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4.0 out of 5 stars
fine twoofer 4/1/2 stars, 30 April 2011
This remastered bgo-version consists of the second and third album by Gino Vanelli Powerful People(1974) and peaking at 60 Billboard pop) and Storm at Sunup(1975) (peaking at 66 Billboard pop and 35 at Billboard black charts(!) total time 68.58
I had the MFSL lp of Powerful People and the cd; I never had the lp or cd of Storm at sunup.
Vanelli(born Montreal june 1952) himself says that Storm at sunup was more mature than Powerful People; maybe that is true but i prefer Powerful People; it is more coherent.
Powerful people gave Gino his first hitsingle in America the funky people gotta move (22 Bilboard and 21 in Canada) and the standout track Powerful people (an edited version reached no. 34 in 1975 in Canada)Other highlights Lady, Jo Jo, The Work Verse.
The album has no weak tracks. The ballads are excellent. The only complaint i have the short runningtime only 32.22
Storm at Sunup is jazzier; on both albums synthesizers dominate.
Highlights : Father and son, Where am i going, keep on walking and getting high.
The remastered soundquality is amazing.
So very good value for your money.