|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 29 June 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|HOT CHOCOLATE EVERY 1'S A WINNER Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
It was in the Disco era of the mid-1970s that Hot Chocolate became a big success. A combination of high production standards, the growing confidence of the main songwriting team of Tony Wilson and Erroll Brown, and tight harmonies enabled them to secure big hits such as "You Sexy Thing" and "Every 1's A Winner".
Hot Chocolate enjoyed an enthusiastic following in England, and in the U.S., Hot Chocolate had two major hits: "You Sexy Thing" in 1975 and "Every 1's a Winner" in 1978. That Rock-influenced Soul gem is the opener on the group's fourth album, which is also titled Every 1's A Winner. The track listing is solid, including the moving ballad "Sometimes It Hurts to Be a Friend" as well as the message song "Love Is the Answer One More Time" and the moody Euro-disco number "Put Your Love in Me."
This is a Soul-Funk album that isn't afraid to draw on British Pop/Rock influences like David Bowie and Elton John. Nor were Hot Chocolate afraid to incorporate Afro-Caribbean influences - "Confetti Day," for example, could be described as an interesting marriage of reggae, Bowie, and Stax/Volt.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
1. EVERY 1'S A WINNER
2. CONFETTI DAY
3. LOVE IS THE ANSWER ONE MORE TIME
4. SOMETIMES IT HURTS TO BE A FRIEND
1. SO YOU WIN AGAIN
2. STAY WITH ME
3. RUNAWAY GIRL
4. I'M GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A WOMAN
5. PUT YOUR LOVE IN ME