Already established as consistent hit-makers and dynamic live performers, Atlantic Starr - formed in 1976 in upstate New York, with a nucleus of three brothers, Jonathan, David and Wayne Lewis - were riding the quest of a wave of success in 1986 with the pop/R&B single "Secret Lovers" from the certified-gold LP "As The Band Turns" for A&M Records. The record's success occurred just as the group - slimmed down from it's original nine-member line-up to a quintet included the Lewis brothers, longtime member Joseph 'Joey' Phillips and new female lead singer, Barbara Weathers - had negotiated a new recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. SoulMusic Records is proud to present a 3-CD deluxe box set consisting of the two albums the group cut for Warner Brothers, 1987's ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, the 1989 set WE'RE MOVIN' ON and LOVE CRAZY, a third LP recorded for the Warners' imprint, Reprise Records in 1991, all with primary production by David & Wayne Lewis, and co-production by Jonathan Lewis. Extensive liner notes from renowned UK-based writer Charles Waring include new quotes from Jonathan Lewis and Rachel Oliver-Cobbin (the female lead vocalist for the Reprise album), stellar mastering from Nick Robbins and great artwork from Roger Williams make this reissue (produced by SoulMusic. Com founder David Nathan) a 'must have' for Atlantic Starr's global audience. Disc 1 is an expanded edition of ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, a US-certified gold LP that includes the now-timeless classic 'Always', a No. 1 pop and R&B single for the group, their biggest crossover hit and an international best-seller which reached No. 3 on the UK charts. Other standout tracks include the upbeat 'One Lover At A Time', a US Top 10 R&B single; the album's title track, a soulful ballad penned by famed songwriter Sam Dees; and, included on an international version of the 1987 CD, 'Armed And Dangerous', produced by Maurice White (of EW&F fame) and recorded by Atlantic Starr for the film of the same name. Bonus tracks consist of extended versions of 'One Lover At A Time' (remixed by Arthur Baker), 'Let The Sun In' (remixed by Bruce Forrester) and single edits of 'All In The Name Of Love' and 'Always'. Disc 2 consists of an expanded edition of WE'RE MOVIN' UP, with Porscha Martin replacing Barbara Weathers as lead female vocalist, boasted another Atlantic Starr classic, 'My First Love' which topped the US R&B charts in 1989. While the album did not achieve the same level of sales success as it's predecessor, notable cuts include 'My Sugar' (a US Top 30 R&B single) and the uptempo 'Bring It Back Home Again', represented here with the original LP version and two extended mixes, courtesy of Chicago DJ Joe Smooth. In addition to the single edit and an extended mix of 'My First Love', two tracks that were only issued on the CD version of the LP in 1989, 'Love Ain't Fair' and 'Woman's Touch' are also included. Disc 3 showcases LOVE CRAZY, Atlantic Starr's sole album for Reprise. By 1991, the group consisted of the three Lewis brothers with female vocalist Rachel Oliver replacing Porscha Martin. The team scored their biggest pop/R&B crossover hit with the certified gold single, 'Masterpiece', penned by pop tunesmith Kenny Nolan (known for hits with Labelle, Frankie Valli and Tavares among others). With ever-changing trends in R&B in particular, the album didn't achieve the kind of recognition it's content deserved with cuts like 'Unconditional Love', with an emotive vocal performance by Rachel Oliver and the ballad 'Lookin' For Love Again', co-written by Wayne Lewis and Sam Dees.
Already established as consistent hit-makers and dynamic live performers, Atlantic Starr - formed in 1976 in upstate New York, with a nucleus of three brothers, Jonathan, David and Wayne Lewis - were riding the quest of a wave of success in 1986 with the pop/R&B single "Secret Lovers" from the certified-gold LP "As The Band Turns" for A&M Records. The record's success occurred just as the group - slimmed down from it's original nine-member line-up to a quintet included the Lewis brothers, longtime member Joseph 'Joey' Phillips and new female lead singer, Barbara Weathers - had negotiated a new recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. SoulMusic Records is proud to present a 3-CD deluxe box set consisting of the two albums the group cut for Warner Brothers, 1987's ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, the 1989 set WE'RE MOVIN' ON and LOVE CRAZY, a third LP recorded for the Warners' imprint, Reprise Records in 1991, all with primary production by David & Wayne Lewis, and co-production by Jonathan Lewis. Extensive liner notes from renowned UK-based writer Charles Waring include new quotes from Jonathan Lewis and Rachel Oliver-Cobbin (the female lead vocalist for the Reprise album), stellar mastering from Nick Robbins and great artwork from Roger Williams make this reissue (produced by SoulMusic. Com founder David Nathan) a 'must have' for Atlantic Starr's global audience. Disc 1 is an expanded edition of ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, a US-certified gold LP that includes the now-timeless classic 'Always', a No. 1 pop and R&B single for the group, their biggest crossover hit and an international best-seller which reached No. 3 on the UK charts. Other standout tracks include the upbeat 'One Lover At A Time', a US Top 10 R&B single; the album's title track, a soulful ballad penned by famed songwriter Sam Dees; and, included on an international version of the 1987 CD, 'Armed And Dangerous', produced by Maurice White (of EW&F fame) and recorded by Atlantic Starr for the film of the same name. Bonus tracks consist of extended versions of 'One Lover At A Time' (remixed by Arthur Baker), 'Let The Sun In' (remixed by Bruce Forrester) and single edits of 'All In The Name Of Love' and 'Always'. Disc 2 consists of an expanded edition of WE'RE MOVIN' UP, with Porscha Martin replacing Barbara Weathers as lead female vocalist, boasted another Atlantic Starr classic, 'My First Love' which topped the US R&B charts in 1989. While the album did not achieve the same level of sales success as it's predecessor, notable cuts include 'My Sugar' (a US Top 30 R&B single) and the uptempo 'Bring It Back Home Again', represented here with the original LP version and two extended mixes, courtesy of Chicago DJ Joe Smooth. In addition to the single edit and an extended mix of 'My First Love', two tracks that were only issued on the CD version of the LP in 1989, 'Love Ain't Fair' and 'Woman's Touch' are also included. Disc 3 showcases LOVE CRAZY, Atlantic Starr's sole album for Reprise. By 1991, the group consisted of the three Lewis brothers with female vocalist Rachel Oliver replacing Porscha Martin. The team scored their biggest pop/R&B crossover hit with the certified gold single, 'Masterpiece', penned by pop tunesmith Kenny Nolan (known for hits with Labelle, Frankie Valli and Tavares among others). With ever-changing trends in R&B in particular, the album didn't achieve the kind of recognition it's content deserved with cuts like 'Unconditional Love', with an emotive vocal performance by Rachel Oliver and the ballad 'Lookin' For Love Again', co-written by Wayne Lewis and Sam Dees.
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Always: The Warner-Reprise Recordings 1987-1991
Artist: Atlantic Starr
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. All in the Name of Love (Expanded Edition)
2. One Lover at a Time
3. You Belong with Me
4. Females
5. Don't Take Me for Granted
6. Always
7. Armed and Dangerous (From the Motion Picture Soundtrack "Armed and Dangerous)
8. Let the Sun in
9. Thankful
10. I'm in Love
11. All in the Name of Love
12. My Mistake
13. Interlude
14. One Lover at a Time (Extended Version)
15. Let the Sun in (Extended Remix)
16. All in the Name of Love (Single Version)
17. Always (Single Edit)
18. We're Movin' Up (Expanded Edition)
19. Under Your Spell
20. Bring It Back Home Again
21. I'm in Love with You
22. Don't Start the Fire
23. Love Ain't Fair
24. My First Love
25. Woman's Touch
26. Friends
27. We're Movin' Up
28. My Sugar
29. I Can't Wait
30. You Deserve the Best
31. Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth Extended Mix)
32. Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth Underground Mix)
33. My First Love Extended Mix
34. My First Love (7" Edit)
35. Love Crazy
36. I Can't Wait
37. What's Good for You
38. Love Crazy
39. Hold on
40. Lookin' for Love Again
41. Come Lover
42. You Hit the Spot
43. Masterpiece
44. Girl, Your Love's So Fine
45. My Special Lover
46. Unconditional Love
47. Alhambra Knights
48. Mother Earth
49. Banquet of the Vanities
50. Café de Paris
51. Colombian Gold
52. Ocean Blues
53. Choctaw Ridge
54. Rio Grande
55. Vegas
56. Fiesta Mexicana
57. Hungarian Rhapsody
58. Across a River Wide (The Immigrant Song)

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Already established as consistent hit-makers and dynamic live performers, Atlantic Starr - formed in 1976 in upstate New York, with a nucleus of three brothers, Jonathan, David and Wayne Lewis - were riding the quest of a wave of success in 1986 with the pop/R&B single "Secret Lovers" from the certified-gold LP "As The Band Turns" for A&M Records. The record's success occurred just as the group - slimmed down from it's original nine-member line-up to a quintet included the Lewis brothers, longtime member Joseph 'Joey' Phillips and new female lead singer, Barbara Weathers - had negotiated a new recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. SoulMusic Records is proud to present a 3-CD deluxe box set consisting of the two albums the group cut for Warner Brothers, 1987's ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, the 1989 set WE'RE MOVIN' ON and LOVE CRAZY, a third LP recorded for the Warners' imprint, Reprise Records in 1991, all with primary production by David & Wayne Lewis, and co-production by Jonathan Lewis. Extensive liner notes from renowned UK-based writer Charles Waring include new quotes from Jonathan Lewis and Rachel Oliver-Cobbin (the female lead vocalist for the Reprise album), stellar mastering from Nick Robbins and great artwork from Roger Williams make this reissue (produced by SoulMusic. Com founder David Nathan) a 'must have' for Atlantic Starr's global audience. Disc 1 is an expanded edition of ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE, a US-certified gold LP that includes the now-timeless classic 'Always', a No. 1 pop and R&B single for the group, their biggest crossover hit and an international best-seller which reached No. 3 on the UK charts. Other standout tracks include the upbeat 'One Lover At A Time', a US Top 10 R&B single; the album's title track, a soulful ballad penned by famed songwriter Sam Dees; and, included on an international version of the 1987 CD, 'Armed And Dangerous', produced by Maurice White (of EW&F fame) and recorded by Atlantic Starr for the film of the same name. Bonus tracks consist of extended versions of 'One Lover At A Time' (remixed by Arthur Baker), 'Let The Sun In' (remixed by Bruce Forrester) and single edits of 'All In The Name Of Love' and 'Always'. Disc 2 consists of an expanded edition of WE'RE MOVIN' UP, with Porscha Martin replacing Barbara Weathers as lead female vocalist, boasted another Atlantic Starr classic, 'My First Love' which topped the US R&B charts in 1989. While the album did not achieve the same level of sales success as it's predecessor, notable cuts include 'My Sugar' (a US Top 30 R&B single) and the uptempo 'Bring It Back Home Again', represented here with the original LP version and two extended mixes, courtesy of Chicago DJ Joe Smooth. In addition to the single edit and an extended mix of 'My First Love', two tracks that were only issued on the CD version of the LP in 1989, 'Love Ain't Fair' and 'Woman's Touch' are also included. Disc 3 showcases LOVE CRAZY, Atlantic Starr's sole album for Reprise. By 1991, the group consisted of the three Lewis brothers with female vocalist Rachel Oliver replacing Porscha Martin. The team scored their biggest pop/R&B crossover hit with the certified gold single, 'Masterpiece', penned by pop tunesmith Kenny Nolan (known for hits with Labelle, Frankie Valli and Tavares among others). With ever-changing trends in R&B in particular, the album didn't achieve the kind of recognition it's content deserved with cuts like 'Unconditional Love', with an emotive vocal performance by Rachel Oliver and the ballad 'Lookin' For Love Again', co-written by Wayne Lewis and Sam Dees.