Tag: Cherry Red

Billy Ocean: Remixes and Rarities (Cherry Pop)

Billy Ocean made a splash in 1984 with his smash hit album Suddenly, which propelled him to a respectable success for the rest of the decade. Cherry Pop’s latest in its Remixes And Rarities offers up two discs’ worth of variants and hard-to-find remixes that serves as a nice reminder of what made Ocean so special.

Song Of The Day: The Membranes, “Deep In The Forest Where The Memories Linger”

Taken from the Cherry Red release, What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away.

Chicory Tip: The Complete Chicory Tip (7T’s)

Chicory Tip was a short-lived group who had a brief but prolific career, cumulating in a wonderful hit single written by a pre-fame Giorgio Moroder. Unfortunately, there’s a cautionary tale attached to this promising young band as well.

Cilla Black: Cilla/In My Life/Sher-oo!/Modern Priscilla (SFE)

The latest installment in SFE’s Cilla Black reissue campaign focus on her career with EMI, offering two of her first albums and two of her final albums for the label. The four albums offered here highlight Black’s stylistic versatility as she takes on R&B, Pop, Jazz, and Disco, to mostly good effect.

Fiat Lux: Hired History Plus (Cherry Red)

English New Wave trio Fiat Lux existed for less than two years, their promising career cut short by label indifference. This two-disc set compiles all of their recordings, serving as an excellent historical document of a young band that deserved a longer life.

Blossom Dearie: The Adorable Blossom Dearie (El Records)

Vocalist Blossom Dearie possessed one of the most innocent sounding voices in all of jazz and pop. This three disc set examines her early work up to her two “debut” albums, as well as the debut of her vocal harmony combo. It’s a fitting and impressive collection of jazz music, and serves as an excellent starting point for her wide and impressive discography.

Patrick Moraz: Out In The Sun (Esoteric Recordings)

Swiss Progressive pianist Patrick Moraz’s second album was an escape to South America captured in sound, and remains a delightful and sunny listening experience.

Twinkle: Girl In A Million: The Complete Recordings (RPM)

British teen pop singer Twinkle may only be known for one or two songs, but the vagabond spirit who retired at the age of 18 never quite lost the desire to record. This two disc set collects her entire recorded output, and highlights a talent that might have been…

Billy Paul: Me & Mrs. Jones: The Anthology (SoulMusic Records)

Philadelphia Soul man Billy Paul was equally at home singing socially conscious songs and songs about making sweet, sweet love. A new compilation explores both themes in detail, offering up some fine Philly Soul.

Bar-Kays: Bar-Kays: The Definitive Collection

This three-disc set serves as the first comprehensive examination of the influential funk band The Bar-Kays’ twenty year run, offering up some of the finest funk ever made.