Hot Chocolate - Their Greatest Hits (1993)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Pop/Rock, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 75:37 Min. | 480,26 Mb
Label: EMI Records Ltd. (UK) | Cat.# 0777 7 89068 2 7 (CDEMTV 73) | Released: 1993-03-08
Hot Chocolate enjoyed an enthusiastic following in England, but in the U.S., the British band didn't receive nearly as much exposure as it should have. Regrettably, Hot Chocolate only had two major hits in the U.S.: "You Sexy Thing" in 1975 and "Every 1's a Winner" in 1978. That rock-influenced soul gem is the opener on the group's fourth album, which is also titled Every 1's a Winner. Although none of the other songs on this LP were big hits in the U.S., most of them are quite solid – and that includes the moving ballad "Sometimes It Hurts to Be a Friend" as well as the message song "Love Is the Answer One More Time" and the moody Euro-disco number "Put Your Love in Me."