Thompson Twins were an 80's synthpop group. TT where made famous when their first hit single "In the Name of Love" reached the top of the US dance charts and stayed there for five weeks. They found superstardom with the release of their fourth studio album Into the Gap (1984) which spun four hit singles "Hold Me Now", "Doctor! Doctor!", "Sister of Mercy" and "You Take Me Up"...
Collection includes: Side Kicks (1983); Into The Gap (1984); Here's To Future Days (1985); Close To The Bone (1987); Big Trash (1989); Queer (1991).
2009 eight CD box set containing the digitally remastered and expanded editions of the first five albums from '80s hitmakers The Thompson Twins. This collection contains four separate double disc sets: A Product of…/Set (first two albums plus bonus tracks) and the deluxe expanded two CD editions of Quick Step & Sidekicks, Into The Gap and Here's To Future Days. Features all their hits, album tracks, b-sides, extended mixes and so much more.
A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits ("You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance") all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic introduction to the forms of funk that the Gap Band followed, this album would certainly suit any given listener. For those who only need one Gap Band album in their collection, this one also fits the bill perfectly. For die-hard fans who already have all of the band's albums, this one would probably only really serve as a summary.
When a handful of musical immigrants from the Caribbean islands came to Britain in the 1920s and 30s, it was the beginning of both musical and political change. Leslie Thompson, an innovative musician and trumpeter, and Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson, a brilliant dancer and charismatic band leader, pooled their talents to start the first black British swing band. Clemency Burton-Hill reveals the untold story of the black British swing musicians of the 1930s, whose meteoric rise to fame on London's high society dance floors was cut short by unexpected tragedy at the height of the Blitz.
The Gap Band III is the fifth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1980 on Mercury Records. It was produced by Lonnie Simmons. It was their first album to achieve platinum status. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album yielded 3 charting singles: the #60 R&B song "Humpin'", "Yearning for Your Love", a #5 R&B single which peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the #1 R&B hit "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)", which reached #19 on the dance charts and #84 on the Hot 100. This would be the group's final release by Mercury Records. The Gap Band's next six albums were released on Total Experience Records.
“Into The Legend” – a title for an album to expect something huge and also fitting perfectly to RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Because when it comes to “Symphonic Epic Metal” the Italian music pioneers are one of the top names. After 2 million sold records and almost two decades in the music business they are still inspired and hungry for more - as always. Two years after “Dark Wings” and the fulfilled split with Luca Turilli it is time to present “Into The Legend” - the new RHAPSODY OF FIRE masterpiece. Hymns like “Distant Sky”, “Into The Legend” and “Realms Of Light” will for sure reach the classic magnum opus status.
The Gap Band II is the 4th album by The Gap Band, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. Contrary to the title, the album is actually the Gap Band's fourth album.