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Jamaican born Precious Wilson spent most of her formative years living in the UK, and then the USA, where as a teen where she developed her soulful voice through gospel singing. Returning to the UK Wilson joined the all-male vocal group Eruption as a backing singer, only to take the reigns as lead vocalist when the spot quickly became available. Relocating to Germany the group caught the attention of Boney M producer Frank Farian who signed them to his Hansa label.
After scoring several hits across Europe from the group’s first two albums Precious Wilson chose to follow a solo career, releasing a funky disco cover of Sam & Dave’s ‘Hold On, I’m Coming’ in 1979 which features as a bonus track on this release.
Still on the Hansa label, Frank Farian produced Wilson’s first solo album On The Race Track. Released in 1980 the album maintained the singer’s popularity, especially across mainland Europe. First single ‘Cry To Me’, a disco-fied cover of the Solomon Burke R&B hit from ’62, ideal for Wilson’s rich voice, went top 10 in Switzerland where Wilson enjoyed a lot of success. The title track and second single, co-written by Wilson, ‘We Are On The Race Track’, is about negotiating the so called Rat Race. A mid-tempo dancer with a light, Caribbean feel and complete with race car engine effects just missed out on the Swiss top ten.
Also featured as bonus tracks are two extended versions of the main Eruption singles featuring Precious Wilson including ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ and ‘One Way Ticket’.
Following on from BBR’s re-issues of Eruption’s first two releases, Hot Shot Records are proud to present the expanded and re-mastered edition of “On The Race Track” by Precious Wilson. Complete with extensive liner notes and several extended disco versions of the classic Eruption singles this is a must have for all R&B, Disco, Dance and Pop fans.
1. WE ARE ON THE RACE TRACK
2. CRY TO ME
3. STOP RUNNIN’
4. STAY BY MY SIDE
5. YOU AIN’T GOT LOVE
6. IF I LOVED YOU LESS
7. TOGETHER FOREVER
8. MR. PILOT MAN
9. FUNKY DANCER
10. KILLING ME SOFTLY
11.HOLD ON, I’M COMING (Single Version)
12.I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN* (12” Long Version)
13.ONE WAY TICKET* (12” Disco Version)
* ERUPTION featuring PRECIOUS WILSON