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California Sunset
     

California Sunset

by The Originals
 
Some people might have had high expectations for the Originals' final album for Motown, as it was produced by Lamont Dozier, one of the label's key figures in the 1960s. Perhaps more interestingly, Dozier also wrote all of the songs, though he was here working without the two other guys he'd partnered with in the creation of numerous

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Some people might have had high expectations for the Originals' final album for Motown, as it was produced by Lamont Dozier, one of the label's key figures in the 1960s. Perhaps more interestingly, Dozier also wrote all of the songs, though he was here working without the two other guys he'd partnered with in the creation of numerous earlier Motown classics, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. However, the result was just an average, of-its-time, mid-'70s smooth soul record. Other than some hints of funk and disco, there weren't musical or lyrical reflections of advancements that had shaped '70s soul, the songs being rather ordinary catalogs of romantic ups and downs. Soul fans were relatively unimpressed, with both the album and the song used for a single, "Good Lovin' Is Just a Dime Away," stopping just shy of the Top 50 of the R&B charts. The most notable track is the title cut, which at least lyrically tries to reflect some of the changes undergone by both the group and Motown after their relocation to California. [The 2011 CD reissue adds historical liner notes and one bonus track, the single version of "Good Lovin' Is Just a Dime Away."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929034426
catalogNumber:
2903442

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Tracks

  1. Why'd You Lie
  2. Don't Turn the Lights Off
  3. It Could Never Happen
  4. Good Lovin' Is Just A Dime Away
  5. California Sunset
  6. Sweet Rhapsody
  7. Fifty Years
  8. Let Me In Your Life
  9. Financial Affair
  10. Nothing Takes the Place of Your Love
  11. Good Lovin' is Just a Dime Away

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