It was in the 1980s that Sal Solo came to prominence, being the lead singer, songwriter and producer of Classix Nouveaux. The band had chart success at home and abroad and were renowned for their hard work, performing all over the UK and extensively around the world.
In 1983 Sal had become disillusioned with the record industry and had taken himself off to San Damiano, in Northern Italy. It was there that he had a life-changing experience; he became happier with himself, and much more relaxed.
Sal wrote and released a single called San Damiano which became a huge hit, not only in the UK but around the world, even making it to number one in Poland. TV, radio and numerous press interviews followed. This was a very different Sal Solo to the one the public had seen only a couple of years previously.
Music and You was the follow-up single in 1985. Sal asked The London Community Gospel Choir to guest on the record and together they appeared on various peak time television programmes. And Sal appeared on quite a few British Sunday evening television programmes including The Rock Gospel Show. It was Sal's manager, Falcon Stuart, who later said: "Sal is one of those rare artistes who is prepared to stand up and be counted both musically and morally."
Cherry Red Records reissues "HEART & SOUL", the 1985 debut album from Classix Nouveaux frontman SAL SOLO and includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased material.
Coincides with the re-release of Classix Nouveaux's third and final album 'SECRET' on Cherry Red Records.