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Leee John

Imagination Feat. Leee John: 40 Years (17CD) SIGNED EDITION

Imagination Feat. Leee John: 40 Years (17CD) SIGNED EDITION

Leee John

  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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/So Good So Right/Flashback
  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
  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)
  1. Leee John Medley by Symix: Passion/Mighty Power Of Love/Love Me Like You Do/Call On Me/Pearls
  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
  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)
  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]
  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]
  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)
  1. New Dimension [Alternative Chorus "In A Mans World"] (Imagination)
  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 John and Mourad)
  6. Passion [Deevious Mix by Dee Vaz] duet English/French version (Imagination ft Leee John and Mourad)
  7. Passion [Tefa French Rap] duet English/French version] (Imagination ft Leee John and Mourad)
  8. Too Late (Leee John)
  9. Notorious [Original Demo became 'Wrong In Love' from 'Scandalous'] (Imagination)
  10. Happiness [Original Demo which became 'One More Love'] (Imagination)
  11. Going Round In Circles [Demo] (Imagination)
  12. Halfway To Paradise [Demo which became 'So Good, So Right'] (Imagination)
  13. Stop, Look & Listen (Leee John)
  14. Some People (Leee John)
  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 1989/90]
  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)
  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 featuring Leee John)
  10. Burnin’ Up [New Vocal Extended Mix] (Leee John)
  11. Solitude [Dario Caminita Long Edit] (Leee John of Imagination feat. Jorge Vercillo)

About this release

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 18th July 1981, having gained momentum after their momentous and unforgettable debut performance on BBC One’s Top Of The Pops on 4th June

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, whilst also appearing in the Billboard US Dance and R&B Charts on a regular basis in the throughout the ‘80s. They really were a internationally successful British group, earning numerous

Platinum, Gold and Silver discs, for hit singles ‘Flashback’, In And Out Of Love’, the much-sampled ‘Just An Illusion’ and ‘Music And Lights’, ‘New Dimension’, ‘State Of Love’, ‘Looking At Midnight’ and ‘Thank You My Love’ and albums BODY TALK, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, SCANDALOUS, NIGHT DUBBING, CLOSER and LIKE IT IS.

IMAGINATION worked with legendary producers Tony Swain/Steve Jolley, Arthur Baker, Nigel Wright, Preston Glass, Nick Martinelli and Ron ‘Have Mercy’ Kersey, and had tracks remixed by David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Victor Simonelli and Larry Levan.

“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

 “40 YEARS” 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.

“40 YEARS” was conceived and personally curated by LEEE JOHN and to celebrate the box set’s release, the initial pressing has a limited edition signed print.