Hot Property (album)

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Hot Property
Heatwavehpalbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 April 1979 (1979-04-27)
Recorded1979
StudioMusic Centre, London, England;
Sound Track Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Utopia Studios, London, England
GenrePop, funk, disco
Length67:12
LabelGTO (UK)
Epic (US)
ProducerPhil Ramone
Heatwave chronology
Central Heating
(1978)
Hot Property
(1979)
Candles
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits7/10 stars[2]

Hot Property is the third album by the British Pop, funk, disco band Heatwave. Arranged, and primarily written by Rod Temperton, it was released 27 April 1979 (1979-04-27) on the GTO record label in the United Kingdom, and the Epic label (number 35970) in the United States of America. It was produced by Phil Ramone.

The album was remastered and reissued on compact disc (CD) with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records (CDBBR 0021).

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Razzle Dazzle"4:17
2."Eyeballin'"3:53
3."This Night We Fell"4:04
4."Raise A Blaze"3:55
5."First Day of Snow"3:37
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."One Night Tan" 4:02
7."Therm Warfare" 6:44
8."All Talked Out" 4:35
9."That's the Way We'll Always Say Goodnight" 4:19
10."Disco"Johnnie Wilder, Jr.3:47
2010 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Birthday" (7" version)Johnnie Wilder, Jr.3:53
12."Eyeballin'" (US 12" disco version) 6:38
13."One Night Tan" (US 7" version) 3:55
14."Therm Warfare" (UK 7" version) 3:27
15."Birthday" (US 12" version)Johnnie Wilder, Jr.6:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Rod Temperton – writer / composer, rhythm track arrangements, vocal arrangements
  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals
  • William L. Jones – lead and rhythm guitars
  • Roy Carter – rhythm and bass guitars, keyboards
  • Calvin Duke – organ, keyboards
  • Derek Bramble – bass
  • Ernest Berger (Bilbo) – drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

chart (1979) peak
positions
Billboard Top LPs[3] 38
Billboard Top Soul LPs[3] 16

Hot Property failed to enter the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Singles[edit]

year title peak chart
positions
UK
[4]
US
R&B

[3]
1979 Eyeballin' 30
Razzle Dazzle 43
One Night Tan
Therm Warfare

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Hot Property - Heatwave > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (28 June – 11 July 1979): 25.
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 19 September 2012.[failed verification]
  4. ^ a b "Heatwave > full Official Charts history". www.OfficialCharts.com. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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