Phyllis Hyman Somewhere in My Lifetime [Expanded Edition]

Somewhere in My Lifetime [Expanded Edition]
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Label: Soulmusic

Tracks:

  • 1.Kiss You All Over
  • 2.Somewhere In My Lifetime
  • 3.Lookin' For A Lovin'
  • 4.The Answer Is You
  • 5.So Strange
  • 6.Gonna Make Changes
  • 7.Living Inside Your Love
  • 8.Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)
  • 9.Soon Come Again
  • 10.Here's That Rainy Day
  • 11.So Strange (US Arista 12'' Mix)
  • 12.Kiss You All Over (UK 12" Single)
  • 13.Sweet Music (From LP "Sing A Song)
  • 14.Love Is Free (From LP "Sing A Song)
  • 15.Sing A Song (From LP "Sing A Song)

Product Description:

Somewhere in My Lifetime, Phyllis Hyman's second album (but her first for Arista), is similar to many of her efforts: a great singer, but too many so-so songs. The album starts off with a cover of Exile's disco/pop hit, "Kiss You All Over"; despite her best attempts, the horrible lyrics and the song's origins make this a waste of precious studio time. The lachrymose title-track ballad, produced by Barry Manilow and Ron Dante, finds Hyman's voice poorly recorded and placed into a schmaltzy arrangement. Still, the album features quite a few of the songs she came to be identified with: "The Answer Is You," "Gonna Make Changes," and Gary Glenn's "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)," all skillfully produced by then-husband Larry Alexander and Skip Scarborough. The song "Be Careful" followed the Norman Connors example of providing Hyman with a sympathetic arrangement, then getting the best take possible. After all of the botched crossover attempts and so-so dance moves, Somewhere in My Lifetime ended on a good note. "Here's That Rainy Day" has her accompanied only by a piano, and she turns in an affecting performance, neither self-pitying nor melodramatic. Although this effort had a few career-threatening detours, Hyman's charisma and some solid songs make this a solid effort. ~ Jason Elias

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  • UPC: 5013929079236
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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