MASS PRODUCTION: IN THE PUREST FORM (2-CD) (WSCMR-5133D)

MASS PRODUCTION: IN THE PUREST FORM (2-CD) (WSCMR-5133D)

Disc: 1
1. Firecracker
2. Love You
3. With Pleasure
4. Our Thought [Purity]
5. Can’t You See I’m Fired Up
6. Eyeballin’
7. Next Year
8. Strollin’
9. Firecracker
10. Love You (7″ Single Version) [Stereo]
11. Our Thought (Purity)
12. Can’t You See I’m Fired Up (Single Version)
13. Eyeballin’ (12″ Single Version)
14. Firecracker (12″ Single Version)
15. Love You (12″ Single Version)

Disc: 2
1. Angel
2. Forever
3. Nature Lover
4. Come Back Hot
5. Eknuf [Instrumental]
6. Shante
7. Gonna Make You Love Me
8. Your Love
9. Please Don’t Leave Me
10. Angel (7″ Single Version)
11. Forever (7″ Single Version)
12. Shante (7″ Single Version)
13. Shante (Short Version)

1980’s “Massterpiece” became a top 30 U.S. charted LP, thanks to tracks such as the popular instrumental ‘Shante’ and the funky ‘Forever’ alongside the mellow ballad, ‘Angel.’

This exciting 2-CD set features a total of eleven bonus tracks including four 12” singles; informative notes by renowned U.S. Writer Kevin Goins including new quotes from key members of the band and superb remastering by Donald Cleveland.

THE DRAMATICS: SHAKE IT WELL

THE DRAMATICS: SHAKE IT WELL

Track Listing:

1. Shake It Well
2. You Make The Music
3. My Ship Won’t Sail Without You
4. Come Inside
5. Spaced Out Over You
6. That Heaven Kind Of Feeling
7. (I Like) Makin’ You So Happy
8. Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams
9. Music Is Forever
10. Shake It Well (US Single Edit) (Bonus Track)

In 1975, The Dramatics – original members Ron Banks and Willie Ford along with L.J. Reynolds, Larry “Squirrel” Demps and Lenny Mayes – signed with ABC Records: their first three albums for the label spawned R&B hits such as “Be My Girl” and a cover of Billy Paul’s “Me & Mrs. Jones”; for SHAKE IT WELL, the group continued working with producer Don Davis, reuniting with Tony Hester for two tracks, “Spaced Out Over You” and “Music Is Forever.”

For the SHAKE IT WELL sessions, producer Davis hired top session musicians including, Dennis Coffey, Ray Parker Jr., James Jamerson Sr. and Reginald Burke and the LP reached #10 on the R&B charts and #60 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

This reissue of SHAKE IT WELL marks its CD debut worldwide and was produced by David Nathan of SoulMusic.com, mastered by James Bragg of Chase The Ace, with artwork by Roger Williams and informative liner notes by renowned writer Matt Bauer featuring 2015 interviews with group members L.J. Reynolds and Willie Ford.