There was no great cunning master plan that brought noted jazz instrumentalists Bob James (keyboards), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Nathan Eat (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 multi-channel hybrid SACD including a 5.1 surround mix. A previously unreleased long version of "After The Dance" is included as a bonus track only available in stereo. The remastering of the album was undertaken using the high-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes. The hybrid multi-channel SACD plays on both SACD and regular CD players.
- 30th Anniversary Edition
- Super Audio CD
- Multi-Channel SACD Layer
- Stereo SACD Layer
- 5.1 Surround Mix
- This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
- Mastered in DSD using Original Master Tapes
- Previously Unreleased Bonus Track on Stereo Layer only
|El DeBarge||lead vocal on "After The Dance"|
- Bali Run
- 101 Eastbound
- 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) - Stereo Layer Only