1981 FLO&EDDIE ALBUM NOW ON CD
WANBLO@RCN.COM | PHILADELPHIA, PA | 04/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"WCD, 041198THE 1981 FLO & EDDIE ALBUM ON CD, WAS RE-RELEASED IN 1987 AS RHINO LP "PRINCE FLO & JAH EDWARD".CONSIDERING THAT THE EXCELLENT "PHLORESCENT LEECH & EDDIE" (1972) AND "FLO AND EDDIE" (1973) ALBUMS, FEATURING HOWARD AND MARK PLUS "MANY 'MOTHERS'", HAVE NOT BEEN AVAILABLE FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS, THIS IS A CURIOUS CHOICE FOR RE-RELEASE.WHILE THE ROCK STEADY ALBUM MAY BE DISCONCERTING TO THOSE THAT EXPECTED FLO & EDDIE ROCK, THIS WAS FLO & EDDIE'S 1981 TRIBUTE ALBUM IN WHICH THEY EXPRESSED THEIR LOVE FOR REGGAE MUSIC.EVERY SONG HAS A TIGHT "ROCK STEADY" BEAT. NUMEROUS CLICKS, SHAKES AND BOINKS EMBELLISH THE BACKGROUND AND THE VOCALS ARE "DIGNIFIED" AND EXCELLENT. PRISONER OF LOVE, MOVING AWAY, DANCIN MOOD, PARTY TIME, ROCK WITH ME AND JUST LIKE A RIVER GROW ON THE LISTENER AFTER REPEATED PLAYINGS, SORT OF LIKE AN OLD KINKS ALBUM. THE WHOLE ALBUM IS GREAT. IT'S WORTH THE PRICE. (EVEN MOM AND DAD WILL LIKE IT!)THIS WRITER HAS BEEN A FLO AND EDDIE FOLLOWER SINCE 1967. ROCK STEADY WAS THE LAST "ORIGINAL" MUSIC TO BE RELEASED IN THE CONTEXT OF A COMPLETE FLO & EDDIE STUDIO ALBUM (1981). LONG-TIME FLO & EDDIE FANS HOPE THAT SOMEDAY: ** THE 1972 AND 1973 ALBUMS WILL BE RELEASED ON CD WITH MANY BONUS CUTS.** THEY WILL BE REWARDED WITH THAT "COLLECTION OF NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS" WHICH FLO & EDDIE HAVE BEEN PROMISING IN CONCERT FOR THE LAST 22 YEARS. MAYBE "BURGER KING BUCKS" WILL HELP.UNTIL THEN "ROCK STEADY" WILL HAVE TO DO.###"
This is a great Album
winobob | Washington, DC United States | 02/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That's what I said when it came out so many years ago and it still remains true today. Flo & Eddie have long been known for their versitile abilities and this Album showcases this perfectly. The music itself is played by a virtual who's who of reggae music (including members of the origional Wailors). It's true that this album isn't an allout jokefest (like Illegal, Immoral & Fattening), the music still has a fresh and fun feel to it.As long as you don't hate reggae, this is a worthwhile and enjoyable purchase......Ok... Now that I wrote this, maybe they'll actually put something new out... finally!"
Flo & Eddie Went to Jamaica & All I Got Was This Rasta Album
FoonTheElder | Omaha, Nebraska | 02/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Hey Mon! Flo & Eddie had this vacation 20 years ago & had a good time recording some reggae songs & smokin' some good ganja!An interesting diversion if you like Flo & Eddie and reggae. But it doesn't sound like anything they had ever done in the past."