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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The Heart of the Man, Pure Pleasure, One Heart, One Love, and My Book of Love -- the titles of Phil Perry's four previous solo recordings from 1991 through 1999 -- say it all about the amazing commitment to romance that defines this singer and his music. When he says, "Love is the only thing that stands the test of time," he's not simply explaining why his focus has always been love songs; his solo artistry is living testament to that truth. Perry's Peak Records debut via the label's association with Concord Records, Magic, takes the flowing passion to new levels while showcasing more than ever his development as a songwriter. One of adult contemporary music's great ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The Heart of the Man, Pure Pleasure, One Heart, One Love, and My Book of Love -- the titles of Phil Perry's four previous solo recordings from 1991 through 1999 -- say it all about the amazing commitment to romance that defines this singer and his music. When he says, "Love is the only thing that stands the test of time," he's not simply explaining why his focus has always been love songs; his solo artistry is living testament to that truth. Perry's Peak Records debut via the label's association with Concord Records, Magic, takes the flowing passion to new levels while showcasing more than ever his development as a songwriter. One of adult contemporary music's great vocal interpreters, Perry co-wrote eight of the 11 songs on Magic, collaborating with renowned composer/producers like Barry J. Eastmond, Peak Records co-owner Russ Freeman, and Chris Davis. The four Eastmond-produced tracks are the silky, mystical opening title track which features an exotic Eastern flavor complementing the gentle mid-tempo funk; the dreamy and whimsical "Spirit of Love," a tender story of forgiveness; the optimistic, gospel-tinged "More of Your Sweet Love," on which Perry, fully employing his trademark falsetto, explores the joyful changes wrought by love; and the breezy Brazilian-flavored delight "Perfect Island." Davis produced three tracks -- a hypnotic retro-soul take on the Isley Brothers' warmly familiar "For the Love of You," the elegant ballad "I Can't Wait 'Til Morning Comes," with Perry ranging from a sexy whisper to his powerful falsetto, and the upbeat, highly percussive jazz shuffle piece "You'll Never Know." Freeman's two songs are the romping Brazilian romance "Keep Reminding Me" featuring Freeman taking masterful turns on electric and classical guitar and the similarly exotic and intensely soulful "All of My Days," the story of an eternal love born from a first wayward glance. Ritenour's tracks include a moody cover of another Isley Brothers tune called "Groove With You" and of course the very spiritual, tear-inducing father-son ballad "In the Morning Father's Lullaby."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 013431850427
  • Catalog Number: 8504
  • Sales rank: 65,657

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Perry Primary Artist
Francisco Centeno Bass
Melvin Davis Bass
Lee Ritenour Bass
Phil Hamilton Guitar
Chris Davis Musician
Jochem van der Saag Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Rap
Technical Credits
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Sonny Mediana Art Direction
Lee Ritenour Arranger, Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Chris Davis Arranger, Producer
Jochem van der Saag Arranger, Programming, drum programming, Sound Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Phil Perry

    Not his best work but still enjoyable. A classic Phil Perry ensemble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS

    Enjoyed all tracks on this CD. A must have for all Jazz lovers.

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