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).
Big Trash was a successful attempt to add a stronger rhythmic sensibility to The Thompson Twins' sound, but the album failed to produce any hit bigger than the number 28 "Sugar Daddy," although there were several other strong numbers on the record.
During the '80s, Thompson Twins arguably produced the finest synth-pop singles, and Greatest Hits recollects their industrious years with Arista in clear, digitally remastered sound.
Lou Mecca is one of the great jazz guitarists that came up through the late 40's and early 50's. At a time when players like Johnny Smith & Tal Farlow were setting the standards, it is a measure of Mecca's enormous guitar talent that he not only landed a recording contract with Blue Note, but also replaced Farlow in the Gil Melle Quartet. Indeed, his sensitive and insightful playing on the Melle Quartet sessions contributed much to the success of these historically important recordings. Mecca disappeared from the public eye for several years but, like Farlow, continued to play, albeit infrequently. THE LOU MECCA TRIO - BRIDGING THE GAP puts one in mind of the best of Johnny Smith & Tal Farlow recordings. Lou has it all covered. This CD confirms what a handful of enthusiast have always known, that Lou Mecca is a Jazz guitar great.