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Lisa Stansfield - Live at Wembley [VHS] [1992]
Lisa Stansfield - Live at Wembley [VHS] [1992]
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Second Time Around is Better than The First, 20 Sept. 2014
Lisa Stansfield's second world tour was a defining moment. It proved she was no one hit wonder, eventhough "Affection", her debut had 2 American #1s and 1 more Top 10 along with 2 more Top 20. She showed early on that the Apple cap was a fashion statement for her debut only.
Promoting the successful, "Real Love", this tour offered a wider, diverse sound as the #1 ballad, "All Woman" was a showstopper.
She soldout 2 nights at Wembley Arena in her home country and soldout most of the dates on the American leg of the tour.
Arista CEO, Clive Davis tried to add his stamp to Lisa's career, however, she hardly needed any assistance being self-contained.

Recollections The Detroit Years: The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It
Recollections The Detroit Years: The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It
by Mr Jack Ryan
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, Beyond Amateurish and Offensive to Motown's Legacy, 27 Aug. 2014
If I could give this release ZERO stars and it would be captured, I would. It is embarrassing and must have been self-published because no self respecting publishers would release such garbage. I really would like my money back but I probably lost my window of opportunity due to my being totally mystified as to how this got released.

To Whom It May Concern
To Whom It May Concern
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Above Average debut from the Annals of British Soul, 20 Aug. 2014
This review is from: To Whom It May Concern (Audio CD)
The late 80s/early 90s proved to be a great time for British soul acts led by pop crossover, Mick Hucknall & Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield, Mica Paris and the Manchester quintet, The Pasadenas. "Tribute (Right On") was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic celebrating or rather paying homage to The Supremes through Aretha Franklin. That was a perfect launch to a fairly decent debut. Bottom line is these guys could sing and harmonize.
Nothing was quite as captivating as "Tribute", but, "Living in the Footsteps", "Enchanted Lady" and others propelled their debut to the #3 peak on the album chart.
Later on, with two stunning covers of the well tred "Make it With You" and Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" would cement their short lived but important contributions to music from South of the River in Brixton.

John Morales Presents: Club Motown
John Morales Presents: Club Motown
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Endless World of Remixes, 23 July 2014
Diana Ross' classic "The Boss" is the first track that was previewed from "Club Motown". In a bold move, Mr. Morales eliminates the signature "ooooo" adlibs that practically MADE the original Ashford & Simpson Extended Mix. Those "oooooo" were best described by the now defunct "After Dark" magazine "like a drag in a state of ecstasy of poppers". Instead he fills the mix with beautiful strings and tasteful brass. It goes on for nearly 11 minutes. Diana's vocals are front and center. Sooooo nothing is lost there. This song has been remixed so many times that it could be a 3 or 4 CD. The ones that work include the David Morales mix on Diana's "diana: Extended (The Remixes) because like this mix, it is clean and uncluttered.

Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics - The Temptations And The Supremes [DVD] [2009]
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics - The Temptations And The Supremes [DVD] [2009]
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4.0 out of 5 stars What's with that Order: It's The Supremes & The Temptations, 23 April 2014
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This is a great idea, but, how can they forget to include the iconic show where both perform each other's songs? It was the precursor to "T.C.B"!!!!
And Diana was fierce on "I'm Losing You" with Eddie Kendrick.
Unforgivable error!

Diana Princess of Wales Tribute
Diana Princess of Wales Tribute
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Globally Renowned Figure from Mostly Global Superstars, 24 Feb. 2014
True music royalty from Paul McCartney to Diana Ross to Bruce Springsteen (the two boss-es) to Barbara Streisand Tina Turner to Queen, etc. Has to be lowered in standards by including puff pitty daddy to the spice girls.

But the commercial appeal of most of these artists helped the charity aspect.

You cannot judge this solely as a music project. The marquee value of the artists is what matters most.

Still, musically, Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", Diana's "Missing You" and R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" may be a tad cliche but quite appropriate and befitting.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Return from a Long Sabbatical, 20 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Seven (Audio CD)
Opening with the Nile Rodgers/Chic/Daft Punk rift of "Can't Dance", "Seven" follows "Face Up" and "The Moment" by abandoning the classic Devaney/Stansfield sound from their first couple of albums that were wildly successful. "Can't Dance" has definitely grown on me from its sneak preview of several months ago. Throughout "Seven", Lisa sounds strong and confident. I just personally miss that signature sound that would probably sound dated today.
Nothing jumps out at me on my first few listenings, but, that is not unusual for me. I trust in time that it will grow on me.
The bonus tracks of some of her classic hits are a nice treat though the U.S. #1/"You Can't Deny It" is quite a bit different from the original release.
I certainly hope that Lisa does tour the states as its been well over a decade that she played New York for a one-off date.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Giant of Television Specials, 31 Jan. 2014
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After a successful pairing of Diana Ross and The Supremes with The a Temptations on an episode of The Ed Sullivan Show, it inspired 4 separate wildly successful projects that included a #1 single, 2/#1 albums and a #1 rated television special. "T.C.B." was the "Motown 25" of its era hitting the #1 in television ratings (an even greater feat for an all black cast) and several Emmys including for Best Television Special!
The day after it aired, my school was a buzzed with "did you see "T.C.B.???" The soundtrack zoomed to the top of the U.S. Charts and even missed the Top 10 internationally though the special didn't air until months after the release of the soundtrack months later.
The music may not consistently age well without the special, but, The Temptations still burn with their medley leading into "(I Know) I'm Losing You" and of course, Paul Williams spine-chilling read on "For once in My Life" and Diana Ross and The Supremes equally dramatic "Somewhere". This and the engaging battling dual of the two groups singing other hits of that era's Top songs. A must have!

The Essential
The Essential
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Sweeping View of Warwick's Musical Output, 5 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: The Essential (Audio CD)
Dionne, at the first quarter of her career, was blessed with the talents of writers/producers, Bacharach & David. The songs they composed were intelligent, almost Broadway-like in their stylings. It gave her a wealth of memorable songs to sing that dominate her stage repertoire today, some 40 years later. This compilation gives a fine representation of classics like, my personal favorite, "Walk on By", the sublime "Alfie" to the near Great White ways, "I'll Never Fall in Love Gain". Despite contributions from the master songwriter/producer, Thom Bell and the Supreme Motown scholars, Lamont Dozier and occasionally , the Holland Brothers, her 70s stint at Warner Bros were barren years. The brief resurgence under Clive Davis gave her a first #1 in the charitable quartet, "That's What Friends Are For" and her biggest international hit, "Heartbreaker" as her near 15 year ride with Arista concluded. A very good sampling of a splendid catalog of songs, that though not as stunning album-wise, is perfect for such a compilation.

40 Golden Motown Greats
40 Golden Motown Greats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the #1 Female Group a Half Century Later, 6 Dec. 2013
This review is from: 40 Golden Motown Greats (Audio CD)
The Spice Girls came and went after a measly 4 albums, Destiny's Child, En Vogue, The Dixie Chicks, TLC! Etc all have come and gone after a 3-5 splash, but, The Supremes still endure. A constant fixture on the iTunes Top 50 albums, the coming together of Diana, Flo and what's her name with Holland, Dozier, Holland especially provided a golden 4 year period producing 10 #1 singles and 3 #1 albums along with Neilsen Ratings top viewed television specials, induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, the first female group to do so and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are just a few of their honors.
But it is the music that remains enchanting. Diana's voice along with Flo and what's her name introduced the masses to the Motown Sound around the world! They struck gold with concept albums like "Sing Rodgers & Hart", "We Remember Sam Cooke" and "A Little Bit of Liverpool" underscored their versatility. Arguably the #1 female group of all time, sister to The Beatles! Stop! In the Name of Hits!

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