THP Orchestra

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[From Allmusic] Led by producers Ian Guenther and Willi Morrison, the THP Orchestra was a Euro-disco outfit that recorded in Toronto, Canada in the late ’70s. THP wasn’t actually based in Europe, although its three albums reflected the Guenther/Morrison team’s appreciation of the type of sleek and glossy (but sometimes funky) dance music was coming out of Germany, France, and other European countries at the time. THP made its vinyl debut in 1977, when it recorded Two Hot for Love! for Butterfly. The LP was ignored by pop/Top 40 radio in the U.S., but that didn’t prevent it from becoming a club hit. THP, whose lineups varied from one album to the next, provided its second album, Tender Is the Night, for Butterfly in 1978 before switching to Atlantic in 1979 and recording its third album, Good to Me. By that time, Guenther and Morrison had dropped “Orchestra” from the band’s name and were simply going by THP. Good to Me turned out to be THP’s final album; by 1980, THP had called it quits.

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