Billy Ocean – Love Zone (US 12″)

The lead off single from 1986’s album of the same name. Looking for another “Caribbean Queen” is it laidback funk/soul and given a suitably techy mix by Bryan “Chuck” New.

The 12″ version nicely builds up the groove and extends if a little too much, a tad repetitive.

So it has a few synths and a nice, lazy bassline. The instrumental only gets rid of half of the lyrics.

A bonus was another album track “They’ll Be Sad Songs” which was also used to promote the album and had a good deal of success. A classic piano led smoochie.

Jive ‎– JD1-9509 loveddd

A1 Love Zone (Extended Version) 6:17
A2 There’ll Be Sad Songs (7″ Version) 4:15
B1 Love Zone (Instrumental Version) 5:32
B2 Love Zone (Album Version) 5:34

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