Imagination ft. Leee john – 40 years (17CD’s)


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After discreetly having pre release album cuts played on the UK’s pirate jazz funk and soul stations, IMAGINATION , with their charismatic lead singer, LEEE JOHN burst onto the scene in May 1981, when their debut single ‘Body Talk’ entered the UK Charts at #68, with it peaking at #4 on 18 th July 1981. In the period 1981 1983, IMAGINATION had hits in almost 30 countries around the world, with very high popularity across Europe, especially in France, Italy, Benelux and Germany. “40 YEARS” is a career encompassing retrospective of IMAGINATION ’s and LEEE JOHN ’s recorded music output, with 189 tracks across 17CDs, including all of their studio albums from 1981’s BODY TALK up until 2016’s RETROPIA. 40 also features a 2 disc collection of Unreleased Trax, Mixes & Demos , a 2 disc collection of alternate and unreleased mixes from CLOSER in Closer Revisited , a Live Trax disc from several shows spanning the decades and a disc of extended versions in 12” Singles Selection.

Tracklist CD1

1. Body Talk
2. So Good, So Right
3. Burnin’ Up
4. Tell Me Do You Want My Love
5. Flashback
6. I’ll Always Love You (But Don’t Look Back)
7. In and Out of Love

Tracklist CD2

1. In the Heat of the Night
2. Heart ‘N’ Soul
3. Music and Lights
4. All Night Loving
5. Just an Illusion
6. All I Want To Know
7. One More Love
8. Changes

Tracklist CD3

1. Flashback
2. Just an Illusion
3. Music and Lights
4. So Good, So Right
5. Body Talk
6. Heart ‘N’ Soul
7. Changes
8. Burnin’ Up

Tracklist CD4

1. New Dimension
2. State of Love
3. Point of No Return
4. When I See the Fire
5. Shoo Be Doo Da Dabba Doobee
6. Wrong In Love
7. Looking At Midnight
8. The Need To Be Free

Tracklist CD5

1. Last Days of Summer
2. Body and Soul
3. One Heart
4. You’ve Got the Lovin’
5. Found My Girl
6. Blue Day Gone
7. Sunshine
8. Breathless
9. Thank You My Love
10. Rock Me Slow
11. I’m Coming To Get You
12. Trilogy

Tracklist CD6

1. I Know What Love is
2. Hold Me In Your Arms
3. Paranoia
4. Where Are You Now
5. The Last Time
6. For Members Only
7. Touch (Part One)
8. Instinctual
9. Who (Tell Me Who)
10. Operator
11. Over
12. Hot Nights
13. Skin Time
14. Closer

Tracklist CD7

1. Changes
2. Burning Up
3. Just an Illusion
4. Body Talk
5. L.T.O. (Love’s Taking Over)
6. In and Out of Love
7. Instinctual
8. So Good So Right
9. Flashback
10. Music and Lights
11. Give Into Love
12. In the Heat of the Night
13. Megamix (Edited Version) Just an Illusion/Music and Lights/S

Tracklist CD8

1. Work
2. I Like It
3. The Best of My Life
4. Ooh Aah
5. Loving Tight
6. Fascination of the Physical [12″ Version]
7. The Night We Loved
8. I Can’t Wait
9. Private Hearts
10. Call On Me

Tracklist CD9

1. Sensuality
2. Now is the Time
3. The Thin Line
4. Embraceable You
5. Feel My Spirit
6. Someone To Watch Over Me
7. Jazzamatazz
8. Flamingo Blue
9. U Never Know
10. Small World
11. Strange Fruit
12. Jazzamatazz (Funk Version)
13. Now is the Time (C’est Le Moment)

Tracklist CD10

1. Leee John Medley By Symix: Passion/Mighty Power of Love/Love
2. Just an Illusion (21st Century Mix)
3. Just an Illusion (Dero’s Mix)
4. I Can C 4 Miles
5. Everybody Wakeup (Soul Version)
6. Slippin’ Slowly
7. Mind, Body and Soul (Funk Version)
8. Come On Over
9. Fool In Love
10. Alone Again
11. Groove Thing

Tracklist CD11

1. Utopia
2. Secrets
3. Fantasia
4. Solitude
5. Do It Right Now
6. Hello Goodbye
7. Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need
8. Highway To Hell
9. Brighter Day
10. Make Your Mind Up
11. The Best I Could
12. Visions
13. Just an Illusion (21st Century Version) – Remastered
14. Krash (All Night Long) (New Radio Mix)
15. Police and Thieves
16. The Truth (Alternative Version)

Tracklist CD12

1. Instinctual [Dave Morales Mix Edit]
2. For Members Only [7″ Mix]
3. I Know What Love is [7″ Version]
4. The Last Time [Special DJ Edit of the Cool Sax Remix]
5. (Wanna Get) Over [Lp With Horns]
6. Instinctual [Dave Morales Mix – Def Vocal Mix]
7. Who (Tell Me Who) [A-Side With Solo]
8. The Last Time [the Long Cool Mix]

Tracklist CD13

1. For Members Only [12″ Mix]
2. Hold Me In Your Arms [12″ Master]
3. I Know What Love is [the Philadelphia After Dark Mix]
4. Instinctual [Def Groove Mix]
5. One Day I Found Me
6. Paranoia [12″ Mix]
7. The Last Time [the Cool Sax Remix]
8. Instinctual [Dave Morales Mix – Stink Mix]

Tracklist CD14

1. The Key (Only You) (Imagination)
2. Give Into Love – Dub Version (Leee John & Adam Pendse)
3. Fly (Imagination)
4. In the Heat of the Night – Alt Version (Imagination)
5. Changing Times (Leee John & Sinitta)
6. Gyration (Imagination)
7. Casualty (Leee John)
8. Daydreamer (Leee John)
9. Two of a Kind (Leee John)
10. Keep a Lite (Leee John)
11. Make Your Mind Up – Original Version Demo (Leee John)
12. Are You Ready (Leee John)
13. Ay Ay [Version 1] (Leee John Ft Ezzy)
14. Best of My Love (Leee John)
15. Cherish (Leee John)
16. Turn It Out (Leee John)
17. When Love Calls (Leee John)

Tracklist CD15

1. New Dimension [Alternative Chorus “In a Mans World”] (Imagin
2. Looking At Midnight [Alternative Mix] (Imagination)
3. Heart ‘N’ Soul [Alternative Vocal Version Mix] (Imagination)
4. Passion [Original Leee John Vocal] (Imagination Ft Leee John
5. Passion [Duet English/French Version] (Imagination Ft Leee J
6. Passion [Deevious Mix By Dee Vaz] Duet English/French Versio
7. Passion [Tefa French Rap] Duet English/French Version] (Imag
8. Too Late (Leee John)
9. Notorious [Original Demo Became ‘Wrong In Love’ From ‘Scanda
10. Happiness [Original Demo Which Became ‘One More Love’] (Imag
11. Going Round In Circles [Demo] (Imagination)
12. Halfway To Paradise [Demo Which Became ‘So Good, So Right’]
13. Stop, Look & Listen (Leee John)
14. Some People (Leee John)

Tracklist CD16

1. Tell Me Do You Want My Love [Live Circa 1984]
2. Found My Girl [Live Leeds 1985]
3. Shoo Be Doo Da Dabba Doobee [Live Uk Circa 1985]
4. Thank You My Love Live Uk Circa 1986]
5. Heart ‘N’ Soul [Live Leeds Circa 1986]
6. We Turn the World -Pt 1/ Pt 2 [Live, Leningrad Russia Circa
7. In and Out of Love – Reggae [Live, Russia 1989/90]
8. Love’s Takin Over [Live, Russia]
9. Body Talk [Live, Russia]
10. Instinctual [Live, Russia]
11. Slippin’ Slowly [Live Uk Circa 1999] (Leee John)

Tracklist CD17

1. New Dimension [Us Remix Edit] (Imagination)
2. State of Love (Imagination)
3. Body and Soul (Imagination)
4. Thank You My Love (Imagination)
5. Last Days of Summer (Imagination)
6. Changes (Dimitri From Paris is Nightdubbin’ Remix)
7. The Best of My Life [12″ Re-Edit]
8. No More Lies (Nelson Leeroy Ft. Leee John of Imagination)
9. Do It Right Now [Victor Simonelli Remix] (Imagination Featur
10. Burnin’ Up [New Vocal Extended Mix] (Leee John)
11. Solitude [Dario Caminita Long Edit] (Leee John of Imaginatio

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