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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Hot Chocolate enjoyed an enthusiastic following in England, but in the U.S., the British band didn't receive nearly as much exposure as it should have. Regrettably, Hot Chocolate only had two major hits in the U.S.: "You Sexy Thing" in 1975 and "Every 1's a Winner" in 1978. That rock-influenced soul gem is the opener on the group's fourth album, which is also titled Every 1's a Winner. Although none of the other songs on this LP were big hits in the U.S., most of them are quite solid -- and that includes the moving ballad "Sometimes It Hurts to Be a Friend" as well as the message song "Love Is the Answer One More Time" and the moody Euro-disco number "Put Your Love in ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Hot Chocolate enjoyed an enthusiastic following in England, but in the U.S., the British band didn't receive nearly as much exposure as it should have. Regrettably, Hot Chocolate only had two major hits in the U.S.: "You Sexy Thing" in 1975 and "Every 1's a Winner" in 1978. That rock-influenced soul gem is the opener on the group's fourth album, which is also titled Every 1's a Winner. Although none of the other songs on this LP were big hits in the U.S., most of them are quite solid -- and that includes the moving ballad "Sometimes It Hurts to Be a Friend" as well as the message song "Love Is the Answer One More Time" and the moody Euro-disco number "Put Your Love in Me." This is a soul-funk album first and foremost, but it's a soul-funk album that isn't afraid to draw on British pop
ock influences like David Bowie and Elton John. Nor were Hot Chocolate afraid to incorporate Afro-Caribbean influences -- "Confetti Day," for example, could be described as an interesting marriage of reggae, Bowie, and Stax/Volt. While Every 1's a Winner falls short of perfect, it hits its mark more often than not and makes one wish that Hot Chocolate had acquired a larger following on the American side of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1993
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077778906827
  • Catalog Number: 890683

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hot Chocolate Primary Artist
Errol Brown Vocals
Technical Credits
Bruce Harris Executive Producer
Mickie Most Producer
Vincent M. Vero Contributor, Annotation
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Anthony Wilson Composer
A. Wilson Composer
Bill Harry Liner Notes
Errol Brown Composer
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    just seen errol in aberdeen scotlan show

    absolutely fabulous un assuming non showy lovely sexy man with a voice to match wonderful personaliyt so laid back and seemde to enjoy the full audience participatoin a joy to listen too had crowds wanting mor and more lovely nigh thank you jan hurren aberdeenshire scotland

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