|All Artists: Jeffrey Osborne|
Title: Only Human
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Pop, R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The above title is taken from cut number three on this 1990 release. Those that missed the opportunity to purchase this exceptional recording during its initial release should not pass it up now. Osborne, the voice behind so many memorable songs from the group LTD as well as having a remarkable solo career, has never gotten the pop attention that he so richly deserves. Perhaps, his "instrument" is too soulful to cross over. But, this is the American audience's loss because his is a voice that only comes once in a lifetime.With all the clichés behind me now, it's time for me to relate why this is such a good album. "Only Human" offers the hearer a myriad of auditory delights. Starting with the timely "If My Brother's in Trouble", Osborn never lets up in showing the prowess that others wish they had. The title track possesses a lyric that is perfect for anyone in a relationship that is being tested. Cuts four and five ("The Morning After I Made Love to You" & "Lay Your Head") should've been placed in reverse order, but they still pack a two-fisted punch when one wants to say the right words to one's partner.Quiet storm gets no better than "Sending You a Love Song", "Back in Your Arms" (a Freddie Jackson-type ballad)" and "Nitetime". The album ends with a truly soul-wrenching melody in "Getting Better All the Time".Above all, however, is Osborne's remake of Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Making Love". This just proves that Osborne can take another's hit and fashion something totally original.That's the mark of a good singer!"
My Absolute Favorite Album
G. Byrne | Fairfield, CA. United States | 03/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jeffrey Osborne...what can I not say about him... What A Talent. The one album that deserves to be back in print. I have had 2 copies both of which i got after it was years out of print. Anyway, this is the album that turned me on to the man, it is my favorite because it is simply some of the best R&B of it's time. It's a Joy to hear a quiet storm master at his best. Every song is amazing, and I love it from start to finish. I know all the songs by heart even. Thank you Jeffrey, you're truly an inspiration!!"
Among his most enjoyable CDs.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 01/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jeffrey Osborne experienced a career rebirth thanks to this near-perfect CD. The gorgeous, lushly-produced and arranged ballads "Sending You A Love Song", "Nitetime", "Getting Better All The Time", the title track and the timeless "The Morning After I Made Love To You"are all nclassy Quiet Storm ballads that hold their own with t6hose from the '60s and '70s--something you can't say about most post-1986 R&B--but it's true indeed here. Get it while you still can."