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LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS: ON A NEW STREET/HOLD ON EXPANDED EDITION (SMCR-5083D)
Track listing:

ON A NEW STREET (Disc 1):
1. I’m Falling In Love With You
2. Lazy Susan
3. The Loneliest House On The Block
4. I Don’t Have Time To Worry
5. La La La At The End
6. That's What Love Is All About
7. What Good Am I Without You
8. I’ll Be Loving You Sooner Or Later
9. Loving You Won't Hurt As Much Tomorrow
10. Heartaches Never Entered My Mind
11. Easier Said Than Done
Bonus Track:
12. La La La At The End (Alternate Mix)

ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS: HOLD ON (Disc 2)
1. Hold On (Just A Little Bit Longer)
2. You Are The World To Me
3. I Can Feel The Need
4. Young Girl
5. My Baby’s Back
6. If You Can’t Think Of Anything Else
7. Promise Me
8. Back Where You Belong
9. I’ve Got To Let You Go
Bonus Tracks:
10. Hold On (Just A Little Bit Longer) (US Avco stereo single)
11. I’ve Got To Let You Go (US Avco stereo single)
12. I’ve Got To Let You Go (Stereo mix)
13. I’ve Got To Let You Go (Mono short version)

• SoulMusic Records is extremely proud to reissue two much-sought after albums by the legendary group Little Anthony & The Imperials, the 1973 LP ON A NEW STREET and the ultra-rare HOLD ON, which was withdrawn after just a few weeks after its initial release in 1975.

• Anthony and The Imperials were already established as hitmakers (thanks to classic recordings like “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “Hurts So Bad,” and “Tears On My Pillow”) by the time they signed with Avco Records. For their debut album for the label, the quartet chose to work with two producers, Teddy Randazzo (with whom they’d enjoyed their mid-60’s hits and Thom Bell (enjoying success with The Delfonics and just beginning his hit-filled association with The Stylistics). With its soulful sophistication, ON A NEW STREET benefited from the superb arrangements and production of both Randazzo and Bell and included the Top 30 R&B hit, “I’m Falling In Love With You.”

• For HOLD ON, their second Avco album, the team worked with two of Thom Bell’s then-proteges, his brother (the late) Tony Bell and future hitmaker in his own right, Phil Hurtt, both of whom co-wrote all nine tracks for the project. The single, “Hold On (Just A Little Bit Longer)” achieved some chart success and has since become a much-sought after Philly ‘70s classic particularly among UK soul music buyers.

• Extensive notes for this 2-CD set by renowned US writer Kevin Goins include a new 2013 interview with Anthony Gourdine along with quotes from producer Phil Hurtt and lyricist Victoria Pike among others.



About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.
  
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