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Boney James Audio CD
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After four gold albums, four Grammy nominations and sales totaling more than 3 million records, chart-topping saxophonist Boney James embodies the phrase “horn of plenty.”

“I’m always thinking about making music,” he says. “It’s still my consuming passion.”

That passion reverberates throughout James’ latest project, The Beat. ... Read more in Amazon's Boney James Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp
  • ASIN: 5559552232
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Magic 24 April 2006
By Brian Martin VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Boney James has been around a good few years now and knows his trade and audience. This should be the album that takes Boney James to a wider audience due to the appearances of Bilal, Debi Nova and Dwele and their vocal contributions which are superb especially Bilals vocals on Better with Time which is a superb piece of Soul Music with Boney blowing in the background and worth the purchase alone.

Joe Sample also makes a guest appearance on Stone Groove, which lives up to its name a good groove.

Track 5 Appreciate featuring Debi Nova keeps the uptempo groove moving along nicely.

Track 6 is almost what you would expect of an Incognito track with Boney's sax at the forefront this time.

Track 7 Is Dwele's turn on Break of Dawn

Track 8 has a Larry Carlton type guitar solo in the middle like the old crusaders days of those southern nights to die for.

There are no duds on this album, which should bring this great sax player to a wider audience, which he deserves.

Since this album I have purchased Seduction, which is superb also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EASY LISTENING 12 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
MY YOUNG SON TOLD ME ABOUT THIS ALBUM AND SAID I WOULD LOVE IT. IT TOOK A WHILE TO ARRIVE WHEN I ORDERED IT, BUT IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Heaven! 26 Dec 2004
By Jazzy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The mere fact that Boney's music has remained fresh and contemporary after all these years is a true testiment to his talents. "Pure" is by far one of his best cd's. I especially liked "It's On". I will definately be cruising up the coast listening to that track. This cd is a safe bet for those of you like me who only purchase a cd if 3 or more songs are good. Also, for those of you haven't seen this musical genius live....you're missing out!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purely Boney 9 Aug 2004
By Siobhan Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Let me first start by saying I own everything Boney. Okay, enough said. This cd is the culmination of a maturing and ever changing body of work. From beginning to end, you can not miss the fact that Boney wanted put himself out there as only he knows how to do it. Boney you need to produce and write for yourself more often. He even brought some old school, Jerry Hay, Bill Reichenbach of Seawind fame, Tony Maiden of Rufus and Chaka Khan, Joe Sample, Pino Palladino, Billy Preston, Ricky Lawson, and mixed it with the new Ahmir "?westlove" Thompson, Dwele, Jon B., and Bilal. He is a true master of 'smooth jazz', and knows how to mix it up without it coming out sounding like saccharine which some smooth jazz artists do. (ie, Kenny G) He can make your head bob, toe-tap and send shivers at the same time. I can't wait to see him live which is always the icing on the cake after he releases a cd. For any true fan, this album is a BUY!!! If you're new to Boney, this purchase is a major treat for you.
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my God, I love it 17 Aug 2004
By Tanika L. Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is Boney at his best. I have most of his albums and they are all good, but this one, is fabulous. All I needed to hear "Better with Time", and that was it, I had to get the album. I couldn't wait to get it in my collection. The only thing I don't like is the album cover itself. I don't like cause it's made out of cardboard, instead of getting the classic CD Case. Other than that, all the songs are beautiful.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Boney...... 4 Aug 2004
By MayaLa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As someone who owns everything Boney James has ever done, I honestly have to say that this album is one of his best to date. I really don't know how he does it, but it seems as if each time he releases an album, he gets better and better.

'Pure' is his truest piece to date. He not only cowrote all of the songs, but this time around he also produced the album, which is a first for him. Even though he seemed to take more risks and be more adventurous on this outing, he remained true to his r&b roots.

I think this album has more of a sense of maturity about it, which probably is the result of what he's been through the last three years (his brother passed away).

Its a beautiful thing when one can release their ninth album, and still maintain that 'thing' that their fans love about them. In his case, he seems to have nurtured 'it,' and allowed 'it' to thrive.

After all these years, it still boggles my mind how smoothly Boney can play a tenor saxophone. Now, I have never played a wind instrument, but it seems logical to me that playing a soprano sax would be far easier than a tenor. Boney, however, seems almost to make his tenor flutter, like the breeze in late summer, early fall. He makes it seem effortless. I think a good example of this phenomenon is the last track from this album: 'You Don't Have To Go Home.'

His music plays with, toys with the emotions of its listeners with every single, perfectly executed note. It can mellow just as easily as it can excite.

Boney James' music is truly a gift, and I would recommend this album (in addition to his previous works) to anyone. There are only two things lacking from his roster; a greatest hits recording, and a live recording.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE (URBAN RADIO) should be the title of Boney's 4 Aug 2004
By chiburns - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
new CD-Boney kicked producer Paul Brown to the gutter and went over the edge straight into R&B with jazz influences. The man just doesn't care anymore and as result saves the 2004 Summer music doldrums. No covers here-Pure the opening cut, perfectly interprets where he wants to go with this effort and takes the listener with him. Getting Better... is actually the current single and is probably the weakest track but clearly aimed at the masses. 2:01 AM sounds exactly like it's title and should probably be like the "hidden track" on the cd. Fortunately like an Oreo cookie Boney put the good stuff in the middle-Stone Groove with Joe Sample and in particular, Fortunate with Debi Nova (this originally was a Jon B collabo I understand) is far superior to what's currently passing as R&B.

This leads us to an AWB-like guitar scratching perhaps Boney's "Mr. Magic"...Here She Comes-at this point you're trying to find a concert venue near you. Everything's going fine then Dwele?! and Break of Dawn comes on and you're on the cell trying to make plans with your lady. After you play Break 3 or 4 times then IT'S ON cutting the groove loose (with a nice guitar solo). Thinking About Me opens with a salute to Johnny Guitar Watson and I predict will be the surprise winning radio track. You Don't Have to Go Home isn't what you think it is...you think it's a jammm-but it's actually Boney's conversion to "Brother Cannonball" Boney and I guarantee concert venues will have to purchase additional insurance if he plays this-it WILL tear the house down.
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