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Sixty Thrills a Minute [Expanded Edition] Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (30 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B0085R5QO0
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,836 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sixty Thrills A Minute
2. Hideaway
3. Sign Of The Times
4. Got To Make It Better
5. Monkey Love
6. Goddess Of The Boogie
7. Searching For The Meaning Of Love
8. Get It For Yourself
9. Haunting You (Crystal Ball)
10. Sixty Thrills A Minute (Single Version) (Bonus Track)

Product Description

Mystic Merlin were originally known as Mystic Merlin s Magic Band and used to incorporate magic tricks into their live shows, they later dropped this gimmick and were taken seriously on the Soul and Dance Scene. Main vocals in Mystic Merlin were occasionally provided by Freddie Jackson who went onto have a hugely successful solo career with ten R&B #1 singles as well as seven R&B top ten hits. SIXTY THRILLS A MINUTE was their second album, released in 1981 on Capitol Records. It was produced by Alan Abrahams following his work with David Cassidy and Memphis Horns, he later went onto produce the likes of Tavares and Joan Baez. GOT TO MAKE IT BETTER saw Mystic Merlin make their first appearance on the R&B chart peaking at #82. The follow up single SIXTY THRILLS A MINUTE fared even better gaining them the #76 position. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, SIXTY THRILLS A MINUTE is a must for all Soul, Funk and Dance fans out there!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This review is for: Sixty Thrills a Minute [Expanded Edition]
Most of the time when I buy back catalogue CD's like this I am upgrading from vinyl albums I already own. In this case I did not have this album before and didn't know anything about it, so it is fresh to these ears in 2012. I had already purchased the "Mystic Merlin (Mystic Merlin ~ Expanded Edition)" eponymous CD which I enjoyed and I saw this CD and had a vague recollection of the song "Sixty Thrills A Minute" which I think I used to have on vinyl back in the day, but I couldn't really remember it, so I had a listen on YouTube. I instantly remembered it and it sounded fresh. Back then I had no idea 30 years later (is it really THAT long!?!) I would be buying all these old tracks and discovering "new" classics. This album is one of those rare discoveries. This should have been in my collection already, it's superb.

There are no big standouts here because the album as a whole is at a consistently very high standard. I'm someone who plays individual tracks rather than albums. I rarely enjoy albums as a whole because usually there are tracks I consider weaker or less essential, but this CD is a fantastic listening experience as a whole. All the tracks are superb quality soul/funk/boogie (whatever you like to call it) and there is not a dud track here at all. When I saw the title "Monkey Love" I was sure that would be dreadful, but even that track is good. This CD is worth a very solid 5 stars and if you are wondering whether to buy it or not, I would say definitely go for it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
That 'Sixty Thrills A Minute' failed to gain a U.K. release in 1981, when a year earlier the band had hit the national top twenty with 'Just Can't Give You Up', tells you a lot about this album. 'Just Can't Give You Up' was a disco classic and was as original a groove as the bands magical image suggested their material would be. Snag was though that in essence the rest of the groups material was nothing special and when lead singer, Leslie Dorsey who co wrote 'Just Can't Give You Up' (and two of the other six tracks on their debut album) left the band before the recording of this album the Mystic Merlin that remained did not have the same identity as before...

'Sixty Thrills A Minute' is then a pretty standard 80's funk album. Its well played, nicely produced and fairly consistent (as far as the fact that none of the tracks are awful) but that's about as far as I can go in recommending it because equally not one track stands out as essential here. It is therefore pointless for me to go into more detail about this album suffice to say, as the blurb accompanying this release points out, that singles 'Got To Make It Better', the title track ( and 'Get it Together' which failed to chart at all) made little impression on the U.S. R&B chart in 1981 and that sadly, I very much doubt you will be any more impressed in 2013.

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By Mrs J Marlow on 13 July 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Worth it just to have Sixty Thrills on CD
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Kelly on 7 Mar. 2013
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If you love 70's and 80's jazz funk,soul and disco,then these albums are a must,and the production is second to none,a great price and a great buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Lots of Thrills on this Funky Set 22 April 2013
By Alex Litvak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Mystic Merlin’ sophomore set, “Sixty Thrills A Minute”, released in 1981, is another great mix of funk, Dance and R&B. Title track, “Hideaway”, “Got To Make It Better, “Monkey Love” and “Haunting You (Crystal Ball) are all funky jams that hit hard and can get the party going. “Sign Of The Times”, “Goddess Of the Boogie” and “Get It For Yourself” are the more sophisticated mid-tempo R&B after party grooves. “Searching For The Meaning of Love” is the album’s sole ballad and it’s an inspirational knock out that urges you to go out and achieve what you want out of life. The album might not have produced ant across the board hits but don’t let that be the determining factor. This is an outstanding early 80’s R&B/Funk outing that still sounds as relevant and as funky as it did 32 years ago.

Once again big Thanks go to Big Break Records for re-mastering this long out of print curio, which was a much sought after item for crate diggers and collectors for years. As is always the case with a BBR re-master, the sound is great, the liner notes are fascinating and the album’s colorful unusual and striking original album cover art front and back is preserved as well. A must have if you love the early 80’s R&B.
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