Love Talk

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although they were at least 14 years past their creative and commercial peak when the small, Buffalo-based Amherst label released Love Talk in 1990, the Stylistics proved that they could still be enjoyable on this decent release. The CD isn't in a class with their remarkable work with Thom Bell and Linda Creed in the mid-'70s, but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. "I Don't Need This" finds the group embracing new jack swing and even doing some rapping! with surprisingly unpretentious results, but for the most part, the Philadelphians don't go out of their way to appeal to 1990's urban contemporary market. Silky offerings like "I Just Don't Know What to Do," "Me ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although they were at least 14 years past their creative and commercial peak when the small, Buffalo-based Amherst label released Love Talk in 1990, the Stylistics proved that they could still be enjoyable on this decent release. The CD isn't in a class with their remarkable work with Thom Bell and Linda Creed in the mid-'70s, but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. "I Don't Need This" finds the group embracing new jack swing and even doing some rapping! with surprisingly unpretentious results, but for the most part, the Philadelphians don't go out of their way to appeal to 1990's urban contemporary market. Silky offerings like "I Just Don't Know What to Do," "Me - U equals Blue" and a cover of the Willie Nelson hit "Always On My Mind" aren't all that different from the type of sweet soul they were embracing 17 years earlier. Russell Thompkins' falsetto had held up well over the years, and he could still be quite charismatic. But the little-known CD was pretty much ignored by urban radio, and in fact, many diehard Stylistics fans didn't even know that it existed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/1991
  • Label: Amherst Records
  • UPC: 051617440420
  • Catalog Number: 24404
  • Sales rank: 266,902

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Stylistics Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jim Beard Keyboards
Jeff Tyzik Rhythm
Michael Thompson Guitar
Wilby Fletcher Drums
Rick Gallwey Percussion
Anthony Jackson Bass
Wendy Kerner Harp
Airrion Love Vocals
Mark Manetta Guitar
Herb Murrell Vocals
Joel Peskin Saxophone
Tim Pierce Guitar
Andy Snitzer Saxophone
Russell Thompkins Jr. Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums
Randy Waldman Synthesizer
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Technical Credits
Jeff Tyzik Producer, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Producer
Dave Crigger drum programming
Steve Deutsch Engineer
Jamey Jaz drum programming
Richard Joseph Engineer
Phil Magnotti Engineer
John Montagnese String Contractor
Leonard Silver Executive Producer
Randy Waldman Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff Engineer
Mike Tarsia Engineer
Christopher Bogan drum programming
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