‘Arrival’, by soulful funk diva Haywoode, first saw the light of day in 1985 as an incredibly rare Japanese import. It included her take on Prince's debut hit ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ and soon became a much-sought-after lost classic of the era. Another tremendous cut was the seven inch Detroit version of the wonderful ‘I Can’t Let You Go’ that was produced by Bruce Nazarian and featured horns from John Trudell and Ross Pooley. Indeed, the cult status that ‘Arrival’ continues to enjoy is exemplified by the ridiculous prices it still fetches on eBay and will soon to be rewarded by the album’s re-release on Cherry Red Records. Out on February 22, 2010, this 17-track digitally re-mastered special edition CD will include seven bonus tracks plus a comprehensive color booklet of pictures, analysis and exclusive brand new interviews with the artist and those involved with her career.
Born in London England, Sidney Haywoode trained from an early age at London's prestigious Corona Stage Academy and, following numerous acting, singing, dancing and modeling roles in London’s West End, was signed by CBS in 1983. Her debut single, ‘A Time Like This’, reached the Top 5 in the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart and immediately established her distinctive brand of spirited, soulful pop. A succession of singles (including the forgotten gems ‘You'd Better Not Fool Around’ and ‘Getting Closer’ by the then-little-known underground dance producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman) all followed and she finally attained true international chart success in July 1986 with the song ‘Roses’. For more on the re-release of ‘Arrival’ go to www.cherryred.co.uk