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CherrelleHigh Priority

Label:Tabu Records – BFZ 40094
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul

Tracklist

A1The Opening
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
1:06
A2You Look Good To Me
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
4:43
A3Artificial Heart
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
5:00
A4New Love
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
3:55
A5Oh No It's U Again
Written-ByM. Dair*
4:52
B1Saturday Love
VocalsAlexander O'Neal
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
5:00
B2Will You Satisfy?
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
4:12
B3Where Do I Run To
VocalsDan*, Ran*, Rick*
3:42
B4High Priority
Written-ByBernard*
6:04
B5New Love (Reprise)
Written-ByJ. Harris III-T. Lewis*
0:50
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Credits

Notes

First issue BFZ prefix pressing - "B" indicates a budget introductory price, which was then repressed with higher priced FZ prefix catalog number after it proved popular.

Produced for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

- Jellybean Johnson & Jerome Benton appear courtesy of Paisley Park
- Rick, Ran & Dan appear courtesy of Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Some copies have a gold promo stamp on the album jacket, usually over the barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-40094-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644009415
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): AL 40094
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout (Etched)): PAL-40094-1C ❀ <E G1 G3
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): BL 40094
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout (Etched)): PBL-40094-1C ❀ G1- E5

Other Versions (5 of 23)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
High Priority (LP, Album)Tabu Records, Tabu RecordsTBU 26699, TABU 26699UK & Europe1985
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High Priority (Cassette, Album, Dolby System)Tabu RecordsFZT 40094Canada1985
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High Priority (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo)Tabu Records, Tabu RecordsZ 40094, FZ 40094US1985
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High Priority (LP, Album)EpicBFZ 40094New Zealand1985
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High Priority (LP, Album, Stereo)Tabu RecordsFZ 40094Canada1985

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  • djrichmatthews's avatar
    Edited 19 years ago
    CLASSIC Jam & Lewis - this was a foreshadowing of a lot of their later, more well known work with Janet, Michael, Heavy D., New Edition, Human League, etc. (to name a few)... but ironically would be a foreshadowing of their next album with Cherrelle, Affair. On this go around, aside from knocking off three big R&B hits, they set the stage for the content of the next album by brining in long-time friend Alexander O'Neal to duet with Cherrelle on "Saturday Love"... and to pepper his presence all throughout the album with cameo spoken word vignettes... all to develop a rumoured affair between O'Neal and Cherrelle. Jam & Lewis did the same on O'Neal's "Hearsay" album, out shortly after this LP and they featured Cherrelle in a duet on O'Neal's album ("Never Knew Love Like This")... in this process they ended up taking two singers, coupling them together on distinct and separate releases, and fueling a rumoured romance which reached its peak when Cherrelle's next album "Affair" was released... How did it resolve itself? Did the two finally become an 'above the table' pair? Or were they forced to keep their love secret from everyone else?

    Shlocky marketing gimmick? Hell yes, but with the suave O'Neal and elegant counterpart Cherrelle playing their parts to a "T" it didn't come off as tacky or trite - it worked and sold enough of Cherrelle's "Affair" album to reach platinum.... and to 'retroactively' boost sales of this album, "High Priority" and the "Saturday Love" single both to gold status.

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