Angela Bofill Definitive Collection
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- Released: June 15, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Arista
- 1.Something About You
- 2.Baby, I Need Your Love
- 3.Tell Me Tomorrow
- 4.What I Wouldn't Do (For The Love Of You)
- 5.Under The Moon And Over The Sky
- 6.I'm On Your Side
- 7.Holdin' Out For Love
- 8.This Time I'll Be Sweeter
- 9.Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
- 10.Let Me Be The One
- 11.Angel Of The Night
- 12.Tonight I Give In
- 13.Still In Love
- 14.Can't Slow Down
- 15.Too Tough
- 16.I Try
- 17.Time To Say Goodbye
Personnel includes: Angela Bofill, Boz Scaggs (vocals); Frank Martin, Dave Grusin, Michael Gibbs (conductor).
Producers include: Narada Michael Walden, Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen, George Duke, David Frank.
Includes liner notes by Brian Chin.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by James P. Nichols (1999, RCA Recording Studios, New York, New York).
Recording information: RCA Recording Studios, NY (1979).
Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Narada Michael Walden.
In 1978 Angela Bofill became the second artist signed to the GRP label. She was hailed as a jazz prodigy and had consistent success on the R&B charts. While Bofill never achieved major pop-crossover success, her late-'90s releases have an instantly likable smooth-jazz appeal.
This excellent collection presents the best of her material. The singer's beautiful soprano works best on jazzy ballads, but also soars on the dance numbers. One such track is "Something About You," an upbeat workout produced by Narada Michael Walden, the famed R&B and dance maestro. "Baby, I Need Your Love," from Angela's debut, is a mid-tempo, Caribbean-flavored tune with a wonderful flute solo. "Under the Moon and Over the Sky" is a reserved, jazzy number showing the range and beauty of her voice. "I'm on Your Side" is a soulful ballad with excellent arrangements. Angela successfully duets with Boz Scaggs on a groovin' version of "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing." Too Tough" is a supercharged, post-disco jam. "I Try" shows how a ballad should be sung: strong and heartfelt, but never overdone.
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