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Neocolours – Emerge: The Best of Neocolours

Neocolours was a Filipino rock band formed in 1987, out of the remnants of a mid-1980s vocal group, in Manila, Philippines.

Encouraged once more by a resurgent interest from its fans, the band decided in 1999 to do a “re-recording” of old hits from the past albums and compile those into a rehashed greatest hits package. Additional bonus songs were especially produced for the compilation, one of which, “Kasalanan Ko Ba”, became a radio hit. The resultant album, entitled Emerge: The Best of Neocolours, reached double platinum sales in the Philippines, it was produced by Universal Records Philippines which is Ito Rapadas is also the label manager of the music company.

Neocolours songs have been covered repeatedly by various artists through the years, which contributed to the band’s stature as a relevant 1980s pop act. Their songs were utilized in various commercials, movie and television show themes.

Emerge: The Best of Neocolours is the fourth album by Neocolours, released by Universal Records since Ito Rapadas was now a label manager of the music company originally from Vicor Music Corp. The album consists of the best hits and singles that the band produced for the Filipino audience. It has reached double platinum sales which confirms the band’s low key support in the “adult contemporary” genre. Most of these songs were rendered by new artists such as Shamrock, Metafour, Erik Santos, King, Aaron Agassi and Mark Bautista. Three of the cuts were new material for this release: “Kasalanan Ko Ba”, “Here I Am Again” and “Sandali Lang”.

Neocolours – Rediscovered

Neocolours was a Filipino rock band formed in 1987, out of the remnants of a mid-1980s vocal group, in Manila, Philippines. Founding members were: Jimmy Antiporda (keyboards), Ito Rapadas (vocalist), Marvin Querido (2nd keyboards), Josel Jimenez (guitar), Paku Herrera (bass) and Nino Regalado (drums). At that time the pop music genre in the Philippines was dominated by solo singers. Neocolours filled in the pop music void with the release of their first album, Making It in 1988. The said album reached platinum sales, and helped usher in a new era in the Philippine recording industry that is now known as the early 1990s band explosion.

The second album Tuloy Pa Rin came out in 1990, and created more hit singles for the band. It similarly reached platinum status and cemented several tracks as classic “OPM” songs to this day. The band, however, reached a plateau with the relatively poor sales of the third album Truth and Consequence in 1992. Various founding members made their exit in 1991 and 1992. Josel Jimenez was the first one to leave in 1991 and returned to his hometown of Davao City. Jack Rufo replaced him. Marvin Querido similarly decided to leave in 1992, and pursued a career as a session keyboardist and musical arranger. With the varying interests of the members and a dip in public interest the band, the remaining members agreed to retire the name in 1994.

Encouraged once more by a resurgent interest from its fans, the band decided in 1999 to do a “re-recording” of old hits from the past albums and compile those into a rehashed greatest hits package. Additional bonus songs were especially produced for the compilation, one of which, “Kasalanan Ko Ba”, became a radio hit. The resultant album, entitled Emerge: The Best of Neocolours, reached double platinum sales in the Philippines, it was produced by Universal Records Philippines which is Ito Rapadas is also the label manager of the music company.

Neocolours songs have been covered repeatedly by various artists through the years, which contributed to the band’s stature as a relevant 1980s pop act. Their songs were utilized in various commercials, movie and television show themes.

Neocolours – Making It

Neocolours was a Filipino rock band formed in 1987, out of the remnants of a mid-1980s vocal group, in Manila, Philippines. Founding members were: Jimmy Antiporda (keyboards), Ito Rapadas (vocalist), Marvin Querido (2nd keyboards), Josel Jimenez (guitar), Paku Herrera (bass) and Nino Regalado (drums). At that time the pop music genre in the Philippines was dominated by solo singers. Neocolours filled in the pop music void with the release of their first album, Making It in 1988. The said album reached platinum sales, and helped usher in a new era in the Philippine recording industry that is now known as the early 1990s band explosion.

The second album Tuloy Pa Rin came out in 1990, and created more hit singles for the band. It similarly reached platinum status and cemented several tracks as classic “OPM” songs to this day. The band, however, reached a plateau with the relatively poor sales of the third album Truth and Consequence in 1992. Various founding members made their exit in 1991 and 1992. Josel Jimenez was the first one to leave in 1991 and returned to his hometown of Davao City. Jack Rufo replaced him. Marvin Querido similarly decided to leave in 1992, and pursued a career as a session keyboardist and musical arranger. With the varying interests of the members and a dip in public interest the band, the remaining members agreed to retire the name in 1994.

Encouraged once more by a resurgent interest from its fans, the band decided in 1999 to do a “re-recording” of old hits from the past albums and compile those into a rehashed greatest hits package. Additional bonus songs were especially produced for the compilation, one of which, “Kasalanan Ko Ba”, became a radio hit. The resultant album, entitled Emerge: The Best of Neocolours, reached double platinum sales in the Philippines, it was produced by Universal Records Philippines which is Ito Rapadas is also the label manager of the music company.

Neocolours songs have been covered repeatedly by various artists through the years, which contributed to the band’s stature as a relevant 1980s pop act. Their songs were utilized in various commercials, movie and television show themes.

Neocolours – Truth & Consequence

Neocolours was a Filipino rock band formed in 1987, out of the remnants of a mid-1980s vocal group, in Manila, Philippines. Founding members were: Jimmy Antiporda (keyboards), Ito Rapadas (vocalist), Marvin Querido (2nd keyboards), Josel Jimenez (guitar), Paku Herrera (bass) and Nino Regalado (drums). At that time the pop music genre in the Philippines was dominated by solo singers. Neocolours filled in the pop music void with the release of their first album, Making It in 1988. The said album reached platinum sales, and helped usher in a new era in the Philippine recording industry that is now known as the early 1990s band explosion.

The band, however, reached a plateau with the relatively poor sales of the third album Truth and Consequence in 1992. Various founding members made their exit in 1991 and 1992. Josel Jimenez was the first one to leave in 1991 and returned to his hometown of Davao City. Jack Rufo replaced him. Marvin Querido similarly decided to leave in 1992, and pursued a career as a session keyboardist and musical arranger. With the varying interests of the members and a dip in public interest the band, the remaining members agreed to retire the name in 1994.

Encouraged once more by a resurgent interest from its fans, the band decided in 1999 to do a “re-recording” of old hits from the past albums and compile those into a rehashed greatest hits package. Additional bonus songs were especially produced for the compilation, one of which, “Kasalanan Ko Ba”, became a radio hit. The resultant album, entitled Emerge: The Best of Neocolours, reached double platinum sales in the Philippines, it was produced by Universal Records Philippines which is Ito Rapadas is also the label manager of the music company.

Neocolours songs have been covered repeatedly by various artists through the years, which contributed to the band’s stature as a relevant 1980s pop act. Their songs were utilized in various commercials, movie and television show themes.