Blue Condition

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
It's a tribute to Bobby Caldwell's consummate songwriting skills that his three original compositions -- including the previously recorded, melancholy would-be classic "Stuck on You" -- fit in perfectly alongside standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen on the very tradition-minded Blue Condition. Best known for easygoing R&B-flavored adult pop vocals, Caldwell reaches back and superimposes himself in front of lively big-band arrangements that recall classic Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin recordings. He never approaches those idols in terms of vocal distinction, but that doesn't seem to be his point. He's more reflecting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
It's a tribute to Bobby Caldwell's consummate songwriting skills that his three original compositions -- including the previously recorded, melancholy would-be classic "Stuck on You" -- fit in perfectly alongside standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen on the very tradition-minded Blue Condition. Best known for easygoing R&B-flavored adult pop vocals, Caldwell reaches back and superimposes himself in front of lively big-band arrangements that recall classic Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin recordings. He never approaches those idols in terms of vocal distinction, but that doesn't seem to be his point. He's more reflecting upon his inspirations than trying to emulate them, rewarding longtime fans with the sort of artistry they suspected might exist all along. The uninitiated, however, might enjoy all the surrounding pleasantries and wonder why we need another guy out there doing classics when he clearly doesn't measure up to those standards vocally.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1996
  • Label: Sin-Drome Records
  • UPC: 715776892529
  • Catalog Number: 8925
  • Sales rank: 42,986

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Street of Dreams (3:45)
  2. 2 You Go to My Head (4:07)
  3. 3 Angel Eyes (3:21)
  4. 4 Don't Worry 'bout Me (3:26)
  5. 5 Beyond the Sea (3:28)
  6. 6 I Concentrate on You (3:47)
  7. 7 All the Way (3:39)
  8. 8 Stuck on You (4:05)
  9. 9 I Get a Kick out of You (3:43)
  10. 10 Tomorrow (3:33)
  11. 11 The Girl I Dream About (2:26)
  12. 12 Smile (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Caldwell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Pete Christlieb Saxophone
John Patitucci Bass
Tom Scott Flute, Saxophone
Ray Pizzi Woodwind
Bruce Dukov Violin
Robert Adcock Cello
Rich Berkeley Trombone
Rev. Dave Boruff Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Woodwind
Robert Brosseau Violin
Dennis Budimir Acoustic Guitar
Larry Bunker Vibes
Jodi Burnett Cello
Andrea Byers Violin
Dave Carpenter Bass
Gene Cipriano Woodwind
Mathew Cooker Cello
Chuck Domanico Bass
Charles Everett Violin
Brandon Fields Woodwind
Juliann French Violin
Julie Gigante Violin
Gary Grant Trumpet
Alan Grunfeld Violin
John Guerin Drums
Kathleen Lenski Violin
Timothy May Guitar
Lew McCreary Trombone
Bruce Otto Trombone
Claudia Parducci Violin
Dean Parks Guitar
Joel Peskin Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Katia Popov Violin
Barbara Porter Violin
Emil Richards Vibes
Kwihee Shambanari Violin
Randy Waldman Piano, Conductor
Evan Wilson Viola
Ken Yerke Violin
Slyde Hyde Trombone
Dave Stone Bass
Michael Ferril Violin
Bob O'Donnell Jr. Trumpet
Pat Burke Vibes
Mark McMillan Keyboards
Rebecca Barr Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Charlie Davis Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Bruce Babad Alto Saxophone
Gary Bucher Trombone
Joey Carano Guitar
Joe Dyke Trumpet
Suzanna Giordono Viola
Les Kepics Trumpet
Laura Kuennen-Poper Viola
Doug Meuwsen Trumpet
Dave Trigg Trumpet
Tim Hall Trombone
April West Trombone
Lee Elderton Alto Saxophone
Steve Dillard Trumpet
Joseph Davis Trumpet
Alex Iles Trombone
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Jimmy Romeo Baritone Saxophone
Stan Sargeant Bass
Michael Ramos Viola
Technical Credits
Bobby Caldwell Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Paul Brown Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Henry Grumpo Marx Executive Producer
Richard McIntosh Engineer
Randy Waldman Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff Engineer
Jasper Johal Artwork
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