• Considered the premier U.K. soul band of the ‘80s and on to the ‘90s, Loose Ends was formed in 1981 with an original line-up of Steve Nichol, Jane Eugene and Carl McIntosh.
• Originally known as “Loose End,” the trio began recording s series of singles for Virgin Records in 1982. A year later, the group started work on their first LP with renowned Philadelphia producer Nick Martinelli cutting an entire album of original material, penned by the group members. In 1984, A LITTLE SPICE was issued in the UK and reached No. 46 on the UK album charts, spawning three charted singles, “Tell Me What You Want,” “(Emergency) Dial 999” and “Choose Me (Rescue Me).” The US version of the album was issued by MCA Records in 1985 and reached the Top 5 on the R&B charts and No. 46 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.
• This original UK version of A LITTLE SPICE has been out of print on CD for many years. This great expanded edition – co-produced by renowned US reissue producer Donald Cleveland and SoulMusic.com’s David Nathan - includes the group’s first three singles (as Loose End) and two additional Loose Ends non-album tracks as well as extended versions of the hit singles, “Tell Me What You Want” and “Choose Me (Rescue Me).”
• Notes by David Nathan include quotes from 2011 interviews with Steve, Jane, Carl and other key players in the Loose Ends story.
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.