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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 - Discocross N. 5 album art Various Falling In Love Various - Discocross N. 5 (Comp) F1 Team Italy 1983 Sell This Version
none Surface - Disco Mix Club - July 1983 - Tape 3 album art Various Falling In Love Various - Disco Mix Club - July 1983 - Tape 3(Cass, Comp, Promo) DMC none UK 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 5079 Surface - The Best Of Rams Horn Records 5 album art Various Falling In Love Various - The Best Of Rams Horn Records 5(LP, Comp) Rams Horn Records RHR 5079 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Surface - July 84 Mixes album art Various When Your X Wants You Back Various - July 84 Mixes (Comp) DMC UK 1984 Sell This Version
K 492 AED Surface - Popspot album art Various When Your X Wants You Back Various - Popspot(Cass, Comp) King's K 492 AED Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
L4 CCP (N) 1049 Surface - Everybody's Dancin' Volume 2 album art Various Falling In Love Various - Everybody's Dancin' Volume 2(Cass, Comp) Not On Label L4 CCP (N) 1049 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
CCP(L) 1049 Surface - Everybody's Dancin' - 10 Power Tracks - Volume 2 album art Various Falling In Love Various - Everybody's Dancin' - 10 Power Tracks - Volume 2(LP, Comp) ccp Record Company CCP(L) 1049 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
Surface - Charme Especial album art Various Happy (Extended Mix) Various - Charme Especial (Comp) Epic, Epic Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
Surface - Slow Jam 1 album art Various Let's Try Again Various - Slow Jam 1 (Comp) Street Sounds UK 1986 Sell This Version
RHR 5117 Surface - Let's Be Funky album art Various When Your X Wants You Back Various - Let's Be Funky(LP, Album, Comp) Rams Horn Records RHR 5117 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
Surface - Hits Collection album art Various Happy Various - Hits Collection (Comp) Globo Discos Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
Surface - On The Upbeat album art Various Happy (A and 2 more… Various - On The Upbeat (Comp) Epic UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
873-3 Surface - Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40 (Weekend Of July 18-19, 1987) album art Various Happy Various - Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40 (Weekend Of July 18-19, 1987)(4xLP, Comp, Transcription) DIR Radio Network 873-3 US 1987 Sell This Version
XDAP 93173 Surface - CBS/SONY Presents American Hit Tunes Vol. 15 September 1987 album art Various Happy Various - CBS/SONY Presents American Hit Tunes Vol. 15 September 1987(LP, Comp, Promo) CBS/Sony XDAP 93173 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Surface - Slow Dance album art Various Happy Various - Slow Dance (Comp) Arcade Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Surface - Ο Γιώργος Πολυχρονίου Και Ο 984 Fm Stereo Παρουσιάζουν Το Μαύρο Βελούδο album art Various Let's Try Again Various - Ο Γιώργος Πολυχρονίου Και Ο 984 Fm Stereo Παρουσιάζουν Το Μαύρο Βελούδο (Comp) CBS, CBS Greece 1988 Sell This Version
Surface - Salsoul 1 - Various Artists album art Various Falling In Love Various - Salsoul 1 - Various Artists (Comp) Kiss Records (3), Priority Records (2) UK 1988 Sell This Version
Surface - Black Splash album art Various I Missed (12 and 1 more… Various - Black Splash (Comp) CBS Europe 1988 Sell This Version
177.206/1-466130 Surface - Band Fm 96,1 album art Various Shower Me With Your Love Various - Band Fm 96,1(LP, Comp) Epic 177.206/1-466130 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
CSK 1307 Surface - Columbia Records Radio & Retail's Best Friend Vol. 4 album art Various I Missed Various - Columbia Records Radio & Retail's Best Friend Vol. 4(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia CSK 1307 US 1988 Sell This Version
12-001259-30 Surface - What's New? - November '88 album art Various Missed Various - What's New? - November '88(Cass, Comp, Promo) CBS 12-001259-30 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Surface - Hot Parade album art Various Closer Than Friends Various - Hot Parade (Comp) Epic Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
174-2, A21414 Surface - Hit Power album art Various I Missed Various - Hit Power(CD, Comp) K-Tel, CBS Special Products 174-2, A21414 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDTB 509 Surface - No. 1 Music Club 6/1989 album art Various Closer Than Friends Various - No. 1 Music Club 6/1989(CD, Comp) No. 1 Music Club AB CDTB 509 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
XDDP 93032 Various Shower Me With Your Love Various - CBS/Sony Hot Tracks Oct. Nov. '89(CD, Comp, Promo) CBS/Sony XDDP 93032 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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