DAN HARTMAN: INSTANT REPLAY Expanded Edition (SMCR-5139)

DAN HARTMAN: INSTANT REPLAY Expanded Edition (SMCR-5139)

Track listing:

  1. Instant Replay
  2. Countdown / This Is It
  3. Double-O-Love
  4. Chocolate Box
  5. Love Is A Natural
  6. Time And Space

 Bonus Tracks

  1. Instant Replay (US 12” single)
  2. Instant Replay (Replayed) (US 12” single)
  3. This Is It (US 12” single)
  4. Countdown (US 12” single)    

SoulMusic Records is proud to present an expanded edition of ‘Instant Replay,’ the best-selling 1978 album by multi-faceted music man Dan Hartman. In addition to the original album, this reissue includes (4) bonus tracks consisting of the both sides of (2) U.S. 12” singles.

Previously a singer and musician with the rock outfit, The Edgar Winter Group, Dan began his solo journey as a recording artist in 1976; when his debut LP didn’t enjoy sales success, Dan switched his focus to the world of dance music at a time when disco was emerging as a dominant musical genre globally.

 The single “Instant Replay” received an instant response on the U.S. Pop and R&B Charts as well as becoming a hit record throughout europe and beyond. Tracks from the LP (released just a few months later in 1978) such as the medley of Countdown and This Is It and the title track topped Billboard’s Dance Music/Club Play Chart.

 The entire lp was written and produced by Dan (who passed away in 1994) and recorded at his home studios in Connecticut and mixed by the legendary Tom Moulton, the pioneer of dance music/disco remixes who contributed at length to this 2016 reissue’s notes, penned by renowned U.S.writer, Justin Kantor; great remastering by Donald Cleveland on this exciting release that includes – for the first time on CD – the two sides of the single “This Is It” and “Countdown.”

TAVARES: DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC-THE REMIX PROJECT (SMCR-5142)

TAVARES: DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC-THE REMIX PROJECT (SMCR-5142)

Track listing:

1. Don’t Take Away The Music (Remix)
2. It Only Takes A Minute (Remix)
3. It Only Takes A Minute (US Disco Version)
4. It Only Takes A Minute (Extended Remix)
5. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (Remix)
6. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (Irresistible Angel Mix)
7. More Than A Woman (Remix)
8. More Than A Woman (Extended Remix)
9. One Minute (Instrumental)
10. Whodunit (Extended Remix)
11. Don’t Take Away The Music (Hands Off The Music MIx)

• SoulMusic Records is proud to present a specially-compiled CD of remixes of five of the major hits by international hitmakers Tavares by top European remix producer Ben Liebrand, four of which achieved major British chart impact when issued in 1985 and 1986 as well as a US disco version of “It Only Takes A Minute,” making its CD debut along with the Liebrand-penned instrumental “One Minute.”

• From 1973 to 1981, the brothers Tavares – Ralph, Feliciano (“Butch”) Arthur (“Pooch”) Antone (Chubby) and Perry (Tiny) – recorded a treasure trove of great albums and singles for Capitol Records. In 1975, the group enjoyed its first breakthrough hit with “It Only Takes A Minute”; in 1976, the timeless classic “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” became the team’s first global smash followed by “Don’t Take Away The Music” also became an international dance music/pop and R&B chartmaker. In 1977, the Bee Gees-penned “More Than A Woman” (from the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack) catapulted Tavares back into the worldwide charts as did “Whodunit.”

• Remastered by Donald Cleveland, this 2016 release follows the label’s reissue of seven Capitol albums by the group – Love Storm (SMCR-5127), Hard Core Poetry (SMCR-5097), Love Uprising (SMCR-5065), Madam Butterly (SMCR-5064), Supercharged (SMCR–5045), Sky-High! (SMCR-5023) and In The City (SMCR-5022). Stellar notes by renowned U.S. writer Kevin Goins include quotes from members of the group.

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