Surface

Surface

Profile:
Three piece soul vocal group formed in the mid-80's by songwriter David Townsend (son of singer/songwriter Ed Townsend), multi-instrumentalist David “Pic” Conley and singer/songwriter/lead vocalist Bernard Jackson.

Originally staff writers for EMI providing songs for Gwen Guthrie and Sister Sledge, they charted in 1987 with “Happy,” from their debut album "Surface". Further hits and a second album "2nd Wave" followed in 1990. 1991 saw the release of "3 Deep" and a greatest hits complilation "A Nice Time for Lovin'" in 1992. Townsend and Conley concentrated on songwriting after this but the group returned with "Love Zone" (1998). They announced a reunion tour for Summer 2005 and the recording of a new album. Sadly, David Townsend died on October 29, 2005 at age 50 before the album was completed.
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Surface Discography

Albums

Surface Surface (Album) Columbia, Columbia Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Surface 2nd Wave (Album) Columbia UK 1988 Sell This Version
Surface 3 Deep (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
VICP-60426 Surface Love Zone(CD, Album) Victor VICP-60426 Japan 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Surface Falling In Love (Single) Salsoul Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Surface When Your X Wants You Back (Single, Maxi) Salsoul Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Surface Happy (Single, Maxi) Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
Surface / Rafael Cameron Surface / Rafael Cameron - Falling In Love / Desires Rams Horn Records Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
Surface Let's Try Again Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
Surface Lately (Single) Columbia US 1986 Sell This Version
Surface You Are My Everything (Single) Columbia US 1988 Sell This Version
Surface I Missed CBS UK 1988 Sell This Version
Surface Closer Than Friends (Single) Columbia US 1988 Sell This Version
Surface Shower Me With Your Love (Single, EP) Columbia US 1988 Sell This Version
Surface Can We Spend Some Time (Single) Columbia US 1988 Sell This Version
Oran 'Juice' Jones / Surface Oran 'Juice' Jones / Surface - The Rain / Happy Old Gold (2) UK 1990 Sell This Version
Surface Never Gonna Let You Down (Single) Columbia US 1990 Sell This Version
Surface The First Time (Maxi, Single) CBS UK 1990 Sell This Version
38-73684 Surface With Love Voice Regina Belle Surface With Love Voice Regina Belle - All I Want Is You(7") Columbia 38-73684 US 1990 Sell This Version
COL 4682 Surface Happy / The First Time(7", RE) Collectables COL 4682 US 1990 Sell This Version
Surface All I Want Is You (Single) Columbia US 1991 Sell This Version
CSK 74031 Surface ...A Nice Time For Lovin`(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK 74031 US 1991 Sell This Version
CSK - 247 Surface You're The One(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK - 247 US 1991 Sell This Version
GDC 2075-8 Joe Bataan / Surface Joe Bataan / Surface - Rap-O Clap-O / Falling In Love(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music GDC 2075-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Ms. Lydia Featuring Surface Ms. Lydia Featuring Surface - Closer Than Friends Alexia Records, New Image Entertainment US 1997 Sell This Version