Disco Gardens

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Uptown Festival was Shalamar's first album, but Disco Gardens was Shalamar's first worthwhile album. To say that there was a world of difference between the two might be an understatement. Much of Uptown Festival had a robotic, impersonal quality, and it was obviously the work of a manufactured studio act. But when Shalamar introduced its Jody Watley/Jeffrey Daniels/Gerald Brown lineup on its second album, Disco Gardens, it started feeling like an honest-to-God group with a real identity. This decent-to-excellent album had a pearl of a hit single in "Take That to the Bank," and almost as appealing are the irresistibly funky "Tossin', Turnin', Swingin'" which should have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Uptown Festival was Shalamar's first album, but Disco Gardens was Shalamar's first worthwhile album. To say that there was a world of difference between the two might be an understatement. Much of Uptown Festival had a robotic, impersonal quality, and it was obviously the work of a manufactured studio act. But when Shalamar introduced its Jody Watley/Jeffrey Daniels/Gerald Brown lineup on its second album, Disco Gardens, it started feeling like an honest-to-God group with a real identity. This decent-to-excellent album had a pearl of a hit single in "Take That to the Bank," and almost as appealing are the irresistibly funky "Tossin', Turnin', Swingin'" which should have been a hit single as well and the catchy "Shalamar Disco Gardens." Although Howard Hewett had yet to join the group, Shalamar had developed a recognizable soul-pop sound. Disco Gardens turned out to be Brown's only album with Shalamar, and in 1978, the arrival of his replacement, Mr. Hewett, would be the icing on Shalamar's cake.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/1999
  • Label: Unidisc Records
  • UPC: 068381207128
  • Catalog Number: 2071

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shalamar Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Leon F. Sylvers III Producer, rhythm arrangement
Bernard Edwards Composer
Gene Page rhythm arrangement
Nile Rodgers Composer
Larry Farrow Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Dick Griffey Producer, rhythm arrangement
Brian Levi Engineer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Charmaine Elaine Sylvers Composer
Acy Lehman Art Direction
Shusei Nagaoka Artwork, Illustrations
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