Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bad Of The Heart
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Latin Music
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Bad of the Heart is amazing for the spirit and soul
J. Derek Reardon | KC, MO, USA | 07/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been many sources that have introduced me to music - radio, TV, the Internet, even my own simple pure luck. In the case of George LaMond, I have to thank KJoe 105 in St. Joseph, Mo., which also introduced me to such artists as Anything Box and Peach Union. After hearing "Bad of the Heart" on KJoe (the only station in Kansas City to play it initially) in 1990, I became obsessed with George LaMond. After purchasing the remixes for "Bead of the Heart" and "Without You," listening to the full release was just as powerful. George LaMond isn't simply a dance floor wonder; he's an amazing artist with a wonderful voice and has a production team that creates amazing, anthemic music that can move you physically and emotionally. The release starts off with the title track "Bad of the Heart." And oh, what a start it is! Freestyle at its best, the orchestration and vocals throw you onto the dance floor and create an anthemic piece that you can't deny in dancing and singing along with. Released as a single, this song had pretty big radio and club success. Get the remixes for this one too if you can... they're AWESOME. A little more happy, but carrying on the awesome orchestrations and vocals, "Love's Contagious" is another upbeat, fun dance classic with a positive message. George slows down to power ballad mode with "Serenade You" and its smooth Latin orchestrations. Another ballad, "Passing Time" is slower, a bit more atmospheric and very touching with your basic late 80s light pop/rock feel. But get ready to rev it up again and sweat on the dance floor! Also released as a single, "Without You" is another Freestyle classic, equal in power to "Bad of the Heart" in its orchestration, dance floor appeal and singability (especially the harmonies). There are two sets of remixes for this single. The first remixes came out in '89 or `90 and are amazing! A second set of remixes came out in 1998 (available here at Amazon.com) and are a bit more updated for the late 90s. [Personally, I prefer the original mixes.] Another fun up-tempo dance tune is "Stop that Girl" that takes a bit more of a dance pop feel, though there are still some awesome Freestyle elements. "Who Needs Love" slows down to something of a classic early 90s r&b pop ballad with its bouncy syncopation and almost whispered vocals and a bridge rap (a scary comparison, but it sounds very similar to Milli Vanilli). Back to Freestyle, "Look Into My Eyes" was another single close in power to the previous singles, but it didn't fare quite as well as its predecessors in the charts. However, there's no denying its power, and you easily get lost in the orchestrations as you dance and sing along. A little funkier in its style and beat, "What Could've Been" is great attitude dance floor material with another cool rapped bridge. The release ends on a slower, pop-ballad note with "No Matter What," a beautiful duet with Brenda K. Starr (remember her?). George LaMond is an amazing artist whom I respect immensely. Bad of the Heart is an incredible debut and gets a strong 5 star rating, placing easily within my top 50 releases of all time. This release introduced me to Freestyle music, and it fueled my desire to create fun, upbeat, layered, and powerful dance music. And even as George has released several excellent follow up albums, this one still holds a special place in my heart after all these years. Listening to Bad of the Heart was an epiphany for me, and its influence will stay with me for the rest of my life.If you love to dance, if you loved the music scene in the late 80s/early 90s, you MUST have this release in your collection. Layered, anthemic orchestrations coupled with awesome lyrics and vocals make this an easy purchase decision for anyone who has ever loved to get out on a dance floor. Musicians who also enjoy great pop/dance/Freestyle compositions will get a definite earful from this release and a lot of inspiration. And if you like "Bad of the Heart" and "Without You," try to find the remix singles released back in 1989/1990. They're worth every penny and every moment of listening to them!Even before the Latin/Hispanic music revolution taking place today in 2000, George LaMond was making his mark as an accomplished artist with an amazing talent. Thank you, George, for sharing with us. Your talent, power, and beauty have been a blessing to anyone who has shared in experiencing your amazing musical talent."
Really really good!
Bobby J. Truong | Philadelphia, PA | 04/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Legendary producers -- Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett, at their height was George Lamond and Shannon. The music is timeless and I still listen to the fresh freestyle awesomeness. This album was visionary. George Lamond's vocals was ethereal and sticks like crazy glue. Too bad all the crappy music from the Grammys always gets all the awards. If I was in charge, I'd give George Lamond a Grammy or Chris Barbosa and Mark Liggett too.
Every song on this album is timeless!!"
lrzulma | Toa Alta, PR | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a George Lamond fan. Wow, I hardly ever missed a performance. I remember those Roseland, Palladium, nights!!!
Without YOU, Bad of the Heart, and Look into my eyes. Classics to treasure forever. May God bless you always wherever you are."