Continuing to reissue classic original albums from the Motown catalogue, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present the self-titled 1981 album by BILLY PRESTON and SYREETA, an expanded edition with seven bonus tracks.
Billy Preston (through mid’-70s hits such as ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’ and ‘Nothing From Nothing’) and Syreeta (former wife of Stevie Wonder with four critically-acclaimed albums to her credit) were established as recording artists in their own right when, as Motown label-mates, they worked together on the 1979 soundtrack for the film, “Fast Break”. While the film itself made no impact, one track from the album, the beautiful ballad ‘With You I’m Born Again’ (included as a bonus track on this reissue along with an instrumental version of the song) became a Top 5 UK hit prompting Motown to release the single in the US where it reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart.
Encouraged by the single’s success, Syreeta’s 1980 self-titled LP (reissued by SoulMusic Records in 2013, SMCR-5094) featured two more duets with Billy, ‘One More Time For Love’ and ‘Please Stay’, both included as bonus tracks on this release along with a non-album ‘B’ side ‘It Will Come In Time’. The pair recorded “Billy Preston & Syreeta” in 1981 working with producers including David Shire & Carol Connors, Ollie E. Brown and Michael Masser.
Bonus tracks include two versions of ‘Go For It’ (from “Fast Break”) and the reissue includes notes by UK Motown expert Sharon Davis with quotes from producer/songwriter Carol Connors.
1. SOMEONE SPECIAL
3. JUST FOR YOU
4. IT’S SO EASY
5. A LONG AND LASTING LOVE
7. ONE MORE TRY
8. HEY YOU
9. NEW WAY TO SAY I LOVE YOU
10.WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE
11.WITH YOU I’M BORN AGAIN (US MOTOWN SINGLE)
12.WITH YOU I’M BORN AGAIN (INSTRUMENTAL) (UK MOTOWN SINGLE ‘B’ SIDE)
13.GO FOR IT (US MOTOWN 12” SINGLE)
14.GO FOR IT (UK MOTOWN 7” SINGLE)
15.IT WILL COME IN TIME (US MOTOWN NON-ALBUM ‘B’ SIDE)
16.ONE MORE TIME FOR LOVE (US MOTOWN SINGLE)
17.PLEASE STAY (US TAMLA 7” SINGLE)