Lime (band)

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Lime
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHi-NRG,[1] post-disco
InstrumentsTR-808, Jupiter-8, Juno-60, MC-4
Years active1981–2002
LabelsMatra Records
Prism Records
Polydor/PolyGram Records
Unidisc Records
Critique/Atco/Atlantic Records
Associated actsJoe LaGreca, France Joli, Carol Jiani, Kat Mandu
MembersDenis LePage
Denyse LePage

Lime was a Canadian Hi-NRG/post-disco band from Montreal, Quebec. The group was composed of husband and wife 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.

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.

Denyse Le Page, master rights owner of the band's name and music catalogue together with Unidisc, will release "Agent 808" and "Agent 808 Remixes" in 2019. Her new tracks were recorded at Studio Paysage, Montreal with Bill Gagnon and at WatchYourHead Studio, Germany- written and produced by songwriter Chris Cowley and Denyse LePage. She will perform live from 2019 onward, exclusively represented by Robb Cooper Media Management.

Discography[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/unexpected-lovers-mw0000540093
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 142.
  3. ^ Dario's LIME page—Denyse's e-mails

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