- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Elektra GE-350 (1981)
- Original Album #2: Elektra GO-142 (1982)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Originally released by Elektra in 1981, Pieces Of A Dream's self-titled debut album broke into both the Billboard Pop and Jazz charts. The album is an impressive debut for anyone, and especially for Pieces Of A Dream as they were still teenagers upon its release. We Are One was also a success on both the Pop and Jazz charts. Originally released by Elektra in 1982, this follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features the hit song "Mt. Airy Groove."
- 1.Pieces Of A Dream
- 2.Warm Weather
- 3.Steady Glide
- 4.Touch Me In The Spring
- 5.All About Love
- 6.Easy Road Home
- 8.Body Magic
- 9.Don't Be Sad
- 10.Please Don't Do This To Me
- 11.For Ramsey
- 12.You Know I Want You
- 13.Mt. Airy Groove
- 14.We Are One
- 15.When You Are Here With Me
- 16.Pop Rock
- 17.Yo Frat
2 LPs on 1 CD: PIECES OF A DREAM (1981)/WE ARE ONE (1982).
Pieces of a Dream: James K. Lloyd (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Cedric A. Napoleon (bass guitar); Curtis Harmon.
Personnel: Barbara Walker, Cedric A. Napoleon (vocals, background vocals); William Schilling, Richard Lee Steacker (guitar); Herb Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano saxophone, vocoder); Dexter Wansel (synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer); Danny Harmon (vibraphone); Curtis Harmon (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion); Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, Vincent Diggs (percussion); Cynthia Biggs, Rachelle Barnes, Bonita Taylor, Tamara Scott, Theodore Wortham, Sr. (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Richard Steacker, William Schilling (guitar); Dexter Wansel, Grover Washington, Jr., Herb Smith, Ralph MacDonald, Barbara Walker, Danny Harmon.
Audio Mixers: Grover Washington, Jr.; Peter Humphreys.
Recording information: Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA.
Photographer: Jim Shea.
Arrangers: Barbara Walker; Rachelle Barnes.
Here are the first two albums from pioneer smooth jazz unit Pieces of a Dream on a single disc. Produced and mixed by the late Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream/We Are One combine soulful, tight arrangements, spirited and inspired playing, and a canny knack for grooves, Pieces of a Dream and We Are One endure as gems of the genre. ~ Thom Jurek