Posts Tagged ‘Elektra Records’

Patrice Rushen (1980) Forget Me Nots 12″

Patrice Rushen (1980) Forget Me Nots 12"

The “Forget Me Nots” 12″ reissue from Patrice Rushen also features previous hits “Haven’t You Heard” and “Never Gonna Give You Up (Won’t Let You Be)”.

Patrice Rushen (1978) Hang It Up 12″ Promo

Patrice Rushen (1978) Hang It Up 12" Promo

This 12″ release from Patrice Rushen features extended versions of “Hang It Up” and “Play!” from her ‘Patrice’ album of 1978.

Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12″ Promo

Graham Parker And The Shot (1985) Wake Up (Next To You) 12" Promo

The promo 12″ of Graham Parker’s “Wake Up (Next To You)” features the LP Version and an edit version, it’s the only US Top 40 hit Parker ever enjoyed.

Shirley Murdock (1985) Go On Without You 12″ Promo

Shirley Murdock (1985) Go On Without You 12" Promo

The “Go On Without You” 12″ promo single by Shirley Murdock and produced by Roger Troutman features LP, instrumental, edit versions and an extended mix.

Shirley Murdock (1985) As We Lay 12″ Promo

Shirley Murdock (1985) As We Lay 12" Promo

The 12″ promo release of “As We Lay” by Shirley Murdock features a remix, edit and Midnight Mix of the song produced by Roger Troutman.

Shirley Murdock (1985) No More 12″ Promo

Shirley Murdock (1985) No More 12" Promo

Shirley Murdock’s 12″ promo release of “No More” features remix, instrumental and edit versions of the Roger Troutman produced track.

Howard Jones (1986) Action Replay EP

Howard Jones (1986) Action Replay EP

The ‘Action Replay’ EP from 1986 was released in the US and Canada in support of the single “No One Is To Blame” from the Howard Jones LP ‘Dream Into Action’. The EP contained remixes and tracks that had previously been released only in the UK. In 2011 the UK trumped North America by reissuing the EP on CD. It has never been released in the US on CD.

Shirley Murdock (1985) As We Lay 7″

Shirley Murdock (1985) As We Lay 7"

“As We Lay”, produced by Roger Troutman, comes from Shirley Murdock’s first solo album. It was a Top 5 R&B hit and and a Top 40 pop hit in 1986-1987.

David Sanborn (1994) Got To Give It Up 12″ Promo

David Sanborn (1994) Got To Give It Up 12" Promo

From David Sanborn’s 1994 LP ‘Hearsay’ comes his homage to Marvin Gaye. This 12″ features the cover of the classic Gaye tune “Got To Give It Up” in various remixes by Joe Ferla. Ferla is an engineer and producer that has worked with numerous artists like Roberta Flack, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards and Luther Vandross.

David Sanborn (1992) Bang Bang UK 12″

David Sanborn (1992) Bang Bang UK 12"

Here’s a UK 12″ single from David Sanborn’s 1992 LP ‘Upfront’. Remixes on this record were done by the Eezee Life Posse. I looked them up on Discogs, this is the only record credited to them and Google didn’t turn up anything either. Anyone got the scoop on the Posse?

Entouch (1989) All Nite 12″

Entouch (1989) All Nite 12"

I’m gonna love ya, Girl I’m gonna show ya, That I can do it right, I’m singing all nite, All nite long baby, (All nite long), I’m singing all nite, All nite long baby, (All nite long).

Starpoint (1985) Object Of My Desire 12″ Promo

Starpoint (1985) Object Of My Desire 12" Promo

The Brief: The ‘Restless‘ LP by Starpoint is by far my favorite album from the group.  The Keith Diamond production makes it a solid record from beginning to end. Four singles were released to promote the album, the first two, “Object Of My Desire” and “What You Benn Missin” were Top 10 on the Billboard […]

EBN-OZN (1983) AEIOU Sometimes Y 12″

EBN-OZN (1983) AEIOU Sometimes Y 12"

But you know I was really flipped out you know and she asked me if I’m angry or something I said of course I’m angry man this isn’t high school or anything you know so I’m feeling really cavalier and I say ah…call me if you want to…huh, yeah…call me if you want to. So she rang me up and she says, “Hey! Do you wanna go out?” Huh, Do I wanna go out. A E I O U Sometimes Y, A E I O U Sometimes Y.

Deee-Lite (1990) Power Of Love 12″

Deee-Lite (1990) Power Of Love 12"

“Power Of Love” was the second single released from the Top 20 charting album ‘World Clique’ by Deee-Lite in 1990. The album spawned 3 Billboard Hot Dance/Disco number ones including this single which topped the chart for 2 weeks.

Starpoint – Restless 12″

Starpoint - Restless 12"

The A Side: Restless (Vocal/Extended Remixed Version) 4:43 Restless (Dub Version) 5:00 The B Side: Restless (Vocal/Edit of Remixed Version) 3:58 Restless (Instrumental Version) 3:58 The Brief: Starpoint’s most commercially successful album release was 1985’s ‘Restless’. The album contained the group’s only Top 40 pop hit, “Object Of My Desire”. The bulk of the LP […]

Pieces Of A Dream – Fo-Fi-Fo 12″ Promo

Pieces Of A Dream - Fo-Fi-Fo 12" Promo

The A Side: Fo-Fi-Fo (Vocal/LP Version) 4:40 The A Side: Fo-Fi-Fo (Vocal/LP Version) 4:40 The Brief: “You guys play jazz?” “No!” Well, sometimes they do and whether it’s jazz or R&B, they do it well. Pieces of a Dream hail from the city of Philadelphia and the nucleus of the band was formed in 1976 by […]

Joeski Love – Pee-Wee’s Dance 12″

Joeski Love - Pee-Wee's Dance 12"

The A Side: Pee-Wee’s Dance (Vocal/Long Version) 4:29 The B Side: Pee-Wee’s Dance (Acappella Beat) 2:56 Pee-Wee’s Dance (Instrumental) 4:23 The Brief: “Pee-Wee’s Dance by Joeski Love was the selected as Best Rap Single at the 1987 Soul Train Music Awards. The song is a homage to Pee-Wee Herman’s dance moves over a pumped up […]

Howard Jones – New Song 12″

Howard Jones - New Song 12"

  The A Side: New Song (Vocal) 4:15 Change The Man (Vocal) 4:27 The B Side: New Song (Extended Version) 5:27 Conditioning (Vocal) 4:06 The Brief: Howard Jones was one of the defining figures of mid 1980s synthpop. He released his first album on Elektra Records in 1984. The LP was ‘Human’s Lib’ and the […]

Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better 12″

Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better 12"

The A Side: Things Can Only Get Better (Vocal/LP Version) 3:59 What Is Love? (Vocal/New Extended Version) 6:34 The B Side: Things Can Only Get Better (Vocal/Extended Version) 7:26 New Song (Vocal/New Version) 5:23 The Brief: Not only is “Things Can Only Get Better” my favorite Howard Jones song but, this 12” made it even […]

The Cars – Hello Again 12″

The Cars - Hello Again 12"

The A Side: Hello Again (Remix Version/Vocal) 5:54 Hello Again (Dub Version) 6:02 The B Side: Hello Again (LP Version/Vocal) 3:47 The Brief: All of the surviving, original members of The Cars have recently reunited to record the new album “Move Like This” and have embarked on a tour in support of it. Lead singer […]

The Georgia Satellites – Battleship Chains 12″ Promo

The Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains 12" Promo

“Battleship Chains” by Georgia Satellites came from their self-titled debut album. This promo 12″ features the LP Version and the Party Mix.

Patrice Rushen – Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) 12″ Promo

Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) 12" Promo

The A Side: Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (LP Version) 6:48 The B Side: Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (Edit of LP Version) 4:52 Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (Dub Version) 7:04 The Brief: Patrice Rushen is a classically trained pianist who signed her first recording contract with Prestige Records in 1974. […]

Starpoint – Restless LP

Starpoint - Restless LP

Side A: Object Of My Desire One More Night Emotions See The Light Side B: Till The End Of Time Don’t Take Your Love Away Restless What You Been Missin’ The Brief: Starpoint were a U.S. based R&B group that released their first LP in 1980. The release of ‘Restless’ in 1985 led to the […]

Starpoint – It’s So Delicious 12″ (Promo)

Starpoint - It's So Delicious 12" (Promo)

Side A: It’s So Delicious (Dance Mix) 6:27 Side B: It’s So Delicious (Instrumental Dub) 5:37 The Brief: Starpoint’s 5th album, ‘It’s So Delicious’ was released in 1983. The title track was released as a single that entered the Hot Black Singles chart on October 1, 1983 but only got as high as #79 with […]

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