Too Hot to Handle (Heatwave album)

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Too Hot to Handle
Too hot to handle heatwave album.jpeg
North American artwork
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1976 (UK)
May 30, 1977 (US)
Recorded1976
StudioAudio International Studio, London, UK
GenreR&B, funk, disco
Length38:36
LabelGTO (UK)
Epic (US)
ProducerBarry Blue
Heatwave chronology
Too Hot to Handle
(1976)
Central Heating
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Too Hot to Handle is the debut album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released on June 15, 1976 on the GTO label in the UK and on May 30, 1977 on the Epic label in the US. It was produced by Barry Blue.

The song "Turn Out the Lamplight" appeared on George Benson's album Give me the Night, a song written by Temperton, which was produced by Quincy Jones.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2015 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Rod Temperton.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Too Hot to Handle"3:44
2."Boogie Nights"5:03
3."Ain't No Half Steppin'"5:09
4."Always and Forever"6:14
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Super Soul Sister"3:56
6."All You Do Is Dial"4:11
7."Lay It on Me"3:16
8."Sho'nuff Must Be Luv"4:05
9."Beat Your Booty"3:00
2015 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
10."Turn Out the Lamplight"4:51
11."Slip Your Disc To This"3:51
12."Special Offer"3:09
13."Boogie Nights" (Single Version)3:41
14."Too Hot to Handle" (Single Version)3:25
15."Always and Forever" (Single Version)4:51
16."Ain’t No Half Steppin'" (Single Version)3:25
17."Boogie Nights" (12" Disco Version)4:39

Track listing U.S. Cassette Tape Release[edit]

All tracks are written by Rod Temperton.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Too Hot to Handle" 
2."Boogie Nights" 
3."Ain't No Half Steppin'" 
4."Sho'nuff Must Be Luv" 
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Super Soul Sister" 
6."All You Do Is Dial" 
7."Lay It on Me" 
8."Always and Forever" 
9."Beat Your Booty" 

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead (3-9) and backing vocals, percussion
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals (1, 2)
  • Eric Johns – guitars
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Mario Mantese – bass guitar
  • Ernest "Bilbo" Berger – drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
positions
UK Albums Chart[2] 46
Billboard Top LPs[3] 11
Billboard Top Soul LPs[3] 5

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
UK
[2]
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
1976 "Ain't No Half Steppin'"
"Super Soul Sister"
1977 "Boogie Nights" 2 2 5
"Too Hot to Handle" / "Slip Your Disc to This" 15
"Always And Forever" 9 18 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Too Hot to Handle > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. ^ a b "UK Charts > Heatwave". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-19.

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