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.
THE GAP BAND enjoyed huge success throughout the 70s and 80s with their unique sound and contribution to the Funk scene. Formed in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson first went by the name Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band, later shortening the name to THE GAP BAND in 1973. LA Producer, Lonnie Simmons, signed them to his label, Total Experience Records, setting in motion what would be the start of a long and prosperous relationship between THE GAP BAND and Simmons.
The new album "Into The Woods" will be released by Cherry Red Records on the 5th May. In many ways, it is the perfect sequel to last year’s acclaimed concept studio album and live stage show, The Machine Stops, which was inspired by E.M. Forster's Sci-fi classic, a dystopian vision of the future brought to life with characteristic Hawkwind style.