• 1. Feels so Real (Won’t Let Go)
      • 2. Gone With The Night
      • 3. Gotta Find It
      • 4. Superstar
      • 5. Heartache Heartbreak
      • 6. Get Off (You Fascinate Me)
      • 7. My Love’s Not Going Anywhere
      • 8. Perfect Love
      • 9. High In Me
      • 10. To Each His Own
      • 11. Get Off (You Fascinate Me) (Dance Version)
      • 12. Get Off (You Fascinate Me) (Instrumental)
      • 13. Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (Radio Edit)
      • 14. Feels so Real (Won’t Let Go) (Dub Version)

      Released after the global success of ‘Straight From The Heart’ and the huge hit ‘Forget Me Nots’, ‘Now’ stripped back the arrangements and explored a new sonic palette, combining top level musicianship with the evolving studio technology of the mid-‘80s. “By this time, I had built a little home studio,” explains Patrice, “and the new synthesizers and drum machines opened a lot of possibilities. A lot of the pieces on ‘Now’ started off as demos based on these instruments and we just went with it quite naturally, adding guitar, bass and drums.”

      The album continued Patrice’s unerring skill in fusing intricate jazz musicianship with infectious grooves. The solid boogie classic ‘Get Off (You Fascinate Me)’ lit up dancefloors and ‘Feels So Real’ became one of Patrice’s best loved songs, an effortless mid-tempo soul stepper. The album is also celebrated for the tender ‘Gotta Find It’ and one of Patrice’s most poignant ballads, the intricate and politically charged ‘To Each His Own’.

      The album marked the end of Rushen’s tenure with Elektra before a move to Arista and remains a much-referenced part of her career. “I think it was a great representation of where we were at the time and it may have been a little bit ahead of its time”, she reflects. Famously, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had become fans, attending her live shows, and, allegedly, the feel of Janet Jackson’s debut album ‘Control’ two years later was heavily influenced by Rushen’s approach on ‘Now’.

      Other Releases by Patrice Rushen

      Patrice RushenWatch Out! (1987)Arista
      Features the uptempo "Tender Lovin"!
        Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart (Expanded Reissue)Strut
        Strut present the definitive edition of Patrice Rushen’s landmark, boogie album from 1982, ‘Straight From The Heart’. Includes the classics ‘Forget...
        • – FORGET ME NOTS
        • – I WAS TIRED OF BEING ALONE
        • – ALL WE NEED
        • – NUMBER ONE (Instrumental)
        • – WHERE THERE IS LOVE
        • – BREAKOUT!
        • – IF ONLY
        • – REMIND ME
        • – (SHE WILL) TAKE YOU DOWN FOR LOVE
        • – FORGET ME NOTS (12” version)
        • – BREAKOUT! (12” version)
        • – I WAS TIRED OF BEING ALONE (12” version: F. Byron Clark remix)
        • – NUMBER ONE (Instrumental) (12” version)
        • 2×LP£23.00
          Out of stock
        • CD£12.00
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        Patrice RushenPatrice (1978)Strut
        After a series of jazz funk albums on Prestige, Patrice moved to Elektra as the label tapped into the burgeoning “sophisticated R&B” market at the...
          Patrice RushenPizzazz (1979)Strut
          Top fusion from '79, also featuring the boogie classic "Haven't You Heard"

            Other Releases on Strut

            Idris Ackamoor/The CollectiveIdrissa's DreamStrut
            Strut continue their work from the archives of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids with a first ever vinyl release of Ackamoor's debut avant-garde / Afro-jazz...
              Wayne DavisWayne DavisStrut
              Strut present the first ever reissue of an essential lost classic from the Black Fire catalogue, Wayne Davis’ powerful self-titled gospel-soul album...
                Bennie Maupin & Adam RudolphSymphonic Tone Poem for Brother YusefStrut
                Exclusive collaboration between two jazz greats, Bennie Maupin and Adam Rudolph, on ‘Symphonic Tone Poem For Brother Yusef’, originally commissioned...
                  Theatre WestBow to the PeopleStrut
                  Strut reissue one of the most in-demand and significant albums from the archives of Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire Records, ‘Bow To The People’ (1976) by...
                  • – Searching for Ourselves
                  • – Crossroads
                  • – Bow to the People
                  • – Black Love
                  • – One Little Chance
                  • – Big Brother
                  • – Children of Tomorrow's Dreams
                  • – No More Junk
                  • – Della Get Down
                  • – I Am a Woman
                  Patrice RushenStraight From The Heart (Expanded Reissue)Strut
                  Strut present the definitive edition of Patrice Rushen’s landmark, boogie album from 1982, ‘Straight From The Heart’. Includes the classics ‘Forget...
                  • – FORGET ME NOTS
                  • – I WAS TIRED OF BEING ALONE
                  • – ALL WE NEED
                  • – NUMBER ONE (Instrumental)
                  • – WHERE THERE IS LOVE
                  • – BREAKOUT!
                  • – IF ONLY
                  • – REMIND ME
                  • – (SHE WILL) TAKE YOU DOWN FOR LOVE
                  • – FORGET ME NOTS (12” version)
                  • – BREAKOUT! (12” version)
                  • – I WAS TIRED OF BEING ALONE (12” version: F. Byron Clark remix)
                  • – NUMBER ONE (Instrumental) (12” version)
                  • 2×LP£23.00
                    Out of stock
                  • CD£12.00
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Byard LancasterMy Pure JoyStrut
                  Strut reissue 'My Pure Joy', a 90s album by Philadelphia jazz musician Byard Lancaster. He was known for blending together various styles - which, on this...
                  • – Drummers From Ibadan
                  • – Philadelphia Savage
                  • – Sweet Evil
                  • – Lancaster Brand Notes
                  • – Jazz Lady
                  • LP£21.00
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                  • CD£13.00
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                  Sun RaNidhamuStrut
                  'Nidhamu' is one of a number of albums that Sun Ra recorded during an Egyptian tour in 1971. Features songs from a concert in Cairo with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity...
                  • – Space Loneliness No. 2
                  • – Discipline No. 11
                  • – Discipline No. 15
                  • – Nidhamu
                  Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (2018 Edition)Strut
                  Strut present a brand-new deluxe edition of Oneness of Juju’s Afro-jazz classic ‘African Rhythms’, originally released on Black Fire in 1975 and...
                  • – African Rhythms
                  • – Kazi
                  • – Funky Wood
                  • – Tarishi
                  • – Mashariki
                  • 2×LP£21.99
                    Out of stock
                  • CD£8.00
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                  Patrice RushenPatrice (1978)Strut
                  After a series of jazz funk albums on Prestige, Patrice moved to Elektra as the label tapped into the burgeoning “sophisticated R&B” market at the...
                    The Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The EndStrut
                    Strut present the definitive reissue of one of the all-time classic Caribbean soul and funk albums, the self-titled album by The Beginning Of The End,...
                    • – Super Woman
                    • – Trip To Nowhere
                    • – Jamaica
                    • – I've Got The News
                    • – Falling Apart At The Seams
                    Patrice RushenPizzazz (1979)Strut
                    Top fusion from '79, also featuring the boogie classic "Haven't You Heard"