24bit K2 Digitally Remastered Japanese Version featuring Two Bonus Tracks: "You and I Single (Single Version - Remix 1987)", and "Put a Little Love on Me (Special Remix)".
アメリカ人とジャマイカ人からなるソウル・ヴォーカル・トリオ、デレゲイションの1979年にリリースされたセカンド・アルバム。「ウェルカム・トゥ・マイ・ワールド」「ハートエイク No.9」他、全11曲を収録。 (C)RS
Delegation’s talents were not limited to only Dance and up tempo songs. The real hidden gem on “Eau De Vie” is “Blue Girl”, a spine tingling and achingly beautiful mid tempo ballad that borrows a bit from Delegation’s 1977 Top 5 smash “Oh Honey”. Rick Bailey is a great singer and is perfectly under stated, using his voice as an instrument of beauty. While “Blue Girl” did not become a pop hit, it has since 1979 been some what of a cult classic, receiving plenty of air play on quite storm formats and is a staple for classic R&B stations. “Welcome To My World” is the other mid tempo ballad on “Eau De Vie” that should have been a hit. “Eau De Vie” is an album that should be treasured so we can marvel at how beautiful the music that was made in the late 1970’s really was.
Big Thanks to Big Break Records for re-mastering this long out of print masterpiece, which was a much sought after item for crate diggers and collectors. As is always the case with a BBR re-master, the sound is great, the liner notes are fascinating and include a must have interview with Rick Bailey. And let’s not forget those amazing bonus tracks. There are 5 of them here. “Heartache No. 9” and “Put A Little Love on Me” are here in their very rare extended 12” Dance Versions, previously only available on a very limited and impossible to find vinyl releases. “You and I”, “Heartache No. 9” and “Put A Little Love on Me” are also presented here in their single versions. A treasure for any R&B collector and a golden discovery for those that never heard of Delegation.