Seminal work from Joyce Sims – one of the last great street soul acts of the New York scene of the 80s! Sims rose to fame right in the years before house and hip hop dominated soul more strongly from the underground up to the mainstream – and her groove here is a bit in the mode of some of the bigger electro soul acts of a few years before – blast
ing beats and other bits of sound, all put together with a simple, compelling, and highly rhythmic approach overall – a style that's clearly aimed at crossing over to hip hop kids, but which is something different than hip hop altogether. A number of tracks are produced by Mantronik, and others by Joyce herself. One CD features tracks from her classic Sleeping Bag albums – with titles that include "All & All", "Come Into My Life", "Lifetime Love", "All About Love", "Walkaway", "I Surrender", "Here We Go Again", "Take Caution With My Heart", and "Crazy Love". The other CD features 11 more extended mixes – including "Come Into My Life (ext album mix)", "All & All (UK rmx)", "Lifetime Love/
All In All (megamix)", "Lifetime Love (hard club)", "Take Caution With My Heart (basement rock mix)", and "Walk Away (house club)".
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