Friday, July 12, 2013

ROMAN HOLLIDAY/Cookin' On The Roof: Digitally remastered and expanded edition due on July 30th, 2013!


ROMAN HOLLIDAY

COOKIN' ON THE ROOF
(Digitally Remastered & Expanded Edition)

7.30.13







Finally!

Like JoBoxers, Dexys Midnight Runners, Haircut 100 and a few other bands, Roman Holliday stepped outside the box when creating music.  The guys in RH wrote a set of crackin' Pop tunes that other bands would kill for.. However, instead of slashing away at guitars or plonking a few keys on the synthesizer, they added a Swing beat, some horns and put out a top notch debut album in 1983 that pre-dated the Swing revival by about 10 years!

With two non-album b-sides (which I believe were on the U.S. cassette?) as well as two acapella versions and two remixes, this is going to be amazing... 


·         ROMAN HOLLIDAY were an early 1980s pop band who mixed swing jazz into their sound to great effect.

·         In 1983, the band scored a memorable hit single with ‘Don’t Try To Stop It’, which peaked at No. 14 in the UK and made the US Billboard Top 75.

·         Debut album COOKIN’ ON THE ROOF reached the UK Top 40 and also graced the US Billboard listings, opening with their hit but also including the band’s earlier, minor hit ‘Stand By’ and subsequent Top 40 hit ‘Motormania.’

·         This is the first time that COOKIN’ ON THE ROOF has been on CD in the UK (it was only previously issued in Japan). It’s remastered from the original tapes with six bonus tracks.


·         Original members of ROMAN HOLLIDAY are helping out with this long-overdue reissue, contributing rare photos and pictures for the booklet as well as being involved with the sleeve-notes.

Tracks: 

1.     DON'T TRY TO STOP IT
2.     MOTOR MANIA
3.     I.O.U.
4.     JIVE DIVE
5.     MIDNIGHT BUS
6.     COOKIN' ON THE ROOF
7.     STAND BY
8.     NO BALL GAMES
9.     FURS 'N' HIGH HEELS
10.   SERIOUS SITUATION
11.   ONE MORE JILT

BONUS TRACKS
12.   DON'T TRY TO STOP IT (Acapella)
13.   ROUND AND ROUND
14.   MOTOR MANIA (Acapella)
15.   BEAT MY TIME
16.   DON'T TRY TO STOP IT (Extended Club Mix)
17.   MOTOR MANIA (Extended Club Mix)


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