Saxon's melodic ninth studio album, Destiny, saw the band go for a more polished route than their grittier, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal roots. Opening with what at the time was a surprising take on Christopher Cross's 'Ride Like The Wind', this edition is expanded with the inclusion of the 12" mix of radio friendly rock ballad 7 Can't Wait Anymore', plus its respective b-sides, 'Broken Heroes' and 'Gonna Shout', both recorded live in Madrid. This set also includes a live version of 'Rock The Nations', recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon, which originally appeared as the b-side to 'Ride Like The Wind', plus two previously unreleased early monitor mixes.
Colonel Abrams is the self-titled debut album of Colonel Abrams, released in 1985. This album consists of garage house-influenced urban contemporary songs with lyrics and vocal performances provided by Abrams. Includes four Hot R&B singles chart hits: "The Truth," "Over and Over," "Trapped," and "I'm Not Gonna Let You" and the minor R&B chart hit "Table for Two." In addition, all the cuts of the album reached the top of the Hot Dance Singles chart.
The original Queen of Disco's first album makes it's international CD debut as the first release on new label Big Break Records. Never Can Say Goodbye features the genre-defining hits singles Honey Bee , Never Can Say Goodbye and Reach Out I'll Be There as well as additional UK hit All I Need Is Your Sweet Loving . The album made the top 40 in the USA, UK and Sweden upon it's original release. It was also the first to be remixed and segued by the legendary Tom Moulton, inventing the 12" remix along the way.
Hot on the heels of her debut, experience solidified Gloria Gaynor's disco and radio following when released in 1975. The album was remixed and segued by the legendary Tom Moulton. As well as the UK hit HOW HIGH THE MOON, the album featured the American hit single (IF YOU WANT IT) DO IT YOURSELF, WALK ON BY and the underground disco classic CASANOVA BROWN . The album went top 40 in the USA and top 20 in Sweden. This newly re-mastered and expanded edition features the original 1975 album along with five bonus single versions and b-sides.
Released by Funky Town Grooves in 2010 through EMI, this release combines the third and fourth albums by Brass Construction, which were originally issued, respectively, in 1977 and 1978. They were not among the band's best releases, but they did generate four charting singles, namely the Top 20 R&B hit "L-O-V-E-U," as well as "Celebrate," "Help Yourself," and "Get Up." There's a handful of solid album cuts, the best of which is the earlier album's "Top of the World," a jam that contains a wild guitar solo and an incredible breakdown. Casual fans should seek out either The Best of Brass Construction: Movin' & Changin' or Classic Masters.
Brass Construction leader Randy Muller took the group in a wider direction on their sophomore effort, Brass Construction 2 issued in December 1976. Their second LP was still funky, horn-punctuated disco; it just wasn't non-stop funky disco as their gold self-titled debut. Adding more Latin/Afro Cuban rhythms,they had a Top 10 R&B hit with the first single "Ha Cha Cha." It also introduced the irving Spice strings, who give the urgent radio-aired "Screwed" a swirling, almost tipsy feel.
is a pretty amazing, and too long overlooked set from – here final album for – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally inflected and diverse soul vocalists of her era! 's in prime mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by and , adding her unique, grit-inflected soul chanteuse vocals to a smoother mix of instrumention that creates a perfect counterpoint that took her way past her earlier work!