After the success of their debut album Too Hot To Handle, the funk/disco band Heatwave followed up with Central Heating in 1977. The album was produced by Barry Blue and was the final performance of Rod Temperton as an official member of Heatwave, who later wrote several hit singles for Michael Jackson. Central Heating features the tracks The Groove Line, Mind Blowing Decisions and The Star Of A Story, which remain popular tracks to this day. The latter was also sampled by A Tribe Called Quest amongst others.
Central Heating is available as an expanded edition and includes the bonus track Whack That Axe and 12” disco versions of both The Groove Line and Mind Blowing Decisions. The 2LP Central Heating (Expanded Edition) is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on flaming coloured vinyl and includes an insert with lyrics.
1. Put The Word Out
2. Send Out For Sunshine
3. Central Heating
4. Happiness Togetherness
5. The Groove Line
6. Mind Blowing Decisions
7. The Star Of A Story
8. Party Poops
9. Leavin’ For A Dream
11. Whack That Axe (bonus track)
12. The Groove Line (12” Disco Version) (bonus track)
13. Mind Blowing Decisions (12” Disco Version) (bonus track)