It Feels So Good: Expanded Edition - Manhattans

It Feels So Good: Expanded Edition
•    Originally formed in 1962 in Jersey City, New Jersey, The Manhattans enjoyed some success in the R&B world from 1965-1972 recording for the Carnival and DeLuxe labels.  A move to Columbia Records in 1973 brought greater prominence for the then-quintet when the single "There’s No Me Without You” became a Top 3 R&B and Top 50 pop hit.
 
•    In 1975, the group topped the US pop and R&B charts (also reaching the UK Top 10) with their now-classic "Kiss And Say Goodbye,” from their first gold album, The Manhattans.

•    With the departure of original member Ricky Taylor, the quartet of Gerald Alston, Blue Lovett, Sonny Bivins and Wally Kelley returned to the recording studios in 1976 with renowned Philadelphia producer/arranger/musician and songwriter Bobby Martin to cut their fourth Columbia album, IT FEELS SO GOOD.

•    The ten-track LP became The Manhattans’ second gold album, buoyed by the success of ‘I Kinda Miss You’ (US R&B #7, Pop #46), the title track (US R&B #6, Pop #66) and ‘We Never Danced To A Love Song,’ another Top 10 R&B hit.

•    This 2014 expanded edition marks the first CD reissue of the LP worldwide and includes three single edits alongside the non-album ‘B’ side, ‘Gypsy Man’ and liner notes by US  writer Matt Bauer with quotes from album co-producer/Columbia executive Mickey Eichner and group members Gerald Alston, Sonny Bivins and Blue Lovett.


TRACK LIST

1.    I KINDA MISS YOU        
2.    UP ON THE STREET (WHERE I LIVE)    
3.    LET'S START IT ALL OVER AGAIN    
4.    IT'S YOU        
5.    I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW        
6.    IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE LOVED SO BAD
7.    IT JUST CAN'T STAY THIS WAY        
8.    WE NEVER DANCED TO A LOVE SONG    
9.    MIND YOUR BUSINESS        
10.    TOO MUCH FOR ME TO BEAR        

BONUS TRACKS
11.    I KINDA MISS YOU (US single edit)
12.    GYPSY MAN (US non-album "B” side)
13.    IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE LOVED SO BAD - (US single edit)
14.    WE NEVER DANCED TO A LOVE SONG  - (US single edit)

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Live And Let Live
•    The band’s first official live album and a UK No.14 hit in 1977
•    A double CD for the price of one!
•    Features versions of classics like "I’m Not In Love” and "Art For Art’s Sake”
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Discotheque
HERBIE MANN (born Herbert Jay Solomon) was one of Jazz music’s most prolific performers and innovators excelling predominantly on flute, but also tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s Mann played in many groups exploring the boundaries of Jazz by absorbing Afro-Latin themes and recording and touring throughout the world. During this time he was able to nurture some of the greatest Jazz musicians as his sidemen, most notably Willie Bobo, Chick Corea, Roy Ayers and David Newman.
In the 70’s Mann extended his repertoire further by incorporating rock, pop, reggae and disco into his sound, which included this 1975 offering on Atlantic Records, DISCOTHEQUE. The album boasts a number of great jazzy grooves that show off Mann’s incredible dexterity on the flute and employs his vast experience to its full extent. DISCOTHEQUE was received very well in Jazz, R&B, Pop and Disco markets on its release achieving #5, #19 and #27 on the Billboard Jazz, R&B and Pop album charts respectively.
The albums one and only single was an instrumental cover of ‘Hi-Jack,’ which was originally recorded by Latin influenced Funk group Barrabas in 1974, and again confirmed the wide appeal that Mann enjoyed as it charted at #14 Pop, #24 R&B and an incredible #1 on Billboards Disco Action chart as the track lit up dance floors across the USA. Other notable tracks are the self-penned ‘High Above The Andes,’ showing off Mann’s love of the Latin groove, and a gorgeous rendition of Stevie Wonders ‘Bird Of Beauty.’ This edition also features the non-album B-side ‘Orient Express’ and the original unedited version of ‘Hi-Jack’.
BBR is very proud to bring you DISCOTHEQUE, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content. DISCOTHEQUE is a must have for all (Latin) Jazz, Funk and Dance/Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 04/11/2013
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Gloria Gaynor: Expanded Edition
•    RARE GLORIA GAYNOR ATLANTIC ALBUM DEBUTS ON CD IN ORIGINAL FORM!

•    Grammy Award winner and Hall of Famer, GLORIA GAYNOR was born on the 7th of September 1949 in Newark, N.J. and sang as a young girl in her school choir, mixed chorus and  her school’s girl glee club. While she knew she one day wanted to have a career in music, GLORIA GAYNOR still went to school with the aim of having something to fall back on and studied beauty and business courses.

•    Gaynor began to taste real success with the release of her cover version of Never Can Say Goodbye and later became iconic with the release of I Will Survive in 1978.

•    In 1982 GLORIA GAYNOR released her 10th studio album, GLORIA GAYNOR on Atlantic Records, now fully remastered and repackaged for the first time on CD by BBR! The album featured three singles which placed Gloria in a more R&B/Street Soul groove than she had previously recorded. ‘Tease Me’ was followed by an update of the Supremes classic ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ which saw Gaynor backed by Kool & The Gang. The patriotic ‘America’ continued the new sound that would span across the album

•    BBR is so very proud to announce the release of GLORIA GAYNOR. Lovingly remastered, this CD comes complete with extensive liner notes including interviews and added bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have item for all Disco, Soul, Funk and R&B fans out there!

TRACK LIST

1.    STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
2.    RUNAROUND LOVE
3.    MACK-SIDE
4.    TEASE ME
5.    AMERICA
6.    FOR YOU, MY LOVE
7.    LOVE ME REAL
8.    EVEN A FOOL WOULD LET GO

BONUS TRACKS
9.    STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE (12” Disco Version)
10.    TEASE ME (Single Version)
11.    AMERICA (Single Version)
12.    STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE (Single Version)

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A Fifth Of Beethoven: Expanded Edition
•    WALTER MURPHY was born in 1952 in New York City and by the age of 4 attended music lessons held by renowned theatre and motion picture organist, Rosa Rio. In 1970 he enrolled in the Manhattan School Of Music where he wrote for the institutes Jazz ensemble.

•    In 1972 after a friend introduced Walter to Doc Severinsen, the musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he presented him with some of his arrangements and Severinsen liked them so much he had The Tonight Show Band play them live. Unfortunately with the relocation of The Tonight Show production to California, that connection was lost and so Murphy spent the next two years writing jingles for advertisements and the popular TV show Big Blue Marble.

•    While writing a disco song for a commercial in 1974 the producer gave him an idea to update classical music and WALTER MURPHY made a demo tape which caught the ear of Private Stock Records owner Larry Uttal who was particularly interested in his rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 In C Minor.

•    Originally released under the name of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND the song became a smash hit reaching #1 on the Hot 100 chart after climbing for 19 weeks. Following the singles success A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN was released on an album of the same name and also included a notable rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee entitled FLIGHT 76 peaking at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

•    HOT SHOT RECORDS is proud to present this lovingly re-mastered, fully expanded edition of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND – A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN. Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this remaster is a must have for all Disco, Soul and Funk fans out there!


TRACK LIST

1.    FLIGHT '76
2.    (YOU'VE GOT TO BE) YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
3.    CALIFORNIA STRUT
4.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN
5.    NIGHT FALL
6.    RUSSIAN DRESSING
7.    SUITE LOVE SYMPHONY
8.    MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
9.    GET A LITTLE LOVIN'
10.    JUST A LOVE SONG

BONUS TRACKS
11.    FLIGHT' 76 (PART 2)
12.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXTENDED VERSION)

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Satellite: Deluxe CD/DVD Expanded Edition
•    A WELCOME DOUBLE DISC, DIGIPACK REISSUE OF PANIC ROOM’s 2010 ALBUM
•    WITH BONUS DVD FEATURING AUDIO TRACKS OF THE "LITTLE SATELLITE” EP & THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PROMOTIONAL VIDEO OF "SATELLITE”
•    BAND NOMINATED AT THE "PROG” AWARDS IN LONDON
•    UK TOUR DATES IN MAY & JUNE 2014
•    FEATURES IN "PROG” & "CLASSIC ROCK”
•    REVIEWS IN UNCUT”, "MOJO”, "RECORD COLLECTOR” & "CLASSIC ROCK PROG” MAGAZINES
•    AIR PLAY ON BBC SIX MUSIC
•    COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new and expanded CD / DVD edition of "Satellite”, the second album by CLASSIC ROCK PROG Poll winners PANIC ROOM. The album "Satellite” established Panic Room as one of the leading bands in the new wave of British Progressive Rock groups. The album’s line-up featured ANNE MARIE HELDER (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Flute), JONATHAN EDWARDS (Keyboards), PAUL DAVIES (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), ALAN VAUGHAN (Bass) and GAVIN GRIFFITHS (Drums), and was an album of power, dynamics and beauty which earned the band an increased and well deserved following.

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE: CD - "SATELLITE”
1.    FREEDOM TO BREATHE
2.    PICKING UP KNIVES
3.    I AM A CAT
4.    THE FALL
5.    BLACK NOISE
6.    YASUNI
7.    SUNSHINE
8.    INTO THE FIRE
9.    DARK STAR
10.    MUSE
11.    SATELLITE

DISC TWO: DVD - "LITTLE SATELLITE” EP
NTSC – REGION 0

1.    5th AMENDMENT (AUDIO ONLY)
2.    THE GREAT DIVIDE (AUDIO ONLY)
3.    GO (AUDIO ONLY)
4.    SANDSTORMS (AUDIO ONLY)

5.    SATELLITE – PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

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