Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Coming Of Age
Reginald L. Davenport | Springville, UT United States | 02/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oftentimes when an artist or group makes a change regarding the record label or writing and production staff the resulting sound quality is very evident (and in many cases for the worst). This wasn't entirely the case here. Ten City remained in the Atlantic camp by moving to East/West but they took a more active role in writing and producing, while including other producers. Marshall Jefferson had no tracks to produce this time. As a result this album was a coming-of-age for Ten City."My Peace Of Heaven", produced by the legendary Def Mixer David Morales, is yet another timeless Ten City classic. It has powerful lyrics that are "real". "Only Time Will Tell" is another future classic, simply because of the 12" mixes. "She All That And More" has that Jersey-sound that had become a standard for Ten City. "Come This Way Again" is a nice down-tempo jam. "School Me" is a really smooth slow jam. "Deep Kiss" picks up the pitch and we see the jazz influence that was popular in Chicago House in 1992. "All Loved Out" has the obvious Chicago influence, with additional production by the trio of 4 On The Floor Productions, a long-time favorite of mine. "You'll Never Know Lonely" has the Jersey influence, with additional production by Smack; this track slams! "You Need A Love Of Your Own" is slick! The bassline is simple but effective and the lyrics are pretty straightforward. Then there's "Midnight", and what a groove! The chords are jazzy, and I mean JAZZY! And we even get treated to a little rappin' and some scat. Finally we have "Thick & Thin", produced by the hardest working dj in the underground: Kerri Chandler. This track has Kerri written all over it especially in the heavy bassline; it also uses elements of the timeless classic "Devotion". This album is a must have for any House fan; if you are a devoted Ten City fan you'll definitely want this one. The tracks are sizzling hot and won't disappoint."