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RSR005 - Steve Elliott - True Image (12” LP) - available 25th January
Rain&Shine continue the love for Steve Elliott’s self-produced music by giving his second LP ‘Completion Of A Miracle’ (1982) another lease of life. Remastered from the original reel-to-reel tapes. Includes dancefloor cut ‘Wake Up’. Another essential release from Rain&Shine, set to become a future collector’s item.
RSR004 - Steve Elliott - True Image (12” LP) - available Q1 2019
Rain&Shine proudly present Steve Elliott’s first album - True Image (1981). After failing to find musicians with the same direction and devotion to music he had acquired, Steve taught himself to play eleven different instruments and move from hometown of Pasadena, California to Denver Colorado. Eager to express his musical ability, Steve became a DJ on KDKO radio, and would then go on to compose, arrange and perform True Image on September 20th 1981 with a collection of drum machines, synthesizers, and contributing musicians on rhodes, flute, guitar and vocals. Mr. Elliott’s philosophy is “You hold in your hand a dream, a dream come true by a man whose only objective was to express the love he contains, the love we all contain within through music.”
RSRLTD001 - Skye - Ain’t No Need / Ain’t No Need (Dance) (45)
Limited to 1000 copies, no repress, hand-numbered sleeve!
RSR003 - ENERGIZE - Piece Of Class / Star Of The Disco (45)
Modern soul/disco record from Marin County band ‘ENERGIZE’ 1979. Review courtesy of Juno: Astonishingly, original copies of Energize's 1979 private press single "Piece of Class" have changed hands for over 500 quid online. Helpfully, Rain & Shine have decided to save us all a few bob by slinging out this licensed reissue. The title track is something of a bustling disco-funk gem - a genuinely wonderful fusion of hazy vocals, dueling horn solos, spacey synthesizer flourishes and driving bass guitar. B-side "Star of the Disco" is an even more up-tempo affair, with mazy saxophone solos, rasping horn stabs and starry jazz-funk keys riding a walking bassline and high-octane disco drums.
RSR002 - The Nelson Family - Filled With His Spirit (12" LP)
A joyful body of work from The Nelson Family of Washington DC. 1986. Gospel record with super production, featuring top tracks 'Thank You Lord', a favorite of DJs in the know including Floating Points & Skymark, plus 'Everlasting Love' and title track 'Filled With His Spirit'.
RSR001 - Chain Reaction - Search For Tomorrow / Say Yeah (45)
Seminal modern soul record by Chain Reaction out of Waterbury, Connecticut 1979. Official re-issue initially released on RSD (Record Store Day) April 2018. DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Skymark, Waxist, Ge-Ology and more! Photo credits: Turntablelab.com. Thanks to Tom Noble NYC for his help with the release.
RSRLTD002 & 003 - Announced soon for RSD 2019!
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