A lot of people are under the belief that this was Loose Ends First album....those that had the pleasure of taking a chance with "A little Spice" found it was a very accomplished debut, merging the talents of Peckams finest trio with the prodcution skills of the American Nick Martinelli...
Now there may be some relevance to the sound that came through at the time from Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, legendary producers for the likes of the S.O.S. Band, Alexander O' Neal, Cherrelle, Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson and the Human League (yes, that last one was correct). This homage was created in the lead track "Hanging on a String". Note I said homage, not duplication. That track was the song of the summer in 1985 and made the Loose Ends the first British black group to have a number one single in the American R & B chart.
Even today, the album sounds fresh and fresh and unique. Real musicians, real lyrics and real atmosphere.
So to the R & B artists of today, take note. This is how it should be done!