Oattes Van Schaik Formerly The Limit (2) ‎– The Limit

Portrait ‎– PRT 26076, Portrait ‎– 26076, Epic ‎– BFR 38969
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

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A1 Miracles
Mixed By – John LuongoPercussion – Steve Thornton
A2 Could This Be Love
Bass – Wayne Braithwaite*Mixed By – Barry BlueSoloist, Synthesizer – Hans Jansen
A3 Everything About You
Bass – Russell BlakeDrums – Buddy WilliamsGuitar – Binky Brice, Dan CarrilloKeyboards – Barry Eastman*Mixed By – Russell ThomasSynthesizer [Synclavier II] – Wells ChristieWritten-By – Van Gibbs
A4 Love Attaxx
Mixed By – Barry BlueSoloist, Synthesizer – Philippe Decock*
B1 Say Yeah
Mixed By – John LuongoSynthesizer [Synclavier II] – Wells ChristieVocals – Gwen GuthrieWritten-By – Van Gibbs
B2 Destiny
Horns – The Smith-Cox Org.*Keyboards – Barry Eastman*Mixed By – Russell Thomas
B3 Let Me Go
Bass – Wayne Braithwaite*Guitar – Dan CarrilloHorns – The Smith-Cox Org.*Mixed By – Barry BlueSynthesizer [Synclavier II] – Wells Christie
B4 Crimes Of Passion
Mixed By – Scott Folks, Van Gibbs

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Recorded at:
Gam Studios, Belgium; Eurosound Studios, Holland; Right Track Recording, NYC;
H.C.F. Studios, Freeport L.I.; Celestial Sounds Studios, NYC;
RPM Studios, NYC; Aosis Studios, London.
Published by The Company / Eaton Music Limited
℗ 1985 CBS Inc. / © 1985 CBS Inc./ Portrait & Epic™
Distribution CBS Records / CBS Disques S.A.
Made in Holland
In the UK apply for public performance licences to PPL, 14/22 Ganton Street, London W1.

Van Gibbs courtesy of Palm Entertainment Inc.

A1 and B1 credit Barry Blue for mixing in error.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Label Code (Back cover): LC 4734
  • Label Code (Both labels): LC -4734
  • Matrix / Runout (Back cover): 01-026076-20
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): 01-026076-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): 01-026076-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout): 01-026076-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout): 01-026076-1B-1
  • Price Code (France): CB 281
  • Price Code (Germany): 57

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PORT-26002, BFR 38969 Oattes Van Schaik Love Attaxx(LP, Album) Portrait, Portrait PORT-26002, BFR 38969 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
PRT 26076, 26076 Oattes Van Schaik Formerly The Limit (2) Oattes Van Schaik Formerly The Limit (2) - The Limit(LP, Album) Portrait, Portrait PRT 26076, 26076 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SICP 4936 Oattes Van Schaik Love Attaxx(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Epic SICP 4936 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
28·3P-631 Oattes Van Schaik Love Attaxx(LP, Album) Portrait 28·3P-631 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
PTG 34072 Oattes Van Schaik Formerly The Limit (2) Oattes Van Schaik Formerly The Limit (2) - The Limit / Love Attaxx(CD, Album, RE) PTG Records PTG 34072 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version


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May 26, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Fantastic album! I only got to know some of the cuts on this awesome album by The Limit through Futurefunk samples. But there are some really awesome, solid 80 electro-funk tunes on here. This album really slices the crossover space between 80s Nu-Wave and a lot of the early SOLAR records stuff that was coming out in the 80s, like Shalamar, Dynasty, Klymaxx, SOS Band, Midnight Star, et cetera, as I feel the synths are a bit fuller and more to the front than a lot of the electro-funk from the era, but maybe it's just me.

The opener track, Miracles is a cool track. Cool echo effect on the vocals, lots of synthesizers, but with warm sax playing reminiscent of Hall & Oates - Obsession Possession (Song is in the same key too!) and that hard four on the floor beat that really gets you going...I love it. I would open up a set to it.

Destiny is another fantastic track, reminds me a bit of There It Is by Shalamar. Groovy synth bassline, and the twinkly synths that are oh-so-indicative of the era. And yet the vocal is really smooth.

The 3rd track, Everything About You, is a bit different from the rest. It's a more somber, slower-paced ballad that sounds like something Spandau Ballet or Go West would have put out around the time. Smooth, but a bit cheesy at that.

Could This Be Loved, Say Yeah, Crimes of Passion, are all great tunes as well. Not sure there's really a bad tune on the album to be honest. Throw a party, throw this on the turntable, and dance the night away. You won't regret it. If you're looking for a more unknown gem and you're a nerd for that 80s funk, check this album out! 5/5


December 29, 2002

This is probably one of the hardest records to find on the planet, an excellent example of music from the 80's that can be listened to with out sounding contrived. The excellent arrangement of horns and vocals make you want to listen again and again. What happened to this guy and his music ?