September 30, 2018

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Jennifer Holiday - Say You Love Me (1985) - Lp

Release:  1985
Genre:  Soul
Format:  LP
Label:  Geffen Records
Catalog#  GEF 26564
Prijs:  €10,00

Jennifer Yvette Holliday (born October 19, 1960) is an American singer and actress. She started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls (1981–83), Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1980–81) and later became a successful recording artist.
 She is best known for her debut single, the Dreamgirls number and rhythm-and-blues/pop hit, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", for which she won a Grammy in 1983. She also won a 1982 Tony Award for Dreamgirls.

In 1985, Jennifer appeared in the touring company of "Sing Mahalia Sing" and was a featured vocalist on Foreigner's #1 hit song, "I Want to Know What Love Is."
During that same year,  Jennifer released her sophomore album, "Say You Love Me" which peaked at #110 on the Billboard 200 and #34 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Two singles were released from the album. The singles were "Hard Time for Lovers" and "No Frills Love". Michael Jackson co-wrote and produced the album's opener "You're The One."

Side A
A1.  You’re The One - 4:35 
A2.  What Kind Of Love Is This - 4:25 
A3.  No Frills Love - 3:56 
A4.  Hard Times For Lovers - 5:05 
A5.  Say You Love Me - 5:53 

Side B
B1.  I Rest My Case - 3:58 
B2.  Dreams Never Die - 4:04 
B3.  Just A Matter Of Time - 4:39 
B4.  He’s A Pretender - 4:06 
B5.  Come Sunday - 5:45

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September 29, 2018

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Doppelganger (1983) - Lp

Release:  1983
Genre:  Latin Discopop
Format:  LP
Label:  ZE Records/Island
Catalog#  205719
Prijs:  €10,00

Doppelganger is the fourth studio album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts, released in 1983.

Armed with a fresh batch of tropical tales, August Darnell (aka Kid Creole) leads his band of eccentric vagabonds in another episode of the continuing saga of Mimi. Of course, it's not necessary to read the esoteric liner notes, nor is a knowledge of previous chapters required to enjoy the installment entitled Doppelganger.
As usual, the only prerequisite is an acquired taste for the bizarre, often comical travelogues set to exotic pop which represent the essence of Kid Creole & the Coconuts. Darnell's infatuation with international environments results in a soundtrack characterized by ubiquitous percussion and spirited brass and woodwinds, although electric guitar also figures prominently in several songs.

Much like Paul Simon's efforts on Graceland, Darnell incorporates world music elements to add a foreign flavor to pop postcards like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "There's Something Wrong in Paradise." Yet Darnell is rarely as serious as Simon, and only Graceland's lighthearted "You Can Call Me Al" could blend inconspicuously with the material on Doppelganger.

A Caribbean-styled remake of Jimmy Soul's "If You Wanna Be Happy" is indicative of the album's affable nature. The song's obsession with appearances also reveals the thematic influence behind previous Kid Creole favorites such as "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy" and "I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby," both of which appear on their most popular album, Wise Guy. Nothing on Doppelganger can compare to those two British hits, yet nothing will fail to satisfy devoted fans either.
For the uninitiated, Doppelganger's peculiar content presents a love-it or hate-it dilemma, but captivated listeners will probably enjoy discovering the rest of Kid Creole & the Coconuts' enchanting oeuvre.

Side A
A1.  The Lifeboat Party  - 2:38 
A2.  Underachiever - 3:15 
A3.  If You Wanna Be Happy - 2:29 
A4.  Distractions - 2:56 
A5.  Survivors - 3:32 
A6.  Call Me The Entertainer - 3:23 

Side B
B1.  There’s Something Wrong In Paradise - 3:22 
B2.  It’s A Wonderful Life - 3:12 
B3.  Bongo Eddie’s Lament - 3:02 
B4.  Broadway Rhythm - 2:48 
B5.  Back In The Field Again - 3:29 
B6.  The Seven Year Itch - 4:26

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September 24, 2018

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Golden Earring - Cut (1982) - Lp

Release:  1982
Genre:  Pop, Rock
Format:  LP
Label:  21 Records
Catalog#  210001
Prijs:  €10,00

Cut is an album by Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring, released in 1982.
The album spawned the hit song "Twilight Zone," which reached #1 in the Netherlands and #1 in the United States on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.)

After spending much of the late '70s and the early '80s as a cult band, Golden Earring returned to an international level of popularity in 1982 with the hit single (and popular MTV attraction) "Twilight Zone." This song and seven others are featured on Cut, a solid album that found Golden Earring starting to deviate from the pop/rock formula they perfect on No Promises...No Debts and Prisoner of the Night.

Like those albums, Cut works its way through a series of guitar-based rock songs built on strong hooks. However, the band allows themselves to instrumentally stretch out a bit on some of the songs this time out. The most notable example is the midsection of "Twilight Zone," where George Kooymans lays out an exploratory series of guitar solos that build to crescendo over the taut bassline provided by Rinus Gerritsen.
The other songs on Cut aren't as tightly crafted and hook-laden as those on the last few albums, but there are still plenty of strong tracks: "Baby Dynamite" is a power ballad about a fame-seeking girl that is built on a nicely harmonized chorus and "Lost and Found" is a strong mid-tempo rumination on the end of a relationship that boasts an impassioned yet subtle vocal performance from Barry Hay.

However, the best non-"Twilight Zone" track on the album is the least typical: "The Devil Made Me Do It" is a witty, fast-paced pop-rocker about love gone bad built on an eccentric but effective combination of mock-gospel call and response vocals and an energetic horn section. Some of the tracks fall short of the mark ("Future" runs a decent riff into the ground by failing to develop it in an interesting way), but the album contains enough strong tracks to make it worth a listen for the Golden Earring fan.

The album's cover image is the 1964 photo Cutting the Card Quickly taken by M.I.T. Professor "Doc" Edgerton showing the jack of diamonds playing card being shredded by a bullet. The image is used in the music video of "Twilight Zone" in which the card represents the life of the rogue espionage agent.

Side A
A1.  The Devil Made Me Do It - 3:20 
A2.  Future - 5:20 
A3.  Baby Dynamite - 5:10 
A4.  Last Of The Mohicans - 4:40 

Side B
B1.  Lost And Found - 3:55 
B2.  Twilight Zone - 7:55 
B3.  Chargin’ Up My Batteries - 4:15 
B4.  Secrets - 4:00

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September 22, 2018

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Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer (1981) - Lp

Release:  1981
Genre:  Rock
Format:  LP
Label:  Epic Records
Catalog#   EPC 83645
Prijs:  €10,00

Dead Ringer is a 1981 album by Meat Loaf and is the second of his four albums written entirely by Jim Steinman. The album cover was designed by comic book artist and horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson.

Steinman started to work on Bad for Good, the album that was supposed to be the follow-up to 1977's Bat Out of Hell, in 1978. During that time, a combination of touring, drugs and exhaustion had caused Meat Loaf to lose his voice. Without a singer, and pressured by the record company, Steinman decided that he should sing on Bad for Good himself, and write a new album for Meat Loaf. This album was Dead Ringer, which was later released in 1981, after the release of Bad for Good.

After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie (which had cameos by Debbie Harry, Roy Orbison and Hank Williams, Jr., but was still a box office flop), Meat Loaf got his voice back, got off drugs, played softball, and started to work on his new album in 1980. Steinman had written five new songs which, in addition to the track "More Than You Deserve" (which Meat Loaf had sung in the musical with the same name) and a reworked monologue, formed the album Dead Ringer. The album was produced by Meat Loaf and Stephan Galfas, with backing tracks produced by Jimmy Iovine and Steinman.

Four singles were released from Dead Ringer: "Dead Ringer for Love" (featuring Cher), "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us", "Read 'Em and Weep" and "Peel Out". The album reached number 1 in the UK.

Side A
A1.  Peel Out - 6:30 
A2.  I’m Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us - 7:09 
A3.  More Than You Deserve - 7:02 

Side B
B1.  I’ll Kill You If You Don’t Come Back - 6:24 
B2.  Read ‘Em And Weep - 5:25 
B3.  Nocturnal Pleasure - 0:38 
B4.  Dead Ringer For Love - 4:21 
B5.  Everything Is Permitted - 4:41

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September 21, 2018

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Kate Bush - Never Forever (1980) - Lp

Release:  1980
Genre:  Avant-pop, Baroque Pop
Format:  LP
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  1A 062-07339
Prijs:  €10,00

Never for Ever is the third studio album by English singer Kate Bush. Released in September 1980, it was Bush's first number 1 album and was also the first ever album by a British female solo artist to top the UK album chart, as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at number 1.
Bush co-produced the album with Jon Kelly.

"Never for Ever" has Kate Bush sounding vocally stable and more confident, taking what she had put into her debut single "Wuthering Heights" from 1978 and administering those facets into most of the album's content. Never for Ever went to number one in the U.K., on the strength of three singles that made her country's Top 20. Both "Breathing" and "Army Dreamers" went to number 16, while "Babooshka" was her first Top Five single since "Wuthering Heights." Bush's dramatics and theatrical approach to singing begin to solidify on Never for Ever, and her style brandishes avid seriousness without sounding flighty or absurd.

"Breathing," about the repercussions of nuclear war, conveys enough passion and vocal curvatures to make her concern sound convincing, while "Army Dreamers" bounces her voice up and down without getting out of hand. "Babooshka"'s motherly charm and flexible chorus make it one of her best tracks, proving that she can make the simplest of lyrics work for her through her tailored vocal acrobatics.

The rest of the album isn't quite as firm as her singles, but they all sport a more appeasing and accustomed sound than some of her past works, and she does manage to keep her identity and characteristics intact.

Side A
A1.  Babooshka  (3:20) 
A2.  Delius  (2:49) 
A3.  Blow Away  (3:31) 
A4.  All We Ever Look For  (3:43) 
A5.  Egypt  (4:09) 

Side B
B1.  The Wedding List  (4:13) 
B2.  Violin  (3:13) 
B3.  The Infant Kiss  (2:51) 
B4.  Night Scented Stock  (0:49) 
B5.  Army Dreamers  (2:52) 
B6.  Breathing  (5:25)

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September 14, 2018

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Al Stewart - Time Passages (1978) - Lp

Release: 1978
Genre:  Soft Rock
Format:  LP
Label:  RCA Records
Catalog#  PL-25173
Prijs:  €10,00

Time Passages is the eighth studio album by Al Stewart, released in September 1978. It is the follow-up to his 1976 album Year of the Cat. The album, like 1975's Modern Times and 1976's Year of the Cat, was once again produced by Alan Parsons.

Time Passages was the third of Al Stewart‘s popular late seventies albums, following Modern Times in 1975 and Year of the Cat in 1976. While all three of these albums were produced by Alan Parsons, on this one there is a minor nod towards soft rock production. Musically, Time Passages continues Stewart’s traditional blend of folk, jazz, and pop/rock, with masterful arrangements, rich sonic textures, and the top-notch production of Parsons. Lyrically, Stewart alternates between the contemporary subjects and concerns of baby boomers reaching their thirties and his distinct knack for presenting historical figures an events in graceful yet easily accessible pop song epics.

The Scottish born Stewart commenced his musical career in the mid 1960s at coffee houses in London’s Soho. He played alongside Cat Stevens, Bert Jansch, Van Morrison, Roy Harper, and others and even shared a flat with Paul Simon during his time in England. Stewart’s first record as a solo artist was a single called “The Elf”, which featured session guitar work from Jimmy Page. Starting in 1967. He went on to release several folk albums on Columbia Records but found little mainstream success. In 1972, Stewart released Orange, a transitional album which combined songs in his confessional style with more historical themes that he would soon increasingly adopt. His 1973 release, Past, Present and Future, was the first in the United States and his popularity steadily grew throughout the rest of the decade.

During these years, Stewart began to form a proper backing band, led by guitarists Tim Renwick and Peter White. On Time Passages, Renwick provides the bulk of lead guitar while White played keyboards, accordion, and other instruments as well as co-wrote a couple of the tunes.

The album’s title song “Time Passages” is a masterpiece on the utter surreal-ness of the passage of time (as demonstrated by the “time warp” album cover). Stewart uses great imagery to accomplish this while the pleasant music adds a pleasant soft rock backing with perfect late seventies production by Parsons.

Released as a single, this would become Stewart’s highest charting song ever. It reached #7 on the Billboard pop chart and also spent ten weeks at #1 on the easy listening chart, the longest stay at number one on this chart in the entire decade. “Valentina Way” starts with classical piano by Peter Robinson before abruptly entering a disco section. Despite this dated musical arrangement, the underlying song is pretty good and is musically salvaged by White’s recurring guitar lead/riff.

The first historical number is “Life in Dark Water”, a slow, moody, almost psychedelic rocker driven by the rotating lyrics and a simple, repeated four chord progression.
There is some musical deviation in the middle with a short, carnival sounding verse and extended guitar lead by Renwick.
The song which references the Mary Celeste, a British-American merchant ship discovered unmanned and abandoned in 1872.

Although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced seamen, the seven member crew were never seen again while the ship was found in perfect shape with personal effects and over six months’ worth of food and water on board.
“A Man for All Seasons” completes the first side with a musical a mix of Phil Spector meets alt-country. With a knack for telling historical stories in effected musical means, Stewart tells the story of Sir Thomas More and Henry Plantagenet.

The second side is just as solid as the first, starting with “Almost Lucy, a country/western influenced folk song with good percussive effects throughout. The subtle backing music plays off of Stewart’s vocals perfectly, which reflect the lyrics about the sad life of a prostitute;
And all these changing faces never bothered her at all that just existed like a back-drop or a pattern on the wall, Lucy looks like someone who is waiting for a call she knows will come but no-one else can hear at all
Led by smooth synth run by Peter Solley at the top and between verses, “The Palace of Versailles” is another historical diddy. The interplay between Stewart’s acoustic and Renwick’s electric guitars is fantastic, with Parsons adding some orchestral strings towards the end, giving this an epic feel and increasing the continental elegance at the core of this work.
The acoustic “Timeless Skies” has a sparse arrangement with White subtly adding some accordion and mandolin as the song progresses.
“Song on the Radio” is the other “radio song” from Time Passages, peaking in the Top 30, despite its lengthy six and a half minute duration (it is interesting that the two “hits” are also the two longest songs on the album).
Featuring the distinct alto saxophone of Phil Kenzie, this song may first present itself as pure pop on the surface, but it really has much deeper meaning and connotations lyrically. The closer “End of the Day” was written mainly by Peter White and is mostly instrumental, spending more than half of its duration in a prolonged instrumental introduction before a single, extended verse concludes the album.
Soft and jazzy, this pleasant song is an effective way to leave listeners wanting for more.

Side A
A1.  Time Passages   (6:41)
A2.  Valentina Way   (4:04)
A3.  Life in Dark Water   (5:49)
A4.  A Man for All Seasons   (5:50)

Side B
B1.  Almost Lucy   (3:43)
B2.  The Palace of Versailles   (5:20)
B3.  Timeless Skies   (3:34)
B4.  Song on the Radio   (6:22)
B5.  End of the Day   (3:11)

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September 08, 2018

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Bryan Ferry - Let´s Stick Together (1976) - Lp

Release:  1976
Genre:  Pop
Format:   LP
Label:   Island Records
Catalog#  27953 XOT
Prijs:  €10,00

Let's Stick Together is a 1976 album by Bryan Ferry. His third solo release, it was his first following the disbanding of Roxy Music earlier in the year. Unlike Ferry’s two previous solo recordings, Let’s Stick Together was not a dedicated album project, instead being made up of material released as singles, B-sides and an EP. It had a generally favourable critical reception, but only just made the UK Top 20.

Five of the tracks on the album were remakes of Bryan Ferry songs previously recorded with Roxy Music. "Re-Make/Re-Model", "2HB", "Chance Meeting" and "Sea Breezes" were from the band's eponymously titled debut album (1972), while "Casanova" was taken from Country Life (1974). In most cases the re-recordings were smoother and more oriented to jazz and R&B than the original Roxy Music versions.

The other six tracks on the album were covers. The sax-driven "Let's Stick Together" was written and originally recorded by Wilbert Harrison. It was remixed in 1988 for the compilation The Ultimate Collection. Other up-tempo numbers were The Everly Brothers' "The Price of Love" and Jimmy Reed's "Shame, Shame, Shame" (which includes a counter-vocal by the backing singers which quotes Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get A Witness"). The remaining covers, which included The Beatles' "It's Only Love", were performed in a mellow cabaret style.

"2HB" (a tribute to Humphrey Bogart) had been released as the B-side of Ferry's single "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" in September 1973. "Chance Meeting" was the B-side of "The 'In' Crowd" in May 1974. "You Go to My Head" b/w "Re-Make/Re-Model" had been released as a single in June 1975, making #33 in the UK charts. "Let’s Stick Together" b/w "Sea Breezes" was released in June 1976, making #4. The Extended Play EP, featuring "The Price of Love" and "Shame, Shame, Shame" b/w "Heart on My Sleeve" and "It’s Only Love", was released in August 1976, making #7.
"Casanova" - the only recording that had not been released in some other form prior to the album - was recorded in the "Another Time, Another Place" sessions in 1974 and eventually issued as the B-side of Ferry’s cover of The Velvet Underground’s "What Goes On" in May 1978. The song "Let's Stick Together" was re-released in 1988 as "Let's Stick Together '88", making #12.

Various Roxy Music members were involved in the recordings, including Paul Thompson on drums, Eddie Jobson on violin and synthesizer, John Gustafson and John Porter on bass, and Phil Manzanera and David O'List on guitar. Although Ferry’s fiancee Jerry Hall made an appearance in tiger skin costume, complete with tail, on the title track's video clip, the song's yelps were performed by an unnamed member of the backing chorus.

Side A
A1.  Let’s Stick Together  (3:00) 
A2.  Casanova  (2:45) 
A3.  Sea Breezes  (6:10) 
A4.  Shame, Shame, Shame  (3:15) 
A5.  2 HB (3:50)

Side B
B1.  The Price Of Love  (3:25) 
B2.  Chance Meeting  (3:35) 
B3.  It’s Only Love  (3:45) 
B4.  You Go To My Head  (2:50) 
B5.  Re-Make/Re-Model  (2:40) 
B6.  Heart On My Sleeve  (3:30)

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September 03, 2018

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Soundtrack - The Sting (1974) - Lp

Release:  1974
Genre:  Soundtrack / Ragtime
Format:   LP
Label:   MCA Records
Catalog#  5C 062-95096
Prijs:  €10,00

The soundtrack to the film The Sting made a huge impact on the public at large, and brought with it a resurgence of interest in Ragtime music in general. The Soundtrack album has cover notes by the director George Roy Hill which tell the background story.
Hill had become hooked on Ragtime from hearing his son and nephew play rags by Scott Joplin on the piano and at round about the same time as he was putting thoughts together for The Sting movie.

A connection formed in his mind that these rags would be an ideal accompaniment to the movie, with their assured sense of humour. Initially Hill was going to provide the soundtrack himself before he abandoned that idea and called in Marvin Hamlisch.
Hamlisch took Hill's ideas and developed them into the soundtrack we all know and love. The finished movie sports a number of straightforward tracks of Hamlisch playing Scott Joplin originals at the piano.

There are also a number of orchestral arrangements of Joplin rags, some custom built tracks by Hamlisch himself (including a truly raunchy "Hooker's Hooker"), a jaunty jazz violin piece called "Little Girl" and some Merry-go-round music.
It is the Ragtime which everyone remembers and in particular the title track based on Joplin's The Entertainer.
So closely associated has this piece become to the film that the music is often called simply "The Sting".

Among other Joplin rags featured are The Easy Winners (appropriate to the film's conman philosophy), the Pineapple Rag, Gladiolus Rag, Rag Time Dance and special mention must go to Solace which features in both piano and orchestral versions.
The mood of this haunting melody seems to capture the real hardships present during the Depression and acts as a poignant counterbalance to the jaunty confidence of the other rags.

Side A
A1. Solace (Orchestra Version)  – 3:35
A2.  The Entertainer (Orchestra Version)  – 2:30
A3.  Easy Winners  – 2:44
A4.  Hooker’s Hooker  – 2:48
A5.  Luther  – 3:08
A6.  Pineapple Rag / Gladiolus Rag  – 2:32

Side B
B1.  The Entertainer (Piano Version)  – 2:32
B2.  The Glove  – 1:46
B3.  Little Girl  – 2:00
B4.  Pineapple Rag  – 2:35
B5.  Merry-Go-Round Music (Listen To The Mocking Bird / Darling Nellie Grey / Turkey In The Straw)  – 2:44
B6.  Solace (Piano Version)  – 3:35
B7.  The Entertainer / Ragtime Dance  – 3:45

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