Candles (album)

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Candles
Candles heatwave album.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 November 1980 (1980-11-21)
Recorded1980
StudioDavlen Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Producers Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA
GenrePop, funk, disco
Length79:24
LabelGTO (UK)
Epic (US)
ProducerJames Guthrie, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.
Heatwave chronology
Hot Property
(1979)
Candles
(1980)
Current
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Candles is the fourth album by the British pop, funk, disco band Heatwave. Arranged, and primarily written by Rod Temperton, it was released 21 November 1980 (1980-11-21) on the GTO record label in the United Kingdom, and the Epic record label (number 36873) in the United States of America. It was produced by lead singer Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and James Guthrie.

The album was remastered and reissued on compact disc (CD) with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records (CDBBR 0024).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Rod Temperton, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gangsters of the Groove" 4:22
2."Jitterbuggin'" 4:12
3."Party Suite" 4:55
4."Turn Around"Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.4:55
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Posin' 'til Closin'" 5:00
6."All I Am"Lynsey de Paul, Susan Sheridan3:41
7."Dreamin' You" 4:00
8."Goin' Crazy"Johnnie Wilder, Jr.5:51
9."Where Did I Go Wrong"Tommy Gilliard, Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.4:21
2010 remastered reissue on compact disc (CD) bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
10."Gangsters of the Groove" (single version)4:02
11."Jitterbuggin'" (UK single version)4:00
12."Where Did I Go Wrong" (US single version)3:46
13."Posin' 'til Closin'" (UK single version)3:40
14."Turn Around" (US single version)3:59
15."Find Someone Like You" (B-side)3:58
16."Wack That Axe" (B-side)3:45
17."Gangsters of the Groove" (UK 12" remix)5:48
18."Posin' 'til Closin'" (UK 12" remix)5:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Rod Temperton – writer / composer, rhythm track arrangements, vocal arrangements
  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead and backing vocals
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals
  • J.D. Nicholas – lead and backing 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 - Heatwave > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Heatwave > full Official Charts history". www.OfficialCharts.com. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2012.[failed verification]

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