A Great and Excellent CD of '85
Jamaal | Birmingham, AL USA | 11/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Atlantic Starr really came up in 1985 with their last release from A&M Records entitled "As The Band Turns" featurin the Lewis Bros. with special guest Barbara Weathers, who took the replacement of Sharon Bryant.
"As The Band Turns" is an album with more spunk other than the past four albums released, its album cover is created with designs and artistic painting, the photos of each member turned, and the group's name in different colors, paper cut-outs, crayons, and waterpaints.
On July 1985, I remember hearing "Silver Shadow" on the radio, coming home from Century Plaza and then I herad it again as soon as me and my mother were going to our grandmother's house to spend the night, I thought the song was an excellent tune with the drums intro, the sparkling music, then the heavy drum, good beat and music, Barbara working the vocals really well along with David's background vocals and Paulinho's percussions, but too bad it hit #13 on the Billboard charts and still is a good song to listen even though my mother could not stand that song at all.
The freaky-robotic sound of Freak-A-Ristic is indeed my other fave off the album which talks about a female that turns on Wayne
which hit #6 on the charts on Mar. 16th 1985, the fourth single "Secret Lovers" which hit #3 talks about being in love
with someone that you really can't trust so much that it just breaks your so bad, and both appears to be my faves from tha Lp
Cool,Calm, Collected hit #33 on May 21st 1985 with a funky tune and drum beats and David singing 'bout a girl who was stalking him like a cat and gets a crush and also appers to be one of my faves, to the smooth, big husky, slow ballad of "If Your Heart Isn't In It", oh my gosh what a hit, the sweet humble vocals of Barbara Weathers & Wayne Lewis is so sultry that it makes you just wanna slow drag on the floor at your prom, wedding, or club or even if you're in a screwie relationship with your girl or boy this is a song that will get your mind straight & keep it real, even though the smash went to no. 4(R&B) and no. 75(pop)on Feb. 4th, 1986 just 20 days before my birthday.
Tracks like One Love, In the Heat of Passion, Let's Start It Over, and Thank You were also showing improvement to keep the album on the charts but could also make airplays on the radio or from the phono, cassette, or CD and I also like those tracks with David's vocal on three and Wayne on one (track #7 "Let's Start It Over").