リリース情報〜 Carroll Thompson / Hopelessly in Love / 2LP


Carroll Thompson / Hopelessly in Love / 2LP / Universal Sounds~Soul Jazz Records

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Tracklisting:

1. Yesterday
2. I’m So Sorry
3. No You Don’t Know
4. Sing Me A Love Song
5. Mr Cool
6. Merry-Go-Round
7. Simply in Love
8. When We Are As One
9. What Colour?
10. Hopelessly In Love

Carroll Thompson’s debut album, Hopelessly In Love, is a landmark in the history of
reggae music and British lovers rock.

Originally released in 1981, the same year as Louisa Mark’s equally classic debut
album, Breakout, these two albums became acknowledged reggae classics almost
overnight, and the benchmarks on which all other Lovers Rock albums were
measures.

Thompson had enjoyed early success with the Leonard Chin-produced singles I’m
So Sorry and Simply In Love, which rose to the top of the reggae charts in 1981.
The same year Thompson released the album Hopelessly in Love, through her own
production company. The cover design, featuring a classic snapshot of Thompson
sitting on a car bonnet in Harlesden, north-west London, came to epitomise Lovers
Rock style and attitude.

The album itself was a huge commercial success at the time of release with
worldwide sales of over half a million copies. It is released here in full original
artwork and tracklisting.

Thirty years on, this long out-of-print album stands out as one of the most important
reggae albums of its time – a groundbreaking release, which helped define British
reggae for a new generation of black British youth.

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