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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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The Best Of Herb Alpert 1979-85
Michael Daly | Wakefield, MA USA | 07/30/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Herb Alpert's best numbers from 1979-85 are featured on this disc, and display the power and tenderness of Alpert and his band.Route 101 kicks things off before we segue into the full seven-minute version of Rise. After that comes Red Hot. This 1983 number is a remake of a number off Alpert's 1980 album Beyond - curiously, Beyond the LP has never been released on CD, a galling oversight because it was a terrific, harder-edged follow-up to the Rise long player.There are several mellow numbers here, including You Are The One and the sexy It's All For You (both featuring engaging Brenda Russell vocals). Fandango is a Tijuana Brass-flavored number from 1982 that leads to Alpert's fll-fledged Brass reunion in the stampeding 1984 number Bullish.Alpert teams with singer-wife Lani Hall for 1984's cover of Maniac, and they manage to vastly improve on the original with changes in the rhythms.Beyond closes out the album, an intimidating sci-fi flavored six-minute flow that should have been as popular as Rise because of its sheer power. The only problem is that some numbers are conspicuously missing - The Continental, Aronjuez (Mon Amour), 1980, and Behind The Rain. Nonetheless, this CD is a treat."
Great Stuff, Bad Pressing
Ricardo Salas | Fullerton, CA USA | 08/31/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is indeed great stuff. The music is exceptional. It gyrates, especially Fandango. But the sound is almost dead silent. It's as if the people engineering the music decided to turn down dramatically the amplification. Be careful because you have to raise the volume extremely high to hear the music. The moment you hear a new CD, it may blow your speakers. If any CD cries out for remastering, this one must be at the very front!"
W. J. Bernardi | Austin, Tx USA | 02/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection of Herb Alpert's post-TJB recordings. It shows Herb in more of a street setting. The funkiness of "Rise", the smoothness of "Route 101", and the futuristic sounds of "Beyond" are just a few treasures here. He also displays some of his finest jazz soloing on "Rotation", and especially "It's All For You". The sound of the recording is great, also. The one dissapointment is his version of "Maniac", which does nothing for me. But fortunately there is so much other things here that will pick you up. "Magic Man" is another jewel! Classy music from a classy artist!"