Freeez

1-16-13          Freeez

FREEEZ

On 1-16-71 Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” LP was No. 1 in England.  Sade, born 1959.

I do not remember exactly why I stumbled upon / tried the debut album from Freeez, but it happened around the end of 1980.  Maybe I’d read about it?  Long story short: I ordered a Japanese LP of it, which I own to this very day (see below).  I didn’t find their 2nd album at the time, and I ignored the US LP on Streetwise.  Never did see their 3rd album.  Happily, in 2012, “Southern Freeez” got re-issued by Cherry Red in England, as a deluxe 2CD set – must find a copy of that!

LP                ANTI-FREEEZ remixes                                                              BEGGARS B UK     BEGA 53

1984 8 TRKS remixes of singles, 1st album

7″                 FLYING HIGH / (LP Version) (PS)                                            BEGGARS B NL     144.859

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               FLYING HIGH / (Remix)                                                             BEGGARS B UK     BEG 55T

1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD                FREEZE FRAME – BEST OF FREEEZ                                     MUSIC CLUB UK   MCCD 131

1993 14 TRK Collection

LP                GONNA GET YOU                                                                       VIRGIN DE              205.776

1983 8 TRKS 2nd album

7″                 I.O.U. / I DUB U (PS)                                                                   BEGGARS B UK     BEG 96

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               ONE TO ONE                                                                               BEGGARS B UK     BEG 78T

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 ONE TO ONE / (Instrumental)                                                  BEGGARS B UK     BEG 78

1982 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 ONE TO ONE / (Instrumental) (PS)                                         BEGGARS B NL     144.976

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               POP GOES MY LOVE                                                                 BEGGARS B UK     BEG 98T

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                SOUTHERN FREEEZ                                                                WEA JPN                 P-11023J

1980 9 TRKS insert, 1st album

7″                 SOUTHERN FREEEZ / (LP Version) (PS)                              BEGGARS B NL     144.822

1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               SOUTHERN FREEEZ re-mix, re-issue                                   EMI UK                     12TOCO 14

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               THAT BEATS MY PATIENCE                                                     BEGGARS B UK     BEG 129T

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 TRAIN OF THOUGHTS / ONE SECOND CHANCE (PS)     BEGGARS B UK     BEG 141

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

I also got solo records by Freeez singer Johnny Rocca, also on Beggar’s Banquet.  I should point out that for Britfunk – this was entirely before Level 42 or Shakatak.

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