The Fire (Heatwave album)

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The Fire
The fire heatwave album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1988 (UK)
Recorded1988
GenreR&B, funk, disco
Length41:06
LabelSoul City
ProducerBilly Jones
Heatwave chronology
Heatwave's Greatest Hits
(1984)
The Fire
(1988)
Gangsters of the Groove - '90s Mix
(1990)

The Fire is a 1988 album by Heatwave and their last album of new material to date. Released only in the United Kingdom on the Soul City label (not to be confused with the Johnny Rivers-owned label of the same name), it was never available in the US, except as an import. Singer Keith Wilder is the only original member involved on this album, although guitarist Billy Jones (who also produced the album) had begun working with the band in the late 1970s; all others featured on this album were new members. It is also the first album from them not to feature a song written by Rod Temperton.

Two singles, "Straight from the Heart" and "Who Dat?!" were released from the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Billy Jones, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Introducing My Love"Keith Wilder, Billy Jones4:42
2."Straight from the Heart" 5:01
3."Stikki Fingers" 5:20
4."Share My Love"Billy Jones, Peppers5:10
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Snap"4:28
6."You Can Get It"4:30
7."Who's Lonely Now"4:29
8."Who Dat?!"3:58
9."Turn the Clock Back"4:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Wilder – lead and backing vocals
  • Billy Jones – guitars, lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, drum programming
  • Josh Phillips – keyboards, synth programming
  • Dave Williamson – bass
  • Ivan T. (Muscle) Houpe – drums, percussion, drum programming
Additional musicians
  • Neil Andrews - additional keyboards and synthesizer programming on "Snap", "Who's Lonely Now" and "Who Dat?!"
  • Vince Andrews - saxophone solo on "Who's Lonely Now"

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