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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.

R&BA was the third and final BA album for Asylum. First issued in 1982, it spawned a hit collaboration with fellow Scot Maggie Bell, ‘Hold Me’, alongside two further singles, ‘Dot Dot Dot’ and ‘Ready Or Not’.

Among the wealth of bonus tracks are three non-album B-sides, a demo for BA’s theme tune for TV show Saturday Superstore, a demo for the album highlight ‘Legislate For Love’, a rare German version of BA’s first hit ‘Bang Bang’ and two tracks from a rare live performance by BA at Edinburgh Festival in 2004.

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1. DOT DOT DOT

2. READY OR NOT

3. MOSCOW RULES

4. NOTHING LIKE A GREAT ROMANCE

5. FOUR MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

6. HOLD ME

7. LEGISLATE FOR LOVE

8. SON OF A GUNN

9. ONE PLUS ONE

10. ASLEEP WITH A STRANGER

11. JUST LIKE A RASH


BONUS TRACKS

12. HOLD ME (Single Version)

13. SPRING GREENS (B-side)

14. LES BEANS (B-side)

15. KEEP OFF THE GRASS (B-side)

16. SATURDAY SUPERSTORE (Demo)

17. LEGISLATE FOR LOVE (Piano Vocal Demo with John Jarvis)

18. WE HAVE A DREAM (Live at Edinburgh Festival 2004)

19. ASLEEP WITH A STRANGER (Live at Edinburgh Festival 2004)

20. BÄNG BÄNG (German version)