Mass Production

Welcome to Our World/Believe

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In 2009, Rhino digitized the Mass Production catalog and made the group's Cotillion albums available for downloading. Very little -- perhaps only Firecrackers: The Best of Mass Production -- remained in circulation as physical product. This two-CD 2014 release from the U.K.'s Expansion label offers the group's first two albums, straight up, with no bonus tracks. Both releases were only moderately successful -- they peaked at number 35 and 38, respectively, on Billboard's Soul LPs chart -- but there's plenty to dig. Among the highlights: the storming Top Five club single "Welcome to Our World (Of Merry Music)," the delirious Moog freak-out instrumental "Cosmic Lust," "I Believe in Music," and the Rose Royce-meets-Heatwave ballad "Galaxy."

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