Change ‎– The Glow Of Love

Warner Bros. Records ‎– RFC 3438, RFC Records ‎– RFC 3438
Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing

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A1 A Lover's Holiday (A Jim Burgess Mix)
Mixed By – Jim BurgessWritten-By – D. Romani*, T. Willoughby*
A2 It's A Girl's Affair
Written-By – P. Gianolio*, W. Garfield*
A3 Angel In My Pocket
Written-By – P. Gianolio*, T. Willoughby*
B1 The Glow Of Love
Arranged By – Mario Malavasi*Composed By – David Romani*Engineer – MHB*Lead Vocals – Luther VandrossWritten-By – D. Romani*, M. Malavasi*, W. Garfield*
B2 Searching
Composed By, Arranged By – Mario Malavasi*Engineer – MHB*Lead Vocals – Luther VandrossLyrics By – P. Slade*, T. Willoughby*, W. Garfield*Written By – M. Malavasi / P. Slade
B3 The End
Written-By – P. Gianolio*

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Produced for Little Macho Music Company, Inc., New York
Recorded at Fontoprint Studios, Bologna, Italy.
All vocals recorded & mixed at Power Station Studios, New York City.
'The Glow Of Love' & 'Searching' recorded and mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York City.
Mastered at Sterling Sound Inc., New York City.

℗ © 1980 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
® Made in U.S.A.

A1, A3, B2, B3: Little Macho Music Company, Inc.
A2, B1: Little Macho Music Company, Inc. / Ara Pesh Communications Unlimited, Inc.

Many Thanks to Luther Vandross & Jocelyn Shaw

Very Special Thanks to Ray Caviano, Vince Aletti & Bob Siegel

Luther Vandross courtesy of David Krevat/Ceilidh Productions, Inc.

This was also issued with a gold 'Promotional Copy' stamp on the cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23438-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992343817
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 1 [Variant 1]): RFC-1-3438-LW3 * *
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 2 [Variant 1]): RFC-2-3438-LW1 * *
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 1 [Variant 2]): RFC-1-3438-LW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etched, Side 2 [Variant 2]): RFC-2-3438-LW1 * *
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Stamped [Variant 1, 2]): STERLING
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CLRS-3585 Change The Glow Of Love(LP, Album) Corporacion Los Ruices CLRS-3585 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
WEA 99 107 Change The Glow Of Love(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records WEA 99 107 France 1980 Sell This Version
99107 Change The Glow Of Love(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 99107 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
K 99107 Change The Glow Of Love(LP, Album) WEA K 99107 UK 1980 Sell This Version
3438-2 Change The Glow Of Love(CD, Album, RE) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records 3438-2 US Unknown Sell This Version


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August 25, 2018
Fantastic album, and I cannot say anything that has already been said about it, HOWEVER, Why didn't Warner Bros. swap out the edited LP version for the FULL 8:21 version from the promo 12"?


April 18, 2018
edited 7 months ago

Imho only ITALO DISCO connoisseurs are able to hear this influences and the feelings which came out of italy in the early 80ies. Malavasi, Romani and Gianolio did a great job and made DISCO great again! ;) ITALO DISCO ;)


May 25, 2017
One of the things that hurt me the most when I get older is seeing how I have been gathering all kind of musical tastes and influences, loving music more and more, but being the only one at that. I find it sad that most of the people that listen to this album are in one of two teams: the ones that love disco soul derived from Chic, and the ones that are fascinated by its proto italo leanings. Well, in my world of unicorns and rainbows I think that the best thing about Change is how both electro italo, italo disco and disco funk live together in the same tracks making this a very international affair that sounds everything but dated and never stops being as catchy as a Harry Warren melody. From "A lover's holiday" to "The End", a wonderful collection of songs. Though, yes, they win a lot when Luther Vandross is heard.


March 23, 2017

A true classic us-italo production, Most critics seems no to mention the great Italian contribution on this recording.


April 4, 2016
I disagree strongly with the first reviewer; this album is dynamite. Sure there are moments when it veers off into cheesy, but at it's best it's subtle and restrained, yet still irresistibly sexy and danceable. Of course Luther Vandross steals the show with his vocals on the title track - obviously the high point. Hard to believe THAT performance was before AutoTune, huh?!


June 30, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

My favorite and a definite crowdpleaser is "lovers holiday" and I am sure you will agree… Enjoy!


February 11, 2010
The 80s do not have time to get, that already delighted us with an album like "The Glow of Love" certainly one of the best of the '80s, as well as the entire disco. "The Glow of Love" is probably the most famous song of the group and the most famous of this album. A true classic for lovers of the genre.


November 10, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This to me is one incredible album. In those days I was(and still am somewhat today I suppose), a fan of good funk. And this album - from 1980 mind you - is very funky. Every song is in a slightly different vein of something rather funky - save for "the End" (of course, its in a world of its own). Some of it is slow funk, some more like love funk, a good bit of deep funk to get you down - ah, its just funky.



July 27, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This album has a bit of everything. "Angel In My Pocket" is the obligatory feel-good disco track, and "The Glow Of Love" is the funky, yet soulful vocal number. For me though, the undisputed classic from this album is "The End". A space-age, lazer-dance instrumental with possibly the most infectious melody ever recorded. It has typical 80's flamboyancy, yet is equally reserved and understated. This track was truly ahead of its time, and still sounds fresh some 25 years after its release. A huge recommendation.


December 2, 2003

Well, opposite to the above two comments i think the whole album is beautiful. My personal favorite is "Searching". A haunting electronic track which could easily be a clubbers soundtrack. On old Larry Levan tapes i've heard "It's A Girl Affair" and " Angel In My Pocket" pass by and "A Lover's Holiday" reminds me of a beautiful summer back in the eighties. "The End" is a electronic masterpiece used a lot by radio piratestations. "The Glow Of Love" makes me want to light the candles. Perhaps this record isn't a coherent whole but it is a colourful mix of different tastes from the dancescene. An icon to me.