Splashdown (Breakwater album)

Splashdown is a studio album by Philadelphia funk soul band, Breakwater.

Splashdown
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Studio album by
Released1980
Recorded1979–1980
Genre
Length37:10
LabelArista
Producer
Breakwater chronology
Breakwater
(1978)
Splashdown
(1980)

The album is most notable for containing the song "Release the Beast", which was sampled in "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk.

ReceptionEdit

In review issued on May 3, 1980, Billboard said that the music of the album "veers to the tired galactic rock concept a bit too much, but its sound is versatile and strong".[1] For the week ending July 5, 1980, the album reached its peak position of number 34 on the Billboard Soul LPs chart.[2]

Track listingEdit

Side A

  1. "Splashdown Time" (5:56)
  2. "Love of My Life" (4:25)
  3. "Release the Beast" (4:57)
  4. "The One in My Dreams" (4:44)

Side B

  1. "You" (3:46)
  2. "Say You Love Me Girl" (4:46)
  3. "Let Love In" (4:40)
  4. "Time" (3:56) [3]

PersonnelEdit

  • James Gee Jones – drums, vibraphone, vocals
  • Steve Green – bass, vocals
  • John "Dutch" Braddock – congas, percussion, timbales
  • Linc "Love" Gilmore – guitar
  • Gene Robinson, Jr. – lead vocals, vocal arrangements, trumpet
  • Kae Williams, Jr. – producer, vocals, synthesizers (ARP 2600, Mini-Moog, Prophet 5, ARP Omni), Fender Rhodes, piano, clavinet
  • Greg Scott – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, lyricon, horn arrangements
  • Leonard "Dr." Gibbs, Jr. – timbales (track B2 only)
  • Bill Reichenbach – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet
  • Larry G. Hall – trumpet
  • Linc "Love" Gilmore – vocals
  • Vince Garnell – vocals, woodwind

ProductionEdit

  • Rick Chertoff – producer
  • Don Murray – engineer
  • William Wittman – engineer
  • Daniel Protheroe – assistant engineer

Managerial and designEdit

  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Gary Gross – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Review: Breakwater — Splashdown" (PDF). Billboard. 85 (18). 3 May 1980. p. 55. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 31 May 2020 – via American Radio History.
  2. ^ Billboard, July 5, 1980 – Page 41 Billboard Soul LP's
  3. ^ "Breakwater – Splashdown". Discogs. Retrieved 6 January 2017.