Grace & Savour: Complete Trustmaker & People Album

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Most CD two-fers combine LPs that were released successively, or at least around the same time, on one disc. Grace & Savour is an oddity in the format, first presenting the tracks from the Tymes' 1974 LP Trustmaker, and then the cuts from their 1969 LP People -- material that's separated by some distance both chronologically and stylistically. Perhaps the decision was influenced by the fact that this U.K. release does contain their three biggest British hits, 1969's "People" and 1974's "You Little Trustmaker" and "Mr. Grace." At any rate, Trustmaker finds the Tymes changed quite a bit from the doo wop-styled group that had the huge 1963 smash "So Much in Love," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Most CD two-fers combine LPs that were released successively, or at least around the same time, on one disc. Grace & Savour is an oddity in the format, first presenting the tracks from the Tymes' 1974 LP Trustmaker, and then the cuts from their 1969 LP People -- material that's separated by some distance both chronologically and stylistically. Perhaps the decision was influenced by the fact that this U.K. release does contain their three biggest British hits, 1969's "People" and 1974's "You Little Trustmaker" and "Mr. Grace." At any rate, Trustmaker finds the Tymes changed quite a bit from the doo wop-styled group that had the huge 1963 smash "So Much in Love," instead finding them very much in the mainstream of the mid-'70s Philadelphia soul sound. Their Top 20 hit "You Little Trustmaker" is by far the most familiar song here, of course, but there are some quality tracks in the period and sometimes early disco Philly soul style elsewhere on the album, though it's quite erratic. In particular, the epic nine-minute "Are You Lookin'" is an overlooked nugget for those who treasure the brief time in the early-to-mid-1970s when soul branched out into brooding social commentary. The rest of the record was more lightweight in comparison, including "Ms. Grace" a number one hit in the U.K. though it barely charted in the U.S. pop listings; a steamy romantic ballad in "The Crutch"; and a predictably ill-advised disco update of "So Much in Love." People is, in contrast, a mighty disappointment, with much of the album given over to not-so-soulful covers of pop material like "The Look of Love," "Alfie," "Wichita Lineman," "Those Were the Days," and even "Make Someone Happy." Granted that approach did yield a hit with "People," but the supper club arrangements have dated poorly, though the group proved adept at early sweet Philly soul on "The Love That You're Looking For." Clive Richardson's typically knowledgeable liner notes supply plenty of background historical information covering the Tymes' entire career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2009
  • Label: Shout
  • EAN: 5013929505629
  • Catalog Number: 2950562
  • Sales rank: 97,933

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someway Somehow I'm Keeping You
  2. 2 The Crutch
  3. 3 Miss Grace
  4. 4 Are You Lookin
  5. 5 So Much In Love
  6. 6 The Sha La Bandit
  7. 7 Innerloop
  8. 8 North Hills
  9. 9 You Little Trustmaker
  10. 10 The Look Of Love
  11. 11 Alfie (For Once In My Life)
  12. 12 The Love That You're Looking For
  13. 13 For The Love Of Ivy
  14. 14 City
  15. 15 Wichita Lineman
  16. 16 People
  17. 17 The Way Of The Crowd
  18. 18 Those Were The Days
  19. 19 God Bless The Child
  20. 20 Make Someone Happy
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Tymes Primary Artist
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