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Big Break’s Full Summer Slate Includes Isleys, Pointers, Prince Partners

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The fine folks at Big Break Records have got another large batch of new titles for release in the U.K. on July 25, and we figured now was a good time to share not only the track lists and details with you, but look ahead at some of the huge titles they’re prepping for next month.

There are a few really great, underrated titles from some big-name acts in next week’s batch, including expansions of The Isley Brothers’ Between the Sheets (1983) and I Can See Clearly Now (1972) by Johnny Nash. But there are some deeper titles for cratediggers, all augmented with bonus tracks. Particularly, two discs from the Total Experience Records catalogue (Prime Time’s Flying High (1984) and The Gap Band’s Gap Band 8 (1986)) and some other dance/soul classics from around the Sony Music catalogue (The Nite-Liters, Keith Barrow, The Joneses).

But August is just as exciting a month for the label, featuring some Prince-ly project and the what may be Big Break’s most ambitious release yet. Read all about it after the jump!

August 15 will see just one Big Break title released, but it’s a pretty elaborate one. The label’s releasing The Pointer Sisters’ Break Out – which spawned major hits in “Jump,” “Automatic” and “Neutron Dance” – as a deluxe, two-disc set. This package, contained in a digipak instead of the usual super jewel cases that hold BBR reissues, will feature both pressings of the album – both the original 1983 pressing and the 1984 reissue that remixed several tracks and added “I’m So Excited” from the sisters’ previous album in 1982 (which, off the strength of that inclusion, became a Top 10 hit) – as well as just about every non-LP remix that was pressed on wax on each side of the Atlantic.

Then, on August 29, another batch of five BBR titles will be unleashed. Prince fanatics will want to pay certain attention to this one: the batch includes the first-ever CD release of Andre Cymone’s A.C., which included “The Dance Electric,” which Prince wrote and produced for his former bandmate and childhood friend, as well as Change’s Change of Heart, one of the first productions by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis after being sacked from The Time by His Royal Badness. (That album will include an unreleased track, too – an alternate remix of the title track.)

The full scoop on every album is below; pre-order links are only live for the July releases, but when all the discs are ready to order, they’ll be added.

Prime Time, Flying High: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0062, 2011)

  1. I Owe It to Myself
  2. Make Up Your Mind
  3. Flying High
  4. I Want Somebody Tonight (Shoo Be Do Bop)
  5. Spinning
  6. Give It to the Beat
  7. Love Talk
  8. I Can’t Get You Off My Mind
  9. Talk It Over
  10. Anytime is Primetime (Theme Song)
  11. I Owe It to Myself (12″ Version)
  12. Give It to the Beat (12″ Version)
  13. Love Talk (12″ Version)
  14. I Owe It to Myself (Instrumental)
  15. Give It to the Beat (Instrumental)
  16. Love Talk (Instrumental)

Tracks 1-10 released as Total Experience Records LP TEL8-5702, 1984
Tracks 11 and 14 released as Total Experience Records 12″ TED1-2608, 1984
Tracks 12 and 15 released as Total Experience Records 12″ TED1-2612, 1984
Tracks 13 and 16 released as Total Experience Records 12″ TED1-2603, 1984

The Nite-Liters, A-Nal-Y-Sis: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0063, 2011)

  1. Serenade for a Jive Turkey
  2. Anything Goes
  3. The Happy Hooker
  4. Craaaashing
  5. Damn
  6. Valdez in the Country
  7. Drumology
  8. Cowboy
  9. Excuse Me While I Do My Thing
  10. Pee-Foul
  11. Serenade for a Jive Turkey (Single Edit)

Tracks 1-10 released as RCA LP APL1-0211, 1973
Track 11 released on RCA single APB0-0244, 1973

Johnny Nash, I Can See Clearly Now: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0064, 2011)

  1. Stir It Up
  2. That’s the Way We Get By
  3. Guava Jelly
  4. (It Was) So Nice While It Lasted
  5. Ooh Baby You’ve Been Good to Me
  6. You Poured Sugar on Me
  7. I Can See Clearly Now
  8. Comma Comma
  9. We’re All Alike
  10. How Good It Is
  11. The Fish and the Alley of Destruction
  12. There Are More Questions Than Answers
  13. Cream Puff

Tracks 1-12 released as Epic LP KE-31607 (U.S.)/CBS S-64840 (U.K.), 1972
Track 13 released on Epic single 5-10873 (U.S.)/CBS 7800 (U.K.), 1972

Keith Barrow, Keith Barrow: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0065, 2011)

  1. Mr. Magic Man
  2. Teach Me (It’s Something About Love)
  3. I Put the Twinkle in Your Eye
  4. A World of Lonely People
  5. You Don’t Know How Hard It Is to Make It
  6. Didn’t You Know You’d Have to Cry Sometime
  7. Precious
  8. Questions
  9. We’ve Got a Right to Be Wrong
  10. Precious (Long Version)

Tracks 1-9 released as Columbia LP PC-34465, 1977
Track 10 released on Columbia 12″ 3-10394 (U.S.)/CBS 4662 (U.K.), 1977

The Joneses, The Joneses: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0066, 2011)

  1. Who Loves You
  2. In Love Again
  3. (If You Could Have) Your Love for a Song
  4. All the Little Pieces
  5. Music to My Ears
  6. Lies
  7. Groovin’ on Ya
  8. Merry Go Round
  9. Universal Love
  10. Rat Race
  11. Rat Race (Single Version)

Tracks 1-9 released as Epic LP PE-34898, 1977
Track 10 released on Epic 7″ 8-50505, 1977

The Isley Brothers, Between the Sheets: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0067, 2011)

  1. Choosey Lover
  2. Touch Me
  3. I Need Your Body
  4. Between the Sheets
  5. Let’s Make Love Tonight
  6. Ballad for the Fallen Soldier
  7. Slow Down Children
  8. Way Out Love
  9. Gettin’ Over
  10. Rock You Good
  11. Between the Sheets (Instrumental Version)
  12. Choosey Lover (Instrumental Version)
  13. I Need Your Body (Instrumental Version)
  14. Let’s Make Love Tonight (Instrumental Version)
  15. Between the Sheets (Single Version)

Tracks 1-10 released as T-Neck Records LP FZ-38674 (U.S.)/Epic EPC-25419 (U.K.), 1983
Tracks 11 and 15 released as T-Neck Records 7″ ZS4-03797 (U.S.)/Epic A-3513 (U.K.), 1983
Track 12 released on T-Neck Records 7″ ZS4-03994 (U.S.)/Epic A-3690 (U.K.), 1983
Track 13 released on T-Neck Records promotional 12″ 4Z9-04148, 1983
Track 14 released on T-Neck Records 7″ ZS4-04320, 1983

The Gap Band, The Gap Band 8: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records CDBBR0068, 2011)

  1. Big Fun
  2. I Can’t Live Without Your Love
  3. Get Loose, Get Funky
  4. Don’t Take It Away
  5. Keep Holding On
  6. I’ll Always Love You
  7. Bop B Da B Da Da (How Music Came About)
  8. I Owe It to Myself
  9. Big Fun (12″ Mix)
  10. Zibble, Zibble (Get the Money) a.k.a. Get Loose, Get Funky (12″ Mix)
  11. How Music Came About (Bop B Da B Da Da) (12″ Mix)
  12. I Owe It to Myself (12″ Mix)

Tracks 1-8 released as Total Experience Records LP 2700-1-T (U.S.)/FL-82700 (U.K.), 1986
Track 9 released on Total Experience Records 12″ 2701-1-TD (U.S.)/FT-49780 (U.K.), 1986
Track 10 released on Total Experience Records 12″ 2705-1-TD (U.S.)/FT-49744 (U.K.), 1986
Tracks 11-12 released on Total Experience Records 12″ FT-49756 (U.K.), 1986

The Pointer Sisters, Break Out: Deluxe Special Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

Disc 1: 1984 LP Version and bonus remixes

  1. Jump (for My Love) (Remix)
  2. Automatic
  3. I’m So Excited (12″ Remix Edit)
  4. I Need You
  5. Neutron Dance
  6. Dance Electric
  7. Easy Persuasion
  8. Baby Come and Get It
  9. Telegraph Your Love
  10. Operator (Remix)
  11. Automatic (Special Remix)
  12. Jump (for My Love) (Long Version)
  13. I Need You (U.K. Special Remix)
  14. I’m So Excited (Extended Remix)
  15. Neutron Dance (Remix)
  16. Baby Come and Get It (Extended Version)

Disc 2: Original 1983 LP and single remixes

  1. Jump
  2. Automatic
  3. Baby Come and Get It
  4. I Need You
  5. Dance Electric
  6. Neutron Dance
  7. Easy Persuasion
  8. Nightline
  9. Telegraph Your Love
  10. Operator
  11. I Need You (Single Remix)
  12. Automatic (Single Edit)
  13. Jump (for My Love) (Single Remix)
  14. I’m So Excited (Single Remix)
  15. Neutron Dance (Single Edit)
  16. Baby Come and Get It (Single Edit)
  17. I Need You (U.S. Special Remix)
  18. Jump (for My Love) (12″ Instrumental)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10 released as Planet Records LP BXL1-4705A, 1984
Disc 1, Track 3 is an edit of a mix that originally appeared on Planet Records 12″ YD-13384 (U.S.), 1982. Original version of that track appeared on So Excited (Planet Records, 1982)
Disc 1, Track 11 released on Planet Records 12″ YD-13721 (U.S.)/RPST 105 (U.K.), 1983
Disc 1, Track 12 and Disc 2, Track 18 released on Planet Records 12″ YW-13781 (U.S.), 1983/RPST 106 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 1, Track 13 released on Planet Records 12″ RPST 107 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 1, Track 14 released on Planet Records 12″ YD-13384 (U.S.), 1982/RPST 108 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 1, Track 15 released on Planet Records 12″ YD-13952 (U.S.), 1983/RPST 109 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 1, Track 16 released on Planet Records 12″ YD-14042 (U.S.), 1983
Disc 2, Tracks 1-10 released as Planet Records LP BXL1-4705, 1983
Disc 2, Track 12 released on Planet Records 7″ YB-13730 (U.S.), 1983/RPS 105 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 2, Track 13 released on Planet Records 7″ YB-13780 (U.S.), 1983/RPS 106 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 2, Track 14 released on Planet Records 7″ YB-13327 (U.S.), 1982/RPS 108 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 2, Track 15 released on Planet Records 7″ YB-13951 (U.S.), 1983/RPS 109 (U.K.), 1984
Disc 2, Track 16 released on Planet Records 7″ YB-14041 (U.S.), 1983
Disc 2, Track 17 released on Planet Records 12″ YD-13681 (U.S.), 1983

Linda Williams, City Living: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

  1. City Living
  2. No Love, No Where, Without You
  3. Oh Honey
  4. Elevate Our Minds
  5. Do It
  6. Our Song
  7. Welcome Little One
  8. Loving You Forever
  9. Happy Music
  10. City Living (Single Version)
  11. No Love, No Where, Without You (Single Version)

Tracks 1-9 released as Arista LP AB-4242, 1979
Track 10 released on Arista 7″ AS 0489, 1979
Track 11 released on Arista 7″ AS 0442, 1979

Andre Cymone, A.C.: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

  1. The Dance Electric
  2. Lipstick Lover
  3. Really Wild Girl
  4. Book of Love
  5. Satisfaction
  6. Sweet Sensuality
  7. Vacation
  8. Neon Pussycat
  9. The Dance Electric (Long Version)
  10. Lipstick Lover (Club Version)
  11. Satisfaction (12″ Remix)
  12. Red Light
  13. Fallin’ Fallin’
  14. The Dance Electric (Single Version)
  15. Lipstick Lover (Instrumental)

Tracks 1-8 released as Columbia LP FC-40037, 1985
Tracks 9, 12 and 14 released as Columbia 12″ 44-05249, 1985
Track 10 released on Columbia 12″ 44-05315, 1985
Track 11 released on Colubmia 12″ 44 05335, 1985
Track 13 exact origin unknown
Track 15 released on Columbia 7″ 38-05710, 1985

Michael Wycoff, Love Conquers All: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

  1. Still Got the Magic (Sweet Delight)
  2. Looking Up to You
  3. Love is So Easy
  4. Can We Be Friends
  5. Diamond Real
  6. Love Conquers All
  7. Take This Chance Again
  8. It’s Over
  9. Looking Up to You (Instrumental Reprise)
  10. Diamond Real (12″ Remix)
  11. Love is So Easy (Single Version)
  12. Still Got the Magic (Sweet Delight) (Single Version)
  13. Diamond Real (Instrumental Remix)

Tracks 1-8 released as RCA Victor LP NFL1-8004, 1982
Track 9 released on RCA Victor promotional 12″ JT-13215, 1982
Tracks 10 and 13 released as RCA Victor 12″ PD-13324, 1982
Track 11 released on RCA Victor 12″ PD-13215, 1982
Track 12 released on RCA 7″ 209 (U.K.), 1982

Change, This is Your Time: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

  1. Got to Get Up
  2. This is Your Time
  3. Angel
  4. Magical Night
  5. Stay ‘N Fit
  6. Tell Me Why
  7. You’ll Never Realize
  8. Don’t Wait Another Night
  9. This is Your Time (Short Version)
  10. Magical Night (Short Version)
  11. Don’t Wait Another Night (Short Version)
  12. Got to Get Up (Edit)
  13. You’ll Never Realize (Single Version)
  14. Got to Get Up (Long Version)

Tracks 1-8 released as Atlantic LP 80053-1, 1983
Tracks 9 and 13 released as Atlantic 7″ 7-89883, 1983
Track 10 released as Atlantic promotional 12″ DMD-631, 1983
Track 11 released on Atlantic 7″ 7-89828, 1983
Tracks 12 and 14 released as Atlantic promotional 12″ DMD-665, 1983

Change, Change of Heart: Expanded Edition (Big Break Records, 2011)

  1. Say You Love Me Again
  2. Change of Heart
  3. Warm
  4. True Love
  5. You Are My Melody
  6. Lovely Lady
  7. Got My Eyes on You
  8. It Burns Me Up
  9. Change of Heart (Single Version)
  10. It Burns Me Up (Edit)
  11. You Are My Melody (Edit)
  12. Change of Heart (12″ Alternative Dance Mix)

Tracks 1-8 released as Atlantic LP 80151-1, 1984
Track 9 released on Atlantic 7″ 7-89684, 1984
Track 10 released on WEA 7″ YZ-7 (U.K.), 1984
Track 11 released on WEA 7″ YZ-14 (U.K.), 1984
Track 12 previously unreleased

Written by Mike Duquette

July 13, 2011 at 12:29

5 Responses

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  1. That Nite-Liters album is really good. It’s Harvey Fuqua affiliated group. They’re a subset of The New Birth.

    The Pointer Sisters album brings back memories. Automatic, Jump For My Love, Neutron Dance, and of course I’m So Excited were always on blast at home growing up.

    Eric Luecking

    July 13, 2011 at 13:26

  2. I’m looking forward to Break Out. It should be a big seller for BBR. I know it’s been highly anticipated for some time.

    Tom

    July 13, 2011 at 20:14

  3. I think it’s great that BBR continues to reissue great stuff, but their maximized remastering style leaves a lot to be desired.

    Kym

    July 14, 2011 at 02:03

  4. That Breakout set is epic. I had no idea there were THAT many remixes, alternate versions, etc. from that album.

    Don

    July 14, 2011 at 09:49

  5. This is NOT the first release of the Andre Cymone CD. In fact all of the Andre albums were briefly on CD in the longbox days when Dance Electric became a hit. Glad to see it coming back, but think it may have been wiser to do a box of all the albums and sell to the hardcore Prince fans who have been after these for years.

    Jroug

    July 14, 2011 at 20:54


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