Soulmusic Records is proud to present the worldwide CD debut of two classic albums by popular U.S. funk band MASS PRODUCTION: – 1979’s “In The Purest Form” and 1980’s “Massterpiece”, both written and produced by the self-contained band.

The 10-piece group (Tyrone Williams, Ricardo Williams, LeCoy Bryant, Agnes Kelly, James Drumgole, Larry Marshall, Kevin Douglas, Gregory McCoy, Emmanuel Redding And Rodney Phelps) initially formed in Norfolk, Virginia, signed to Atlantic’s Cotillion imprint in 1976 and enjoyed initial R&B success via their first three albums.

With the release of ‘Firecracker’ (sampled by 2 Live Crew in 1989 on their global hit, ‘Me So Horny’) – the key cut on “In The Purest Form” – Mass Production achieved their first U.S. R&B top 5 single while the LP became their best-selling set, spurred on by the groove classic ‘Can’t You See I’m Fired Up.’

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Disc: 1
1. Firecracker
2. Love You
3. With Pleasure
4. Our Thought [Purity]
5. Can’t You See I’m Fired Up
6. Eyeballin’
7. Next Year
8. Strollin’
9. Firecracker
10. Love You (7″ Single Version) [Stereo]
11. Our Thought (Purity)
12. Can’t You See I’m Fired Up (Single Version)
13. Eyeballin’ (12″ Single Version)
14. Firecracker (12″ Single Version)
15. Love You (12″ Single Version)

Disc: 2
1. Angel
2. Forever
3. Nature Lover
4. Come Back Hot
5. Eknuf [Instrumental]
6. Shante
7. Gonna Make You Love Me
8. Your Love
9. Please Don’t Leave Me
10. Angel (7″ Single Version)
11. Forever (7″ Single Version)
12. Shante (7″ Single Version)
13. Shante (Short Version)

1980’s “Massterpiece” became a top 30 U.S. charted LP, thanks to tracks such as the popular instrumental ‘Shante’ and the funky ‘Forever’ alongside the mellow ballad, ‘Angel.’

This exciting 2-CD set features a total of eleven bonus tracks including four 12” singles; informative notes by renowned U.S. Writer Kevin Goins including new quotes from key members of the band and superb remastering by Donald Cleveland.

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