Lime (band)

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Lime
Lime performing in New York City (2013)
Lime performing in New York City (2013)
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHi-NRG,[1] post-disco,[1] dance-pop[1]
InstrumentsTR-808, Jupiter-8, Juno-60, MC-4
Years active1981–present
LabelsMatra Records
Prism Records
Polydor/PolyGram Records
Unidisc Records
Critique/Atco/Atlantic Records
Associated actsJoe LaGreca, France Joli, Carol Jiani, Kat Mandu
MembersDenyse LePage
Jean Claude Beliveau

Lime is a Canadian Disco band from Montreal, Quebec. The group was composed of married couple Denis and Denyse LePage.

History[edit]

In 1979, Denis LePage wrote, arranged and released an instrumental 12" single vinyl record called "The Break" under the name Kat Mandu. It appeared first on Unidisc Records. The single was successful and peaked at number three on Billboard's Disco chart.[2] Singer Denyse Le Page also wrote and sang on the records "Dancin' The Night Away" by Voggue and "DIVA": "Double Trouble". In between the Kat Mandu project, the LePages also produced and arranged music for numerous studio projects, notably for acts signed to Prelude Records. 1981 brought a worldwide hit single and album sung by Carol Jiani, "Hit N Run Lover", written by Denis LePage and Sandy Wilbour. The album tracks ("Mercy" and others) were written and arranged by Sandy Wilbour and Denis LePage, as well as Pete Bellotte and Sylvester Levay, who has composed music for movies, television and theatre.

Lime released their debut album Your Love in 1981. The title track was a gold record, a #1 Billboard Disco-chart hit in the US and a success in Europe. It appeared in the 1982 movie "Summer Lovers". "You're My Magician" was an international hit single.

1982 saw the release of Lime's second album Lime II and the release of one of their best known hits: "Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight". In 1983 Lime released Lime 3, featuring the hits "Guilty" and "Angel Eyes". Both tracks were bootlegged by German dance act "Lexy & K-Paul" in 2003 as "Dancing" and "Love Me Babe". After becoming instant hits in Germany, an agreement with Unidisc was achieved. On October 30, 1983 two younger singers, Joy Dorris and Chris Marsh were chosen to tour and appear as LIME. Later, Rob Hubertz would replace Chris Marsh. Joy and Rob continue to appear today and own the trademark LIME.

1984, Lime released "Sensual Sensation", and the single "My Love". Lime's next album was Unexpected Lovers and the title track became another worldwide hit. 1986's release, Take The Love, gave Lime two more chart hits, "Gold Digger" and "Cutie Pie". Denis and Denyse LePage divorced in 1988, and Denis continued to perform under the Lime name.

Lime continued to release albums through 2002, including "A Brand New Day", "Caroline", "The Stillness of the Night" and "Love Fury".

Denis LePage signed over rights to classic Lime royalties[3] before releasing a new album, Love Fury, in 2003. Since leaving the Lime project, Denis LePage has come out as transgender. She now releases records as Nini No Bless.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Your Love (1981)
  • Lime II (1982)
  • Lime 3 (1983)
  • Sensual Sensation (1984)
  • Lime – The Greatest Hits (1985)
  • Unexpected Lovers (1985)
  • Take The Love (1986)
  • A Brand New Day (1988)
  • Caroline (1991)
  • Stillness of the Night (1998)
  • Love Fury (2002)

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Dance[5] UK[6]
1980 "Your Love" 1
1981 "You're My Magician"
1982 "Baby, I'll Be Yours / Agent 406"
"Wake Dream"
"Come & Get Your Love" 18
"A Man And A Woman"
"Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonite" 6
1983 "Angel Eyes" 12
"Guilty" 22
1984 "I Don't Wanna Lose You"
"Take It Up"
"My Love"
"Give Me Your Body" / "On The Grid"
1985 "Unexpected Lovers" 6 78
"Alive And Well" / "I'm Falling In Love"
1986 "Take The Love"
1989 "Sentimentally Yours"

Compilations[edit]

  • The Greatest Hits (1985)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alex Henderson. "Unexpected Lovers - Lime | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 142.
  3. ^ "Dario's LIME page - Denyse's emails". Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  4. ^ "Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers - James Arena - Google Books". Books.google.com. p. 136. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  5. ^ "Lime Songs US Chart Singles - Music VF". Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "LIME | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Album and Singles Discography at Discogs". Retrieved April 4, 2020.

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