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Centipede / Reaction CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (26 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Superbird
  • ASIN: B0039L1JFC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498,725 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. CENTIPEDE
  2. COME ALIVE IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT
  3. HEY BOY
  4. OPEN UP TO MY LOVE
  5. PLAY ME (I'M A JUKEBOX)
  6. I FEEL FOR YOU
  7. A FORK IN THE ROAD
  8. READY FOR LOVE
  9. REACTION
  10. AIN'T NO WAY TO LOVE
  11. TICKET TO LOVE
  12. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING
  13. YOU SEND THE RAIN AWAY
  14. IF YOU DON'T CALL YOU DON'T CARE
  15. ALWAYS WANTING SOMETHING
  16. TONIGHT I'M YOURS
  17. LESSONS IN THE FINE ART OF LOVE

Product description

Product Description

Rebbie Jackson is related to that famous Jackson family She
is the oldest being born on May 29, 1950 and has stayed in
the shadows, almost unheralded and certainly never
acclaimed in the manner of her brothers and sisters. These
are hitherto comparatively undiscovered albums, with quality
songs and distinctive vocal performances.
The 'Centipede' album reached 63 on the US charts and 13 on
the r&b charts. This was very much a family affair with
Rebbie's husband co-writing the song 'Come Alive Saturday
Night' with her brothers Randy and Tito. The latter also cowrote
'Hey Boy', with his wife and the biggest song on the
record was the title track, which was written, produced and
arranged by Michael Jackson, who also did the backing
vocals. Released as a single, it reached number 24 on the US
charts.
The next album, Reaction was produced by Tito Jackson,
with David Townsend and David Conley and reached number
54 on the R&B Charts. There were two great duets 'You Send
The Rain Away' saw Rebbie team up with Cheap Trick's Robin
Zander, and 'Tonight I'm Yours' had Isaac Hayes joining
Rebbie.

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The eldest of the Jackson dynasty is also the most underrated and overlooked member, falling from the radar due to the phenomenon of her brothers and youngest sister.
But Rebbie, most people agree, has the best voice of all the Jackson girls. (Janet's obviously the most sucessful and is tremendously talented but just on singing ability alone Rebbie is superior)

Her voice is sweet and glamourous and yet she can really belt when she needs to, she has a great vocal range, and she exceeds on both the ballads and the up-tempo typical 1980's funky tracks.

The only thing that let her down was material. The songs, compared to her brothers' and sister's are not exactly brilliant. Though there are a few gems here and all the songs are catchy enough.

By far the best song on the cd is 'Centipede', written, arranged and composed by her most famous brother Michael Jackson. It was a hit on the American Charts back in 1984. Also a standout is the track 'You Send the Rain Away', a Whitney Houston esque ballad with a great hook. 'Ready For Love' is poppy and will get stuck in your head all day once you hear it :)

This collection is the best two albums in Rebbie's very short back catalogue, from her peak in the 1980s, and looking at the price it is really worth it to have them on the same cd.

Also worth a look is Rebbie's 1990's album 'Yours Faithfully'. Her vocals are as good as ever.
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Rebbie Jackson didn't have a great voice in the strict sense, but her vocals here are appealing and fit the songs. Musically it's typical 1980s pop/R&B, with some soul and bubblegum added for variety. Many of the tracks were co-written by members of the Jackson family, which should add appeal for fans of "The Jacksons". Some of the tracks are excellent, and all of it sounds at least good. Sound quality is good if unspectacular.

Overall, I'd easily recommend this for those curious about the musical output of this often-forgotten singer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars LOOKING BACK: An 80's type of Jackson. 23 Oct. 2014
By D. Baker - Published on Amazon.com
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Another Jackson member finds her way into R&B. Rebbie may have been a late bloomer in the game, but her contribution to music was on point when she broke out with CENTIPEDE. Constant playback. This combo of her first two albums was credible. She gave music in that 80's fashion, and was able to rock it out. Her ballads, while few, were made credible. The bad part is that she dropped out of the scene too soon, however, while she was there, she made it work for anyone who listened.
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a Centipede Fan 6 Sept. 2015
By B. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
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I have always liked Rebbie Jackson. I had this CD on vinyl....lol. I don't have an ear like the other reviewers, but I can say that I really like this CD. The songs are cheesy but for the 80's was great listening music. I still love Centipede and all the other songs. Rebbie was not a bad singer,
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars nice try but there is a vinyl suspect for this reissue 23 Jun. 2010
By Mr. DjTenn - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm not going to get into much about the album 'cause if you're buying this cd, you probably know a lot about Centipede or Reaction. I will say that the Centipede album sounds like it's mastered from an original source tape. I didn't hear much distortion or the wow and flutter of vinyl. But Reaction is a whole other situation. Yes, it sounds fine, but, for example, you clearly hear clicks and pops, most noticeably on track 13--'you send the rain away.' But, then again, Reaction has major hiss and distortion throughout most of the songs.

I bought this cd primarily for the Centipede album. And, I stand behind my the suggestion that it's not a vinyl rip. But, "Reaction" is vinyl. But, what baffles me the most is that these companies have enough resources to at least remove hiss, clicks, and pops. Then, listen to a finish product before pressing them. It makes no sense why they put out such crappy product. I can do a much better job at remastering vinyl from my own home (and I have!).
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Songs on 'Reaction' part of CD are damaged!!! 30 Sept. 2010
By Cheryl Grady - Published on Amazon.com
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The 'Reaction' album of this cd has been a disappointment to me so far two (2) times. I am as of 9/29/2010, awaiting a third replacement of the 'Centipede/Reaction' cd. The 1st album's last song kept skipping back to the beginning of the track and the 2nd album was even worse. Not only did the last song skip on this one just like the 1st, but the song 'Nighttime' w/ Rebbie & Issac Hayes (beautiful melody), skipped on this album as well. I am awaiting the replacement for this 2nd album and I just hope that 'three times is a charm'! I don't understand why or how a new cd can be so damaged. I absolutely love the double album but I don't want to play a damaged cd because eventually it will damage my player.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift 3 May 2014
By Jesus Vargas - Published on Amazon.com
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she loved it and was very happy when it come in because we could not find this no where anymore.
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