Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B
For the first time on one cd, raven presents two essential albums from the vibrant natalie cole: 'inseparable' (1975) and 'unpredictable' (1977). Her capitol records debut 'inseparable' was a major chart success (billboard... more »
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For the first time on one cd, raven presents two essential albums from the vibrant natalie cole: 'inseparable' (1975) and 'unpredictable' (1977). Her capitol records debut 'inseparable' was a major chart success (billboard r&b #1) and has been unavailable for many years, while the platinum selling 'unpredictable' (billboard pop #8) has amazingly never appeared on cd before now! The daughter of jazz legend nat king cole, natalie forged a successful career during the 1970s, releasing a string of popular albums in the soul/r&b vein. Working with writer/producer team chuck jackson and marvin yancy, cole created two of her finest lps in 'inseparable' and 'unpredictable'. 'inseparable' features a versatile mixture of upbeat contemporary numbers and aretha franklin styled churchified testimonies and ballads in which her voice takes centre stage. It yielded two r&b #1s with the joyous gospel-drenched 'this will be (an everlasting love)' (also pop #6) and the hit ballad 'inseparable'. She walked away that year with two grammy awards (best female r&b vocal performance and best new artist). 'unpredictable' kept up the standard with another r&b #1 hit 'i've got love on my mind' and the exuberant 'party lights'. With superb audio quality and detailed liner notes by all music guide writer andy kellman this outstanding 2-for-1 captures two of natalie cole's finest soul albums.
Unpredictable, Hardly...Cole Is On The Mark With This One
AJ | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why UNPREDICTABLE has not seen the light of day on CD til now is still a puzzle, considering it was her biggest selling album on Capitol Records. Cole fans know this LP so there is no need to rave on and on on how fantastic Unpredictable truly is. I also love the rare photo that's included here from the Inseparable shoot. Many thanks to RAVEN RECORDS for making this LP available on CD, lord knows US Record Companies aren't on target.............."