switch

Switch: Expanded Edition
•    SWITCH are a Soul outfit originally based in Ohio who went on to have several hit R&B singles and albums from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's after signing with Motown subsidiary label Gordy in late 1977. Their first incarnation was as White Heat and they performed as backing band for Barry White before renaming themselves Hot-Ice. In 1978 the newly named Switch (due to the ease in which they could change vocalist or instruments on stage) released their debut album under that moniker.

•    SWITCH is a superb and exciting collection of mid and up-tempo grooves. Founding members Bobby DeBarge, Gregory Williams and Jody Sims take on the majority of the song writing and production with Jermaine Jackson also contributing his talents.

•    The first single released from SWITCH was the DeBarge penned ‘There'll Never Be,’ a slow burning R&B ballad with intricate harmonies and horn arrangements behind DeBarge's engaging falsetto, which peaked at #6 R&B and #36 Pop in the summer of 1978. Follow up single ‘I Wanna Be Closer’ (R&B #22), written and produced by Jermaine Jackson, is even more laid back, drenched in trademark harmonies with lead vocalists DeBarge and Philip Ingram complimenting each other perfectly. Stand out album tracks on SWITCH are the opener ‘I Wanna Be With You,’ a funky work out which stays tight on the groove, ‘We Like To Party... Come On,’ a full on call to the floor with crisp drums and a propulsive groove, the up-tempo soul shuffle ‘Fever’ and paranoid closer ‘Somebody's Watching You,’ a super fuelled percussion and horn led funk bomb.

•    BBR is very proud to present SWITCH, 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 25 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track List:

1.    I WANNA BE WITH YOU
2.    THERE'LL NEVER BE
3.    I WANNA BE CLOSER
4.    WE LIKE TO PARTY... COME ON
5.    FEVER
6.    YOU PULLED A SWITCH
7.    IT'S SO REAL
8.    SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU

BONUS TRACKS
9.    THERE'LL NEVER BE (Single Version)
10.    I WANNA BE CLOSER (Single Version)
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Reaching For The Sky/Crosswinds Expanded Edition
A fixture on the soul/R&B music scene for over three decades, Peabo Bryson’s earliest recordings for Capitol Records established him as a singular artist with a powerful and distinctive vocal style and as demonstrated on his initial Capitol output, a skilled songwriter.

The South Caorlina native was signed to Capitol Records in 1977 by executive Larkin Arnold who was building the companys profile in black music. Peabo’s self-produced Capitol debut REACHING FOR THE SKY (with arrangements and co-production by renowned Chicago musician Richard Evans) went gold in the US, thanks to the title track s success as a single and significant airplay for the song, Feel The Fire which became a staple in his repertoire.

Released in 1978, the follow-up album CROSSWINDS boasted two hit singles in the form of She sAWoman and the now-classic Im So Into You, which became his highest charting R&Bhit until the late 80s. The LP, produced by Peabo with Johnny Pate (best known for his work with the legendary Impressions) also achieved gold status and featured again, Peabo's own compositions.

Press:-

"Bryson has always perched on the line between soul and MOR, his wonderful voice capable of delivering both gospel intensity and seductive, soulful caresses and then also adorning the latest Disney cartoon classic, maybe alongside Regina Belle, as another schmaltzy ballad come and sets your teeth on edge.”  

-Chris Wells / Echoes October 2011
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Pulse
Greg Phillinganes was one of LA’s most prolific session musicians. Stevie Wonder recruited him into his Wonderlove band in 1976 which led to a five year stint with this group. He also featured on all of Michael Jacksons Epic Records recordings. As well as his work with the future King Of Pop he’s also been invited to work with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Gil Scott Heron, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones and the Pointer Sisters to name a few as well as being a full time member of Earth Wind & Fire.
PULSE was Greg’s second solo album, released in 1984 on Planet Records. This Richard Perry produced album is a great blend of R&B, Funk and soulful ballads.
BEHIND THE MASK is the opening track and first single from PULSE. Penned by Michael Jackson and later a hit when covered by Eric Clapton. Goldie Looking Chain also sampled this song on their UK #5 album "Greatest Hits
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Get Down: Expanded Edition
•    HUGELY POPULAR DISCO CLASSIC RETURNS TO CD!

•    Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon in 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.) is best remembered for the R&B and Pop #1 "Duke Of Earl” on which he sang lead vocal as part of the doo-wop group The Dukays. Chandler is hugely admired by soul fans as one of the leading names from the Chicago scene along with Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield, the latter of which often wrote for and produced the singer.

•    Having enjoyed a string of R&B hits through the 60’s and 70’s on various labels including a cover of James Brown’s "There Was A Time” (R&B #22) and "Groovy Situation” (R&B #8) Chandler moved on to become executive vice president at Chi Sound Records, where he released four disco funk albums between ’78 and ‘81.

•    GET DOWN (R&B #12/Pop #47) was the first of these albums and was released in 1978. This great set of funky disco tracks spawned two R&B hit singles with "Tomorrow I May Not Feel The Same” reaching #51, and the title track "Get Down”, his biggest hit in 13 years, peaking at #3, Pop #53, and going all the way to #11 in the UK.

•    BBR is very proud to present GET DOWN, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks.

•    GET DOWN is absolutely essential listening for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans.  

TRACK LIST

1.    GET DOWN (12” Disco Mix)
2.    PLEASE SUNRISE
3.    TOMORROW I MAY NOT FEEL THE SAME
4.    I’M THE TRAVELLING KIND
5.    GREATEST LOVE EVER KNOWN
6.    GIVE ME THE CUE
7.    WHAT NOW
8.    LOVEQUAKE

BONUS TRACK
9.    GET DOWN (Single Version)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS  ALBUM IS RELEASED ON 5TH MAY AND PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE DESPATCHED BEFORE THAT DATE. TO PRE ORDER YOUR COPY CLICK ON THE 'ORDER NOW' BUTTON BELOW...
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Central Reservation: Expanded Edition
•    Central Reservation is Beth Orton’s second album and will be re-issued on 3 Loop Music as a 2CD expanded edition.

•    It was released in 1999 as a follow up to the acclaimed Trailer Park and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and helped Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female.   The album also features in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

•    The album featured the hit singles Stolen Car and Central Reservation and is now re-issued with a second disc of material compiled by Beth.  It features key b-sides, including the Spiritual Life Ibadon remix of title track Central Reservation plus unreleased live recordings and demos.

•    The expanded packaging features brand new sleevenotes including a new interview with Beth.

•    Rolling Stone – "A space cowgirl with a stolen car heart”

•    Beth remembers: "Listening back to the record now, I enjoy hearing the melodies and how I played with them and the words.  The making of records is often a period of redemption for me and the recording of Central Reservation was the actualizing of all my most positive hopes and wishes.”

The Central Reservation Revisited tour sees Beth playing at:
1st July - Glasgow O2 ABC
2nd July - Manchester Cathedral
3rd July – London Barbican

This product is released June 30 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
ORIGINAL ALBUM


1.    STOLEN CAR
2.    SWEETEST DECLINE
3.    COULDN'T CAUSE ME HARM
4.    SO MUCH MORE
5.    PASS IN TIME
6.    CENTRAL RESERVATION (ORIGINAL VERSION)
7.    STARS ALL SEEM TO WEEP
8.    LOVE LIKE LAUGHTER
9.    BLOOD RED RIVER
10.    DEVIL SONG
11.    FEEL TO BELIEVE
12.    CENTRAL RESERVATION (THE THEN AGAIN VERSION)

DISC TWO
BONUS MATERIAL
SESSIONS AT WEST 54TH STREET

1.    SOMEONE'S DAUGHTER *
2.    SWEETEST DECLINE *
3.    BLOOD RED RIVER *
4.    PASS IN TIME *
5.    SHE CRIES YOUR NAME *
6.    DEVIL SONG *
7.    I WISH I'D NEVER SEEN THE SUNSHINE *
8.    STARS ALL SEEM TO WEEP *
B-SIDES
9.    I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME
10.    PRECIOUS MAYBE
11.    STARS ALL SEEM TO WEEP (SHED VERSION)
12.    CENTRAL RESERVATION (SPIRITUAL LIFE IBADON REMIX)
DEMOS AND ROUGH MIXES
13.    LOVE LIKE LAUGHTER *
14.    SO MUCH MORE *
15.    CENTRAL RESERVATION BAND DEMO *
16.    COULDN'T CAUSE ME HARM *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
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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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