Still on the light, commercial side of the 80’s with this from 1985. Written by American songwriter, Joe Denny and produced by Nile Rogers this feels like an electro-funk homage to Motown. Reluctantly released by the group, after much pestering by Rogers, it became a massive, international hit, an 80’s classic and a memory jogger. Here we have the extended “Club Mix” and a “Dub Mix” (which is really an instrumental) For disco purists there is a remix of “He’s The Greatest Dancer” by Josh Abbey, yet to receive a digital release. I’m liking the synthpop of album track, “Hold Out Poppy” that bass synth and backing could be Howard Jones in his pomp.
Atlantic – A9547T
|A1||Frankie (Club Mix)||6:17|
|A2||He’s The Greatest Dancer (Remix)||7:21|
|B1||Frankie (Dub Mix)||5:07|
|B2||Hold Out Poppy (LP Version)||3:57|