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There was no great cunning master plan that brought noted jazz instrumentalists Bob James (keyboards), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Nathan East (bass) and Harvey Mason (drums) together to form a supergroup. Released in October 1991, Fourplay - aided by the success of the smash single "After The Dance" - peaked at No. 1 in America's Contemporary Jazz charts for 33 weeks and sold over a million copies. It rose to No.16 in the R&B rankings and No.97 in America's list of top pop records. Now three decades old, the band's self-titled debut album, was not only the blueprint for the group's sound but also functioned as a foundation stone upon which Fourplay built a remarkable career.
Originally released in September 1991, Fourplay is now reissued by Evosound, to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary, as a 180-gram double LP in a gatefold sleeve. A previously unreleased long version of "After The Dance" is included as a bonus track. The remastering and lacquer cutting of the album was undertaken using the high-resolution digital transfer from the original analog master tapes. The double LP is available as a limited numbered edition of 1,000 copies in 180 gram blue vinyl, as well as a non-limited black vinyl version.
- 30th Anniversary Edition
- Remastering & Lacquer Cutting Done Using the High-Resolution Digital Transfer from the Original Analog Master Tapes
- 180g Double Vinyl LP
- Gatefold Sleeve
- Previously Unreleased Bonus Track
|El DeBarge||lead vocal on "After The Dance"|
- Bali Run
- After The Dance (Lead Vocal: El DeBarge)
- Midnight Stroll
- October Morning
- Wish You Were Here
- Rain Forest
- After The Dance (Long Version) (Lead Vocal: El DeBarge)