Love Crazy

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
After being absent from the charts for over two years, the quartet returns with Love Crazy. The title track, featuring the light tenor of David Lewis and reminiscent of Soul II Soul's rhythms, topped off at number seven after 18 weeks on the charts. Finding much success with their soft and easy pop tunes, they scored an even bigger hit with the second single, "Masterpiece." Similar in style and arrangement to "Always" from the All in the Name of Love album, "Masterpiece" topped the charts at number three. However, the group was not so fortunate with "Unconditional Love," another pop tune, which labored on the charts for just nine weeks, peaking at the number 38 spot. Among ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
After being absent from the charts for over two years, the quartet returns with Love Crazy. The title track, featuring the light tenor of David Lewis and reminiscent of Soul II Soul's rhythms, topped off at number seven after 18 weeks on the charts. Finding much success with their soft and easy pop tunes, they scored an even bigger hit with the second single, "Masterpiece." Similar in style and arrangement to "Always" from the All in the Name of Love album, "Masterpiece" topped the charts at number three. However, the group was not so fortunate with "Unconditional Love," another pop tune, which labored on the charts for just nine weeks, peaking at the number 38 spot. Among the unreleased singles, this album offers a little something for everyone. For house music lovers, "Come Lover" is a crowd pleaser. For those who recall the group's classic R&B ballads from years past, "Looking for Love Again" and "Girl, Your Love's So Fine" are vintage Atlantic Starr classics led by Wayne Lewis' raspy baritone. The synth and funk-driven dance track "You Hit the Spot" features vocalist Rachel Oliver's lead. Her vocal presence expands as the song develops, but the song does not give her enough room to showcase her talent. The song that should have been a hit is "My Special Lover." With its catchy hook and rhythmic keyboard loop, this is a well-written number led by David Lewis' brashy tenor, with which he passionately expresses the lyrics' sense of urgency.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1991
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992654524
  • Catalog Number: 26545
  • Sales rank: 101,426

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Wait (5:05)
  2. 2 If You Knew What's Good for You (4:36)
  3. 3 Love Crazy (4:45)
  4. 4 Hold On (4:13)
  5. 5 Lookin' for Love Again (5:00)
  6. 6 Come Lover (4:39)
  7. 7 You Hit the Spot (4:18)
  8. 8 Masterpiece (4:54)
  9. 9 Girl, Your Love's So Fine (5:14)
  10. 10 My Special Lover (3:55)
  11. 11 Unconditional Love (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Atlantic Starr Primary Artist
Norman Brown Guitar
MC Smooth Rap
Rich Aronson Bass, Strings, Drums, Keyboards
Crystal Blake Background Vocals
Frank Briggs Cymbals, Tom-Tom
Dave Cochran Guitar
Koran Daniels Alto Saxophone
Sam Dees Electric Piano
Dave Dunn Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Doug Grigsby Bass
Wayne Lewis Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, Cymbals, Keyboards, Tom-Tom, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bells
Dean Pleasant Guitar
Danny Sembello Keyboards
Jonathan Lewis Percussion, Keyboards
Rachel Oliver Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Weis Background Vocals
David Lewis Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bells
Tomi Trent Piano, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Gene Page String Arrangements
Tina Antoine Contributor
Paul Arnold Programming, Engineer
Rich Aronson Programming
Wayne Cook Engineer
Dave Dunn Programming
Wayne Lewis Producer, Executive Producer
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Danny Sembello Programming, Producer
Jonathan Lewis Programming, Executive Producer
David Lewis Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Carol Roy Art Direction
Tomi Trent Programming, Producer
Antonina Armato Producer
Mike Chapman Programming, Producer, Engineer
David E. Lewis Producer
Wayne I. Lewis Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album!

    It just amazes one just how suprisingly well Atlantic Starr managed to change with the times, which is probably why they outlived almost all their 70s and 80s contemporaries. This album may sound a little dated in the new millenium, but in 1991 this sound was all the rage. They had a mixed bag of tricks with this album, in the dance genre they had I Can't Wait and Come Lover. They had their traditional R&B ballads with Looking for Love Again and Girl, Your Love Is So Fine. They had they the grooving title track with one of the most wicked bass lines you'll ever hear. And most of all they had the pop/R&B ballads they became known for in the 80s with Masterpiece and Unconditional Love. Even the two songs featuring the lead of then female singer Rachel Oliver sound very good. This album is highly recommended for anyone.

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