Rose Royce: Strikes Again: Expanded Edition

Rose Royce: Strikes Again: Expanded Edition
Title: Strikes Again: Expanded Edition
Label: BBR

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1978 funk/soul classic. Having spent the 1960s redefining R&B through writing/producing most of The Temptations' hits, Rose Royce would prove to be Norman Whitfield's most enduring project of the 1970s. With 1976's multi-racial quasi-musical Car Wash acting as the band's launch, the Grammy-winning soundtrack was a playful guide to the funk/disco the band would expand on through the remainder of the disco era. Signing to Whitfield's self-titled label, Rose Royce would close out the 1970s with internationally successful hits. Whilst the album's deviation from light-hearted funk/disco offers some of the band's most resonant moments to date, album closer 'That's What's Wrong With Me' creates another diversion. It's a return to jolting disco but following a run of ballads on the record's second half, there is more urgency to it; determination even. At over six minutes, the track manages to perfectly encapsulate the journey the band have taken in the preceding tracks and soar with more confidence subsequently.

1.1 Get Up Off Your Fat
1.2 Do It, Do It
1.3 I'm in Love (And I Love the Feeling)
1.4 First Come, First Serve
1.5 Love Don't Live Here Anymore
1.6 Angel in the Sky
1.7 Help
1.8 Let Me Be the First to Know
1.9 That's What's Wrong with Me
1.10 First Come, First Serve (Single Version)
1.11 Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Single Version)
1.12 That's What's Wrong with Me (Single Version)

Rose Royce: Strikes Again: Expanded Edition

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