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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Pristinely recorded at Philadelphia's legendary Sigma Sound Studios and initially issued in April 1982, Keni Burke's second RCA releases, Changes, yielded the classic 'Risin' to the Top'. A favorite among both the steppers... more »
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Pristinely recorded at Philadelphia's legendary Sigma Sound Studios and initially issued in April 1982, Keni Burke's second RCA releases, Changes, yielded the classic 'Risin' to the Top'. A favorite among both the steppers and hip-hop crowd, it was written by Burke, Allan Felder, and former Chic member Norma Jean Wright. Other highlights are the crucially chuggin' 'Shakin',' the mid-tempo ballad 'One Minute More' (another steppers favorite), and the sparse, floating slow jam 'Who Do You Love'. 1995. BMG/Japan.
Risin to the top
Mr. P. N. Nathan | Chelsea London United Kingdom | 06/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ronaldo Duncan's review is not a review of this excellent soul album but a complaint regarding the supplier he ordered from.He appears not to realise there is a customer feedback section for this.
This is one of the great soul/dance albums of the 80's"
This album deserves no less than 5 stars!
C. M. Chileshe | UK | 11/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was startled - nay - horrified to see the Kenny Burke album Changes coming up with a reviewer rating of less than 5 stars! I simply had to find out why what is one of the best 80's album - ever! - from an artist that can only be described as genius - could have been deemed less than complete!
Indeed, as funky pilot has stated, Ronaldo Duncan has used the wrong section of the website to express a complaint about product delivery - or lack thereof.
Changes is an absolutely excellent album, and when one considers it was released in the early 80's must acknowledge the genius and talent of Kenny Burke. His music has made rich pickings for several groups with the bassline on "Rising to the top" finding its way into many an artist's work throughout the 80's and 90's and possibly even the 2000's.
But is the rave about this album really justified? The simple and truthful answer is yes! And it should come as no surprise that when the album first appeared on CD, it was fetching anything up to about $100 on some fixed price and auction websites! And still it sold!
Let's delve into the detail. "One minute more" is the epitome of near perfect soul. It is truly timeless and a work of genius. "Who do you love" has to be one of my favourite slow tracks of all time and whilst the reviewer may not be of any particular repute personally, must add that this accolade is no mean fete.
"Hang tight" is another one of those truly timeless classics that bring the "repeat" function of one's CD player into very serious consideration - at times successfull.
Kenny has not only done the full range of tempos but has gone the extra mile in paying nothing less that meticulous attention to detail in the arrangement and execution of instruments; topping it all off with delivery of smooth southful vocals - and well penned lyrics where it matters I might add - that blend seamlessly with the music.
Pros: Truly excellent 80's album with several gems to pick from. "Who do you love", "One minute more" and "Hang tight" are highly recommended listening and deserve their place in the all time greatest soul/funk tracks in their respective tempos.
Cons: Some tracks like Shakin' might find it a little difficult to impress now that it is over 20 years later but would stand up to a critique based on artistic merit and creativity!
Verdict: This album is a must have and deserves no less than 5 stars!"