July 28th, 2015 by djrichiep
Imagination (1987) Instinctual UK 7″
Michael– British soul trio Imagination was birthed by singer Leee [not a typo] John and bassist Ashley Ingram, who had previously played with The Delfonics and Chairmen Of The Board; adding drummer Errol Kennedy, they formed in 1981. They were initially produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain, who met as cameramen on The Muppet Show; they became also well-known for producing Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ album, Bananarama’s self-titled second album (with “Cruel Summer”), and Alison Moyet’s debut solo album (with “Invisible”). Back to Imagination, while they made the American R&B Top 40 twice (and the R&B Top 100 five more times), and hit our Dance chart six times, they were definitely more of a name act in Britain, with three Top 10 hits, six more Top 40 hits, and eight more Top 100 hits. “Instinctual” was their last to chart in America, and it topped the Dance chart, while sadly not crossing to R&B, and only getting to #62 in Britain. They finally broke up in 1992, and Ashley went on to write songs for Des’ree, while Leee did a few solo tracks and a jazz album in 2005.
Label: RCA Records
Catalog#: PB 41697
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
The A Side:
The B Side:
Touch (Part Two) 4:22
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