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Syreeta

Syreeta Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Soul Music Records
  • ASIN: B00C132UTI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blame It On The Sun
2. Let Me Be The One
3. You Bring Out The Love In Me
4. Please Stay - Syreeta & Billy Preston - Syreeta & Billy Preston
5. He's Gone
6. Love Fire
7. Here's My Love
8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)R
9. Dance For Me Children
10. One More Time For Love
11. One More Time For Love (Reprise)

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Syreeta began collaborating with Stevie Wonder after meeting him in 1968, penning songs such as It s A Shame for The Spinners and the musical partnership led to their 1970 marriage; in 1972, Wonder produced her self-titled MoWest debut LP and her 1974 album Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta. In 1977, Motown released One To One which featured production by Leon Ware and Curtis Robertson Jr. (Syreeta s second husband). The 1979 unexpected UK (and then US) success of With You I m Born Again, a duet with Motown label-mate Billy Preston (from the film Fast Break ) brought Syreeta international recognition. In the wake of the now-classic hit, Motown arranged sessions for what would be Syreeta s fourth solo project, working with producers Jerry Peters, Richard Perry and Hal Davis. Highlights include the US charted single, One More Time For Love, one of two duets with Billy Preston; Syreeta s versions of Blame It On The Sun and Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I m Yours), both co-written with Stevie Wonder along with a cover of The Chantels 50s classic He s Gone. Includes stellar liner notes by renowned US writer, Rashod Ollison with quotes from Jerry Peters.

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Long out-of-print 4th studio album from the Motown songbird features her own version of 'Blame it on the Sun' (co-written with ex-husband Stevie Wonder)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Solid Effort from Syreeta 24 May 2013
By L. Boki
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Rumors abound that many of these were left over tracks for Diana Ross' follow-up to the Richard Perry produced "Baby Its Me" album. That isn't necessarily a bad thing because the tracks like "Let Me Be the One", "Love Fire" and her cover of Stevie and hers "Blame it on the Sun" which ironically Diana would also cover stunningly a decade later on Diana's massive comeback "The Force Behind the Power".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have been... 23 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
...much better. Love the album, but once again a what could have been a great re-release has been ruined by shoddy mastering. I hope Universal Japan will someday re-release this album and do it justice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great album 21 May 2013
By N BELL
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Its been a long wait for any one wanting this album on cd.I thank soulmusic .com for the many releases , but what a shame then that during the remastering the treble must have been turned off (sounds shut in & dull).My advise stick with the lp & soulmusic.com take your quality control dept to task.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Syreeta, formerly Rita Wright, the talented songwriter and singer with the delicate alto-soprano voice is best remembered for briefly being the wife of Stevie Wonder and her Nş1 UK smash hit ballad with Billy Preston "With You I'm Born Again". In what is her best album since her first two albums in the early 1970s, this Richard Perry produced concept album is a slick mixture of soulful ballads, uptempo disco tunes like "Love Fire" and romantic ballads and includes the Stevie Wonder penned "Blame it on the Sun" which was also done by Diana Ross in the early 1990s and Tata Vega (The Colour Purple) in 1977. The version of Bill Withers Let me be the one" is completely different and more emotional and positive than the original. Apart from one track - the third one on the album - this is a polished effort that displays the vocal range of this much overlooked singer who, by the way, almost became one of the Supremes to replace Diana Ross. The singer produced two more studio albums with Motown until retiring from the record scene but none of them reached classy sophistication of this album.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, I've waited 30 years for this to be out on CD 13 Jun 2013
By Woody from New York - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing album. I've owned it three times on vinyl, and even tracked down a cassette so that I could have a clean copy to transfer to digital. I'm very excited to finally order it on CD.

Syreeta Wright has one of those high angelic sopranos like Deniece Williams or Minnie Riperton; very soulful but in a light, floating way. The songs on this CD are more pop than R&B, but very intelligent and tasteful. There's really not a bad song on the entire album. "Blame It On The Sun" is a co-write with Stevie Wonder that starts out very softly, like sunrise, but then builds and builds to an incredibly soulful finish. "Let Me Be The One" is a song by Skip Skarborough who is the master of 70's mellow R&B. "Please Stay" is a very nice duet with her "Born Again" partner Billy Preston - very innocent and well sung. "He's Gone" is a fifties throwback but Syreeta gives it a girlish edge. "One More Time For Love" is another duet with Billy Preston -- classy and romantic.

I have every record Syreeta ever recorded, and this is by far my favorite. I can't really imagine that anyone with even a mild interest in hearing this album would be disappointed. I'm thrilled it is finally available on CD.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Syreeta 29 Jun 2013
By Craig Horsford - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply, pretty singing of good songs. She is so underrated. Motown missed out on not making here a bigger success.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SYREETA, YES, YOU MUST PURCHASE THIS. 15 Nov 2013
By John Frazier (Johnny) - Published on Amazon.com
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Syretta is in perfect voice, her re-make of "Blame It On the Sun", is worth the purchase alone. I'm so excited that this CD has been re-released.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Syreeta" captures many sides of this talented singer-songwriter 4 Nov 2013
By Stewyrose - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great to have this available on CD though wish there were some bonus tracks. The clear production helps all the tracks and a few of the quiet tracks really emerge including "Here's My Love" and "Let Me Be The One." Syreeta's version of "Blame It On The Sun" builds beautifully and "He's Gone" and "Please Stay" are also great tracks.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Syreeta 19 July 2013
By Richard A. Janes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had no idea who Syreeta really was.. Until Stevie Wonder came along.. I, love motown music alot.. I think, that I will order this cd and give it a try. I always thought that Syreeta was amazing. I, am really surprised that motown didn't give her more of a chance. I think, motown considered Syreeta not successful. for some reason. But, I think she had an amazing voice.
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