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"What If Your A Lonely Boy?"
on 11 April 2001
This album has been out-of-print in the States for more than 5 years. Even when it was still in print, it was a miracle to find it. This is a fantastic album in all respects. Here are some of the reasons:
1) Since the third album flopped in the US, the group got R&B genius Arif Mardin, as well as Lew Hahn to produce this album. 2)Phil Pickett helped write virtually all the songs with the group, the same guy who helped with "It's A Miracle" and "Karma Chameleon". 3)There were more female background vocals, including not only Helen Terry, but Jocelyn Brown and Ruby Turner. 4) Last, but not least, George was going through a tough time with Jon, including being on heroine. As we all know, many times it is in the darkest times of our lives we show brilliance.
I must say this is just as powerful as the first two albums, but in a different tone. "Move Away" was the commercial hit, but there are many other great songs. "Too Bad" is new and fresh, but deep, while "Work On Me Baby" is great to listen "under pressure". "Gusto Blusto" is the ultimate dance track, while "God Thank You Woman" is entertaining is a similar style as "Karma Chameleon". When we hear "Reasons", we think we are directly in the R&B world. It's a great song, and so is "Come Clean", which is deep as well. Yet, the best song on the album, and deepest is "Heaven's Children". It came relate to all of us when we are in a dark state. I suggest you buy this now, because one day I believe it will be unavailable in Britain. Thanks for reading.