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The Garden Of Love [Original recording remastered]

Don Ray Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B005Q46HU2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Got To Have Loving 8:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Body And Soul 4:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Midnight Madness 5:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Standing In The Rain 6:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Garden Of Love 4:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. My Desire 7:320.89  Buy MP3 


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* Having built a reputation as arranger for legendary disco figures CERRONE and ALEX COSTANDINOS, THE GARDEN OF LOVE was Don Ray's first album as a solo artist.

* 1978 saw the creative partnership between Ray and Cerrone reach full bloom, with Ray co-writing LOOK FOR LOVE on CERRONE IV and Cerrone producing and co-writing Ray's debut album.

* In addition to the top 50 US Pop hit single GOT TO HAVE LOVING, THE GARDEN OF LOVE also featured the later classic STANDING IN THE RAIN. The album was a smash hit with US Disco fans, reaching #4 on the Disco chart.

* BBR is proud to present THE GARDEN OF LOVE, complete with extensive liner notes and interviews.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark dance classic... 1 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you're expecting a Cerrone production that mirrors the genius sound of his own albums, think again. Got To Have Loving and Standing In The Rain are cult classics that simply do not sound dated on a dance floor today. Thankfully the rest of the album holds up and is a great listen all the way. The remastering (by Nick Robbins) is simply amazing and the package looks beautiful with truly interesting notes. Bravo!
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4.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remember 15 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Reminisce of the days of dancing in French night clubs back in the 70's. Great to hear the tunes again.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Got To Have Loving is a masterpiece 26 Dec 2004
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The opener Got To Have Loving is a major classic, a tour de force of imaginative synth textures, rhythmic variation and hypnotic girl vocals framing Don Ray's powerful voice and bitter lyrics. The uptempo Body And Soul has a Latin-American rhythmic feel while Midnight Madness is pure 70's disco in the vein of KC and the Sunshine Band or The Ritchie Family. The influence of Eurodisco musician and producer Cerrone is evident throughout, especially on Standing In The Rain with its soaring synthesizer. The title track is unremarkable mid-tempo disco, although it has some nice flutes and other effects. Garden of Love is an interesting album from the disco era and contains one solid gold must-have track in the form of Got To Have Loving.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don Ray -- A Disco God 30 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The musical genius of Don Ray is timeless and moving! The track "Got to Have Loving" absolutely stuns the senses, with Ray's boldly imaginative mastery of percussions, and waves of shocking style segues. Anyone who thinks The BeeGees or KC & The Sunshine Band purely defined the Disco era, or that the music lacked substance, most definitely owes it to themselves to open their minds (and ears) to the magic of Don Ray!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unique take on Disco 22 Dec 2002
By Pieter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The opener Got To Have Loving is a major classic, a tour de force of imaginative synth textures, rhythmic variation and hypnotic girl vocals framing Don Ray's powerful voice and bitter lyrics. The uptempo Body And Soul has a Latin-American rhythmic feel while Midnight Madness is pure 70's disco in the vein of KC and the Sunshine Band or The Ritchie Family. The influence of Eurodisco musician and producer Cerrone is evident throughout, especially on Standing In The Rain with its soaring synthesizer. The title track is unremarkable mid-tempo disco, although it has some nice flutes and other effects. Garden of Love is an interesting album from the disco era and contains one solid gold must-have track in the form of Got To Have Loving.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don Ray...The Garden of Love... 6 July 2012
By D. S. HARDEN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Not knowing who this gentleman was, and not being aware of his music, "Got to Have Loving" was yet
another cut that I stumbled into on XM-Radio. I purchased the disc on Amazon, and was pleasantly
surprised! I enjoyed the whole disc! Good quality tunes throughout!

Recommended!

Listing is as follows:

1. Got to Have Loving (8:19) [Signature song! Perfect length!]
2. Body and Soul (04:24)
3. Midnight Madness (05:43)
4. Standing in the Rain (06:37)
5. Garden of Love (04:40) [Title Song! Great track!]
6. My Desire (07:31)

Put this CD in your player, it'll be over before you know it! Great for the price!

I rate "Don Ray...The Garden of Love..."...Five stars! Classic Dance Music from the Late 70's
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don Ray's only album 19 Sep 2005
By S. P. Mellor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The only album from Don Ray (with a significant input by Cerrone)

leaves you wanting more.Even though it's from the late 70's it still sounds fresh.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like DISCO 7 Sep 2005
By Bradley Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
fast service & cd in very good condition-brought back lot's of good memories!!
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