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Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man

Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man is the second album released by the new line-up of British pop group Brotherhood of Man. It was released in the UK the day before their 1976 Eurovision win with "Save Your Kisses for Me", which the album contained. In some European countries the album was released in October 1975 with a different track listing. In line with their previous album, the style of the album's tracks was more soul-based than the pure pop for which the group would become famous. Due to this, the single "Save Your Kisses for Me" is somewhat out of place on the album, although pop is present on the track "Cry Thief". Like the group's other albums, the songs were produced by manager Tony Hiller, it was recorded in mid to late 1975 at Eden Studios in West London. During recording sessions for the previous album, member Lee Sheriden had come up with a song called "Save Your Kisses for Me", reworked into "Ocean of Love". Sheriden shelved the song. During writing sessions for this album, they discovered they needed one more song and Sheriden presented this song again in its original form.

This time it was accepted and Sheriden himself sang lead vocals. The decision was taken for other male member Martin Lee to sing it, which Sheriden was satisfied with; the album was released in the UK the day before their win in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, became the group's first hit album, reaching No.20 in the UK. It reached No.6 in Norway and No.24 in Sweden. It was certified silver in the UK for sales of over 60,000; this album was released in Europe in 1975, without "Save Your Kisses for Me", but with another song, "Tugging" in its place. In some countries it was released as Save Your Kisses for Me in 1976, with "Tugging", but without "Love Me for What I Am" The album was released in April 1976 on Pye Records and featured the singles "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" and "Save Your Kisses for Me". Album track "Be My Loving Baby" was released as a single in Belgium and France in 1975. In the US, "Sweet Lady from Georgia" was released as the follow-up to "Save Your Kisses for Me"; this was the only country to release a follow-up from this album.

Somewhat curiously, the UK version of this album contained the same cover photo as had been on their first album, released two years previously. Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man was released on Compact disc for the first time in May 2009; this was in a double-pack with Good Things Happening. All tracks written by Hiller / Sheriden / Lee, except "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" by Barry Blue Side One "Save Your Kisses for Me" "Now" "Cry Thief" "Nothing in the World" "Sweet Lady from Georgia" "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" Side Two "Shame on You Baby" "Be My Loving Baby" "Dream On" "Love Me for What I Am" "I'm so Much in Love" "You Are Love" CD bonus tracks "Tugging" "Put Out the Fire" "Let's Love Together" Martin Lee – lead vocals on "Save Your Kisses for Me", "Nothing in the World", "Be My Loving Baby", "Dream On". Joint lead vocals on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby", "Shame on You Baby", "You are Love" Lee Sheriden – musical Director, lead vocals on "Sweet Lady from Georgia". Joint lead vocals on "You are Love" Nicky Stevens – lead vocals on "Love Me for What I Am", "I'm so Much in Love".

Joint lead vocals on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby", "Shame on You Baby" Sandra Stevens – lead vocals on "Cry Thief" Tony Hiller – producer Graham Prescott – musical Director on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby"

Cortical patterning

Cortical patterning is a field of developmental neuroscience which aims to determine how the various functional areas of the cerebral cortex are generated, what size and shape they will be, how their spatial pattern across the surface of the cortex is specified. Early brain lesion studies indicated that different parts of the cortex served different cognitive functions, such as visual and motor functions, beautifully assimilated by Brodmann in 1909. Today the field supports the idea of a'protomap', a molecular pre-pattern of the cortical areas during early embryonic stages; the protomap is a feature of the cortical ventricular zone, which contains the primary stem cells of the cortex known as radial glial cells. A system of signaling centers, positioned strategically at the midline and edges of the cortex, produce secreted signaling proteins that establish concentration gradients in the cortical primordium; this provides positional information for each stem cell, regulates proliferation and areal identity.

After the initial establishment of areal identity, axons from the developing thalamus arrive at their correct cortical areal destination through the process of axon guidance and begin to form synapses. Many activity-dependent processes are thought to play important roles in the maturation of each area. Protomap Radial unit hypothesis Neural stem cell Stem cell Neurogenesis Cellular differentiation Gyrification