Selection ‎– Selection

Full Time Records ‎– FTM 31708
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 Got To Be Real 5:48
A2 Taxi 0:20
A3 Rebel On The Run 4:15
A4 Second Riff 0:30
A5 I'm So Glad 4:18
A6 First Riff 0:23
A7 Desire 4:02
B1 Ride The Beam 4:50
B2 Spirit At The End 5:30
B3 Insert Slow Funk 0:19
B4 On The Ground 4:32
B5 Live For Love 6:35

Companies, etc.



P 1982
Full Time Production Milano Italy

Some copies may have a stamp on a label and/or a press sheet denoting they were sent out as promos.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): 25 FTM 31708-1L
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): 25 FTM 31708-2L
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout): 25 FTM 31708-1L DD 14-1-82
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout): 25 FTM 31708-2L DD 14-1-82
  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
204 882 Selection Selection(LP, Album) Ariola 204 882 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
none Selection Selection(8xFile, AAC, 256) Antibemusic S.R.L. none Italy 2009
FTM 2019-09 Selection Selection(LP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Full Time Records FTM 2019-09 Italy 2019 Sell This Version
PTG 34115 Selection Selection(CD, Album, RE, RM) PTG Records PTG 34115 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
FTM 31708 Selection Selection(LP, Album, RE) Full Time Records FTM 31708 Italy Unknown Sell This Version


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August 17, 2018
Van Earl still alive & singing (with difficulty!)
Check youtube video (
A million thanks for your legendary album!!!


February 11, 2018
Hello to All !
I am Roberto Negroni aka Bob Nylon, the author, composer and arranger, together with Van Earl Patterson of the Original Selection '82 Album.
never saw him from 4 years later the Album issue.. and I'm still looking for him...
I was in touch with Orlando Johnson and others in order to get some news but nobody, either in U.S.A. Embassy were able to give me news about Van
Please, keep in mind, he was always considered my Black Brother by myself ! and I'm still proud strongly to have done with him this wonderful Album that I consider one of my best things ever done.
Please, to All, spread this work as much as possible so will be known to the new generations and these songs will be keeped alive !
Thanks to All for interesting and devotion


June 13, 2015
Please someone who knows about the lead singer Van Earl Patterson ??


November 28, 2012
Wow, I heard the new vocalist singing on the youtube link playing clips of the entire album now.. It's not very good is it? Backing vocals are wonderful though. But why change the lead vocals?


November 2, 2010
Once again, what happened to the original lead vocalist - Van Earl Patterson??? Our backgrounds are still there Orlando and Patty Johnson and myself Gail Berry - Nice try but a big disappointment. What happened to Van???