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Make a Change
Artist
Plunky & Oneness of Juju
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT257
Release Date
May 14, 2021

The definitive edition of a 1977 classic, Plunky & Oneness Of Juju’s ‘Make A Change’ album featuring the international hit ‘Every Way But Loose’ and five previously unheard studio takes across an expanded 2lp release.

Recorded at Omega studios in Maryland, the album marked a transition for the band with lead vocalist Jackie Eka-Ete recording her last sessions with Plunky and Virtania Tillery taking over lead vocal duties. “‘Make A Change’ was always designed as a slightly more commercial entry in our discography,” says Plunky. “We approached the sessions in the same way that we had approached all of our music since the early ‘70s. We played extended jams because we would always find something within those explorations. The songs had enough organic qualities to be considered R&B and enough rhythm to be Afro funk.”

After catching fire in Washington DC clubs through local record pools, the dancefloor favourite ‘Every Way But Loose’ famously became an anthem for Larry Levan at New York’s Paradise Garage, kick-starting international success for the track. Other album cuts like funk workout ‘Higher’ and the wistful stepper ‘Always Have To Say Goodbye’ have remained staples among soulful DJs worldwide, the latter surfacing in a new Kon edit. “The songs and lyrics on this album have come back around full circle,” continues Plunky. “With songs like ‘(Family Tree) Make A Change’ and ‘Every Way But Loose’, we don’t have to change one word for them to be relevant all these years later. The positive messages are universal and timeless.”

This definitive edition of ‘Make A Change’ features the full original album alongside five previously unheard studio takes, all remastered by The Carvery from the original tapes. Bonus tracks include extended studio versions of ‘Every Way But Loose’ and ‘Always Have To Say Goodbye’ and a previously unheard version of ‘Time’. Package features brand new liner notes by bandleader Plunky Branch. Released on CD, 2LP, digital and streaming.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 (Family Tree) Make a Change 6:24 Buy

    (Family Tree) Make a Change

  2. 2 Run Away Bay 6:17 Buy

    Run Away Bay

  3. 3 Love's Wonderland 5:54 Buy

    Love's Wonderland

  4. 4 Every Way But Loose 6:41 Buy

    Every Way But Loose

  5. 5 Higher 4:41 Buy

    Higher

  6. 6 Always Have to Say Goodbye 5:57 Buy

    Always Have to Say Goodbye

  7. 7 Plastic (Previously Unreleased Version) 5:02 Buy

    Plastic (Previously Unreleased Version)

  8. 8 Time (Extended Version) 6:07 Buy

    Time (Extended Version)

  9. 9 (Family Tree) Make a Change (Extended Version) 8:30 Buy

    (Family Tree) Make a Change (Extended Version)

  10. 10 Run Away Bay (Extended Version) 8:07 Buy

    Run Away Bay (Extended Version)

  11. 11 Every Way But Loose (Extended Version) 9:26 Buy

    Every Way But Loose (Extended Version)

  12. 12 Always Have to Say Goodbye (Extended Version) 7:28 Buy

    Always Have to Say Goodbye (Extended Version)

  13. 13 Love's Wonderland (Extended Version) 7:45 Buy

    Love's Wonderland (Extended Version)

Track List: CD

  1. (FAMILY TREE) MAKE A CHANGE 6.25
  2. RUN AWAY BAY 6.17
  3. LOVE’S WONDERLAND 5.54
  4. EVERY WAY BUT LOOSE 6.42
  5. HIGHER 4.41
  6. ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE 5.58
  7. EVERY WAY BUT LOOSE (Extended Studio Version) 9.26
  8. RUN AWAY BAY (Extended Studio Version) 8.08
  9. PLASTIC (Previously Unreleased Version) 5.02
  10. TIME (Extended Studio Version) 6.07
  11. ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE (Extended Studio Version) 7.29

Track List

A1 (FAMILY TREE) MAKE A CHANGE 6.25
A2 RUN AWAY BAY 6.17
A3 LOVE’S WONDERLAND 5.54

B1 EVERY WAY BUT LOOSE 6.42
B2 HIGHER 4.41
B3 ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE 5.58

C1 EVERY WAY BUT LOOSE (Extended Studio Version) 9.26
C2 RUN AWAY BAY (Extended Studio Version) 8.08

D1 PLASTIC (Previously Unreleased Version) 5.02
D2 TIME (Extended Studio Version) 6.07
D3 ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE (Extended Studio Version) 7.29

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