Hot Chocolate ‎– Mystery

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SRAK 549, 0C 062-64 933 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK, RAK SRAK 549, 0C 062-64 933 UK 1982 Sell This Version
1A 264-64933 Hot Chocolate Mystery(Cass, Album, Dol) RAK 1A 264-64933 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TC SRAK 549, 0C 262-64 922 Hot Chocolate Mystery(Cass, Album, Dol) RAK, RAK TC SRAK 549, 0C 262-64 922 UK 1982 Sell This Version
P.680 Hot Chocolate Mystery(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Contessa P.680 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
ST-17077 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17077 US 1982 Sell This Version
1C 074-64174 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK 1C 074-64174 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SRAK 549 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK SRAK 549 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
SRAK 549 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK SRAK 549 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
SRAK 549 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK SRAK 549 Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
F 668 351 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK F 668 351 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
ST-17077 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17077 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
31C 064 64933 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK 31C 064 64933 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
SRAK 549 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK SRAK 549 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
SRAKJ(L) 6040 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK SRAKJ(L) 6040 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-64933 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) RAK 1A 064-64933 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
SRAK 549 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album, Promo) RAK SRAK 549 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
TC-AX-701259 Hot Chocolate Mystery(Cass, Album, Dol) Axis (3) TC-AX-701259 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
AX.701259 Hot Chocolate Mystery(LP, Album) Axis (3) AX.701259 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
none Hot Chocolate Mystery(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Hot Chocolate) none Unknown Sell This Version

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MaximusMCX

December 27, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Mystery, LP, Album, 1A 064-64933
Sometimes you're in for a real surprise. The year is 1982, an important year. The Disco craze is over and new styles, like Synth-pop, Italo-Disco, Electro, Electric Boogie and Electrophonic Funk also known as Boogie, are emerging. Which new direction to take? Or should we stick to our old style? The main hit on this album is "It Started With A Kiss", their comfy old style. A hit, but really nothing special. "Girl Crazy", also a hit, sounds a bit different, Synthy disco, still resembling the old Hot Chocolate. "Chances", their next single, is a bit more mid-tempo, nothing special, just a nice Pop song. "Are You Getting Enough Happiness" has still the same characteristic vocals, but the music is going in a different direction, especially at the end of the song slightly funky. Would they be able to go into the right direction? For me that's Boogie or Electrophonic Funk. Other groups taking the right path are Crown Heights Affair, The Chi-Lites, Tavares and The Bar-Kays. They made a few awesome albums in the early eighties, in many cases better than their previous work. "No Tears" is slightly different, a good and funky disco song. "You'll Never Be So Wrong" has, like in many songs of this album, a funky bass, but is nothing more than a nice Synth-pop song. "One Night's Not Enough" is more up-tempo, almost resembling funky Hi-NRG. Still not the right direction. Just 2 songs left. Emotion Explosion, yes, that's the way to go. Smooth and funky. Great rhythms, consisting of a pushing bass line and good handclaps. The synthesizer in this song is really nice and wait until you hear the awesome synthesizer break. This is a surprise. They are able to play good and smooth funk. Sometimes you have an album with 3-ish and 4-ish songs but with one song you would like to give a 10. The title song, called Mystery, is the killer boogie track. OMG, what a 10 track! Especially for that song a straight 5 for the whole album. The song is not yet on youtube, which is the real mystery!