Brilliance: Expanded Edition - Atlantic Starr

Brilliance: Expanded Edition
•    By the time A&M Records released the group’s fourth album BRILLIANCE in March 1982, Atlantic Starr were riding the crest of a wave of success that began with their 1981 LP, "Radiant” (produced by James Carmichael, known for his work with The Commodores and Lionel Richie) which contained the nine-member band’s first Top 5 R&B hit, ‘When Love Calls.’
 
Formed originally in 1976 in White Plains, New York with brothers Jonathan, David and Wayne Lewis as the core creative team and founding members alongside singer Sharon Bryant, bassist Clifford Archer, drummer (and backing vocalist) Porter Carroll Jr, trumpeter William Sudderth III, saxophonist/flautist, Damon M. Rentie and percussionist Joey Phillips,  Atlantic Starr’s move to Los Angeles in 1978 proved to be the turning point when they were signed to A&M 


 Available 17/02/2014



TRACK LISTING

1.    LOVE ME DOWN       
2.    SEXY DANCER       
3.    LOVE MOVES       
4.    YOUR LOVE FINALLY RAN OUT
5.    CIRCLES       
6.    LET'S GET CLOSER       
7.    PERFECT LOVE       
8.    YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I NEED


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Release Date: 29/04/2013

Track Listing:


DISC ONE

1. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
2. DON’T TRY TO CHANGE ME
3. HELP ME
4. ON TOP OF THE WORLD
5. I DON’T WANT TO BE THE LAST TO KNOW
6. FRIENDS
7. PLAYING TO WIN
8. I JUST STOPPED BY BECAUSE I HAD TOO
9. THERE IT IS
10. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

BONUS TRACKS from FRIENDS sessions
11. TALK TO ME
12. GOOD FEELINGS
13. SWEETER AS THE DAYS GO BY




DISC 2 (ALTERNATE VERSIONS)

1. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1986 12” M&M remix)
2. THERE IT IS (1986 M&M instrumental remix)
3. FRIENDS (extended version)
4. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD (UK 7” version)
5. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (UK 7” version)
6. THERE IT IS (Single version)
7. HELP ME (Single version)
8. FRIENDS (Single” version)
9. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (UK 12" remix)
10. THERE IT IS (extended version)
11. MEGA MIX – A MIX TO REMEMBER (UK 12”)
      a. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
      b. THERE IT IS
      c. OVER AND OVER
      d. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
      e. I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
      f. I OWE YOU ONE
     g. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
12. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (12” M&M instrumental mix)

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