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The Hits: Remixed Expanded Edition

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The Hits: Remixed Expanded Edition

Amii Stewart

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Cherry Pop is proud to announce the release of this newly remastered edition of THE HITS: REMIXED by AMII STEWART which features two bonus track 1985 12″ mixes of KNOCK ON WOOD and LIGHT MY FIRE/137 DISCO HEAVEN as well as brand new 2016 art work and liner notes.

Catalog ID: CRPOP176.

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• Amii Stewart, a Washington native was in the touring company of the stage production Bubbling Brown Sugar in 1975 in Miami, Broadway, and eventually London’s West End, where she met Barry Leng, a record producer for Hansa records. Her first single release, YOU REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART a Barry Leng/Simon May composition produced by Leng, appeared in 1978. An album followed which contained two notable cover versions.

• Amii first hit with a disco cover version of the Eddie Floyd hit KNOCK ON WOOD, which reached number one in the U.S. in April 1979, earning her a platinum record and Grammy nomination. It also reached number 6 in the UK, and number 2 in Australia. Later in the year she followed it with another disco cover version of The Doors’ LIGHT MY FIRE, as a medley incorporating 137 DISCO HEAVEN. In early 1980 Amii released a further medley of the two Motown classics MY GUY and MY GIRL – which charted in the UK top 40 – as a duet with Johnny Bristol.

• “FRIENDS” returned Amii to the UK chart in 1985. On the back of this new success Leng decided to issue a double A-Side single featuring KNOCK ON WOOD and LIGHT MY FIRE/137 DISCO HEAVEN in brand new 1985 remixes. The single was a huge success in the UK where it peaked at number 7. Leng then set about creating a whole album of new mixes of his Amii Stewart productions which was released as “The Hits” in late 1985.

• New mixes of other earlier hits such as JEALOUSY and PARADIDSE BIRD sat alongside further new remix singles. The re-titled YOU REALLY TOUCH MY HEART made UK number 89 and a brand new recording of MY GUY/ MY GIRL, this time with Deon Estus as duet partner which made number 63 in the UK in early 1986.

• Cherry Pop is proud to announce the release of this newly remastered edition of THE HITS: REMIXED which features two bonus track 1985 12″ mixes of KNOCK ON WOOD and LIGHT MY FIRE/137 DISCO HEAVEN as well as brand new 2016 art work and liner notes.

1. KNOCK ON WOOD (1985 MIX)
2. YOU REALLY TOUCH MY HEART (1985 MIX)
3. 137 DISCO HEAVEN (1985 MIX)
4. PARADISE BIRD (1985 MIX)
5. MY GUY, MY GIRL (1985 MIX)
6. LIGHT MY FIRE (1985 MIX)
7. ONLY A CHILD IN YOUR EYES (1985 MIX)
8. STEP INTO THE LOVE LINE (1985 MIX)
9. ASH 48 (1985 MIX)
10. JEALOUSY (1985 MIX)

BONUS TRACKS
11. KNOCK ON WOOD/ASH 48 (1985 12" EXTENDED MIX)
12. LIGHT MY FIRE/137 DISCO HEAVEN (1985 12" EXTENDED MIX)
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