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.


Change Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

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
Change Got To Get Up Atlantic, RFC Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Change This Is Your Time / You'll Never Realize Atlantic, RFC Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Change Magical Night (Maxi, Single) Polydor Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Change Don't Wait Another Night (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Ld A 8166 Change / Le Club Change / Le Club - Magical Night / Un Fait Divers Et Rien De Plus(7") Durium Ld A 8166 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Change Change Of Heart (Single, Maxi) Five Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
Change Say You Love Me Again / Change Medley WEA UK 1984 Sell This Version
Change You Are My Melody (Single, Maxi) WEA UK 1984 Sell This Version
Change It Burns Me Up Atlantic US 1984 Sell This Version
7-89642 Change Lovely Lady(7", Single) Atlantic 7-89642 US 1984 Sell This Version
Change Mutual Attraction / Oh What A Feeling (Maxi, Single) Injection Disco Dance Label Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Change Mutual Attraction (Maxi, Single) Atlantic US 1985 Sell This Version
Change Oh What A Feeling (Single, EP) Cooltempo UK 1985 Sell This Version
Change Let's Go Together (EP, Single, Maxi) Injection Disco Dance Label US 1985 Sell This Version
RNS 12019 Change Examination(12") Renaissance International RNS 12019 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
OG 4200 Change Searching / The Glow Of Love(12") Old Gold (2) OG 4200 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CLCL 003 Change Change Of Heart(CD, Maxi) Club Classics (2) CLCL 003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PAPRT804 Change Glow Of Love (Extended Version)(12", Ltd) Past & Present Records PAPRT804 UK 2000 Sell This Version
HB-001 Change Club Classics(12", W/Lbl) House Party HB-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
STAGE 0002 Change Angel In My Pocket(CD, Single) Stage Records (2) STAGE 0002 UK 2008 Sell This Version
TOH012 Change Got To Get Up(12", Whi) Taste Of Honey TOH012 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
Change It's A Girl's Affair / Searching Groove Line Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
KS-2157 Change Sante Fe Stage(7", Single) Kapp Records KS-2157 US Unknown Sell This Version
TIX 035 Change / Queen Samantha Change / Queen Samantha - A Lover's Holiday / Take A Chance(12") 12 Inch Stars TIX 035 Italy Unknown 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 about 1 year 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!


January 19, 2005
edited over 13 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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