Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart

Label:Strut – STRUT221LP
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Classics – C034
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Stereo, 180g
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Disco, Soul


A1Forget Me Nots
Backing VocalsPatrice Rushen, Roy Galloway
DrumsMelvin Webb
Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
A2I Was Tired Of Being Alone
Arranged By [Horns Arranged By]Charles Mims, Jr.*, Patrice Rushen
DrumsMelvin Webb
Electric PianoCharles Mims, Jr.*
Lead Vocals, Piano, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Lyrics ByAngela Ehigiator
A3All We Need
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Patrice Rushen, Roy Galloway
DrumsTony St. James
Lead VocalsRoy Galloway
Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Clavinet, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Music By, Lyrics ByPatrice Rushen, Roy Galloway
PercussionUlysses Duprée
A4Number One (Instrumental)
Music ByPatrice Rushen
B1Where There Is Love
Acoustic GuitarPaul M. Jackson, Jr.*
DrumsJames Gadson
Electric GuitarWali Ali
Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Lyrics ByLynn Davis
DrumsOllie Brown
Lead Guitar, Guitar [Guitar Solo], Soloist [Guitar Solo]Marlo Henderson
Lead Vocals, ClavinetPatrice Rushen
Lyrics ByBrenda Russell (2)
Music ByPatrice Rushen
RemixPhilip Moores*
Vocals [Male "Breakout"]Charles Mims, Jr.*
B3If Only
Arranged By [Synthesizers]Charles Mims, Jr.*, Patrice Rushen
DrumsTony St. James
Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, SynthesizerPatrice Rushen
Lyrics BySyreeta Wright
Piano, SynthesizerCharles Mims, Jr.*
RemixPhilip Moores*
B4Remind Me
DrumsJames Gadson
Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, PercussionPatrice Rushen
Music ByPatrice Rushen
B5(She Will) Take You Down To Love
Backing VocalsPatrice Rushen, Roy Galloway
Lead Vocals, GuitarPatrice Rushen
Lyrics ByFay Hauser
Music ByPatrice Rushen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

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- (AAA) Cut from Original Master Reels by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works
- 180g Black Audiophile Vinyl Pressed at QRP, Salina, KS
- Includes Listening Notes Booklet by Oliver Wang and 12" Booklet w/ Full Patrice Rushen Interview [the latter falsely advertised and instead, only included with the concurrent Vinyl Me, Please. Exclusive Pressing, "Posh"]

[Executive produced for] Baby Fingers, inc.
Recorded at Conway Recording, Hollywood, California
Mastered [...] at K-disc, Hollywood, California

℗ 1980 Elektra / Asylum Records
© 2020 K7 Music GmbH

A1 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music ASCAP/Freddie Dee Music BMI
A2 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music /Mims Music/ Ameze Music ASCAP/Freddie Dee Music BMI
A3 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music/Royal Heart/ ASCAP
A4 Baby Fingers Music ASCAP
B1 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music /Love-Ly-N-Divine Music ASCAP/Freddie Dee Music BMI
B2 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music/WB Music Corp./Rutland Road Music ASCAP
All Rights on Behalf of Rutland Road Music admin. by WB Music Corp.
B3 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music /Mims Music/Jobete Music Company, Imc. ASCAP
B4 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music ASCAP
B5 © 1982 Baby Fingers Music/Aw Love-It ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): STRUT172LP-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): STRUT172LP-B1
  • Label Code: LC 07306
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 47)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing)ElektraE1-60015US1982
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Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Red Labels)Elektra, ElektraELK 52 352, ELK K 52 352Netherlands1982
Straight From The Heart (LP, Album)ElektraK 52352UK1982
Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Promo)Elektra52532Spain1982
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Straight From The Heart (LP, Album, Red Labels)Elektra, ElektraELK K 52 352, ELK 52 352Germany1982



  • Seand67's avatar
    Edited 7 months ago
    What an amazing project for Patrice. Classic R&B track with 'Forget Me Nots' and a timeless Instrumental 'Number One' are just the beginning. This pressing is extremely quiet and has an awesome soundstage. Packaging is a BIG winner. MoFi style inner sleeve, thick jacket and booklet are awesome!
    • jheath79's avatar
      This is EASILY in the Top 3 of the best sounding vinyls that I own. Another win for VMP.
      • Markuzz3000's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        Yes, very quiet vinyl and great mastering. I have no OG to compare it to but this VMP release sounds so good that I have no urge to pursue another version. If you are into Patrice Rushen this is a very good listen. Highly recommended!
        • stuayoung's avatar
          Amazing clarity on this remaster. Although not a hugely popular release when vmp announced it, this is a must have if only for an example of how excellent vinyl can sound.
          • michaeleo's avatar
            Amazing pressing !! i rediscover this masterpiece, a must have.
            • REENO's avatar
              Not sure why this was re-issed at all. OG copies are very easy to find and sound great. The best sounding version of this album is the Rhino Expanded Edition cd from the mid-90's.
              • jeromy's avatar
                Has anyone compared this to an original?

                Is there any other way to purchase this other an VMP?

                • DenverDude's avatar
                  Another great VMP repressing. Great depth, soundstage and tone ... their AAA remasterings have all been stellar, including this one. And hopefully this makes more people aware of the musical force that Patrice Rushen is. She wrote, produced and performed all her own work (for the most part) and this is a stellar case of her soul/funk/pop songcraft. A must have version of a great album.
                  • apotos's avatar
                    How's it sound? Should I get this version or an og for a little cheaper?
                    • LPauper's avatar
                      I've got two copies too, and neither includes the 12" interview booklet. Seems to be some confusion at VMP as the rep I communicated with did not seem to be aware of the possibility that the interview booklet was actually to be included with VMP's other Patrice Rushen release, Posh. But that seems the most plausible reason for the problem here so, I won't pursue the issue any farther. Thanks for the info pghmusiclover


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