Attitude

Attitude

by France Joli
     
 

After providing three LPs for Prelude, France Joli made her major-label debut when she recorded her fourth album, Attitude, for Epic in 1983. This LP signaled a major change of direction for the French-Canadian singer, who was best known for disco and R&B/pop during her Prestige years but emphasizes pop
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Overview

After providing three LPs for Prelude, France Joli made her major-label debut when she recorded her fourth album, Attitude, for Epic in 1983. This LP signaled a major change of direction for the French-Canadian singer, who was best known for disco and R&B/pop during her Prestige years but emphasizes pop
ock and Europop on Attitude. If you notice that much of the record has a European flavor, it's no coincidence. Attitude was produced by Pete Bellotte, who is best known for his Euro-disco work with Donna Summer -- and the executive producer is Bellotte's German colleague Giorgio Moroder. Further, Richie Zito (who co-produced Berlin's "No More Words" with Moroder and is no stranger to Euro beats) is employed as an arranger, guitarist, and keyboardist. People who were expecting another "Come to Me" or "Gonna Get Over You" from Joli were disappointed; however, those who were open to hearing her exploring pop
ock and Europop found a lot to admire about infectious tracks like "Dumb Blonde," "Mad About the Boy," and "Girl in the '80s." The closest Joli gets to R&B on this album is an inspired remake of the Four Tops' "Standing in the Shadows of Love," which employs the Pips as background vocalists. So instead of Gladys Knight & the Pips, you get "France Joli & the Pips." Unfortunately, Attitude wasn't the mega-hit it should have been, but that doesn't make the LP any less appealing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Gold Legion
UPC:
0670945621020
catalogNumber:
562102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

France Joli   Primary Artist
Beth Anderson   Background Vocals
Pips   Background Vocals
Martin Page   Rhythm Guitar
Brian Fairweather   Bass
Gary Herbig   Saxophone
Debrah Neal   Background Vocals
Joe Paluzzo   Background Vocals
Richard Zito   Bass,Guitar,Vocoder,Jupiter 8,Linn
Phil Shendale   Jupiter 8

Technical Credits

Hazell Dean   Composer
Jay Ferguson   Composer
France Joli   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Executive Producer
Martin Page   Composer
Pete Bellotte   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Brian Fairweather   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Melissa Lundgren   Composer
Greg Penny   Composer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Art Wood   Programming
Deborah Neal   Composer
Jonathan Lind   Composer
Daniel Vali   Composer
Richard Zito   Arranger,Composer
Tomas Del Pozo   Liner Notes

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