The Definitive Collection (3CD Set)

Rose Royce

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Format: 3CD


Format Details: 3CD Set

Release Date:  20 May 2022

Label:  Robinsongs / Cherry Red

Packaging Type:  Fat Double (a 2.5cm thick jewel case, fits several CDs)

No of Units:  3

Barcode:  5013929955721

Genres:  R&B  Disco  

  • Description

    • A triple CD taken from three labels, MCA, Warner Brothers and Epic Records, to create ‘The Definitive Rose Royce’.
    • A must for all Funk and Soul fans, capturing all of the greatest hits in one collection.
    • Including sleeve notes by MOJO and Record Collector journalist Charles Waring.

    A '70s music night without Rose Royce would be unthinkable. In soul music terms, it would be like the '60s without The Temptations, or the '80s without The Gap Band. That's because the Los Angeles group played an important role in spreading Disco-Funk. Rose Royce's music defined by its blend of funky grooves and soft romantic ballads, was part of the soundtrack to those heady days, when the whole world seemed to be a big disco ball dancing through space.

    This Rose Royce ‘Definitive Collection’ includes all the extended versions of the biggest hits including the ballads ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, ‘Wishing On A Star’, ‘I Wanna Get Next To You’ and the Funk anthems ‘Car Wash’, ‘It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’, ‘Is It Love You’re After’ and ‘Do Your Dance’. Also included is the full 12-minute version of ‘RR Express’.

    Producer Norman Whitfield, known for his work with The Temptations and The Undisputed Truth was the brainchild behind Rose Royce, and signed them to his Whitfield Records label, which was backed by Warner Brothers. He produced the majority of the tracks in this package, and you can feel his influence in these recordings.