Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fantasy Love Affair
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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Classic Album Finally Available On CD!
Eric D. Harris | Chicago, IL United States | 06/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This classic album is finally gotten it's long overdue home on CD! I have this album on vinyl (I "stole" it from my older brother!) and have played it so many times, I think I've worn it bald! For those who still have the original vinyl version, I think a lot of guys will agree with me that the single one thing that captures one's attention about "Fantasy Love Affair" is the striking, nearly naked young woman in silhouette on the album's cover! This album is one of the few in my collection that I like every single song, which is no mean feat with me! The album's tour-de-force, the near 10-minute masterpiece "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me?" sounds as good today as it did in 1977! When this song was played at the roller skating rink, literally everyone on four wheels was out on the floor skating to this song! "Do You Wanna" was a staple at many a house party I ever went to and ranks as one my all-time singles! From the pure dance funk of "Dance With Me", with the great Betty Wright (of "Tonight Is The Night" fame) doing background vocals, to the synth-laden grooves of "You Should Do It" and "Fantasy Love Affair" to the maudlin but affecting "Without Love" (another gem on this great album) to "Is It True What They Say About Love?" (a true standout track), "Fantasy Love Affair" simply proves to me that all was not lost during the Disco era, that there were artists who made some truly great music during that time, along with the plethora of clunker tunes and one hit wonders that genre produced. Again, this re-affirms my steadfast conviction that music, truly good music, not only withstands but transcends the test of time. A highly recommended must-have album for anyone who loves great music, regardless of the genre."
Not the original cover but still worth a listen
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1977 this album shared the same title with the hit "Do You Wanna Get Funky with Me". Also, while the songs on this disc are the same as in '77, the cover is not. Unsure how the R & B/black audience would accept a white singer that was so "groovy", Brown's album did not sport his pic; a silouetted woman was highlignted on the cover.The cover on the one available now is the same as his follow-up, and more diverse, "Stargazer".But, that withstanding, "Fantasy Love Affair" is a disco-lover's dream, with pretty decent vocals from Brown and makes-ya-wanna-move rhythms. The best cut, "For Your Love", is actually not a dance track at all. It is a somber number with a soothing Brown performance and a simple arrangement.Hey, white boys CAN "jump" and Brown proves it."
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 04/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As with many others, I went for "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me." But fell for "Fantasy Love Affair," "Dance With Me," "For Your Love (a really good song)," "You Should Do It" and "Singer Becomes a Dancer." Why the other cuts were never played on radio, I'll never figure out! I found the CD in "Tower Records" some years back - I almost screamed, myself! Also, the other reviewers made a valid point. I had NO CLUE that Peter Brown was Caucasian. I only found that out when his next effort came out. He was truly one of those people whose sound was genuinely urban.
For the curious, he supposedly has 50% writing credit for Madonna's song "Material Girl." We all know how big that was! So maybe, just maybe he doesn't have to work? If you listen to the background vocals, you realize that Peter Brown's touch is there (somewhat similiar to "Crank it Up" by Peter Brown). In closing, I rate the album Five Stars - for me, "Fantasy Love Affair" is tops in the Pop/Disco/Dance Genre!!"