From the recording Close To Me
Love and Dancing is the second collection of 80's new wave tracks that the band has recorded in a ska and reggae style. Instead of releasing all the songs together as an album, the band will be releasing a song and video a month over the rest of 2016 with a goal of having all 10 songs compiled in the collection by the end of the year. The album is called "Love and Dancing" because the songs the band has recorded so far are all about the ups and downs of love and the joys of dancing. It also pays homage to the Human League who had a side project called The League Unlimited Orchestra and released a remix of their "Dare" album with that title in the early 80's. The first release from the album in April 2016 is a punky ska/new wave version of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" which itself was a cover of the 1960's northern soul classic recorded by Gloria Jones. The second release from the album in May 2016 is a 2-Tone/reggae version of The Cure's 1985 UK hit "Close To Me" from their studio album "The Head on The Door." Check out videos for both tracks here: Tainted Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgenDdVPhLY Close To Me: youtu.be/C-P3hTCrRiM
released May 6, 2016 Songs performed by: Roger Apollon - lead vocals Pamela Buckley - keyboards, piano and synths Jackie Chasen - saxophone, clarinet, flute, vocals Jesse Gosselin - guitar Dave Heise - drums Megg Howe - lead vocals Marc Wasserman - bass 1. Tainted Love (Cobb) 2. Close To Me (Smith) All songs recorded and engineered by by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music Sound Studios in West Orange, NJ Tainted Love mixed and mastered by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music Sound Studios in West Orange, NJ Close To Me mixed and mastered by Wayne "Waylo" Lothian in Los Angeles, CA ***Rude Boy George has secured mechanical license(s) pursuant to Section 115 of the United States Copyright Act from the Rightsholder(s) of the compositions listed above.