Brother Sister

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For the mewithoutYou album, see Brother, Sister.
Brother Sister
Studio album by Brand New Heavies
Released March 22, 1994
Genre Acid jazz, Funk
Length 58:07
Label Delicious Vinyl
Brand New Heavies chronology
Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1
(1992)
Brother Sister
(1994)
Shelter
(1997)
Alternative cover
UK/International cover
Singles from Brother Sister
  1. "Dream on Dreamer"
    Released: 1994[1]
  2. "Back To Love (UK only)"
    Released: June 17, 1994[1]
  3. "Midnight at the Oasis (UK only)"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Spend Some Time"
    Released: 1994
  5. "Brother Sister (US promo only)"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (3/5)[2]

Brother Sister is an album by Brand New Heavies, released in 1994. It spawned several singles, including "Spend Some Time" which spent two weeks at number two on the American dance charts.[3] A cover of Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis" became popular in the UK, but was not included in the US version of the album.

Brother Sister was lead singer N'Dea Davenport's last album with Brand New Heavies before leaving to complete her solo album (which she had put on hold to join the Heavies). She returned to join the band ten years later.

Track listing[edit]

US Release
No. Title Length
1. "Have a Good Time"   3:12
2. "Brother Sister"   4:46
3. "Dream On Dreamer" (Edit) 4:00
4. "Ten Ton Take"   3:28
5. "Mind Trips"   5:48
6. "Fake"   4:34
7. "Spend Some Time"   4:24
8. "Los Burritos" (US ONLY) 1:09
9. "Back To Love"   4:38
10. "Snake Hips"   2:03
11. "Keep Together"   4:22
12. "People Giving Love"   5:05
13. "Forever"   5:10
14. "Day Break"   5:25

Personnel[edit]

The Brand New Heavies

  • Simon Bartholomew – Guitar, Percussion & Background Vocals
  • N'Dea Davenport – Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Jan Kincaid – Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Andrew Levy – Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals, String Arrangements

Musicians

  • Maxton G. Beesley, Jr. – Keyboards
  • Brady Blade, Jr. – Vocals (bckgr), Production Coordination
  • Mike Boito – Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr)
  • The Brand New Heavies – Percussion, Producer, Engineer, Art Direction, Mixing
  • Amp Fiddler – Keyboards
  • Ray Gaskins – Saxophone, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Gerard Presencer – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Kevin Robinson – Trumpet
  • Dennis Rollins – Trombone, Trombone (Tenor)
  • Eric Sarafin – Strings, Engineer, Mixing
  • Jeff Scantlebury – Percussion
  • Mike Smith – Flute, Saxophone
  • Steve Williamson – Saxophone
  • Aaron Zigman – String Arrangements

Production[edit]

  • Matthew Donaldson – Photography
  • Brian Gardner – Mastering
  • Chris Jones – Engineer
  • John Laker – Engineer
  • Michael C. Ross – Executive Producer, Mixing
  • Martin Schmelze – Engineer
  • Yo-Yo – Engineer

Remix album[edit]

Excursions: Remixes & Rare Grooves
Remix album by The Brand New Heavies
Released 1995
Genre funk, hip-hop, R&B
Label Delicious Vinyl
Singles from Excursions: Remixes & Rare Grooves
  1. "Close To You (UK only)"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Mind Trips (US only)"
    Released: November 7, 1995[1]

Excursions: Remixes & Rare Grooves was released in the United States by Delicious Vinyl Records. This album functions as a component to the US release of Brother Sister. Its cover art mimics the UK release of Brother Sister. Among its tracks are the two bonus tracks from the UK version of the album that were unavailable stateside. The UK hit "Close To You" was previously only available on the Prêt-à-Porter motion picture soundtrack. "Bang" and "O-Fa-Fu" were a pair of B-side instrumentals from the UK CD-single of "Stay This Way" in 1992. "Keep It Coming" is an extended version of a Jan Kincaid-penned B-side on The Heavies' "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" single.

Track listing[edit]

Excursions: Remixes & Rare Grooves
No. Title Previous Release Length
1. "Mind Trips" (BNH Remix)   4:58
2. "Bang"   "Stay This Way" UK single 3:55
3. "Brother Sister" (The Angel Remix)   5:04
4. "Close To You"   Pret-a-Porter soundtrack 4:08
5. "Dream On Dreamer" (Angel Remix)   4:25
6. "O-Fa-Fu"   "Stay This Way" UK single 2:45
7. "Keep It Coming"   "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" UK single 6:14
8. "Forever" (Soulpower Remix) "Forever" UK single 5:09
9. "Keep Together" (Jan Kincaid Version)   4:59
10. "Country Funkin'"     4:45
11. "Worlds Keep Spinning"   Brother Sister UK release 5:08
12. "Midnight At The Oasis" (Ian Green Remix) Brother Sister UK release 3:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AMG: The Brand New Heavies singles discography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 41.