Silver Convention – Save Me (Expanded Edition) (1975/2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Silver Convention – Save Me (Expanded Edition) (1975/2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:19 minutes | 827 MB | Genre: R&B, Disco
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Omnivore Recordings

Expanded reissue of the 1975 Eurodisco classic and global sensation. Includes the Grammy-winning #1 hit “Fly Robin Fly,” plus “Save Me,” and five bonus tracks. Silver Convention (named after songwriter Sylvester Levay’s nickname of “Silver”) was formed in Munich, Germany and burst onto the music scene in 1975 with their recording of “Save Me”—a track originally sold into 16 countries (including the US) at MIDEM, the global music business conference. It became the title track of their debut album, which hit #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #10 Pop, introducing the world to “The Munich Sound,” which would soon be known as Eurodisco.

The album’s second single was the smash hit “Fly Robin Fly.” It not only topped the disco charts for three weeks, it did the same on the pop charts the following month. The single sold over one million copies and was award a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in December of 1975. It became the band’s signature song, winning Best R&B Instrumental Performance at the 1976 Grammy Awards.

Omnivore Recordings, in association with Good Time Records, is proud to announce an expanded reissue of this classic debut. Save Me returns with five bonus tracks, including both commercial and promotional 12″ mixes of songs including the ubiquitous “Fly Robin Fly.” Packaging features the original international cover art (with the US artwork replicated inside), a 12-page color booklet featuring photos and ephemera, and new, insightful liner notes from writer, Joe Marchese outlining the genesis of the project and the global hit record it became.

In 1975, Munich was quickly becoming one of Europe’s top cities for disco. That year, the Giorgio Moroder/Pete Bellotte team produced Donna Summer’s breakthrough hit “Love to Love You, Baby” in Munich, and it was also in 1975 that the Munich-based Silver Convention hit big with “Fly, Robin, Fly”, one of the gems that defined the Euro-disco sound. Some listeners were happy just having the “Fly, Robin, Fly” single, but for serious Euro-disco enthusiasts, the Silver Convention’s debut album Save Me is essential. While American radio stuck to “Fly, Robin, Fly,” dance-club DJs also found a lot to admire about glossy, strings-laden ear candy like “Tiger Baby,” “I Like It,” and “Another Girl.” The lavish production of Michael Kunze and Silvester Levay (who were the brains behind the Silver Convention) is consistently attractive, and Levay’s string arrangements give the impression that he was a big admirer of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and Gamble & Huff. Nonetheless, Save Me doesn’t sound derivative. In fact, the Silver Convention was quite distinctive itself and had a uniquely European take on American soul-pop and disco. Arguably the group’s most essential release, Save Me is a dance classic. – Alex Henderson

Tracklist:
1-1. Silver Convention – Save Me (04:16)
1-2. Silver Convention – I Like It (04:56)
1-3. Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly (05:32)
1-4. Silver Convention – Tiger Baby (04:14)
1-5. Silver Convention – Son Of A Gun (03:54)
1-6. Silver Convention – Always Another Girl (03:59)
1-7. Silver Convention – Chains Of Love (04:07)
1-8. Silver Convention – Heart Of Stone (04:06)
1-9. Silver Convention – Please Don’t Change The Chords Of This Song (04:58)
1-10. Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly ((12″ Version) [Bonus Track]) (07:44)
1-11. Silver Convention – Tiger Baby ((12″ Version) [Bonus Track]) (08:49)
1-12. Silver Convention – Always Another Girl ((US Promo 12″) [Bonus Track]) (05:34)
1-13. Silver Convention – I Like It ((Special Disco Edit) [Bonus Track]) (03:37)
1-14. Silver Convention – Save Me Again ([Bonus Track]) (04:26)

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