|All Artists: Phyllis Hyman|
Title: Goddess Of Love
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reel Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/16/2010
Genres: Pop, R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Goddess Of Love
Genres: Pop, R&B
Classic Phyllis Hyman album released for the first time on CD. Produced by the legendary Thom Bell and featuring one track produced by Narada Michael Walden. Remastered in 24 bit from the original analog masters. Includes ... more »
Classic Phyllis Hyman album released for the first time on CD. Produced by the legendary Thom Bell and featuring one track produced by Narada Michael Walden. Remastered in 24 bit from the original analog masters. Includes bonus track - 12'' version of Riding The Tiger. 16 page full color booklet includes major essay by A. Scott Galloway.
Phyllis' final Arista album is finally available on CD!
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 03/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 1983 release was Phyllis' final Arista album and is now (thankfully) available on CD. Of course, this album includes the horrific and blatantly commercial Disco hit "Riding The Tiger" (which Phyllis herself hated so much she ultimately refused to perform it live) but the ballads which Arista's then-president Clive Davis deemed too inferior to release as singles are the album's crown jewels. Sparsely-produced yet lush romantic ballads like "Falling Star", "Just Me And You", "Let Somebody Love You", "We Should Be Lovers" and the minor hit "Why Did You Turn Me On?" are just as good as anything Phyllis recorded for her "Living All Alone" and "Prime Of My Life" CDs and should make this CD a must-have for anyone who loves passionate and romantic music. On a personal note, I want to thank the people at Reel Music for not only reissuing this album on CD but also for the obvious cre they took in properly remastering it. Enjoy!"
NOW WE HAVE IT ALL
W. Budris | Rosedale, NY | 03/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who have collected Phyllis Hyman over the years on CD knows that this album was the "missing link". Granted, all tracks popped up sporadically on various compilations, but not the complete album as its own. Reel Music really took care in remastering GODDESS OF LOVE and present it as it should be heard. Even if not a personal favorite, glad that the album and extended dance versions of "Riding The Tiger" are here. My favorites from this set, "Let Somebody Love You", "We Should Be Lovers", and "25 Miles To Anywhere" sound superb. Very lengthy liner notes in booklet. An absolute "must" for every Phyllis fan."
The Goddess Of Song
W. Schultz | Detroit | 05/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Goddess Of Love" would turn out to be the final Lp that would issued on The Arista Label. Lead by the Lame single "Riding The Tiger" (phyllis's dislike of this song has already been mentioned). How Clive Davis thought this was a Hit is beyond me and most of the Phyllis Hyman fan base, but there was no love lost at this point in the Clive Davis/Phylis Hyman relatonship so who knows, maybe he set her up.
The GOOD news was after you get past the first two tracks (the title track "Goddess of Love" being the other) the Lp REALLY becomes Classic Phyllis Hyman. The 2nd single "Why Did you Turn You me" (#74 R&B) right through to "25 miles to anywhere" are among the best songs Phyllis had in her recording career.
With the Stunning album art, it is nice to have the complete Lp at long last (all but "25" could ve found on some compilation) but very pleased we have the lp on Cd."