Greatest Hits CD (2004)

Artist: Maze

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Label Capitol Records
SKU 61016289
UPC 724357985628
UPC 14 00724357985628
Format CD
Release Date 8/10/2004
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Author Maze
Compilation Appearance Belly (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Soul Classics 12
Associated Artist/Work Beverly, Frankie
Technical Info
Producer Frankie Beverly; Frankie Beverly; Tom Cartwright (Compilation)
CatalogID 5798562
Lable Name The Right Stuff
Released 08/10/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 78m : 43s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724357985628
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Gail Mitchell.
Representative of the transition between late-1970s funk and the smooth R&B that came to dominate '80s pop radio, Frankie Beverly's Maze is rightfully recognized as an important band in the genre. This 2004 compilation brings together 18 of Maze's finest moments, ranging from 1979's bass-popping jam "Workin' Together" to the silky, Quiet Storm vibe of 1993's "The Morning After." In between is more than a decade's worth of accessible soul, including lock-step funk ("Running Away"), slow-pulse love balladry ("Never Let You Down"), and lounge-ready mid-tempo grooves ("We Are One").
Leader, songwriter, and singer Frankie Beverly is the focus here, and his smooth-as-butter croon, complete with emotive R&B embellishments, shines throughout. Though influenced by such '70s acts as Funkadelic, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye (Gaye, incidentally, helped Maze get its professional start), the music of Beverly and company is undeniably '80s, dominated by synthesizer, polished production, and a post-disco dance sensibility (as on the strong cut "Back in Stride"). The two live tracks--the audience-participation number "Joy & Pain," and "Happy Feelin's," the band's signature tune--are a bonus to this definitive greatest-hits package.
Disc 1
1 Workin' Together
2 Golden Time Of Day
3 Feel That You're Feelin'
4 Southern Girl
5 Running Away
6 Joy and Pain
7 Before I Let Go
8 Love Is The Key
9 Never Let You Down
10 We Are One
11 I Wanna Thank You
12 Back In Stride
13 Too Many Games
14 I Wanna Be With You
15 Happy Feelin's - (live)
16 Can't Get Over You
17 Silky Soul
18 Morning After, The
Product Attributes
Artist Maze
Label The Right Stuff Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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