Change

Profile:
Italian Disco-Soul group, based in Bologna, founded by songwriters-producers Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi.
Initially they started with guest vocalist Luther Vandross but soon after James Robinson replaced him regularly.
In the same mode, Jocelyn Brown was replaced by Deborah Cooper as a main lead vocalist.
Between 1980 - 1985 they released six albums, inspired by the glamour and hi-class image of Chic.
They spawned hits like "A Lover's Holiday", "Searching", "The Glow Of Love", "Paradise", "Change Of Heart", "The Very Best In You", "Mutual Attraction".
In 1984 they collaborated with the gold duo of producers - songwriters Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
In 2009 they made a comeback with their long lost, since 1990, album "Change Your Mind" with guest vocalists Lisa Fischer and Patrick Boothe.
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Albums

RFC 3438 Change - The Glow Of Love album art Change The Glow Of Love (Album) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records RFC 3438 Barbados 1980 Sell This Version
28.048 Change - Miracles album art Change Miracles (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records 28.048 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
KSAC 8550 Change - Sharing Your Love album art Change Sharing Your Love (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records KSAC 8550 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PTL 66004 Change - This Is Your Time album art Change This Is Your Time (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records, Atlantic PTL 66004 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
50 FM 13521 Change - Change Of Heart album art Change Change Of Heart (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records 50 FM 13521 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
P-13093 Change - Turn On Your Radio album art Change Turn On Your Radio (Album) Atlantic P-13093 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
FTE CD 69 Change - Change Your Mind album art Change Change Your Mind(CD, Album) Fonte Records FTE CD 69 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
ODC CD 01JP Change - Love 4 Love album art Change Love 4 Love (Album) Original Disco Culture ODC CD 01JP Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WEA 79 156 Change - Searching / Angel In My Pocket album art Change Searching / Angel In My Pocket (Single) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records WEA 79 156 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
RCS49587 Change - The Glow Of Love album art Change The Glow Of Love (Single) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records RCS49587 US 1980 Sell This Version
16.164 Change - A Lover's Holiday album art Change A Lover's Holiday (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records 16.164 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
JB 63 Change - Coke And Roll / Glow Of Love album art The Jumpers (3) / Change The Jumpers (3) / Change - Coke And Roll / Glow Of Love(7", Jukebox) Goody Music Records JB 63 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
none Change - Girl's Affair / The End album art Change Girl's Affair / The End(Acetate, 12", Single) Sterling Sound Inc. none US 1980 Sell This Version
JB 57 Change - Disco Shy / Lover's Holiday album art Gianni Riso / Change Gianni Riso / Change - Disco Shy / Lover's Holiday(7", Jukebox) Goody Music Records JB 57 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
K79217 , K 79217 Change - Stop For Love album art Change Stop For Love WEA, WEA K79217 , K 79217 UK 1981 Sell This Version
DMD 292 Change - Miracles album art Change Miracles (Single) Atlantic DMD 292 US 1981 Sell This Version
STDM40046-1 Change - Hold Tight album art Change Hold Tight (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records STDM40046-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
3809 Change - Paradise album art Change Paradise (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, RFC Records 3809 US 1981 Sell This Version
JB 66 Change - Cosa Danno / Paradise album art Stormy Six / Change Stormy Six / Change - Cosa Danno / Paradise(7", Jukebox) L'Orchestra, Goody Music Records JB 66 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
ATR-0178, K 79217 Change - On Top / Stop For Love album art Change On Top / Stop For Love(7", Single) Atlantic, WEA ATR-0178, K 79217 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
R-0869-II Change - Let Me Know / Searching album art Maywood / Change Maywood / Change - Let Me Know / Searching(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Mono, Card, Pic) Tonpress R-0869-II Poland 1981 Sell This Version
4063 Change - Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright) album art Change Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright) (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records 4063 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89979 Change - Sharing Your Love album art Change Sharing Your Love Atlantic 7-89979 US 1982 Sell This Version
6198 588 Change - Oh What A Night album art Change Oh What A Night (Single, Maxi) Polydor 6198 588 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
4027 Change - The Very Best In You album art Change The Very Best In You (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records 4027 US 1982 Sell This Version

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Basquali

Basquali

April 21, 2014
Because of the change in the official discography do not see the single PARADISE RFC-Atlantic record and the single DMD 293 ON TOP RFC-Atlantic record DMD 294?
Livysound

Livysound

July 7, 2007
edited over 4 years ago
Change created some of the most electric sounding soul in the galaxy and are certainly one of the most influential bands to my ears.
When you listen to "Warm", "Lets go together" or "You are my melody" to name a few you are listening to everyday life and love!
Melody, bass and vocals to revive any mood!
Oh....Great artwork too... very 80s!
LSY

LSY

January 19, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Change is one of the most over looked groups in the early 80's that should earn much more credit for their fantastic achievements even though it's 18 years ago they released their latest album. It all started in Italy in 1979 where the Guadeloupe born (executive) producer Jacques Fred Petrus and his closest companion, the Italian mastermind musician Mauro Malavasi decided to launch a new group after working together a couple of years (formed Goody music records around 75). The groups name became Change and the men behind it were originally based in Bologna and Milan in Italy but later also in New York. Right from the start Petrus and Malavasi used Italian musicians (Mauro Malavasi, Davide Romani and Paulo Gianolio among others) and American vocalists (LutherVandross, Diva Gray and later James "Crabs" Robinson and Timmy Allen) of whom the lead vocalist from Change's debut, Luther Vandross later became the most well known character from the time (he later became a big name on his own with several albums). From the beginning Change was just a studio concept though, with several "Change" touring around America, but in 82 they became a group in the right meaning of the word. After a poor release in 85 they split up and Jacques Fred Petrus was murdered two years after, most likely in his native country of Guadeloupe due to illegal affairs with the Mob. Mauro Malavasi however, is today a successful songwriter and producer in Italy that been producing Andrea Bocceli and other great singers.

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