With a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades and with record sales in excess of over 30 million albums LEEE JOHN and his group IMAGINATION released and successfully had so many amazing classic hits singles and platinum ,gold and silver albums such as, Body Talk, Just An illusion, Flashback, Music and Lights and Changes and many more presenting the perfect Brit Soul/Jazz/Funk songs and establishing their position as essential 80's crossover hit-makers and an influence for future generations in the music industry.
Even today the story of IMAGINATION’s music continues in the form of a long list of samples, remixes and adaptations by major contemporary stars. Such as THE PHARCYDE , DIMITRI from Paris, Destiny's Child (complete with Beyoncé) sampled Just An illusion on their 1998 self-titled debut album produced by WYCLEF JEAN ., Leee himself featured on DJ Dero's 2005 rendition of the song which was widely played in clubs. Mariah Carey recorded “Illusion” on her top ten single “Get Your Number”. Flashback was sampled by Boards of Canada, Music & Lights by Tiger & Woods. All Night Loving by 88 Keys featuring Kanye West!
More recently, we see the release of Imagination featuring LEEE JOHN’s penultimate long awaited new album “Retropia” which delivers a distinctive combination of soul, funk , jazz with a classic contemporary retro sound from that back in the day feel, which creates a very special atmospheric sensitivity with mid-tempo grooves and that unmistakable LEEE JOHN vocal sound with those famous IMAGINATION harmonies creating that familiar blend of melody which makes you remember each individual song, taking you on a magical musical adventure into the world of “Retropia”.