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Sparkle: Music From The Warner Bros. Motion Picture
Curtis Mayfield
Sparkle: Music From The Warner Bros. Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
 
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Japanese pressing packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Vivid. 2006.

      
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All Artists: Curtis Mayfield
Title: Sparkle: Music From The Warner Bros. Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1976
Re-Release Date: 10/13/1992
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227114824

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Japanese pressing packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Vivid. 2006.

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There is no comparison in the movie version and album versio
K. Nadeem | Boston, MA | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is no way you can compare the two; the movie versions of these songs were horrible; Aretha gives these songs a whole new life. The movie renditions are amature at best; nothing like casting in old Diana Ross movies (where the person casted could actually sing and the emulation was more realistic).

I love this CD!"
Lady Soul
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 02/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Prior to Aretha Franklin collaborating with Curtis Mayfield, she had recorded some uneven albums with long-time producer Jerry Wexler. It was time for Franklin to get a fresh start in the studio and Sparkle became that project.

Recorded in five days in January 1976 in Mayfield's Curtom Sudios, the eight songs - clocking in at 33 minutes - find Franklin singing with passion and renewed energy. The production is pristine, with Franklin's vocals dominating the mix, but aptly backed by the Haywood Singers.

The Mayfield lyrics aren't more real than on I Get High. The emotional roller coaster of love is explored in Something He Can Feel, Loving You Baby & Rock With Me. Franklin found chart success with Jump/Hooked On Your Love (that smooth Mayfield groove) & Look Into Your Heart. And the title track really sparkles, as the strings and horns compliment Franklin's soaring vocals.

Due to variety of reasons - disinterest, egos, etc. - the sessions are oftentimes disappointing when music legends get together, but this dream team delivered a vastly underrated soundtrack.



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I wish the soundtrack was from the original cast in the movi
Charlay King | Los Angeles, CA United States | 07/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love Areatha but I like the original singers from the movie. No they are not Areatha but they brought the songs to life. I just do not like the Areatha Franklin Version's of the songs."