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Title - 'Hits: Remixed - Expanded Edition'
Artist - Amii Stewart

As I'm sure you all know by now, Amii Stewart is an American disco/soul/dance-pop singer, dancer and actress most famous for her hit disco record cover of "Knock on Wood". Stewart is the stepsister of actress-singer Miquel Brown and aunt to Brown's actress-singer daughter Sinitta.

Her first single, the aforementioned disco cover version of the 1966 Eddie Floyd hit "Knock on Wood" (Floyd/Cropper), reached #1 in the U.S. in April 1979, and earned her a platinum record and a Grammy Award nomination. It also reached #7 in the UK, and #2 in Australia.

In the same year, Stewart followed up with another cover, this time The Doors' classic "Light My Fire", which reached #5 in the UK, although only climbed to #69 in the US. Indeed, she recorded it as a medley, incorporating "137 Disco Heaven" and entitled "Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven".

Cherry Pop will soon release (August 26th, 2016) the newly remastered and expanded edition of her 1985 The Hits album, newly-retitled The Hits: Remixed. Featuring the ten original tracks, in the same order, there are now two bonus tracks: "Knock On Wood/Ash 48" (1985 12" Extended Mix) and "Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven" (1985 12" Extended Mix).

1. "Knock on Wood" (1985 Mix)
2. "You Really Touch My Heart" (1985 Mix)
3. "137 Disco Heaven" (1985 Mix)
4. "Paradise Bird" (1985 Mix)
5. "My Guy, My Girl" (1985 Mix)
6. "Light My Fire" (1985 Mix)
7. "Only a Child in Your Eyes" (1985 Mix)
8. "Step Into the Love Line" (1985 Mix)
9. "Ash 48: (1985 Mix)
10. "Jealousy" (1985 Mix)
11. "Knock on Wood/Ash 48" (1985 12" Extended Mix)
12. "Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven" (1985 12" Extended Mix)

Her 1985 version of The Hits was also a remix album of recordings by Stewart released in the United Kingdom. As mentioned above, the double A-side single with the remixed versions of "Knock On Wood" and "Light My Fire" reached #7 on the UK charts, followed by a re-issue of "You Really Touched My Heart" (#89). Stewart also re-recorded her 1981 duet "My Guy"/"My Girl" with American bassist and singer Deon Estus.

Also now featuring brand new 2016 art work and liner notes by Discussions Magazines Stephen SPAZ Schnee, The Hits: Remixed is for old fans and new fans alike.

'Hits: Remixed - Expanded Edition' CD Purchase Link

www.cherryred.co.uk





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