Central Heating (Heatwave album)
|Studio album by Heatwave|
|Released||1977 (UK); March 31, 1978 (US)|
|Studio||Audio International Studio, Utopia Studios, Morgan Studios & Marquee Studios, Air Studios, London, UK|
|Genre||R&B, funk, disco|
|Robert Christgau||C- |
It was the last Heatwave album to feature bassist Mario Mantese and guitarist Eric Johns, as well as the first to feature new member Roy Carter on guitar. The album was also the final performance of Rod Temperton as an official member of Heatwave, although he would continue to write songs for the band after his departure.
The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2015 by Big Break Records.
All tracks written by Rod Temperton, except where noted.
|1.||"Put the Word Out"||6:36|
|2.||"Send Out for Sunshine"||4:28|
|4.||"Happiness Togetherness"||Johnnie Wilder, Jr.||4:00|
|5.||"The Groove Line"||4:20|
|6.||"Mind Blowing Decisions"||Johnnie Wilder, Jr.||4:16|
|7.||"The Star of a Story"||5:45|
|9.||"Leavin' for a Dream"||3:23|
|2015 remastered reissue bonus tracks|
|10.||"Wack That Axe"||3:46|
|11.||"The Groove Line" (12" Disco Version)||7:26|
|12.||"Mind Blowing Decisions" (12" Disco Version)||7:31|
- Johnnie Wilder Jr. - Lead backing and choir vocals, congas.
- Keith Wilder - Lead Vocals
- Rod Temperton - Fender Rhodes piano, clavinet and synthesizers, acoustic piano and organ ( Betsy)
- Mario Mantese - Bass guitar
- Eric Johns - Electric lead and rhythm guitars, Spanish Guitar
- Ernest "Bilbo" Berger - Drums and Timbales
- Roy Carter - Rhythm and Bass Guitar, Fender Rhodes piano and acoustic piano
- Frank Ricotti, Tristan Fry - percussion
- Chris Payne - Trombones solo on "Happiness Togetherness"
- Ron Mathieson - Acoustic bass on "Leaving for a Dream"
- Pat Halling - String leader
- Engineers- James Guthrie and Geoff Calver
|UK Albums Chart||26|
|Billboard Top LPs||10|
|Billboard Top Soul LPs||2|
|1978||"The Groove Line"||12||7||3|
|"Mind Blowing Decisions"||12||—||49|