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A hugely successful, award-winning songwriter, singer and musician, BA ROBERTSON enjoyed his most commercially successful period while signed to Asylum Records in the late 70s and early 80s.

During that period, BA was rarely out of the charts with hit singles including ‘Bang Bang’, ‘Knocked It Off’, ‘Kool In The Kaftan’, ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ and, with Maggie Bell, ‘Hold Me’.

Amazingly, BA’s Asylum recordings have never officially been reissued on CD – until now!

Compiled by the artist himself with remastered sound, new sleeve-notes by Eddie Harrison and each reissue boasting numerous bonus tracks, BA’s Asylum albums have finally been treated to the reissue programme they deserve.

INITIAL SUCCESS was the first of BA’s albums for Asylum. First issued in 1980, it was promoted by the hit singles ‘Bang Bang’ (No. 2), ‘Knocked It Off’ (No. 8), ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ (No. 9) and ‘Kool In The Kaftan’ (No. 17), all of which helped propel the album to No. 32 on the UK charts.

Among the wealth of bonus tracks are three non-LP flipsides, a unique interpretation of ‘Bang Bang’ by the Portsmouth Sinfonia and three recordings captured at a rare live performance by BA at Edinburgh Festival in 2004.

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1. GONZO FOR MY GIRLFRIEND

2. MAN OR A MOUSE?

3. GOOSEBUMPS

4. FALLIN IN LUV

5. KOOL IN THE KAFTAN

6. BANG BANG

7. EAT YOUR HEART OUT SANDY NELSON

8. THE B SIDE

9. TO BE OR NOT TO BE

10. SHE'S A BEEZER

11. ENGLAND'S GREEN & PHEASANT LAND

12. WALKING ROVER

13. KNOCKED IT OFF

14. HERE I SIT


BONUS TRACKS

15. 2(B) B SIDE THE C SIDE (B-side)

16. SCI FI (B-side)

17. BABY I'M A BAT (B-side)

18. GOOSEBUMPS (Single Version)

19. LANGUAGE OF LOVE/HOT SHOT (Live at The Venue, London, 11/4/80)

20. BANG BANG (by the Portsmouth Sinfonia)

21. BANG BANG (Live at Edinburgh Festival 2004)

22. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (Live at Edinburgh Festival 2004)

23. KOOL IN THE KAFTAN (Live at Edinburgh Festival 2004)