Candles (album)

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Candles
Candles heatwave album.jpg
Studio album by Heatwave
Released November 21, 1980
Recorded 1980
Genre R&B, Funk
Label GTO (UK)
Epic (US)
Producer James Guthrie, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.
Heatwave chronology
Hot Property
(1979)
Candles
(1981)
Current
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Candles is the fourth album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released in 1981 on the GTO label in the UK and the Epic label in the US. It was produced by lead singer Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and James Guthrie.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rod Temperton, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Gangsters of the Groove" 4:23
2. "Jitterbuggin'" 4:14
3. "Party Suite" 4:56
4. "Turn Around" (Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 4:56
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Posin' 'til Closin'" 5:01
6. "All I Am" (Lynsey de Paul, Susan Sheridan) 3:41
7. "Dreamin' You" 3:58
8. "Goin' Crazy" (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 5:52
9. "Where Did I Go Wrong" (Tommy Gilliard, Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 4:20

Personnel[edit]

  • J.D. Nicholas – lead and backing vocals
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals
  • William L. Jones – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Calvin Duke – keyboards
  • Derek Bramble – bass
  • Ernest (Bilbo) Berger – drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
positions
UK Albums Chart[2] 29
Billboard Top LPs[3] 71
Billboard Top Soul LPs[3] 24

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
UK
[2]
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
1980 "Gangsters of the Groove" 19 110 21
1981 "Where Did I Go Wrong" 74
"Jitterbuggin'" 34
"Posin' Til Closin'"
"Turn Around"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Candles > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. ^ a b "UK Charts > Heatwave". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 

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