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S.O.S.
S.O.S. Band
S.O.S.
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

Debut album from 1980, released just as the band's first and biggest #1 single, 'Take Your Time (Do It Right)' was peaking on the radio. 24 bit digitally remastered. First domestic release on CD. Tabu Records. 2002.

      
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All Artists: S.O.S. Band
Title: S.O.S.
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 1/1/1980
Re-Release Date: 10/22/2002
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724354121524, 0724354121555, 074643633246

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Album Description
Debut album from 1980, released just as the band's first and biggest #1 single, 'Take Your Time (Do It Right)' was peaking on the radio. 24 bit digitally remastered. First domestic release on CD. Tabu Records. 2002.
 

CD Reviews

GREAT ALBUM BY A GREAT BAND
12/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of 1980's most promising R&B debuts came from the S.O.S. Band, whose self-titled debut album is a classic. This sleek yet gritty album went gold in the U.S. (which isn't counting sales in Europe), and the infectious "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" soared to number one on Billboard's R&B singles chart. It isn't hard to see why the S.O.S. Band's first album was a hit; all of the tracks are excellent. That is true of up-tempo funk-dance gems like "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," "S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dat Dat Dat Dit Dit Dit)," "Love Won't Wait for Love," and "Take Love Where You Find It," as well as the melancholy soul ballad "What's Wrong With Our Love Affair?" In 1980, there were plenty of inconsistent albums that failed to live up to the promise of an exciting single, but the S.O.S. Band's debut isn't one of them. Those who bought this LP after hearing "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" on the radio were not disappointed by the other tracks - they were happy to learn that the S.O.S. Band's first album is impressively consistent. And they also discovered that the Atlanta outfit had a major asset in lead singer Mary Davis, an expressive, big-voiced belter who demonstrated that she could handle up-tempo material and ballads equally well. Not all of the S.O.S. Band's subsequent albums were consistent, but this release is superb as well as essential. - Alex Henderson"
Shoulda' Taken More Time
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 07/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The SOS Bands debut is dominated by two funk classics;"SOS" and
the jerking classic "Take Your Time (Do It Right)",this bands biggest pop hit ever!But after that one has to wade through soulful yet big,gushy ballads like "What's Wrong With With Our Love Affair" and "Open Letter".Even after that "Love Won't Wait For Love" and "Take Love Where You Find It" seem too wraught by
the light of the mirrored ball to be all that funky.So the
overall album is uneven and sadly Mary Davis recently pronounced
on VH1 that she didn't think "Take Your Time" was that great a
song.On that I disagree but as for this material SOS should've
actually taken that time and done a right up funky album instead
of treading water as they ended up doing.They'd do better in
years too come.
"
They Did It Right!
M. | The Lou, Missouri United States | 12/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The SOS Band is one of my faves from that era! In addition to Take Your Time Do It Right, I like SOS....Dit-dit-dit-dash....Serious nostalgia trip listening to this stuff, folks. They just don't even MAKE music like THIS anymore. What I'd REALLY like to see is their complete works offered. I have their Best Of... CD, but they miss the other great cuts this group had.Of course, the BEST way to experience The SOS Band is to see them LIVE! I saw them at the Georgia World Congress Center during a convention in 2002; IT WAS A BLAST! They give ONE HELLUVA SHOW! Lots of ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM, and the audience REALLY gets into it!This is a "GOTTA' HAVE" item."