Patrice Rushen - Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 Vinyl 3LP
Patrice Rushen Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 Vinyl 3LP
Strut present the first definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen, covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra/Asylum from 1978 to 1984. Rushen joined the Elektra/Asylum roster in 1978 as they launched a pop/jazz division alongside visionaries like Donald Byrd and Grover Washington, Jr. "The idea was to create music that was good for commercial radio/R&B," Patrice explains. "We were all making sophisticated dance music, essentially."
Early classics like "Music Of The Earth" and "Let's Sing A Song Of Love" were among Patrice's first as a lead vocalist before her Pizzazz album landed in 1979, featuring the unique disco of "Haven't You Heard" and one of her greatest ballads, "Settle For My Love." Slick dancefloor anthem "Never Gonna Give You Up" and the Posh album in 1980 led to her landmark album Straight From The Heart two years later. Receiving little support from her label, Patrice and her production team personally funded a promo campaign for the first single from it, "Forget Me Nots."
It went on to peak at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album was later Grammy-nominated, while the track became a timeless anthem and popular sample. Patrice's final album for Elektra, Now kept the bar high with sparse, synth-led songs including "Feel So Real" and "To Each His Own." It concluded a golden era creatively for Patrice which remains revered by soul and disco aficionados the world over.
Remind Me features all of Patrice Rushen's chart singles, 12" versions and popular sample sources on one album for the first time. The vinyl 3LP-set has been fully remastered by The Carvery from the original tapes and also includes an exclusive new interview with Patrice and rare photos.
Patrice Rushen Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 Track Listing:
1. Music Of The Earth
2. Let's Sing A Song Of Love
3. When I Found You
4. Haven't You Heard (12" Version)
5. Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up (with DJ Rogers)
1. Forget Me Nots (12" Version)
2. Look Up! (Long Version)
3. Where There Is Love
4. Never Gonna Give You Up (Won't Let You Be) [Long Version]
5. Number One (12" Version)
1. All We Need
2. Remind Me (LP Version)
3. Settle For My Love
4. Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) (12" Version)
5. To Each His Own
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