Central Heating (Heatwave album)

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Central Heating
Central heating heatwave album.jpg
Studio album by Heatwave
Released 1978
Recorded 1977-1978 at Audio International Studio, Utopia Studios, Morgan Studios & Marquee Studios, Air Studios. London, UK
Genre R&B, Funk, Disco
Length 38:32
Label GTO (UK)
Epic (US)
Producer Barry Blue
Heatwave chronology
Too Hot To Handle
(1976)
Central Heating
(1978)
Hot Property
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C- [2]

Central Heating is the second album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released in 1978 on the GTO label in the UK and the Epic label in the US. It was produced by Barry Blue. It was also the last Heatwave album to feature both Mario Mantese and Eric Johns and the first to feature new member Roy Carter.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rod Temperton, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Put the Word Out"   6:36
2. "Send Out for Sunshine"   4:28
3. "Central Heating"   4:46
4. "Happiness Togetherness" (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 4:00
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "The Groove Line"   4:20
6. "Mind Blowing Decisions" (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 4:16
7. "The Star of a Story"   5:45
8. "Party Poops"   3:51
9. "Leavin' for a Dream"   3:23
Bonus Tracks (2015 BBR reissue)
No. Title Length
10. "Mind Blowing Decisions (Extended Remix)"   7:33
11. "The Groove Line (Extended Remix)" (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.) 7:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9) backing and choir vocals, congas
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals (2, 5, 8)
  • Eric Johns – electric lead and rhythm guitar, Spanish guitar
  • Roy Carter – rhythm and bass guitars, Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano
  • Rod Temperton – synthesizers, organ, clavinet, Fender Rhodes and acoustic pianos
  • Mario Mantese – bass guitar
  • Ernest "Bilbo" Berger – drums, timbales

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
positions
UK Albums Chart[3] 26
Billboard Top LPs[4] 10
Billboard Top Soul LPs[4] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
UK
[3]
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
1978 "The Groove Line" 12 7 3
"Mind Blowing Decisions" 12 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Central Heating > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Central Heating > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b "UK Charts > Heatwave". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 

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