Disco - soul group

A mixed Italian - American combo.
Founded by the duo of songwriters - producers Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi, based in Bologna, Italy.
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.

Change Discography


S 90 256 Change The Glow Of Love (Album) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records S 90 256 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
WEA 99 140 Change Miracles (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records WEA 99 140 France 1981 Sell This Version
CS 19342 Change Sharing Your Love (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records CS 19342 US 1982 Sell This Version
PTL 66004 Change This Is Your Time (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records, Atlantic PTL 66004 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
WX 5, 780 151-1 Change Change Of Heart (Album) Atlantic, RFC Records WX 5, 780 151-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7 81243-4 Change Turn On Your Radio (Album) Atlantic 7 81243-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
FTE CD 69 Change Change Your Mind(CD, Album) Fonte Records FTE CD 69 Italy 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RCS49587 Change The Glow Of Love (Single) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records RCS49587 US 1980 Sell This Version
K 79156 Change Searching (Single) WEA K 79156 UK 1980 Sell This Version
none Change A Lover's Holiday / The End (Maxi, Single) WEA, WEA none US 1980 Sell This Version
JB 63 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(Acetate, 12", Single) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 1980 Sell This Version
JB 57 Gianni Riso / Change Gianni Riso / Change - Disco Shy / Lover's Holiday(7", Jukebox) Goody Music Records JB 57 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
DMD 292 Change Miracles Atlantic DMD 292 US 1981 Sell This Version
K79217 Change Stop For Love WEA, WEA K79217 UK 1981 Sell This Version
3809 Change Paradise (Maxi, Single) WEA 3809 US 1981 Sell This Version
3832 Change Hold Tight (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records 3832 US 1981 Sell This Version
JB 66 Stormy Six / Change Stormy Six / Change - Cosa Danno / Paradise(7", Jukebox) L'Orchestra, Goody Music Records JB 66 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
R-0869-II Maywood / Change Maywood / Change - Let Me Know / Searching(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Mono, Card, Pic) Tonpress R-0869-II Poland 1981 Sell This Version
6198 588 Change Oh What A Night (Single, Maxi) Polydor 6198 588 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
4027 Change The Very Best In You London Records 4027 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89979 Change Sharing Your Love Atlantic 7-89979 US 1982 Sell This Version
4063 Change Hard Times (It's Gonna Be Alright) (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records 4063 US 1982 Sell This Version
PTX 61 Change Keep On It(12") Memory Records (2) PTX 61 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Ld A 8146 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Change Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Change - Crimson And Clover / The Very Best Of You(7", Jukebox) Durium Ld A 8146 Italy 1982 Sell This Version

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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?


July 7, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Change created some of the most electric sounding soul in the galaxy and is one of the most influential bands to me.
When you listen to "Warm", "Lets go together" or "You are my melody" your listening to everyday life and love!
Melodies, bass and vocals to revive any mood!
Great artwork too... very 80s!


January 19, 2005
edited over 11 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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