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Full Moon [Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered]

Ms. (Sharon) Ridley Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. You Beat Me to the Punch 4:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just You and Me (Walking Along Together) 4:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Changin' 6:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Forever Yours 3:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ode to My Daddy 5:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ain't That Peculiar 3:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Guess I'm Gonna Have to Say Goodbye 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Nothing Else Means More to Me Than Our Love 3:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Full Moon 4:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Changin' (Edit) 3:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Changin' (Hot Tracks Remix) 8:50£0.69  Buy MP3 

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Founded in 1977, Tabu Records gave the world hugely successful acts like Alexander O’Neal, Cherrelle, The S.O.S. Band and Brainstorm. Produced by Brainstorm’s producer Jerry Peters in 1978, Sharon Ridley’s “Full Moon” includes six of her own compositions alongside two Smokey Robinson covers and Jerry Peters’ “Changin’”. This expanded casebound book set features the lyrics and newly-authored notes by Scott Galloway, based on 2013 interviews with Jerry Peters and Ms. Ridley herself.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I would listen to infinity 21 May 2014
By Fox 01
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Definitely one of the albums soul / disco most fascinating I've heard. Full moon is the song that has bewitched me with its elegance.
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Considering the criticism of the sound quality of the Tabu reissues in the UK, this particular disc has fared well. It doesn't sound like the usual badly-done vinyl transfer that has blighted this reissue series, and I'm tempted to think it was sourced from the Japan edition that came out slightly earlier, in July 2013.

The Japan edition had the 7" mix of Changin' as a bonus, and this UK edition adds on the Hot Tracks Mix of the same song. Changin' - a nice long 6.29mins in its original album version - is the clear standout track, a midtempo soul-disco number that was massive in the clubs (at the time of original release in 1978 and again when the Hot Tracks Mix was released in the 80s). The Hot Tracks Mix was an 8.50mins extended version created by the US DJ label Hot Tracks for its DJ subscribers to play in clubs; it also surfaced on a white label promo that was in hot demand.

Worth mentioning that the album begins with You Beat Me To The Bunch, which starts with audience applause effects that sound like white noise or terrible surface noise! As the sound of applause, it's very unconvincing and more like a big whooshing. It's either a very poor sound effect or hasn't been very well EQ'd.

The sound on the original album is excellent (apart from that horrible applause), but it's noticeable that the Hot Tracks Mix has a rougher sound quality.

Unlike the Japan disc, you also get a brilliant set of sleeve notes including an interview with the artist. So, the positives are the generally excellent sound quality and the fantastic sleeve notes. Negatives are that offputting applause noise and the rougher sound of the bonus remix, hence one star deducted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slept On Lunar-Infused Masterpiece! 19 May 2014
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Ms. (Sharon) Ridley first recorded in 1971 on Clarence Avant's defunct Sussex Records. In 1977, she released her sophomore and last album again under Avant, but on his Tabu Records imprint. On "Full Moon," the listener is not only treated to an adroit R&B vocal stylist, but with sounds which lean out of Disco and into more Jazz-embellished, Classic Soul territories, especially on the title track. She DID, however, enjoy minor success with "Changes," which was an underground "Club" hit.

The voice is seasoned and soothing, and leaves one to wonder how/why sales were so low and beckons the question why there was no follow-up with the label's in-house writing and production team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Ridley most DEFINITELY could have applied her magic to their very popular and unique production values.

Thanks to Demon Music for re-introducing this "lost" gem to R&B enthusiasts everywhere. The remastering is excellent as is the creative force behind it presented by a one-woman show who was a victim of the changing musical climate of the tastes and times. Ms. Ridley deserves a fresh listen and certainly a renewed appreciation. She, like her contemporaries, Patrice Rushen, Teena Marie and Angela Winbush, writes the songs which make up her very effectively compelling and spiritual musical pallate.
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