Candles (album)

Candles

Studio album by Heatwave

Released
November 21, 1980

Recorded
1980

Genre
R&B, Funk

Label
GTO (UK)
Epic (US)

Producer
James Guthrie, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.

Heatwave chronology

Hot Property
(1979)
Candles
(1981)
Current
(1982)

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source
Rating

Allmusic
[1]

Candles is the fourth album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released in 1981 on the GTO label in the UK and the Epic label in the US. It was produced by lead singer Johnnie Wilder, Jr. and James Guthrie.
The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.

Contents

1 Track listing
2 Personnel
3 Charts

3.1 Singles

4 References
5 External links

Track listing[edit]
All tracks written by Rod Temperton, except where noted.

Side one

No.
Title
Length

1.
“Gangsters of the Groove”
4:23

2.
“Jitterbuggin'”
4:14

3.
“Party Suite”
4:56

4.
“Turn Around” (Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
4:56

Side two

No.
Title
Length

5.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'”
5:01

6.
“All I Am” (Lynsey de Paul, Susan Sheridan)
3:41

7.
“Dreamin’ You”
3:58

8.
“Goin’ Crazy” (Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
5:52

9.
“Where Did I Go Wrong” (Tommy Gilliard, Linda Phillips, Johnnie Wilder, Jr.)
4:20

2010 remastered reissue bonus tracks

No.
Title
Length

10.
“Gangsters of the Groove” (Single Version)
4:02

11.
“Jitterbuggin'” (UK Single Version)
4:00

12.
“Where Did I Go Wrong” (US Single Version)
3:46

13.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'” (UK Single Version)
3:40

14.
“Turn Around” (US Single Version)
3:46

15.
“Find Someone Like You” (B-Side)
3:58

16.
“Wack That Axe” (B-Side)
3:45

17.
“Gangsters of the Groove” (UK 12″ Remix)
5:48

18.
“Posin’ ’til Closin'” (UK 12″ Remix)
5:09

Personnel[edit]

Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead and backing vocals
J.D. Nicholas – lead and backing vocals
Keith Wilder – lead vocals
William L. Jones – lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Calvin Duke – keyboards
Derek Bramble – bass
Ernest (Bilbo) Berger – drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981)
Peak
positions

UK Albums Chart[2]
29

Billboard Top LPs[3]
71

Billboard Top Soul LPs[3]
24

Singles[edit]

Year
Title
Peak chart
positions

UK
[2]
US
[3]
US
R&B
[3]

1980
“Gangsters of the Groove”
19
110
21

1981
“Where Did I Go Wrong”


74

“Jitterbuggin'”
34

“Posin’ Til Closin'”


“Turn Around”


References[edit]

^ Hanson, Amy. Candles > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
^