Heatwave's 1982 LP, Current, marked yet another new era for the band, as they returned to producer Blue. The album managed number 156 on the US Billboard 200, although it scored the band a number 21 success on the R&B charts, where Heatwave continued to be a strong presence. A Rod Temperton penned single, "Lettin' It Loose," proved a minor success during August. The Wilder brothers once again teamed up the following year for the gospel album, Sound of Soul. None of these late 1980s albums sold well, but Heatwave's recognition was revitalised in 1991, when a remix version of their "Mind Blowing Decisions" charted in the UK.
О музыке: Soul - жанр популярной музыки афро-американского происхождения, возникший в южных штатах США в 1950-е годы на основе ритм-энд-блюза. Характерную эмоционально-прочувствованную, экстатическую, порой экзальтированную, душевную вокальную манеру соул-музыка восприняла из традиции духовных песнопений госпел и спиричуэлс, а также джазовой вокальной импровизации.
Electronic, Funk, Soul. Mastered At – Sterling Sound. Current (LP, Album).
In 1979, Heatwave had recuperated to record their third album, Hot Property, which despite its strong collection of songs, failed to make much of an impression in the charts. Bad luck seemed to follow the members of Heatwave, with Jonnie Wilder suffering a paralysing car crash in 1980. His brother continued to lead the group, releasing Candles, which featured the top 40 single, Gangsters of the Groove. However in 1989, the Wilder brothers returned, with Sound of Soul, which led to the group to continue to tour in the UK and America, releasing a live album in 1997, titled Live at the Greek Theater. Their classic hit, Boogie Nights was reimagined in 2002, through an extended club remix which helped to spread Heatwave’s music to a whole new generation of dance fans.
Heatwave - "Mind Blowing Decisions". 12. Earth, Wind & Fire - "Fantasy". 13. Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Rich Girl". 14. The Jacksons - "Enjoy Yourself". McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". 2. MFSB - "Tsop (The Sound Of Philadelphia)". 3. The Jacksons - "Show You The Way To Go". 4. The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again". 5. The Emotions - "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love".