This was Showaddywaddy's final album as an original 8-piece, originally released early in 1983.
The opener was the band's final chart hit, "Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-A-Bomp-A-Bomp)", a single which also marked the band's final performance on Top Of The Pops.
By the time this album was released, Showaddywaddy's popularity in terms of chart and recording success was on the wane, and the original line up was only to stay together for another 12-18 months.
The band were still putting on sold-out shows across the country, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to get a hit, and this album never charted, RCA's lack of promotion not doing them any favours either.
Thirteen tracks featured on the original release (unlucky for some), and for me there are only 3 stand out tracks, "Who Put The Bomp", "I Don't Want To Dream Anymore", "Foolin' Around With My Heart", although "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration" features high on many fans lists.
This CD includes bonus tracks including two SWW b-sides, "Do It Again", and "I Want You To Be My Girl". How on earth these didn't make it onto the final album I'll never know as these are great tracks, and better than songs reserved for the LP.
Also featured are two Dave Bartam solo tracks that were also recorded in 1983. (Dave's solo album, recoreded over the 1983-1985 period, receives a first ever release later in 2011).
I would recommend this album to complete your SWW set, but it is not as good as the albums from earlier years, and the band themselves are only too happy to admit this about "Living Legends" too.