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CD reissue of this 1987 album from the singer/actress best known for her appearance in the movie Fame, singing the title track of that film and the theme to 'Flashdance... What A Feelin''. Carasmatic features Bonnie Raitt... more »
CD reissue of this 1987 album from the singer/actress best known for her appearance in the movie Fame, singing the title track of that film and the theme to 'Flashdance... What A Feelin''. Carasmatic features Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Luther Vandross, James Ingram, George Duke, Harvey Mason, Patrice Rushen, and Jim Keltner.
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A Strong Return....
G. Carter | Temple Hills, maryland United States | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Carasmatic' was Irene's return to the music world 1987 and I was happy to see her back... "Girlfriends" was the first single & Video released and it got some airplay & then it just disappeared!!! no more promotion! with George Duke producing 5 of the 9 cuts, with that great 80's sound how could Irene miss with this lp\cd?? I think if this was released in 1985 it would've done better...'Now That's It Over' is a strong power ballad where Irene's voice really shines...'Get A Grip', 'Give Me Love', 'We're Gonna Get Up' are all 80's mid-tempo grooves..
'Girlfriends' has a great 60's girl group sound, 'Falling In Love' is another nice ballad, Irene fans should try and seek this one out, I know it's hard to find..the lp and cd both went of print so fast!
Better than you might expect for its time
Glen Zimmerman | West Bumblefuch, USA | 06/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Four years after the immortal hit "Flashdance," Irene Cara made this largely unsuccessful album that at least does a good job of living up to its title. The opener "Get A Grip" is a fun, bouncy, and very 1987-sounding song, and the rest of the album is well-crafted and distinguished by solid production from the great George Duke and a long list of upper-class guests and session players, including James Ingram and Luther Vandross."