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Hollywood Party Tonight (Expanded Edition) [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Odyssey , Luther Vandross Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bbr
  • ASIN: B00I4584G0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP
2. PRIDE
3. YOU WOULDN'T KNOW REAL LIVE TRUE LOVE IF IT WALK RIGHT UP, KISSED ON THE CHEEK AND SAID HELLO BABY
4. HEY BILL
5. LILLEY AND HARVEY, LATE TO THE PARTY AGAIN
6. LUCKY STAR
7. COMIN' BACK FOR MORE
8. I DARE YA
9. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP (Single Version)
10. LUCKY STAR (Single Version)

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Odyssey started life as The Lopez Singers, a female vocal group from Connecticut, in 1968. The original line up was the three Lopez sisters Carmen, Lillian and Louise, however Carmen left soon after and was replaced by Filipino singer and bassist Tony Reynolds. It was this line-up which went on to have worldwide success with the hit single 'Native New Yorker' in 1977, taken from their debut self-titled LP 'Odyssey', which was the first of their albums to be re-issued by BBR. 'Hollywood Party Tonight' was the follow up to their successful debut and was originally released in 1978. By this point Tony Reynolds had left the fold to be replaced by Billy McEachern, who helped the group take their sophomore LP to #72 on the US R&B album chart and #123 on the Billboard 200. Despite this line-up change, the group maintained their soft, laid back style of soul-pop with inflections of jazz and Caribbean sounds to greater depths than on their debut LP. 'Hollywood Party Tonight' is an essential purchase for all R&B, Soul, Pop and Disco fans out there!

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1. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP
2. PRIDE
3. YOU WOULDN'T KNOW REAL LIVE TRUE LOVE IF IT WALK RIGHT UP, KISSED ON THE CHEEK AND SAID HELLO BABY
4. HEY BILL
5. LILLEY AND HARVEY, LATE TO THE PARTY AGAIN
6. LUCKY STAR
7. COMIN' BACK FOR MORE
8. I DARE YA
9. SINGLE AGAIN/WHAT TIME DOES THE BALLOON GO UP (Single Version)
10. LUCKY STAR (Single Version)

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Do you ever hear an album for the first time, fall in love with it, and wonder how the thing managed to skip by you all those years ago?

It's happened to me, with Odyssey's HOLLYWOOD PARTY TONIGHT. This was the group's second album and their least successful.

Big Break Records has released five Odyssey albums on CD recently, each coming with a chapter in the story of the group. I was surprised to learn that Odyssey were far more popular here in the UK than back home in the US. In America, they touched the pop charts just twice, with their only Top 50 hit being NATIVE NEW YORKER, which peaked at number 21. In the UK, they scored eight pop Top 50 hits, five of which reached the Top 10. And, of course, a Number 1 with USE IT UP AND WEAR IT OUT.

HOLLYWOOD PARTY TONIGHT was produced by the top team of Sandy Linzer and Charles Calello and these guys composed all the songs, with assistance from Denny Randell, so we are talking high quality stuff here. Vocal support came from a trio of top session singers, including Chic's Alfa Anderson and Luther Vandross.

As the notes (written by Steven E Flemming Jr.) explain, Sandy Linzer had scored heavily with Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and he developed that interesting blend of camp, swing and soul for HOLLYWOOD PARTY TONIGHT. The whole thing is varied and fun and probably too outrageously different to have caught on. It also includes a fun track with a very long title; YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A REAL LIVE TRUE LOVE IF IT WALKED RIGHT UP, KISSED YOU ON THE CHEEK AND SAID, HELLO BABY!

The thing is brilliant, with every track a unique, rhythmic, winner and I urge everybody to, either hear it for the first time, or dig the album out of the racks and give it a new spin.

I am in heaven.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The "Odyssey" cursed album 7 July 2014
By Music addict - Published on Amazon.com
I recall passing on this album countless times back in 1978. Not even paying attention that this was an Odyssey album. The producers behind the
"Hollywood Party Tonight" album should keep in mind that "Native New
Yorker" was indeed a tough act to follow.

Another "disco" hit was mandated to be produced to keep the group on top of
the charts. Morevover, at a time when R&B music was undergoing a process of evolution. Disco music was at it's prime and multiple disco acts and
solo singers were fighting to reach a position on the "Top 10" charts.

The titles of the songs contained in this album are not easy to remember.
Some of them are very long. I decided to read the liner notes. In order to
learn more about what was behind the recording of this album.

Mr. Lindzer talks about not been able to give the album an R&B direction. Yes, it should be a more R&B oriented album instead of an "experimental one."

Even the inclusion of Luther Vandross and Alfa Anderson as background vocalists
made no dent to save this production. Odyssey had the same bad luck as Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Whom were easily forgotten after "Cherchez la femme" not been able to achieve much success with their next albums.

Purchasing this album on CD now, made no much difference if I bought it back in the day. Just needed it to complete my Odyssey collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars BBR Reissues - Great CDs 26 Jun 2014
By Claudio Luiz Santos - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic reissues CD. Big Break Records CDs have excellent sound quality, what makes their reissues much more attractive. It is a very good purchase and at a reasonable price. I'm very happy with it.
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