- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Elektra 60318-1 (1984)
- Original Album #2: Elektra 6E-182 (1979)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This CD reissue contains two of the five albums that Grover Washington, Jr. recorded for the Elektra label in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
- 1.Inside Moves
- 2.Dawn Song
- 3.Watching You, Watching Me
- 4.Secret Sounds
- 5.Jet Stream
- 6.When I Look At You
- 7.Sassy Stew
- 10.The Answer Is In Your Eyes
- 11.Asia's Theme
- 13.Tell Me About It Now
- 14.Feel It Comin'
2 LPs on 1 CD: INSIDE MOVES (1984) / PARADISE (1979).
Personnel: Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jon Lucien (vocals); Eric Gale (guitar); Richard Tee (Fender Rhodes piano); Marcus Miller (synthesizer); Steve Gadd , Buddy Williams (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion, drum programming); Anthony MacDonald (percussion); Ullanda McCullough, Maretha Stewart, Lani Groves, Yvonne Lewis, Hilda Harris, Frank Floyd (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Grover Washington, Jr.; Peter Humphreys.
Recording information: Rosebud Recording Studio, Inc., New York, NY (03/1984-06/1984).
Illustrator: John Collier.
Photographer: Carol Friedman.
Arranger: Ralph MacDonald.
In 2004, the Collectables label paired two of Grover Washington's albums -- 1979's Paradise and 1984's Inside Moves -- and reissued them on one disc. Choosing to combine these two releases makes little sense, mostly because Washington released a handful of dates (for Motown and Elektra) in between them. Neither album was particularly effective upon release, and they haven't held up particularly well. Paradise, his first for Elektra, is a straight-ahead crossover set that's very of its time. By the time of Inside Moves, Washington was riding on the fumes from the success of 1980s Winelight; although he's assisted by the great Jon Lucien, the material is tepid across the board. ~ Andy Kellman