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Straight From The Heart (180g) Vinyl 2LP

StrutSKU lp-12335

definitive edition of chart-topping 1982 disco / soul album
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"The definitive edition of Patrice Rushen’s landmark album from 1982, ‘Straight From The Heart’. Recorded during Elektra’s drive for ‘sophisticated dance music’ as many jazz artists created their own arrangements of disco and boogie, the sessions marked a progression for Patrice as she began exploring sonics as much as songwriting. “I was looking at different ways to experiment with the sounds on my records. Synths widened the palette available to us.” Singles from the album included ‘Breakout!’, ‘Number One’ and the global hit ‘Forget Me Nots’. 'Bassist Freddie Washington played the bassline during a jam at my family’s house. I caught it, we kept messing around with the groove, then I developed the lyrics and chorus. It was just about recognising that moment when it came up. When I delivered the album to the label, the A&R said, ‘we don’t like anything on here.’ I realised quickly that they would give us no support so producer Charles Mims, myself and Freddie decided to engage a promotion company ourselves to start working the single. Although it took a while to pick up support, it paid off.' The single hit no. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1982 and the album became Patrice’s best seller globally from her time with Elektra / Asylum, securing a Grammy nomination." - Strut

  • definitive edition of chart-topping 1982 disco / soul album, includes 'Forget Me Nots,' 'Remind Me,' 'Number One' + more
  • 180g black vinyl double pressing
  • bonus 2nd LP contains extended 12" versions of four tracks
  • first time on vinyl in 35+ years
  • remastered from the original tapes
  • includes oversized booklet w/ lyrics, liner notes + new interview w/ Patrice Rushen
  • music label: Strut 2021

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UPC: 4062548005691

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